The Beckford Arms, Fonthill Gifford Lifestyle | June 30, 2017 BEAUTIFUL BRITISH COUNTRY PUBS WITH ROOMS Today I’m sharing our accommodation The Beckford Arms in Wiltshire with you. We opted for a beautiful country pub this time, for one to test it for ourselves but also because we wanted to share our experience and tell you about it. Why should you choose a country pub? Those of you who love travelling individually and are looking for the typical English atmosphere, a country pub is the perfect choice. Since we’re no big fans of hotel chains, this kind of accommodation speaks to us. Also so much has improved and changed here. Meanwhile many country pubs have the status of a boutique hotel which makes this kind of travel even more attractive. There’s another pro: You can stay for lunch or breakfast in your chosen pub. The Beckford Arms usually has a BBQ on weekends in summer and people love it. We opted for a medium double room in The Beckford Arms which appeared to be smaller than expected. It was absolutely fine as we had 4 hot days and hardly ever spent time in our room. You aren’t always that lucky though and I would go for a large double the next time just to have more space. beautiful british country pubs with rooms With being right in the middle of the English countryside, the location of the pub was amazing. Just about 50m away was a very idyllic church and opposite the street you saw a beautiful thatched cottage. This was the entrace to the Fonthill Estate. If you missed one of my latest posts, I talked about it here and I also mentioned that you can book some activities through the Estate. beautiful british country pubs with rooms Tisbury is only about a 5 minute drive and is a lovely village where you can find everything. You can also take great walks and a lot more. It’s the perfect spot if you feel you need to get away from it all. beautiful british country pubs with rooms Where can you find these pretty country pubs? I usually use 3 sources when I’m looking for something, Stay in a Pub, Mr & Mrs Smith and Sawday’s, all of which are great to find individual accommodations. Before I forget: I really have to mention The Talbot Inn again which belongs to The Beckford Arms and is situated in Somerset. We went there for dinner last year and had the most amazing meal ever. And I’m not saying this lightly especially because there are so many great pubs around. The Talbot also has incredible rooms and the location is a dream.