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

Contact details

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

Bedrooms

10. 2 in lodges nearby.

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

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.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, public areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[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

Room Upgrade

If space is available, guests can request a free room upgrade upon check in. This is at the discretion of the hotel and cannot be guaranteed. Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when requesting this offer.

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The Beckford Arms
Fonthill Gifford
Tisbury
Wiltshire
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. The staff are young, personable, and unobtrusively attentive, and at dinner the food was beautifully and imaginatively prepared. Breakfast includes fruit, outstanding local yogurt, home-made or artisan breads and pastries, as well as cooked dishes. ' - RG - 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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