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
    4.5 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:

  • Catmay76
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family break
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 11th April 2019
    We stayed in The Granary which we loved, a really gorgeous barn with everything we needed for a relaxing break. Breakfast was delicious and the dinner was absolutely top notch with even our fussy... Read full review
  • FiiBee-H79
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Rather disappointing..
    2 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 13th April 2019
    Having previously enjoyed an excellent dining experience here a couple of years ago, this time we were frankly disappointed. We went for a quiet dinner and had hoped for atmospheric candles on the... Read full review
  • mrsmiggins2018
    Northumberland, United Kingdom
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 20th April 2019
    We booked supper at short notice and weren't disappointed. A fabulous meal. We had scallops, which were cooked to perfection. The shoulder of pork x 2 and lemon sole x 2 were scrumptious too! We all... Read full review


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

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