We love pubs, we do. Especially ones with a chummy restaurant and bedrooms that you can sneak off to, post-pint. In this mood, we salute The Beckford Arms, an inn we’d love to call our local, and our latest hotel of the week.
Style Great Brit-inn
Setting Tisbury’s walkers’ wonderland
Our favourite bits? Ecky thump, we love it all: open fires, local ales, cosy sofas galore, eight pretty rooms, sociable Sunday film nights and a gastropubby restaurant. We also applaud its indomitable spirit: a fire tore through the building in 2010, forcing the hotel to shut down, but it’s back now, and better than ever.
Mr & Mrs Smith say ‘How many inns roast a suckling pig by the bar, or host Sunday film nights, or turn out ravishing chocolate truffles with hazelnut and sea salt ice cream, or have lovely rooms upstairs where you can bed-down after sampling the Wiltshire-made bitters and ales? And not many pubs can claim such scenic surroundings for their own, or offer the wealth of outdoorsy activities and good, clean fun to be had here. Whether you’re seeking a rural family adventure, a Wiltshire-walking fest, or a cosy, coupley break from the big city, the Beckford Arms will make you feel like a regular. You might even end up becoming one.’