Nearby points of interest

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  1. Distance: 20.76mi
  2. Distance: 21.05mi
  3. Distance: 31.79mi
  4. Distance: 35.63mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 20.76mi
  2. Distance: 21.05mi
  3. Distance: 31.79mi
  4. Distance: 35.63mi
  1. Distance: 20.76mi
  2. Distance: 21.05mi
  3. Distance: 31.79mi
  4. Distance: 35.63mi

About The Riverbarn

The Riverbarn Restaurant, 'Old World Charm Modern British Cuisine', boasts Two AA Rosettes for Culinary Excellence. It is proud to be ‘Recommended’ in The Michelin Guide 2015 & 2016. Chef brothers Jonny Sutcliffe [Head Chef] & Tom Sutcliffe [Sous Chef] continue to receive considerable critical acclaim for their
imaginative & flavorsome cuisine: “A gastronomic revelation & an exceptional culinary haven” ­ Salisbury Life. “Two brothers create
carefully prepared, flavorsome dishes” ­ Michelin Inspector “Barnstorming flavors” ­ Wiltshire Society “Cuisine is very much at the heart of the operation here & the meal sampled impressed!” ­ AA
Inspector. Popular 'Tasting Menu' events with 'A La Carte' & 'Set' menus designed to showcase the very best local & seasonal produce. The Riverbarn is also an AA**** Guest House & is situated in glorious countryside beside a tranquil river flowing to the stunning lake on the beautiful & historically fascinating Fonthill Estate.

Fonthill Bishop
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5SF
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:

Tuesday - Sunday: 12:00 - 14:30

Dinner

Thursday - Saturday: 18:30 - 21:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£26 to £40

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01747 820232

Website:
http://www.theriverbarn.org.uk/

Parking Details:
Large Private Car Park

Public Transport:
Tisbury Mainline Station ­ 2 miles by car Bus Service

Executive Chef:
Jonny Sutcliffe

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining is available by arrangement

Additional:
Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Riverbarn Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasions (24)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Worth the Drive (22)
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Lunch (22)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Local Ingredients (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Casual (11)
Cosy (11)
Neighbourhood Gem (11)
Seasonal (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Authentic (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Romance (7)
Scenic View (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Child Friendly (3)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Outdoor Eating (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Group Bookings (2)
Organic (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Waterfront (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 9 November 2017

Yet again a warm welcome, great service, delicious food all freshly cooked, a real gem in a beautiful area. We will be back. Thank you

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 22 October 2017

We have always found the Riverbarn to provide wonderful menus at reasonable prices and the staff are very attentive and helpful but not overbearing.
Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 21 October 2017

Food was amazing and they accommodated our request to simplify a meal for our 5 y/old.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
·Dined on 14 October 2017

Delicious food, can't believe I haven't visited before! Will definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Tasting Menu
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 1 October 2017

Consistently outstanding food and excellent service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 30 September 2017

Superb experience all round.we will be back.
Thank you

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on 16 September 2017

This place was absolutely fantastic!!! The brother cook amazingly!!!

Tags: Organic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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service5
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·Dined on 8 September 2017

We will definitely be heading back to the Riverbarn soo. The food was exceptional, the staff friendly Dan informed and the atmosphere perfect!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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food5
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value5

 
·Dined on 2 September 2017

A friendly welcome and excellent food in an environment that has all the right elements to make you feel comfortable and well looked after. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Thank you.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 31 August 2017

Food was beautifully cooked with some unusual taste combinations which worked really well. Presentation was excellent and it was great to chat with our hosts.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 12 August 2017

Second visit to this charming restaurant. We will be back, excellent again. Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Berkshire)·Dined on 12 August 2017

The owners of the restaurant were absolutely lovely, incredibly welcoming and charming. The menu was not large, but just packed with really tempting food - we took ages to make our choices. The food was terrific, beautifully cooked and presented. I eat out a lot, so it's hard to find a place which is excellent without being exorbitantly expensive and/or very snooty. The Riverbarn is simply a lovely place, with a lovely team who serve really interesting and excellent food - at a reasonable price. Seek them out, you won't be disappointed.

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food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
·Dined on 6 August 2017

Very accommodating, we had a toddler and two dogs and nothing was too much trouble.
Excellent and will defiantly go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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food5
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value3

 
·Dined on 27 July 2017

Lovely small friendly family run restaurant, delicious food, good menu, wonderful service. A great place to meet up with friends, lovers, marrieds (old and young) etc., one of the best in the area! Highly recommended.

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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food5
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service5
value5

 
·Dined on 23 July 2017

loved it! A truly dog friend pub. Friendly staff and fantastic food. One of the best roasts I had in a while.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 23 July 2017

From the moment we arrived the owners and staff treated us like long lost friends. The meal was excellent

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value3

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 15 July 2017

Very enjoyable lunch in attractive surroundings-lovely family restaurant with food cooked specially to a high standard-will bring the family next time.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 11 July 2017

Our first visit, and we couldn't fault it...the food was superb.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Delicious dinner to celebrate a big birthday. Will definitely be back and have already recommended to friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 29 June 2017

This restaurant just gets better and better. All the staff are very friendly and attentive. The food is of the highest quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (London)·Dined on 25 June 2017

Love this place. Small, charming, family-run restaurant serving excellent food in the heart of the beautiful Wiltshire countryside. Ian and Jill are very friendly and welcoming and their sons Jonny and Tom produce magic from the kitchen. Always a wonderful experience!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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food5
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 13 June 2017

This was our third visit to this charming restaurant. The food is excellent and beautifully served and the atmosphere is very friendly. We highly recommend
The Riverbarn for lunch or dinner.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Exceptional food, incredible service. Would highly recommend!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Perfect in every way, food, atomosphere and staff, we couldn't fault it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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food5
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service5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on 10 June 2017

Loved it. Service was great and food delicious. The Riverbarn is an usual building and garden is beautiful

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 8 June 2017

The Riverbarn never fails to impress from the warm greeting on entry through the delicious food to the coffee. Our restaurant of choice in south west Wiltshire

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience5
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value3

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 20 May 2017

The Riverbarn is a delightful old world restaurant. The welcome was warm and friendly. The service was good the food arrived hot, well presented and reasonably quickly. My guests had the fish which they said was excellent. My wife and I had the lamb, I think the haute of haute cuisine was perhaps a bit haute for us. I would have preferred a more basic meal with rather more tender meat and some fresh vegitables. I am sure others would have loved what we had and I wouldn't want to detract from the chef's obvious skills.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 6 May 2017

The Riverbarn was in a beautiful setting. The owners were friendly and welcoming.The food was delicious. They were very accomodating - offering to adapt their menu to ensure my 3 year old had something to eat. We will definitely be going back.

Tags: Scenic View
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food4
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 6 April 2017

What can I say? Always good, except on Sundays when they try to compete with the local pubs for Sunday roasts when they have no need. service good and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 2 April 2017

We were all very impressed with the service. Staff and quality of the meal. Would recommend to all our friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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food5
ambience3
service5
value4

 
 (Bath)·Dined on 2 March 2017

Quiet, cosy perfectly cooked steaks, one of the best soups I have ever tasted.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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food4
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service5
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 12 February 2017

This was Sunday lunch so the menu was a bit restrictive apart from the two roasts, but the fish is always excellent, and this is what all four of us had. I don't think they need to compete with the local pubs for a roast dinner on Sundays as their other offerings are top class. I am always impressed by the wine list, which often features some little known, but excellent ones; we went for a reasonably priced Portuguese white which complimented the fish.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 29 January 2017

I have not been to the River Barn for while, decided to return for Sunday lunch, as per usual it excided our expectations, shall not be leaving it so long before my next visit.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (London)·Dined on 24 January 2017

Exceptional food as always. Friendly service and good atmosphere.

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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 21 January 2017

A short, sensible menu a la carte and prix fixe with just the right range of choice and food that was was distinctive, delicious and exceptional - and that was the opinion of all the diners of all three courses.

The service was impeccable with the right balance of friendliness and attentiveness without being overbearing.

Very pleasant ambience and surroundings, with ample parking.

Plan to make it a regular destination.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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food5
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value4

 
 (Hampshire)·Dined on 20 January 2017

We love The Riverbarn. The food is excellent and always cooked and presented to perfection. The owners are always very friendly and courteous, and the ambience is relaxed and homely.
We use The Riverbarn as our regular venue for meeting with ours friends, and it would be very difficult to better it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 10 December 2016

As always a really good experince. Good food and friendly, attentive service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 22 November 2016

You are always given such a friendly welcome and it is a very well run business. The food is consistently good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Gloucestershire)·Dined on 30 October 2016

As good as ever! A warm welcome and delicious food in a quiet relaxed environment The Riverbarn never fails to delight!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Warwickshire)·Dined on 29 October 2016

A quality restaurant. Very quiet the evening we visited which actually suited us. A small restaurant which you'll almost certainly have to drive to, plenty of parking. Beautiful location and evidence you can sit outside on a nice day. Service and food top rate. A prix fix and a la carte menu means you can try and keep the final bill in check but the wine might just blow that - and let it :) Also, a splendid choice of gins - a shame for the driver. The food is really good, definitely worth doing three courses. They look to have a tasting menu special on some nights - I'd love to try it. Service is great too - the guy knew all about the local area and its stories and knew exactly the right amount of attention each table needed. Certainly a cut above most in the area I suspect a worth it for any special occasion. Highly recommended.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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