The Beckford Arms is a very stylish country pub with rooms located just on the edge of the Fonthill Estate in south Wiltshire just twenty minutes from Stonehenge and under two hours from London. This Chic Retreat serves delicious British food in a traditional pub setting which is complemented by 8 en-suite bedrooms, sitting room, bar, private dining room and garden with a terraced area. If you are looking for stylish interiors and mouth-watering dishes at reasonable prices then look no further, the Beckford Arms is unbeatable on both accounts.
Be pampered in your room and choose between Aromatherapy by Angela or Theravada Thai Massage by Anouchka both of whom are also pretty mean personal trainers. The garden has a Petanque piste, hammocks a games area for the children and even a dog bath for those muddy paws.
It goes without saying that the Beckford Arms use local and organic products wherever and whenever possible ensuring that local growers are supported. This naturally means that the menus change with the season making sure the dishes are in tune with the best available ingredients. Some of the traditional fayre includes suckling pig spit-roasted on the open fire, game pies with homemade pastry and home-smoked wild salmon or aged steaks. Pudding loves won't be disappointed by the dark chocolate truffle with hazelnut and sea salt ice cream or the buttermilk pudding the gooseberry. Breakfast is a mouth-watering feast and includes Eggs Benedict, waffles, pancakes and home made jams.
In the summer months guests can choose from 3 picnic menus and set off with a picnic basket, blanket and a map!
All of the 8 en-suite bedrooms at the Beckford Arms have flat screen TVs and DVDS and internet radios with iPod docking stations. Expect crisp cotton sheets, goose down duvets and cosy Welsh blankets for the winter nights. In the bathrooms (some have a bath, shower or both) guests can enjoy the sumptuous range of handmade Bramley products, created especially for the Beckford Arms, British to the core and sulphate-free. Rooms 1 and 2 can interconnect and are great for families and the new Attic Rooms have a separate little bedroom for up to 2 children and a small sitting room.
The hallways, bedrooms and landings are adorned with some lovely works of art from local artists Zebedee Helm and Lucinda Storm and Jeremy Le-Grice who is considered as one of Cornwall's foremost landscape painters.
How to get there?
Tisbury Railway Station is 5 minutes away in a taxi or 25 minutes walk. Where possible we can arrange to pick you up. Trains from London take 1 hour and 45 minutes from Waterloo and leave every hour via South West Trains.
Travelling West on the A303:
Take the turning marked Fonthill Bishop, you come to a T junction in Fonthill Bishop. Take a right and then first left, signposted Fonthill Gifford and Tisbury, by a grassy triangle. Drive through the Fonthill Estate Arch and go through the estate with the lake on your left, you arrive a few minutes later at The Beckford.
Travelling East on the A303:
From the A303: take the turning marked Hindon by the Esso service station. Then, when you come to a traffic light, turn right and straight away left towards Hindon. When you get to Hindon turn right to Tisbury by The Angel pub. You follow the road uphill and through a small tunnel – continue following the road to Fonthill Gifford. The road bears round to the right and is signposted to Tisbury. At the next crossroads The Beckford is on your right.
Please note: rates indicate FROM price for the given period and may differ for higher number of visitors. Rates currency is GBP.
Rates at the Beckford Arms are per room per night including breakfast. Extra beds are charged at £25 per night including breakfast, whilst cots are free. Both will fit in all rooms except 2, 4 and 6. 2 night minimum stay over weekends.
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