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The Riverbarn

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$$ - $$$
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Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
+44 1747 820232
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I have driven past the Riverbarn almost everyday for a couple of years finally managed to go last night. We both had the English asparagus to start which was fantastic probably the best of the season. my partner had the duck and I had the cod we both had a desert my treacle tart was amazing. this will not be... More 

Thank Diver G
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great to return here again for a Sunday lunch and receive such a warm welcome from Ian and Jill. We seem to have earned a regular table and this all adds to the joy of the experience as that welcome glass of Prosecco puts a sparkle into your eyes. Today's set menu included a Mackerel Pate and an Asparagus Soup... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Terrible place on every level. I will never return, and I live locally. I pre booked in January for Mothering Sunday (on recommendation of someone else), and specifically requested a table in a quiet area as my father has dementia and he struggles when things are really loud. I called a week before to check all was ok and they... More 

Thank Ladysa70
Tisbury, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Another wonderful meal at this delightful place. Jill and Ian are consummate hosts, always welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, their sons Jonny and Tom create the most gorgeous food, and their waitress Eloise is friendly, professional and attentive. I would never hesitate in recommending The Riverbarn to anyone. Worth every penny, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Joanne S
Poole England
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Just back from Lunch here - as always beautifully judged service and of course fabulous food.....don't hesitate.....

Thank wylie77
Thruxton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Our first, but certainly not our last, visit with friends for dinner. Not grand but for a pub without pretensions this gets it just right. Best to book i suspect but do try it.

Thank chris r
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Visited for Sunday lunch with my Husband and had a lovely time. The restaurant was very cozy and well decorated. The food was delicious and the service was excellent, we were made to feel very welcome. It's £22 for 2 courses and £28 for 3 courses so nice for a treat

Thank Tamw24
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed December 12, 2016

We have had quite a few excellent Sunday lunches here this year and having been to Salisbury to see the matinee of Aladdin accompanied by several hundred creatures, all born this decade, we decided to make an evening visit to The Riverbarn to finish our day properly. Children - I love them but I couldn't eat a whole one! The... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 20, 2016

We had intended to eat at the Beckford Arms and were disappointed to find that there was no room, in spite of there seemingly being various spare tables. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise...The Riverbarn, which I remembered having seen on the way there, proved to be a fantastic, family run restaurant and we left rather glad... More 

Thank Angela P
New Forest National Park Hampshire, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2016

Oh yes it is!! First time visit here for my wife and I - usually frequent somewhere quite close to here. Love the setting, great welcome from the hosts and owners, who were very happy to welcome our two well behaved dogs into the restaurant. Waitress was charming, other customers were friendly and clearly eat at this restaurant frequently. Great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $64
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Fonthill Bishop
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 820232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?