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The Riverbarn

Fonthill Bishop
Salisbury
Wilts
SP3 5SF

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01747 820232

The Riverbarn

Facilities

Venue Facilities

  • Overnight accommodation available

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

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - (Minimum age of 6 for B&B accommodation)
  • Highchair - 1

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Large car park

Catering

  • 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

Payment Methods

  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

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)

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi 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

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

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
  • Excellent
    57
  • Very Good
    8
  • Average
    2
  • Poor
    1
  • Terrible
    3

Recent Reviews:

  • herald60
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Horrid Horrid Horrid
    1 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 13th January 2018
    I went here with a large group of family and friends for a Sunday Lunch. I explained to the middle aged lady taking the order that I could not eat potato for medical reasons. I asked it was possible... Read full review
  • JAMES L
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A CHRISTMAS LUNCH TO REMEMBER
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 26th December 2017
    We have made quite a few visits to The Riverbarn but in the main on a Sunday Lunchtime and so to treat ourselves to Christmas Lunch was something to look forward to. The menu was emailed to us... Read full review
  • Hannah H
    Trip Type:
    Family
    AMAZING
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th December 2017
    My parents have been going to The Riverbarn for the better part of two years now and FINALLY agreed to take me. Having been I now understand my Dad’s reluctance as I have demanded to be taken back... Read full review

Awards

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

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