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“Disappoined”
Review of Beckford Arms

Beckford Arms
Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Tisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$39
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanting a light lunch we had to wait until our request for a table could be confirmed although at that early hour the restaurant was not busy. We were offered a table in the bar which was rapidly prepared for us. The service was speedy, efficient but impersonal.

We were offered the full luncheon menu but chose simple dishes from the chalk board and were asked the irritating question "is that all?" The wait for two simple dishes was long and when they arrived they were disappointing. We had selected mackerel pate and toast - and that is just what arrived, no garnish of any sort except a small sprig of fennel. The pate was a coarse mix of smoked mackerel and mayonnaise, not appealing and very unlike a nearby pub's version which was always beautifully creamy in its preparation and attractively presented.

We have known the Beckford for many years, have found it very varied in the quality of its service but have always been prepared to give it a 'second chance'. We think this was the last, and are sorry but with indifferent service and disappointing food we can be happier elsewhere locally.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it's +20° in the garden and there's a delicious bottle of cold pale pink rose in an ice bucket in front of you and England have won 6-1 then really life doesn't get much better. Except the warm belly pork with curry matinees, smoked trout the shaved fennel and yes the fish and chips eaten with their own pickle cucumber instead of tartar sauce made the whole occasion as good if not better than anything else you would find that night in Europe. Long live the Beckford and long-live this glorious weather

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Thank Kingwolfe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Strongly recommend dining here, food was of top quality and the chef took requests ( we actually had the next days special) so made to feel special and nothing was too much trouble. Brilliant service as well

Thank Claire D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the decor, lovely warm cosy feel. Good choice of gins and wine. The food is always great quality, delicious flavours and worth every penny! No negatives, love coming here

1  Thank nicolestevie
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a large group, all the starters and mains were served on sharing platters which worked extremely well for both the diners and servers alike. Service was quietly efficient and discreet, particularly impressive as the room was so full there was minimal space to move round the table. All the dishes served were delicious and not overly complicated, just good food, well cooked. Nice wine selection. Thank you to all concerned for a most pleasant dining experience. (I'm just left with a little curiosity as to what else their menu has to offer!)

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Thank Giles S
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