The Beckford Arms

Tisbury, Wiltshire

With Beckford Phoenix ale on tap, 'top-quality' cooking, and bedrooms with Welsh blankets and seagrass floor covering, this sophisticated pub at the edge of the Fonthill Estate in the Nadder valley is the perfect synthesis of traditional and contemporary. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

With Beckford Phoenix ale on tap, 'top-quality' cooking, and bedrooms with Welsh blankets and seagrass floor covering, this sophisticated pub at the edge of the Fonthill Estate in the Nadder valley is the perfect synthesis of traditional and contemporary. It is a winning formula that owners Dan Brod and Charlie Luxton have since applied at The Talbot Inn and The Lord Poulett Arms (see entries). Our inspectors’ large double had ‘a freestanding bathtub with brass fittings, claw feet and a lovely view’ towards the estate, a 'compact' shower room, hooks and wooden hangers but no wardrobe. Extras include fresh milk, chocolate cake, and an emergency kit with toothpaste and razor. Two adults-only lodges are a stroll away. New chef Richie Peacocke uses local and home-grown ingredients in everything from such pub classics as pork pie with home-made chutney to day-boat fish and vegan dishes. The wine list is 'a delight', and guests can also stroll into the village to the owners' wine shop for a tasting, then get a lift back. Morning brings ‘good croissants’ and home-smoked salmon.

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.

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–£130 (lodges £175–£195), D,B&B £150–£230. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings usually refused weekends.

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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