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A great nights stay in Tisbury

The South Western is a wonderful Victorian Hotel situated in a quintessential English village in the heart of rural Wiltshire and serving some of the best food in the West Country.

Our menu has been specially created to provide something for everyone at fantastic value. See for yourself! Download the menu now. We also have hot and cold snacks, tea and coffee available throughout the day, every day.

The South Western was one of two Railway hotels built following the construction of the London and South Western Railway through Tisbury in 1859. The South Western was built in 1884 to provide accommodation for travellers using the line and was particularly helpful to Shaftesbury people. We are situated right opposite the Tisbury main line train station from Waterloo to Exeter.

Steeped in history, Tisbury is the largest village in Wiltshire’s Nadder Valley and has been a settlement for over 2,000 years. Place Farm, in Tisbury is home to one of the largest tithe barns in the UK, is still in existence and is closely associated with Shaftesbury Abbey. The 12th century parish church of St John the Baptist sits on the northern bank of the River Nadder. Its churchyard boasts a 4,000-year-old yew tree, as estimated by David Bellamy using carbon dating techniques. Most of the older houses in the village are built with locally quarried Chilmark stone, contrasting with the Victorian red brick found on the High Street. The railway arrived here in 1859 and is ideal for travelling to and from Salisbury, London and Exeter.

Tisbury is an excellent base from which to explore England’s countryside, including the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Picturesque villages such as Hindon, Dinton, Fonthill Bishop and the Donheads can be explored nearby. Stay here and you can head for local towns such as Wilton and Shaftesbury, and attractions such as Longleat, Stourhead and Old Wardour Castle - the latter is just a few minutes’ drive away and is a fine example of a 14th century castle, although now without a roof courtesy of the Civil War.

If you are looking for somewhere to stay in this beautiful and picturesque area then we have everything you need. Clean, cosy bedrooms with all the amenities you would expect for a comfortable and restful stay. Although it is quick and easy to book online, it is often worth calling us to see if we have any special deals on offer, as we do from time to time, and even when we show as fully booked, we may have received a last minute cancellation. Contact us for more information.

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Enjoy a delicious meal at the South Western pub in Tisbury Serving traditional pub food for all the family.

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Stay in comfort at the South Western pub in Tisbury. We have double bedroom ensuite accommodation available for all the family. Situated in beautiful Tisbury in Wiltshire.

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