Monday to Sunday / 11am - 11pm
Stay Dine
Monday to Sunday / 11am - 11pm
Stay Dine


The Beckford is in the Fonthill Estate, a stunning area of natural beauty with many fabulous walks into the countryside. Slightly further afield we are surrounded by numerous attractions and activities. Explore the city of Salisbury, a thirty minute drive away from the pub and discover its cathedral with the tallest spire in the country.


Brian Taylor Exhibition
Brian Taylor Exhibition
20 January – 31 March 2023 / Approximately 30 works by the artist Brian Taylor (1935-2013) will be on show in the exhibition including many bronze sculptures which have rarely been on public display since the early 1960s.
Ceramics Season
Ceramics Season
13 February – 30 April 2023 / In 2023 the spring season at Messums celebrates contemporary ceramic across its various spaces with a programme of exhibitions and events that seek to showcase the richness and breadth of the medium, profiling a number of significant contemporary practitioners and focusing particularly on the importance of the journey of making.
Messums Book Club
Messums Book Club
Messums new book club will meet on the first Thursday evening every month to debate works by some of the greatest thinkers and writers of our time. Starting with drinks at the bar we will gather in the barn to exchange ideas and views on the books and hopefully make some new friends.


The Fonthill Estate

The Estate, which is ten thousand acres and right on our doorstep, consists of farmland, woodland and formal gardens. Whilst visiting you will not only be able to see the outstanding natural beauty of the Estate, but also its incredible history and all the activities that take place within it.


Salisbury is a medieval city, just nine miles south of Stonehenge. The City boasts stunning architecture, an array of independent shops and a thirteenth-century cathedral with the tallest spire in Britain. Salisbury is also home to the best-preserved of only four surviving original copies of the Magna Carta.


Wellness near The Beckford Arms
Country Pursuits near The Beckford Arms
Country Pursuits
Landscape near The Beckford Arms
Art near The Beckford Arms
History near The Beckford Arms
Gardens near The Beckford Arms