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The Riverbarn

Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
+44 1747 820232
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck” (4 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
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British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 25 September 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

Thank naxos183
Reviewed 6 September 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

1  Thank Gill P
Reviewed 6 September 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
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

This little place is easy to miss but worth the trip the menu a la carte , set or alfresco has something for everyone. We had a three course a la carte and we're not disappointed. Highlights were the crab starter, turbot with shrimps main...More

Thank NigelEpsom
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Absolutely delicious food served in a quaint family-run restaurant. The owners are lovely! Well worth a visit if you're in the area and even a special side trip if you're not! Wish we'd been there during a tasting event!

Thank EmBentley
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous evening meal. Very accommodating to our needs. Accessible. Very friendly owners who were extremely helpful. A lovely spot and full of heritage & character. Highly recommend.

Thank wildchick007
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Visited here on Saturday on the way down to Exmouth and as all the other pubs we had stopped in at around 2 did not serve food and then stumbled across this amazing restaurant. The service was impeccable and the owners were very friendly and...More

Thank Olivia T
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came for dinner and stayed in one of its rooms (B and B) last Saturday. It is situated in the most beautiful area of Wiltshire with idyllic countryside and villages at every turn. It is right next to the Fonthill Gifford...More

Thank lisamicklewright
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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...More

Thank Diver G
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Jean-Marie B
30 September 2017|
Response from lisamicklewright | Reviewed this property |
Oh I don't know, sorry ..... you better call them!
Jean-Marie B
30 September 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
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Average prices
US$8 - US$66
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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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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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