The Beckford Arms

Salisbury, Wiltshire

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


10 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


A country-house inn on the Fonthill estate. You sweep in under the Triumphal Arch, which seems appropriate – this is one of the loveliest inns in the land. Outside, in the garden, you find hammocks in the trees and parasols on the terrace, then a church spire soaring beyond. Georgian interiors are no less lovely, a mix of original features and 21st-century style. 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. Potter about 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, good 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. As for the food, it’s lovely stuff, perhaps Brixham clam chowder, whole lemon sole, chocolate and Cointreau delice with blood orange sorbet. One of the best.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dogs welcome
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner about £30.


Nightly price
from £95
2 Pavilions for 2
From £175
7 Doubles
From £95
1 Twin/double
From £95


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


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Dan Brod & Charlie Luxton

  • There are many beautiful walks around the Wiltshire countryside, right on the doorstep. We can provide you with maps so you don't get lost.
  • Head down to The Beckford Bottle Shop on Tisbury high street to sample some fantastic wines and soak up the atmosphere.
  • The bedrooms are stocked with our own Bramley products for you to try and are available to buy from behind the bar.
  • For a day trip out, we have Stonehenge, Stourhead House & Gardens and Salisbury close by.


Dan Brod & Charlie Luxton

Dan Brod, Charlie Luxton and Matt Greenlees have been credited with pioneering the pub-with-rooms model and circulate between their places and the Beckford Bottle Shop, a new wine and tapas venture in Bath. They also produce the Bramley product range of bath/home smellies.