The Beckford Arms

Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s ‘attractive old stone-built pub’ on the edge of the Fonthill Estate has an ‘airy, modern vibe’ amid traditional elements. More

Contact details

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

Hotel information

Bedrooms

10. 2 in lodges on Fonthill Estate.

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

sitting room (sometimes Sunday classic-movie nights), bar, restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, 1-acre garden.

Background music

in public areas all day.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, public areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £95–£130. À la carte £30–£35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s ‘attractive old stone-built pub’ on the edge of the Fonthill Estate has an ‘airy, modern vibe’ amid traditional elements. A log fire burns in the ‘cosy, beamed bar’; there are ‘comfy sofas’ in the ‘pretty, wood-floored sitting room’. French doors in the restaurant open to a ‘charming terrace’ and the pub garden – this is where locals come for the inspired-by-the-seasons menu of ‘interesting, beautifully presented’ food. Typical dishes: goat’s curd gnocchi, smoked beetroot purée, pickled walnuts; pork Tomahawk steak, celeriac, Puy lentils, crispy kale. (On Fridays and Saturdays, come for the wood-fired pizzas, and meats off the charcoal barbecue.) Above the pub, and in two lodges 15 minutes’ stroll away, ‘elegantly decorated bedrooms’ are supplied with a ‘large, comfortable bed’ made up with ‘lovely, fresh linens’, and ‘superior toiletries’ in the bathroom. ‘Full marks for the fresh coffee and cafetière!’ Some rooms are small, others ‘spacious and light’ – choose wisely. Stonehenge and stately homes are within easy reach; an estate walk leads to a ridge with ‘magnificent views’. The owners’ Talbot Inn is in Mells (see entry). (RG, S and JJ)

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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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