The Beckford Arms

At an ancient crossroads on the edge of the Fonthill Estate, Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s Georgian pub-with-rooms is a ‘popular, good-value’ spot. More

Contact details

The Beckford Arms
Fonthill Gifford
Tisbury
Wiltshire
SP3 6PX
England
01747 870 385

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, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in public areas all day.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in 1 bedroom, public areas.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £95-£195, D,B&B £150-£250. A la carte £30. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

At an ancient crossroads on the edge of the Fonthill Estate, Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton’s Georgian pub-with-rooms is a ‘popular, good-value’ spot. The ‘cosy beamed bar’ has all the traditionally pubby accoutrements yet an ‘airy, modern vibe’, with ‘comfy sofas’ and bright log fires. Dinners in the pub are ‘seriously good’, with ‘beautifully cooked, mostly locally sourced’ seasonal dishes, perhaps slow-braised pork belly, creamed white beans, braised turnips, salsa verde; salted caramel affogato. In fine weather, the conservatory restaurant’s French doors open on to the ‘charming’ terrace and garden. Afterwards, ‘country chic-style bedrooms’ (above the pub, or in two lodges 15 minutes’ stroll away; some snug) have ‘huge windows’, allowing you to wake to bedside country views; a ‘state-of-the-art shower’, fluffy towels and estate-made toiletries. ‘The emergency kit bag (toothpaste, deodorant, feminine supplies) and hospitality tray were especially appreciated: fresh milk, home-made biscuits, a cafetière with ground coffee ‘receive full marks’. Walking trails across the estate have ‘magnificent views’ (ask staff for a map), while Stonehenge and stately homes are nearby. The owners’ Talbot Inn is in Mells (see entry).

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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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