Before February 2017, The Methuen Arms was a truly wonderful place to stay. The food was fantastic. The owners was delightful, and the service was excellent.
We stayed in November 2017, six months after a change of hands and management, and sadly there was a notable decline in the quality we had previously enjoyed.
Many of the reviews here relate to the previous period when this was undoubtedly a wonderful place to stay, but sadly, based on our recent experience it seems to have gone downhill rather rapidly, under new management.
We had multiple smaller problems throughout our stay, none of which were worth noting here, in themselves, but which collectively pointed to a marked decline (systems not working, normally-expected things not available, obvious issues with basic maintenance; all fixable and, indeed, fixed for us, but too many for pure coincidence).
What is worth noting in more detail in this review, because it was the most disappointing aspect of all, was that the food, although undoubtedly nice when originally prepared, was barely mediocre by the time it reached our table. We had to wait 45 mints and it had very clearly been reheated in the meantime, and, as a result was barely adequate.
This is particularly disappointing considering this was such a wonderful place to eat in the the past.
The decor in the rooms and the quality of bathroom fittings remains excellent and the bedding and general level of comfort was good. However, under this new management with such glaring evidence of a slipshod approach compared to the previous management, I can well imagine that this will decline from its current relatively high quality.
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- Also Known As:
- Methuen Arms Corsham