OUR FAVOURITE PLACES TO EAT
If you are staying with us on a Friday night, we highly recommend joining us for our popular Friday Late. And for every other night, these are our local recommendations, we're spoiled for choice.
- The Beckford Arms, Fonthill Gifford
Great food and drinks, a 25 min walk though the Estate
- Pythouse Kitchen Garden, West Hatch
In a beautiful walled garden, the Pyt Fire nights are our favourites
- The Compasses Inn, Lower Chicksgrove
Giles Coren named this 'the pub of a lifetime'
- The Forester, Donhead St Andrew
Seriously good food - awarded a Bib Gourmand in 2020.
- The Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe
Great gastropub, owned by Top Gear's James May.
- The Black Dog, Chilmark
A good, old-fashioned dog-friendly pub with good casual food
- The Boot, Tisbury
Great pizzas and dog-friendly
- The Grosvenor Arms, Hindon
Great food + epic pizzas. 3 min drive
Nadder Valley Walks
Tisbury Footpath Club have published two editions of Nadder Valley Walks, each detailing the routes for 18 circular walks around the Nadder Valley and beyond. We have copies available to buy, just ask a member of our team.
Walk number 11 in the orange book, Fonthill Park & Ridge, passes our front door and is a great place to start.
ELECTRIC BIKE RENTAL
Brand new to Tisbury for 2021, and just 5 minutes from Bird & Carter, Cranks & Planks rent their electric mountain bikes for either half or whole days. The electric motors make the world flat, so no more stuggling up hills! We can honestly say it is so much fun, and a brilliant way to take in some of beautiful surrounding countryside on the Fonthill Estate and beyond.
Wyndham Business Park, Tisbury
mobile massage + outdoor training
Studio Zest provides a range of wellness services from their studio in Tisbury. But why not treat yourself during your Bird & Carter stay and let the team come to you. Pamper yourself with a full body massage or if you fancy something more energetic, what about a training session in the open air?
Tailored to you, from sports massage to relaxing all over with beautiful oils.
Outdoor Training (up to 3 people): £50/hour
Think kettle bells, hip bands and a range of body weight exercises, Studio Zest bring weights and fitness equiptment to provide you a top class session.
Travel - £10 within a 5 mile radius of Tisbury.
We're lucky to have this pioneering gallery and arts space on our doorstep here on the Fonthill Estate. Book a slot for the latest exhibition.
Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury
Photo: Adrian Wroth
By promoting deep relaxation, a reflexology treatment will increase your circulation, eliminate toxins and balance your body. It addresses all of the 11 body systems from digestion and endocrine through to reproductive and the nervous systems.
Pip Zingg is a fully qualified reflexologist working from a beautiful, relaxing space in Fovant. She trained with the award winning tutor, Jackie James at Calming Influences and is a member of the Association of Reflexologists and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council.
Book a treatment during your stay.
With our convenient location just off the A303 on the Dorset-Wiltshire border, Bird & Carter is only an hour away from some of Britain's most iconic beaches along the Dorset coastline.
Abbotsbury, Knoll Beach, Sandbanks, Lulworth Cove, Worbarrow Bay, Ringstead Bay, Chesil Beach... the list is long. Strap your paddle board to the roof and explore Durdle Door by sea.
Just a 20 minute drive away, the picturesque hilltop town of Shaftesbury is home to Gold Hill, which you might recognise from the vintage Hovis ad. Definitely stop for a photo, but Shaftesbury has much more to offer by way of independent shops and cafes and cultural events.
Some of our favourites are Pamplemousse, Folde, The Botanical Candle Company, Mine, Bright Blooms, Moon + Back and Cranbornes (especially the toy shop!), but there is lots more to explore besides.
Bruton is a 20 minute drive, and has a lot to offer. Some of our favourite places to eat are At The Chapel, Roth Bar and Grill, Osip and The Old Pharmacy. Hauser & Wirth is well worth a visit, both for the gallery and beautiful gardens, and The Newt -also with incredible gardens to explore- is a whole day out in itself.