The Methuen Arms

“Destination restaurant in Georgian inn” - AA Inspector



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Our View

In 1805, the former Red Lion took the Methuen family's name when it was rebuilt in Bath stone with three storeys and a fine portico. The period character looms large within thanks to elm floorboards, flagstones, rugs, log fires and walls hung with local prints and etchings, and there’s a real energy about the place these days, particularly in the kitchen where Leigh Evans delivers modern British food that satisfies on all levels with its clearly defined, confident flavours and thoughtful textural interplay. The finest local produce, including goodies from the kitchen garden, underpin it all. A feisty starter unites lamb belly and sweetbreads with artichokes, hazelnut, gem lettuce and mint, while main course sees a superlative slab of halibut alongside the forthright flavours of girolles, parsnips, braised beef and truffle mash. Vivacious flavours continue through to a dessert of burnt passionfruit cream with mango salsa, crisp coconut and coconut ice cream.

Awards, Accolades & welcome Schemes

3 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Methuen Arms
2 High Street, CORSHAM, SN13 0HB
Phone : 01249 717060


  • Seats: 60
  • Private dining available
  • On-site parking available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 2.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10
Food and Drink
  • Wines under £30: 37
  • Wines over £30:
  • Wines by the glass: 14
  • Cuisine style: British, Italian

About The area

Discover Wiltshire

A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.

Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.

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