Review on The Beckford Arms

The Beckford Arms is a traditional country pub on the edge of the 10,000 acre parkland of the Fonthill Estate in south Wiltshire, just twenty minutes from Stonehenge and Salisbury. Following a major fire in 2010 the inn has undergone an extensive but sympathetic re-building and refurbishment program. The traditional pub bar now sports a modern wood floor and the huge open fire warming mulled wine and cider in the winter makes a cosy setting. The restaurant overlooks the beautiful mature garden featuring a Petanque piste, hammocks under shady trees, a games area to entertain the children and even a dog bath to hose off after a long muddy walk. It's a lovely place to relax on a summer's day while sipping a glass of wine or The Beckford Belini made from locally produced peach liqueur, or perhaps The Beckford Bloody Mary using horseradish grown in the garden.

The kitchen employs high-quality ingredients for a menu that changes with the seasons and market availability. Choose smoked Lincolnshire eel, smoked bacon and frisse salad or middle white pork terrine with piccalilli and warm buttered toast amongst the starters, before a main course of grilled mackerel with roasted Cheltenham beetroot and creamed horseradish or braised breast of Elwy Valley salt marsh lamb with peas, broad beans and mint. Old favourites such as rhubarb crumble and custard or lemon posset served with vanilla shortbread round things off nicely. There are eight guest rooms available should you decide to extend your stay.

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Gastro pub

Restaurant Opening Times

Breakfast: 8.00am
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm (4.00pm Sat-Sun)
Dinner: 6.00 - 9.30pm

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Facilities at The Beckford Arms

  • Alfresco dining
  • Family Friendly


Accomodation is available, (8 rooms)


The Beckford Arms
Fonthill Gifford

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