After its fire 12 months ago, The Beckford Arms near Tisbury is now open for business and I’m told it’s better than ever.
The children’s menu has been revamped by new head chef, Pravin Nayar who has put together a balanced and interesting menu that leaves behind the run of the mill options normally available to kids.
To give you a taster, the children’s menu includes:
- Mini shepherd’s pie
- Pasta with pecorino and their own mini grater – all pasta is now made in-house
- Mini fish and chips and mushy peas
- Grilled Salmon with crushed potatoes and pesto – basil is now grown in our garden (All come with a healthy bowl of fresh vegetables)
- Our own ice cream with fresh berries
- Our own ice lollies made with organic sugar free fruit juice – cider ice lollies for parents
- ‘Make your own’ chocolate sundae
- Jelly and custard
Pravin, or one of the junior chefs, can show children around the kitchen’s well-stocked herb garden where they can get involved, taste, smell and learn about the different herbs used in The Beckford’s food.
As if the food wasn’t enough to entice you, outside there’s both a large sandpit, boules’ piste, Giant Jenga and Giant Connect 4 to entertain the children whilst parents enjoy lunch. There is also Giant Jenga and Giant Connect 4.
If the weather isn’t great, the pub offers a wide variety of board games, plus colouring pencils and the chance for your children to create their own unique Beckford coat of arms. Ad-hoc prizes are awarded.
Occasionally the pub screens free kid’s films in the Sitting Room. Matinees can be booked on weekday afternoons creating a private cinema – perfect for a birthday party with a difference.