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.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • 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:

    • shirley317
      Hayling Island, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      3 of 5 stars
      Friday, 10th May 2019
      After having a lovely meal last time we visited, we decided to take our daughter and her family here. So disappointing, the man in the restaurant was so miserable and not at all helpful. The menu... Read full review
    • gefoster93
      Trip Type:
      A Perfect Evening
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 20th May 2019
      My fiance and I visited The River Barn for a belated birthday dinner and from start to finish it was simply amazing! The staff were all very welcoming, George in particularly! It was great to see... Read full review
    • Blair B
      Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Worst Anniversary Brunch Ever
      1 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 26th May 2019
      We travelled an hour to visit this place, because of the glowing write-up given by Muddy Stilettos. We were incredibly disappointed. Did they pay for that review or something? I made a brunch... Read full review


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

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