“Nigh on perfect. A country pub, a restaurant and a comforting place to stay in equal measure. It has lots of style, but it also has character, plus excellent, thoughtful service. You can eat in a variety of spaces: animated bar, elegant private dining room, pretty conservatory and garden or quiet sitting room. It was the sight of the latter, with sofas, fire and table piled with books and magazines that told us that this place was one that considered carefully what its customers want. You eat well: ideal bar food; hearty but imaginative lunches and dinners; peerless breakfasts. You sleep well: owner Charlie Luxton, who learned his trade with Nick Jones of Soho and Babington House, has thought of everything for the modern metropolitan guest: luxurious beds; wooly hot water bottles; digital radios with iPod dock; excellent in-room information; garden flowers; his wife’s own prettily packaged Bramley toiletries; great selection of DVDs, charmingly quirky pictures by local artist Zebedee Helm. There’s a boules piste in the garden and lovely walks around Fonthill Estate. ”
Written by Fiona Duncan
“The Beckford Arms is a traditional yet stylish country pub located on the edge of the rolling parkland of the Fonthill Estate in south Wiltshire just off the A303 - only twenty minutes from Stonehenge or Salisbury and under two hours from London by car or train.
The Beckford offers great food in a classic pub environment with all the comforts of a smart hotel, but at bed and breakfast prices.
The pub has a main bar, restaurant, sitting room, a private dining room in the library, eight bedrooms, and a large garden and terrace.”