A small but diverse group of acclaimed South West-of-England hospitality businesses that bring the finest of traditional English conviviality to venues and locations of outstanding natural and physical beauty
Four traditional yet contemporary inns across the South West of England. Individual in style and creativity, united in hospitality.
The Beckford Arms
The first Beckford venue, Situated at the centre of what was William Beckford's huge estate in Wiltshire, just under two hours from London and twenty minutes from Salisbury. The pub has an oak stool lined bar stocked with local ales, a restaurant serving unpretentious, seasonal food, a sun-filled terrace with a wood-fired pizza oven, a homely library for intimate gatherings, a sitting room with roaring fires and deep antique chairs, eight characterful bedrooms and two luxurious lodges just a short stroll away from the pub.
Fonthill Gifford, Tisbury
Wiltshire SP3 6PX
Tel: 01747 870385[email protected]Visit Site
The Talbot Inn
Set in the beautiful ancient town of Mells, this long-established coaching inn, with its warren of exposed beam rooms, big converted coach house and cobbled courtyard, just two hours from London and just twenty minutes from Georgian Bath. The pub has a cosy main bar stocked with local ales, a restaurant and grill room both serving unpretentious pub food, a sun-filled cobbled courtyard and a beautiful garden perfect for the warmer months.
Somerset BA11 3PN
Tel: 01373 812254[email protected]Visit Site
The Lord Poulett Arms
Located in the heart of the historic Somerset village of Hinton Saint George, two hours from London and thirty-five minutes from the coast of Lyme Regis. The pub has a main bar stocked with fine local ales and obligatory Somerset ciders. Further dining rooms serving unpretentious food and beautifully landscaped gardens. Upstairs there are seven bedrooms, each individually designed and teeming with historic charm.
Hinton Saint George TA17 8SE
Tel: 01460 73149[email protected]Visit Site
The Bath Arms
Positioned on the Longleat Estate, The Bath Arms is the latest inn to join the Beckford family. Established in 1736, there’s a bar stocked with ales from local brewers, spirits from the finest distillers and delicious wine from around the world. The restaurant serves unpretentious, seasonal food using the abundance of produce surrounding the estate and the bedrooms, which are set across the main house and stable block, have interiors inspired by the Wiltshire landscape.
Wiltshire BA12 7LY
Tel: 01985 844308[email protected]Visit Site
We think that wine should be sold in a sociable environment, not in a warehouse or in a supermarket, by knowledgeable staff and at good prices. BBS is a modern wine merchant with old-fashioned values.
Beckford Bottle Shop Bath
Opened in late 2017, our Bath Bottle Shop is both a Bistro and a Wine Shop. A charming, relaxed venue to buy, drink and enjoy wine accompanied by inventive, tasty British ‘small plates’ as well as cheese and charcuterie for lunch and supper, a fuller meal can be created from several small plates with a bottle of wine selected from the shop. There is also a large ‘by the glass’ bistro wine list.
The Beckford Bottle Shop
5-8 Saville Row, Bath
Somerset, BA1 2QP
Our first few guests loved the products so much that they wanted to buy them for their bathrooms, and so this little apple seed began to grow into something bigger. Our range continues to develop and has now extended to include candles, room fragrance, sleep sprays, Digby dog wash and Little B. As Bramley has grown, so has its commitment to maintaining and preserving beautiful natural environments through its approach to sustainability, partners, and the company's decision to contribute to meaningful charities.
Beckford Consulting offers bespoke advice to the quality end of the hospitality industry.
Our particular expertise is in the higher-end and boutique hotel sector, though we also undertake work in the food and beverage sector, including restaurants, cafés, function venues, pubs and bars. We are different from traditional consultants. Our working style is informal and ‘hands-on’. We focus on practical, deliverable results rather than on producing dry reports and plans (though we can do that if needed).
We are passionate about every project and we always aim to add as much value as possible in a cost-effective way. Beckford is unique in offering the complete array of advice that a quality hospitality asset may need, from strategy, concepts, design and fitting-out, to opening (or re-opening), staffing, marketing, PR, F&B, supply chains, systems and project management. We are most often engaged when businesses require improving or are starting-up.
Our staff are the lifeblood of everything and the nurturing of them is the single most important thing we do
Our mission is to look after every single person that comes through our doors by offering outstanding hospitality. The way we do that is to hire, keep and develop great staff. We always remember that, however many awards we have won, and there have been many, that we are always only as good as our last service – we start afresh every single day.
We are always on the lookout for the very best, passionate and talented staff to join our teams. Our own special informal but formal service style is detailed in a book, our bible, and this is continually reinforced with training in whatever role you inhabit.
What’s coming up in the wonderful world of Beckford
Beckford staff have a love of hospitality and a hunger to learn. We are always on the lookout for the very best and offer training for staff at every level. If you are as passionate as us about great food, drink and heartfelt hospitality then follow the careers link above and get in touch.
Christmas Wreath Workshop
This workshop, hosted by local florist Flora Ray, will take you through the steps of creating your very own traditional foliage front door wreath. At the end of the workshop you can take home your creation to proudly display on your door.
Can’t quite decided what to give? Our Gift Vouchers are a quick and easy way to show them you care. Simply select the amount you’d like, check out and we’ll do the rest. The recipient can redeem across our inns on lunch, supper, tipples or an overnight stay.
Buy a gift voucher