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 (including Freeview), courtyard, garden, kitchen table cookery school.
in public areas.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in 1 bedroom (£10 one-off charge), and in all public areas.
per room B&B £100–£160 (family suite £200). A la carte £30. 1-night bookings refused at weekends.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘A rustic gem in an unspoilt village’, this ancient coaching inn, built around a cobbled yard, is a sister to The Beckford Arms, Tisbury (see entry). ‘It is equal to its sibling for comfort, cuisine and care of its guests,’ says a reader, ‘but closer to its origins in an agricultural community.’ Bedrooms have a smart, contemporary style, some with a modern four-poster, an in-room, roll-top bath; one, with its own entrance and staircase, has a vaulted, beamed ceiling. All display works by local artists and are supplied with good-quality toiletries. A sitting room in a converted tithe barn, with a mural depicting the magic of the area, doubles as a cinema for locals and residents on some Saturday nights. In ‘a sequence of homely rooms’, chef Richard Peacocke’s food includes bar snacks, pub classics and seasonal menus based on local and home-grown produce. A typical dish, Mangalitsa pork loin, hispi cabbage, creamed pearl barley, bacon, charred shallot. At weekends the coach house hosts charcoal grills. One reader this year complains of a tough steak, while another says everything is ‘prepared with care and attention’. (J and RG)