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The Riverbarn

Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
+44 1747 820232
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Came here for dinner for my birthday w/end & wasn't disappointed. greeted by our name on arrival & had excellent service by husband & wife team Jill & Ian. Friendly & chatty but also discrete & allowed you to enjoy your meal in peace. Couldn't...More

Thank jae182017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Moved to the area 7 months ago and have visited here twice now, both visits have been a pleasure! The owners remembered us from the first time and welcomed us with friendly faces. The food is to die for, beautifully presented and delicious flavours. It’s...More

Thank nicolestevie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this restaurant again after staying with friends in the area. The owners were very welcoming and we were given a table with a view overlooking the garden. One of my friends is gluten free and the husband is diabetic. They were really accommodating. They...More

Thank bookeditpackedit007
Reviewed January 13, 2018 via mobile

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 to have something else like onion...More

2  Thank herald60
Reviewed December 26, 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 before hand so that we could make...More

Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

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 ASAP! I’m a Coeliac and my Dad...More

1  Thank Hannah H
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Birthday dinner for my Wife but at the last minute we had to take our daughter of 9 with us. The owners were very accommodating and could have served a reduced size meal if required. Front of house staff are the parents of the Head...More

Thank onenine69
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Committee members of the Arthur Bliss Society have for many years paid regulars visits to our late President who lives in the area and recently to see his widow. We always go to the Riverbarn for lunch but it is well over a year since...More

1  Thank naxos183
Reviewed September 6, 2017

Just be aware that if you are making a reservation by PHONE they don't always transferred your request to their computer - hence they have no record of your booking !!!! Owner was arrogant, aggressive & denied all knowledge of my phone booking. Unbelievable. I'm...More

2  Thank Gill P
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended to us by friends who stumbled upon it by chance and we were not disappointed! Booked here for lunch and were greeted by the owner who was very friendly and welcoming. His sons are the chefs and we love how it's...More

Thank FMTW 2
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Jean-Marie B
September 29, 2017|
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Response from lisamicklewright | Reviewed this property |
Oh I don't know, sorry ..... you better call them!
Jean-Marie B
September 29, 2017|
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Response from JAMES L | Reviewed this property |
I have seen dogs here regularly in the restaurant but I do not know if they are allowed in the accommodation. I would suggest you email Ian at The Riverbarn and he will answer this for you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $70
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
Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
The Riverbarn Restaurant with Rooms 'Old World Charm - Modern British Cuisine' “A Gastronomic Revelation & An Exceptional Culinary Haven” Two AA Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence Michelin Guide Recommended This family run business, where chef brothers create stylish & imaginative dishes, has won the cottagey restaurant many admirers. Considerable critical acclaim has followed. A la Carte & Prix Fixe Menus offer excellent value showcasing top quality ingredients. Extremely popular 'Tasting Menu' events are held every other month. It is situated in glorious countryside beside a tranquil river flowing to the stunning lake on the beautiful Fonthill Estate. Discover the historically fascinating William Beckford, visit the nearby ruins of Wardour Castle. With Stonehenge, Stourhead, Longleat & Salisbury nearby & only 1 mile off the A303, The Riverbarn is an ideal place to spend a few days exploring an area renowned for its natural beauty.
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