The Beckford Arms

    There’s good reason why Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s ‘attractive’ pub-with-rooms is ‘obviously very popular’, say regular Guide readers. More

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    The Beckford Arms
    Fonthill Gifford
    SP3 6PX
    01747 870385
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    Hotel information


    10. 2 in lodges nearby.


    all year except 25 Dec.


    sitting room, bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, function facilities, 1-acre garden.

    Background music

    light background jazz in public areas.


    all ages welcomed.


    allowed in 1 bedroom, public areas.

    Credit cards

    MasterCard, Visa.


    [2016] per room B&B from £95. À la carte £30–£35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

    Good Hotel Guide Review

    There’s good reason why Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s ‘attractive’ pub-with-rooms is ‘very popular’, say regular Guide readers. ‘Sensitively refurbished to match modern expectations’, the ivy-covered inn has a ‘relaxing’ ambience with log fires and ‘comfy’ sitting rooms. In summer, the ‘charming’ terrace and garden come into their own, with a pétanque piste and hammocks. ‘Well-informed’ staff are ‘personable and unobtrusively attentive’. Take your pick of ‘country-chic’ bedrooms (some ‘unthrillingly small’) in the main building and two ‘luxurious’ lodges down the lane, each with a ‘comfortable’ bed, ‘lovely, fresh’ linen, ‘interesting’ natural toiletries, and ‘thoughtful touches’ including fresh milk and home-made biscuits. ‘Full marks for fresh coffee and a cafetière, instead of instant!’ Meals are ‘imaginatively prepared’ and ‘beautifully presented’: perhaps pan-fried sea trout, cockle and clam broth, samphire at dinner; ‘outstanding’ local yogurt and home-made breads at breakfast. ‘Ask for a map of the lovely walks, with magnificent views, around the estate.’ The Talbot Inn, Mells (see entry), is under the same ownership. (Robert Grimley, Sue and John Jenkinson)

    Special offers

    'Name Your Price' Special Offer

    Book two nights, and name your price for the second night! First night at regular room rate, price for the second night to be decided by guest at check out. Price per room per night. Includes breakfast. Offer valid February and March 2017, Sunday to Thursday nights. Offer subject to availability.


    The Beckford Arms
    Fonthill Gifford
    SP3 6PX

    Guest comments

    'An attractive stone-built old pub, sensitively refurbished to match modern expectations. Our bed was large and comfortable. Thoughtful touches included fresh milk and home-made biscuits to go with the tea- and coffee-making facilities. Full marks for providing fresh coffee and a cafetière, instead of instant! The staff are young, personable, and unobtrusively attentive, and the dinner menu drew on local produce of a high standard: the food was beautifully and imaginatively prepared. Breakfast includes fruit, outstanding local yogurt and a selection of home-made or artisan breads and pastries, with a “Full English” option, or other cooked dishes. ' - R G - September, 2015
    'Have dined, but never stayed before. Fantastic location, very friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast, and excellent dinner. Could not fault it. ' - Chris Jordan - July, 2013

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