The Riverbarn

Fonthill Bishop

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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
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • J5649YXchrist
      Gillingham, United Kingdom
      Lovely setting with great food
      4 of 5 stars
      Monday, 9th September 2019
      We have been trying to get to eat here for a wee while. Thankfully we found a good excuse to meet with another couple and get over to foothill Bishop for a lunch. The food was really well prepared... Read full review
    • Lforn
      Trip Type:
      1 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 10th September 2019
      Menu was very limited. Waited for an eternity for the food to arrive. When it eventually arrived me and partner were quite bemused, horrible food which was expensive, lukewarm and tasted awful. The... Read full review
    • 121happyd
      Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Fabulous setting, quaint rooms, lovely food.... but in need of much better organisation
      3 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 21st September 2019
      We took 2 rooms overnight. Rooms charming but were not clean. The thought is there but lack of attention to detail. They provided miniature single use toiletries but these were already half used... Read full review


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

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