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The River Barn

Whitehill, Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
+44 1747 356026
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Whitehill, Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

So impressed! Dropped in for coffee on a long journey to south west and was so struck by our welcome and the feel of this place that we booked for dinner on our journey home. We asked for a vegetarian option and were greeted with...More

Thank PhillidaM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been buying some plants at Wilton, taking a leisurely drive home and wanted some lunch. Drove around a corner and saw the sign "Eat.Drink.Sleep" The River Barn. Wel we didn't want to sleep but wanted to eat and drink. We entered to an...More

Thank Pete H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Out for a drive we came across this restaurant and we were so pleased we did. The menu is different from other establishments and the food was so delicious. I highly recommended a visit. It is full of character, very friendly and welcoming staff. We...More

Thank shirley317
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first visit for lunch since the change of ownership and were not disappointed. It was a welcome change from the usual 3 course lunch offerings elsewhere. The mains depending on your choice were served either hot or cold. Today the chicken was...More

Thank pandpd
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I know from locals that this restaurant has been there for some time. For many years it was family run, and people liked it. Then it was taken over (and as I note from early 2018 it didn't take long to close again). Again, locals...More

Thank Maccers2014
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Recently on returning from a holiday in Somerset we stopped for a late lunch. It was beautifully cooked, nicely presented and the staff we saw were very nice. Enjoyed it very much.

Thank Traveler85495
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This restaurant cum B and B changed hands in June 2018 and is still as good as it was before. We stopped for a late lunch on our way home from Brighton going south west. Everying on the menu is home cooked, even the delicious...More

Thank 985mickh
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped off for brunch whilst driving to Cornwall, it was a most welcoming, clean restaurant in pleasant surroundings, in fact a little treasure. We had a full English and eggs Benedict which were both delicious and well cooked, congratulations to all staff and the...More

Thank dawnh177
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Fresh bright devour, professional and friendly staff combine with very simple very well cooked food and good quality ingredients to make for an excellent experience. Well worth visiting.

Thank Adam F
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Starting with a mains menu of only three options is always difficult. I chose the steak because I did not fancy tuna and am not a vegetarian, my wife chose tuna which was fine for her. My steak was not cooked as ordered, so a...More

Thank 461phillip
CW32, General Manager at The River Barn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Dear Phillip, Many thanks for your review. We are sorry that the original steak was not cooked as you ordered but we hope that the replacement was to your liking. We can appreciate that a flatiron steak is not to everyone's liking, being from the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Whitehill, Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Fonthill Bishop
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 356026
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