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:

  • Maccers2014
    Bridport, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    My second review - this time Sunday Brunch.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 23rd January 2019
    Wanted to tell you about River Barn's Sunday food. They don't do Sunday Roasts, they do a wonderful Brunch menu - oh! and full of lovely things. I had bacon,pancakes and maple syrup, one of the... Read full review
  • Paul R
    Epping, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Excellent All Round
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 2nd February 2019
    We were out on the bikes and a bit muddy but this made no difference to the warm welcome we received. We ordered sausage sandwiches with a fried egg that came on granary bread. The sausages are made... Read full review
  • Alan H
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    A very pleasant surprise
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 3rd February 2019
    We were driven off the A303 by snow, and stumbled or skidded into the River Barn for lunch while the road recovered. We were welcomed by the staff, and by the Earl of Fonthill, who happened to be... Read full review


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

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