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“So good we ate there coming and going!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Beckford Arms

Beckford Arms
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Tisbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$39
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Twickenham, United Kingdom
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277 reviews
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“So good we ate there coming and going!!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Found this welcoming pub in The Good Pub Guide. We were on our way to a holiday in the Tamar Valley, Devon with our two little doggies. Pub food can be a bit hit or miss and here it is definitely a hit. It is clear straightaway that the food takes centre stage. There is a large selection of delectable, interesting sounding bar snacks listed on a black board in the bar area and the main menu is certainly a step up from that in many pubs. All the folks working there were warm and on the ball, the decor was modern and comfy and there was a lovely outdoor terraced area and garden. We liked it so much we stopped there for lunch on the trip home. Wish this was our local!

  • Visited May 2014
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North Cornelly, United Kingdom
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“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Location ideal, good sized car park. The place was full on our arrival, and although we had not booked, we were accommodated.The staff were very friendly, attentive and professional.The menu gave you a wide selection of dishes. Our meals were hot, well presented and of food quality. There was a good choice of local ales, and atmosphere was typical of a country pub. Worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Bransgore, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“A Special Celebration”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Had a wonderful celebration lunch at this delightful establishment and very much enjoyed the good food and great atmosphere. Was certainly worth the drive through beautiful English countryside.

  • Visited May 2014
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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“Excellent food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

This was our first visit and we were very impressed with both the food and service. We met friends for lunch who had been before and who thought it was well worth another visit. We couldn't agree more, great food and attentive service from the staff. Having read some previous reviews before our visit we can only assume that management and staff have really upped their game. Well done! we will be back.

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West Sussex
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“A little disappointing.....”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2014

I found this a very difficult review to write because the contrast between the food and the 'experience' of visiting were so marked .Staying in the area for a week we had read the reviews and had high expectations only to come away a little disappointed.

On a positive note the food was excellent - good quality, well prepared, beautifully presented. Portion sizes were good and reasonably priced.The menu had something for everyone from an omelette to more specialist fish and meat dishes. A great selection of wines (incl. many by the glass) and beers.

There were however a number of little issues, which on their own did not amount to much (we don't expect perfection!) but cumulatively did not help for a positive experience. We were served very warm water and one of our knives had not been cleaned properly. Service was efficient but slightly automated and remote.Perhaps patronising is a little too strong a description however we both felt we were intruding where the staff were far happier dealing with the regulars.

Finally, having both had starters and mains we declined anything else - not because we wouldn't have enjoyed the food but because we wanted to get away from the cigarette smoke drifting into the restaurant from the terrace a few feet away.

If rated on the food - five star; however for the overall experience - three star.

Visited May 2014
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dan_pub, Owner at Beckford Arms, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thank you for your very genuine and honest feedback. Service is at the very heart of what we do and we are absolutely passionate about this. This is obviously a failing of us the management to allow you to feel so underserved and we are going to have to look very seriously at why you and the previous reviewer had such a bad experience. I can assure you that we will be doing this. I am glad you enjoyed the food so much but this can never, as you rightly say, make up for poor service.
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