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“Make a point of visiting this delightful inn.”
Review of Beckford Arms

Beckford Arms
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Tisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $39
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Make a point of visiting this delightful inn.”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

My husband and I travelled 20 miles for a midweek lunch at The Beckford Arms and it was well worth it! The building is warm and welcoming and offers a sitting room, dining room or bar in which to eat. There is also seating in the garden - but not in March! The menu is exciting and relys mainly on local produce with the ingredients put together in novel ways. The food is
cooked to perfection and the staff are helpful, friendly and professional. The prices match the standard of food - certainly not excessive.
There are many country pubs in this area but none in my experience match the Beckford! We will continue to make the journey as often as possible.

  • Visited March 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic!”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Staying in the area for a few days the Beckford Arms was recommended to us by a local resident. What great advice! we had a delightful Sunday lunch and bottle of wine at this extremely cute pub and restaurant. There are couple of gorgeous characterful rooms, large fireplaces and friendly service. If you are in the area you must stop here for a meal.

Visited March 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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249 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant in a Well Appointed Inn”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

Was taken to the restaurant for dinner & thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were relaxed & friend, the atmosphere convivial & the food was English cooking at its inspired best, making use of seasonal ingredients. Oh & I should mention the impressive wine list as well. Would definitely like to book a room the next time.

Visited March 2013
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Thank Kenneth W
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Salisbury
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Well worth the journey from Salisbury”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Friday lunchtime with girlfriends. The place was very busy and people who hadn't booked were asked to wait as there wasn't a table available and there are lots of tables. Plenty of attentive staff but as everything is freshly cooked, there was a considerable delay between our arrival at 1pm at our maincourse at 2pm. The menu was varied and quite protein heavy and every course was individually priced. (the place is so popular they don't need to do lunch-time deals) with a service charge added to the bill. Having said that prices were reasonable from £5.50 for a huge bowl of large olives (enough for 8 of us) to £22 for a large steak with starters averaging £7.00 and main courses £14. Presentation, inventiveness, portion size and quality were all excellent and the only downside for any of us was the slightly substandard chips. None of us even thought about a sweet. As a group we lunch out regularly and the Beckford Arms is the best place we've been for some time. It looked as though there is a really nice garden but I can't say how how much ambience there would be in the evening for a couple, but I will be finding out.

  • Visited March 2013
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Montpezat de Quercy, France
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great Staff, Good Food, Very Busy”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

We went here for Sunday lunch with our dog and had reserved a table in the bar. The attention from the barman was great, he kept his eye on all his clients and made us feel very welcome and almost local!
Good selection of drinks, nice to see Hendricks as a choice for gin. We had starter and Sunday roast - all cooked well - the beef was excellent.
We will return - they were so friendly, we have to!
If they hadn't have been so friendly, the wait for service at the table might have been off-putting but to be fair to them, I think they had one of those Sunday's when everyone arrived at the same time.

  • Visited February 2013
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