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The Beckford Arms rises from the ashes

15th July 2011 Print
The Beckford Arms rises from the ashes

After being burned to the ground on the 16th of July 2010, the much loved Beckford Arms in near Tisbury in Wiltshire will fully re-open on Monday 18th July offering great dining and accommodation for both visitors and locals.

The eight bedroom Georgian Coaching Inn on the edge of the glorious Fonthill Estate has undergone a complete yet sympathetic refurbishment. For co-owners Dan Brod, Charlie Luxton and Nick Jones (of Soho House fame) it is the end of a long year and the beginning of putting this local institution back on the map.

Great Pub Food

Pravin Nayar is returning to the Beckford as Head Chef. The restaurant will feature a great new menu including deep fried rabbit legs, while still retaining many of the old favourites such as homemade pork pies with piccalilli.  To remember the fire, he will also be smoking trout, game and Wiltshire ham in a new garden smoker and on Sundays, guests can order a whole roasted chicken spit roasted on the bar’s open fire to share and carve at the table.

The wine list has been thoroughly re-vamped and there is a new, exclusive beer called “Phoenix” from local brewer Keystone, again to commemorate the fire.  There are also ice lollies with organic apple juice for children and the adult version is made with Ashton Press cider!

All the comforts of a smart hotel, but at bed and breakfast prices

Room rates remain great value from £75 to £95 including breakfast and on Sunday nights all rooms are a bargain £60 for a limited time.

All eight en-suite bedrooms have been redesigned so they are bigger, brighter and better. Each has pampering Bramley Products, beds with crisp Egyptian cotton, Siberian goose-down duvets and vintage Welsh blankets. In addition, new flat screen TVs, DVD library, internet radios with only 10,000 stations and iPod docking. There is also the new family Attic Rooms.

In the garden the Boules Piste has been raked, hammocks are up under shady trees and the terrace is perfect for a glass of rose, a pint, an al fresco summer’s lunch or an afternoon tea.

The Beckford offers superb food in a classic pub environment with all the comforts of a smart hotel, but at bed and breakfast prices. The team have set out to build a great country pub company offering: great service, classic design, locally sourced food in the heart of the English countryside and all at affordable prices.

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The Beckford Arms rises from the ashes