The Beckford Arms

Salisbury, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1747 870385
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£105 - £350
per night

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


11 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£105 - £350 per night

The Experience

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. 


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

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from £105
1 Pavilion for 4
From £295
2 Cottages for 2
From £215
7 Doubles
From £125
1 Twin/double
From £105


Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner about £30.


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

  • A Beckford pub, traditional yet contemporary one of four in the South West of England. Individual in style and creativity, united in hospitality. Our two restaurants in Bath are convivial environments to enjoy great wine, food and warming hospitality.
  • The Fonthill Estate is right on our doorstep, consists of farmland, woodland and formal gardens. you will not only be able to see the outstanding natural beauty of the Estate, but also its incredible history, ask for a map and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
  • Mompesson House, a homely and welcoming 18th-century townhouse in the heart of Salisbury's Cathedral Close. Explore the famous Cathedral, soak up the history, take in the sights and a why indulge in a little retail therapy we all need it occasionally.
  • Messums Tisbury, Wiltshire is a leading multi-purpose gallery and arts centre. It has become a platform for creative expression across artistic genre and a meeting point of minds to explore how art as a language is made, interpreted, resolved and shared.
  • Stonehenge is a World Heritage Site, its surrounding prehistoric monuments remain powerful witnesses to the people of the Neolithic and Bronze Ages who created them. Stonehenge is 14 miles from The Beckford Arms and well worth a visit.
  • Family fun at Old Wardour castle. Discover the Lovell and Arundell families, who lived at this English Heritage site, activities, and challenges galore. Climb the stone steps of the east tower, visit the great hall, the banqueting hall. and enjoy a picnic


Dan Brod & Charlie Luxton

Dan Brod, Charlie Luxton (ex-Soho House) and Matt Greenlees are the dream team that head up four pubs with rooms in the South West, plus the Beckford Bottle Shop in Bath. They have a talent for making their ventures super stylish: comfy bedrooms, superb food and good value are their not-so-secret ingredients. Charlie's wife, Chloe, produces the Bramley range of smellies that you find in each place.