The Methuen Arms

Corsham, Wiltshire
+44 (0)1249 717060

Coolly renovated, award-winning coaching inn with good rooms, excellent food and a beautiful courtyard for lunch in the sun - Bath is close


19 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome

The Experience

The Methuen started life as a 14th-century nunnery, turned into a coaching inn in 1608, then had a Georgian facelift in the late 1700s. Now, it’s a chic boutique hotel – cosy and stylish with great food and delicious Butcombe ales. It sits on the edge of the village, with an avenue of trees around the corner that lead to Corsham Court, an Elizabethan pile. As for the hotel, there’s a sun-trapping courtyard where you can eat in summer, a restaurant that opens onto the garden, a locals’ bar where the main currency is gossip, then a sitting-room bar where you can sink into an armchair in front of the wood-burner. It’s all very pretty, an with easy style that runs throughout. You’ll find shuttered windows, the odd beam, the daily papers, rugs on wood floors. Gorgeous bedrooms have warm colours, padded bedheads, good art, Roberts radios. There are robes in fine bathrooms, four of which have claw-foot baths, one of which is in the bedroom. Super food waits, perhaps cream of shallot soup, venison with heritage carrots, Wiltshire honey crème caramel.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Lunch from £8. Dinner, 3 courses, about £35. Sunday lunch from £14.


Nightly price
from £140
Singles from £90.
2 Twin/doubles
From £140
1 Family room for 4
From £150
16 Doubles
From £140



Well presented food from a good varied menu. Efficient friendly staff. Convenient for visiting Bath for the day.

David, Bedfordshire

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