The Riverbarn

Fonthill Bishop


01747 820232

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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:

    • Pam P
      Trip Type:
      Happy to be back!
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 9th August 2019
      We love the River Barn. We have lunched and dined here several times. Great food and very friendly attentive staff. We will be back on our next visit to Fonthill Bishop! Read full review
    • Angas W
      Lovely stop over
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 14th August 2019
      Had a very good breakfast following our overnight stopover. We only intended to have dinner but as it so good decided to stay the night. The food was exceptionally good and the staff were excellent... Read full review
    • Jo M
      Greater London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Stop off from A303
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 15th August 2019
      Delicious, reasonably priced food with very friendly staff. Will come again next time we are passing. Read full review


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

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