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The Riverbarn

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Fonthill Bishop SP3 5SF, England
+44 1747 820232
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 18:30 - 21:00
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Tisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Another wonderful meal at this delightful place. Jill and Ian are consummate hosts, always welcoming and nothing is too much trouble, their sons Jonny and Tom create the most gorgeous food, and their waitress Eloise is friendly, professional and attentive. I would never hesitate in recommending The Riverbarn to anyone. Worth every penny, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Joanne S
Poole England
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Just back from Lunch here - as always beautifully judged service and of course fabulous food.....don't hesitate.....

Thank wylie77
Thruxton, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Our first, but certainly not our last, visit with friends for dinner. Not grand but for a pub without pretensions this gets it just right. Best to book i suspect but do try it.

Thank chris r
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Visited for Sunday lunch with my Husband and had a lovely time. The restaurant was very cozy and well decorated. The food was delicious and the service was excellent, we were made to feel very welcome. It's £22 for 2 courses and £28 for 3 courses so nice for a treat

Thank Tamw24
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We have had quite a few excellent Sunday lunches here this year and having been to Salisbury to see the matinee of Aladdin accompanied by several hundred creatures, all born this decade, we decided to make an evening visit to The Riverbarn to finish our day properly. Children - I love them but I couldn't eat a whole one! The... More 

Devizes, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We had intended to eat at the Beckford Arms and were disappointed to find that there was no room, in spite of there seemingly being various spare tables. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise...The Riverbarn, which I remembered having seen on the way there, proved to be a fantastic, family run restaurant and we left rather glad... More 

Thank Angela P
New Forest, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Oh yes it is!! First time visit here for my wife and I - usually frequent somewhere quite close to here. Love the setting, great welcome from the hosts and owners, who were very happy to welcome our two well behaved dogs into the restaurant. Waitress was charming, other customers were friendly and clearly eat at this restaurant frequently. Great... More 

Thank wilko202
London, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

We came across this little gem totally by chance whilst en route to Cornwall and I'm so delighted we did! It's conveniently close to the highway, has plenty of parking, is completely charming inside and has such friendly and welcoming staff. And then the food. The food! We didn't intend to have a 3 course lunch, but that's what happened... More 

Thank Julianne P
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

The food is excellent. The chef clearly knows how to produce amazing food using high quality ingredients. The restaurant was fairly quiet and therefore lacked atmosphere the Saturday evening we dined there. My only gripe was the service charge. We are generous tippers and are more than happy for service charge to be added to a bill. There is mention... More 

Thank Dee D
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

What a great little restaurant, the food was amazing with everything cooked to order. Great ingredients and real care taken over the presentation without looking 'indulgent'. Great service too... and genuine. We'll be back!

Thank John R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$62
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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?