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The Beckford Arms

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Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6PX, Wiltshire
England, United Kingdom

Sawday's Pub Award 2012/2013
Pubs with rooms
“Bedrooms are small but perfectly formed”
David Hancock, Editor of Sawday's “Pubs & Inns of England & Wales”

A gorgeous inn lost in lush country with hammocks in the garden, sofas in the drawing room and super local food in the popular restaurant

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A country-house inn on the Fonthill estate – you sweep in under the Triumphal Arch. Outside, a pretty half-acre garden for hammocks in the trees, parasols on the terrace and a church spire soaring beyond. Georgian interiors are no less lovely. There's a drawing room with facing sofas in front of a roaring fire; a restaurant with a wall of glass that opens onto the terrace; a bar with parquet flooring for an excellent local pint. Follow your nose and chance upon the odd chandelier, roaming wisteria and a rather grand mahogany table in the private dining room. Bedrooms are small but perfectly formed with prices to match: white walls, the best linen, sisal matting, super bathrooms. If you want something bigger try the pavilions on the estate; former guests include Byron and Nelson, though we doubt they had it so good (small kitchens, claw-foot baths, chic country style). As for the food, it's lovely stuff, perhaps marrow fritters with lemon mayo, local partridge with bread sauce, chocolate bread and butter pudding. There are film nights most Sundays, the cricket team comes to celebrate.

Children welcome
Kids of all ages can stay.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Guest feedback
"There were 9 of us in our group for a special celebration weekend. We all had a marvellous time - excellent food, friendly service and very good attention to detail. Would highly recommend the Beckford Arms"
August 2012

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Booking enquiries: Charlie Luxton
+44 (0)1747 870385 (landline)

  • 7 Doubles
  • 1 Twin/double
  • 2 Pavilions for 2
Price:(i) £95 to£195 per night

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Dinner about £30.




Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury, Salisbury, SP3 6PX, Wiltshire

Inn 7 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 120 per night
Inn 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 120 per night
Inn 2 Pavilions, each sleeping 2
Price: (i) £ 175 to £ 195 per night
Booking enquiries: Charlie Luxton
+44 (0)1747 870385 (landline)

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