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Methuen Arms Hotel
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Corsham
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Third visit - even better”
Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

A third visit to this lovely pub. No point repeating all the previous positive comments and praise, suffice to say this place was great, as ever, and the food was the best we've had there yet - absolutely delicious. Brilliant service too. Will continue to use it as a base to visit the Bath area and to recommend it to friends and family.

Stayed February 2014
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Guernsey
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We've recently moved back to the UK having spent several years living in the Channel Islands where quality eating establishments are ten a penny (eating out being the main activity of a weekend!) including excellent seafood. We've since eaten at a few place in the Wiltshire area and been quite disappointed. So it was great to find the Methuen arms which we booked as a treat to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I had a starter of squash soup which was lovely, and my husband had prawns on 2 slices of toasted sourdough. My husband had fillet of beef for main which was beautiful (I'd say it was on the very rarest of the medium rare side but we both like that so it was fine) and I had lemon sole which was really tasty and a very good portion size. We stayed over and the room was lovely, the bed supremely comfortable and the bathroom fantastic. It is a little pricey but I think that's just what you have to pay for good food these days, certainly we've paid not too far off for a very average meal in the past and the service was great, lovely welcoming staff, the building is beautiful, hassle free parking etc etc etc. We will be back!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

We visited the Methuen Arms for lunch a few days ago, having just visited Lacock Abbey nearby. We really enjoyed our lunch. We chose 3 courses from a 2 or 3 course seasonal menu, and there were also chunky sandwiches available. The food was absolutely excellent (if a little carbohydrate light) and good value. The service was excellent, couldn't fault it. It was good to see the place busy on a Tuesday lunchtime - well over half the tables were occupied. Shame about recent poor reviews on this site - we saw no evidence of poor service. Thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited The Methuen Arms with a friend intending to eat dinner. We went through to the very small bar at the front of the hotel first which looked like a building site I imagine they are having a refurbishment of this bar but it doesn't look very attractive. All of the candles had burnt out.

I went to the bar to order my drink and was served by a young boy (there was a boy and a girl on the bar). I ordered a Rose and an amaretto and coke. The boy was so busy chatting to an older gentleman that I assume worked there or was at least a regular that he poured the wrong spirit. The Girl noticed and told the boy but no apology was made. in the end my friend received a Rum and coke not the amaretto we ordered.

The bar staff continued to talk to this gentleman for the remainder of the evening so we decided to drink up and leave.

The Methuen Arms is expensive and the service is poor

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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DebbieStill, Owner at Methuen Arms Hotel, responded to this review, February 3, 2014
Dear Emma

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review, obviously I am extremely disappointed to learn of your experience and please accept my apologies. All the staff know how important customer service is and at The Methuen we pride ourselves on being friendly but professional at all times, there is no excuse for such attitude.

I have sent you a private email to you to ask for more detail, once I have this information I can assure you I will investigate in more detail and speak to the members of staff involved.

Once again apologies for your experience and hopefully you will come back and give us another try.

Kind Regards


Debbie Still
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

Passing through Corsham on business my wife and I needed a quick lunch. By sheer chance stopped at the Methuen. We were pleasantly surprised. Good service, good food at a good price ..and a warm welcome. One needs nothing more.

Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have stayed at The Methuen on a couple of occasions and absolutley love it , This time We returned with a party of 6 friends traveling up from Bournemouth for New Year's Eve Dinner and booked to stay the night. The Chef's Menu was amazing and the Beef Wellington with celeriac fondant marlborough mushrooms and creamed spinich ...was amazing ! Debbie, Martin and there staff were brilliant very friendly and very profesional and nothing was too much trouble and all done with a smile. The bedrooms were comfortable & tastfully decorated with luxery toitetries and homemade biscuits with great coffee !!! Breakfast didn't disappoint and we were spoilt for choice from home made granola , fresh fruit salad ,home made muffins pastries and more ...plus a full english and great coffee! (much needed after seeing the New Year in ) We didnt want to leave but will be definatley returning to this Gem in Corsham.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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DebbieStill, Owner at Methuen Arms Hotel, responded to this review, January 10, 2014
Dear Angie,

Thankyou for taking the time to write a review. It was great to see you all again and I am really pleased you enjoyed our New Year celebrations. I have passed on your comments about the food to chef and his team and I know they will also be delighted.

It was a good night and all the guests had fun - now we will start planning 2014!!! Hope that your journey home this year was less eventful than last time and we look forward to celebrating with you next New Year!.

Very Best Wishes

Debbie
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

I stayed at this hotel Thurs 19th Dec. My colleague booked it, so I had no idea what to expect. I just assumed it would be like a bed & breakfast.
I was absolutely blown away by this place. It's quintessential old England, but with all the mod cons of any top hotel. Everything from the decor to the toiletries are first class.
It has character and the staff are warm and welcoming; which makes a difference to the corporate 4 star hotel I'd stayed in earlier in the week.
We ate in the restaurant, and again I couldn't find fault. Great wines and a good menu.
If you are bored of the big,nondescript chain hotels but still like a bit of luxury, this place is for you.
I enjoyed my stay that much, I'm just about to book again for Jan.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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DebbieStill, Owner at Methuen Arms Hotel, responded to this review, December 23, 2013
Dear Karen

Thankyou so much for taking the time to write a review and I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Methuen. Customer service is very important to us and we strive for guests to feel at ease whilst still receiving professional service. We make alot of effort with the planning of the menu and wines etc and it is great to receive such positive feedback. I will pass this onto the staff.

May I take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year.

Kind Regards

Debbie Still
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Property: Methuen Arms Hotel
Address: 2 High St, Corsham SN13 0HB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Corsham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Corsham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Methuen Arms Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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