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The Riverbarn

Fonthill Bishop


01747 820232

The Riverbarn



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Serve breakfast - A full English breakfast is served to B&B guests only
  • Serve evening meal - Open to the general public on Thu, Fri & Sat evenings (B&B evening meals available on Tue & Wed as well) Restaurant closed Sun & Mon evenings
  • Serve lunch - Daily Tue-Sun 12pm-2.30pm
  • Special dietary requirements catered for - prior notification appreciated

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - (Minimum age of 6 for B&B accommodation)
  • Highchair - 1

Establishment Features

  • Al Fresco Dining - Eight tables available in the garden
  • Booking required - Booking strongly recommended
  • Cater for special dietary requirements
  • Chef
  • Countryside
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant - Available
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Groups accepted - by prior arrangement
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Locally-sourced produce
  • Number of covers - 35
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted - Dogs welcome (No pets allowed in B&B accommodation)

Key Features

  • In countryside - Set in beautiful countryside, by a tranquil river flowing to the historically Fonthill lake and Estate
  • Unique venue - The Riverbarn has old world charm and modern British fine dining cuisine
  • Waterfront - River at the bottom of the garden

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Large car park

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Venue Facilities

  • Overnight accommodation available

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Riverbarn is situated in the small beautiful village of Fonthill Bishop near Salisbury in Wiltshire, on the B3089 between Hindon and Chilmark and is only one mile off the A303. It is easily accessible from either the M3 or M4 motorways and is under 2 hours drive from London. Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty [AONB] and convenient for Salisbury, Shaftesbury, Bath, Bristol, Stonehenge, Stourhead, Longleat, The South Coast, local golf courses and many other attractions. Whether you want to shop, walk, visit the seaside or just relax and take in the breath taking views of the Wiltshire countryside then the Riverbarn is the ideal location.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest main line train station is Tisbury, just 2.8 miles or 10 minutes away.


  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • w0rkah0lic1
    Marlborough, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 7th July 2018
    All the promise of an amazing, locally sourced breakfast and was terribly disappointed. A bacon sandwich with so much fat dripping from it even the toasted bread had gone soggy. Nice produce, shame... Read full review
  • Steffnoonoo
    Greater London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Best Bloody Mary every
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 4th July 2018
    Popped in here on a friends recommendation. The Bloody Mary was amazing, infused vodka and amazing tomato juice mix. Worth travelling to just for that. Fantastic for kids, large wooden games and... Read full review
  • Jim W
    Tisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    The River Barn reborn.
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 29th June 2018
    We always enjoyed the old Riverbarn Restaurant and were disappointed at its demise. We need not have worried as the "new" River Barn (note, two words) exceeds the old. Lunching in the hot June... Read full review


  • AA AwardsAA - 1 Rosette AA - 1 Rosette 2015
  • Regional and Miscellaneous Michelin Guide 2015

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