The Beckford Arms

Tisbury, Wiltshire

Deep in rural Wiltshire, on the edge of the Fonthill Estate and Cranborne Chase, this 'lovely old Georgian inn' is Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s sophisticated take on a country pub. More

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Deep in rural Wiltshire, on the edge of the Fonthill Estate and Cranborne Chase, this ‘lovely old Georgian inn’ is Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s sophisticated take on a country pub. ‘Bright, light’ country-chic bedrooms vary in size; as do the en suite bathrooms, with Bramley toiletries made by Charlie’s wife, Chloë. Two are a 15-minute walk across the estate. Inspectors in 2019 found on their ‘Welcome Tray’ ‘a small bag with “Treat” written on it and, inside, a lovely piece of chocolate cake’. After an aperitif in the ‘bustling bar’ came dinner in the restaurant where ‘well-spaced’ tables have ‘views of terraced gardens’. Food, using ‘local ingredients and suppliers’, is ‘top quality’, says another recent visitor, who had ‘charred mackerel, smoked beetroot purée, baby fennel’ followed by ‘sea bream with New Forest asparagus, Jersey Royal and Keta caviar’. The wine list, drawn from the pub’s extensive cellars, is ‘a delight’. Breakfast is ‘good’ though one visitor’s scrambled eggs, served by an ‘uninterested’ waitress, were ‘tepid’. But this was the only flaw in otherwise ‘excellent’ service from ‘an enthusiastic team’. ‘We loved the artwork, the atmosphere, the surroundings.’

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, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), function facilities, 1-acre garden.

Background music

in public areas all day.

Children

all ages welcomed, no children in lodges.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom and public areas.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £95–£195, D,B&B £155–£255. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.

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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: May 01, 2019