The Beckford Arms

Tisbury, Wiltshire

A hubbub of happy drinkers and diners, house ale on tap, and laid-back casual-chic style greet visitors at this Georgian dining pub-with-rooms on the edge of the Fonthill Estate. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A hubbub of happy drinkers and diners, house ale on tap and laid-back casual-chic style greet visitors at this Georgian dining pub-with-rooms on the edge of the Fonthill Estate. It was a first venture for Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton, using a successful formula blending traditional and contemporary style that has since been applied to The Talbot Inn, Mells; The Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St George; and The Bath Arms, Horningsham (see entries). Bedrooms have a mix of retro and contemporary furniture and Bramley toiletries. Fresh milk with a treat of chocolate cake delighted readers, whose large double had a ‘writing table/desk that opened to reveal a mirror’, ‘a comfortable armchair’, but no wardrobe. Two adults-only lodges are a stroll away. Richie Peacock uses local produce to create classy pub fare – burger, cider-battered haddock, game from the estate, maybe ‘excellent lemon polenta, baked celeriac, asparagus’. ‘The dishes were all excellent, and choice is plentiful.’ In the summer they light the barbecue and pizza oven. Breakfast on home-smoked salmon and eggs from happy hens, then drive to nearby Salisbury, Longleat or Stourhead, or explore the Fonthill Estate.

Hotel details

Address

Fonthill Gifford
Tisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 6PX
England

Telephone

01747 870385

Bedrooms

10. 2 in lodges on the Fonthill Estate.

Open

all year except 25 Dec.

Facilities

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

Background music

in public areas all day.

Children

all ages welcomed, travel cot £10, family room, no children in lodges.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom (£10 fee) and public areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £105, family room from £135 (lodges £195). À la carte £40. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends (but check).

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Comments about The Beckford Arms

A lovely old Georgian inn. Our room was bright and light. We loved the artwork, the atmosphere, the surroundings, the excellent staff, the good housekeeping, and the comfortable bed......and of course the superb dinner: choice is plentiful and cooking is top class, with local quality local ingredients and suppliers. Excellent service from an enthusiastic team. . - Pat and Jeremy Temple - May 2019

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Last updated: October, 2019. Information from the 2020 Good Hotel Guide