Parts of The Riverbarn are over 600 years old and it has operated as a business for the last 100 years. In the past it has served as the local shop and Post Office. The latter still provides essential amenities for the locality on two mornings a week. It’s possibly the smallest Post Office in Wiltshire!
It was run as a Gallery and Gift Shop in the past but it has now gained an excellent reputation for its extensive lunch and dinner menus and for its morning coffee and afternoon tea selection. It has increasingly become the place where more and more people choose to book for that special private function.
The wooden tables with puzzles and games create a cosy and friendly feel throughout the day but give way to create a more sophisticated air for dinner guests. Tables in the garden and a lawn which stretches down to the river, provide the perfect relaxing setting for outside dining in the warmer months of the year!
Due to popular demand the Riverbarn is now open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday Evening’s providing ‘fine dining’ in association with local suppliers. ‘AA Dining’ and ‘AA*** Highly Commended Accommodation Guest House’ awards underline the quality of what they offer. The Riverbarn is fully licensed with a range of fine wines and locally sourced beers, cider and organic juices.
Hosts Jill and Ian Sutcliffe, with sons Tom (Manager) and Jon (Chef), have gained this family business a considerable local following. Ted, their Chocolate Labrador, is also on hand to provide a warm welcome too!