The Riverbarn

Historic Guest house in Fonthill Bishop, Wiltshire

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Fonthill Bishop
Wiltshire
England
SP3 5SF

The Riverbarn, Fonthill Bishop

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Set at the heart of a picturesque village in rolling Wiltshire countryside within easy reach of Shaftesbury, Stonehenge, Stourhead & Salisbury, The Fully Licensed Riverbarn is open for Morning Coffee, Lunch & Afternoon Tea 6 days a week 10.00am - 5.00pm (Closed Wednesday). B & B accommodation offers Twin, Double & Family rooms, all En Suite, colour TV & tea/coffee making facilities, non smoking. Prices include substantial continental breakfast.

Evening Meals by request at the time of booking.

Your hosts Jill & Ian Sutcliffe have created a warm, welcoming atmosphere in this tranquil & rural setting. Parts of The Riverbarn are over 600 years old & it has operated as a business for the last 100 years! The wooden tables with puzzles & games create a cosy & friendly feel throughout the day but give way to create a more sophisticated air for our dinner guests. There is so much to see & do from The Riverbarn, in an area set in some of England's most beautiful countryside that boasts some spectacular scenery.

Glorious Stourhead House & Gardens (20 minutes) & Exciting Longleat Safari Park (20 minutes). With Stonehenge & Salisbury (15 miles), Gold Hill, Shaftesbury (10 miles) & the imposing Abbey & Castle of Sherborne (30 miles) you are spoilt for choice! Other attractions include: Bath (30 miles), Devizes (25 miles), Castle Combe (38 miles) & Avebury (45 miles). The vast Fonthill Estate lies tucked away on the rolling northern flanks of the unspoilt Nadder Valley between Tisbury, one of Wiltshire's oldest small towns, & the charming village of Hindon.

Fonthill Park, with its beautiful tree-fringed lake & splendid triumphal-style gateway, ridge-top woodland & sweeping pastures, lies within easy walking distance of the Riverbarn. The daily lunchtime menu includes some outstanding 'Soups of the Day', the popular Fish Chowder, Warm Fig, Prosciutto & Brie Salad, Hot Honey Drizzled Camembert, Smoked Trout Parcels, Goats Cheese & Sundried Tomato Tart & Smoked Trout Terrine. Our daily Slate Board Specials include Pork in Cider & Creme Fraiche, Thai Green Curry, Smoked Haddock Kedgeree, Salmon & Dill Fishcakes, Butterbean & Cider Casserole, Moroccan Spiced Filo Parcels, Sea Bass with Asparagus & Pea Risotto or Beef, Stilton & Ale Pie.

Try our renown, Riverbarn Cream Tea 'The best this side of Cornwall!' said one visitor. We take great care to source all our fresh ingredients locally. The finest produce go hand in hand with excellent service.

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