8. 1 on ground floor.
all year except 25 Dec.
sitting room, bar, restaurant, coach house grill room, free Wi-Fi, in-room smart TV, courtyard, garden.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom, dining areas.
 per room B&B £100–£160 (family suite £200). À la carte £30.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Close to the fine church in an ‘attractive’ medieval wool village, this ‘friendly, well-patronised’ 15th-century coaching inn has ‘the warm, buzzy feel of a country pub’, say Guide readers in 2017. ‘Attentive staff’ serve local ales and sausage rolls in the ‘rustic, homely’ bar; in winter, mulled wine and cider are warmed in the fireplace. Join locals in the dining rooms for modern British dishes ‘cooked to a very high standard’. (Weekends are for hearty meals of grilled meats or fish, perhaps locally caught trout, straight off the charcoal and wood fire.) ‘We enjoyed delicious, lightly smoked monkfish; lamb cooked to perfection and served with an imaginative combination of vegetables. Even pub staples, such as fish and chips, were prepared with care and skill.’ Hung with local artwork, ‘comfortable’ modern bedrooms (most up ‘steep stairs’) are pleasingly uncluttered; vintage Welsh blankets and all-natural bath products are a welcome touch. ‘The finest ingredients’ (‘excellent croissants’; ‘tasty pancetta’) show up at breakfast. The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry), is under the same ownership. (Joan and Robert Grimley)