Re-launched by Butcombe Brewery following a takeover in November 2016, two phases of development have seen The Methuen Arms transform over the past 12 months. Concorde BGW have entirely renovated the existing bar and restaurant and created five brand-new en-suite bedrooms in the hotel’s old stable block. The bedrooms feature beautiful fabrics, bespoke interiors and eclectic design features including Roberts Radios, Rainfall Showers and gorgeous Bramley products in the bathrooms. Now offering 19 bedrooms in total, the new bedrooms have a bolder, more contemporary design
Butcombe Brewery was keen to pay respect to the Methuen Arms’ history and previous life as a coaching inn with stabling for 40 horses. The building’s exposed stone walls and age-old timber beams can be found across the site and form the basis for the country aesthetic that’s been maintained throughout, evoking a rustic, laid-back vibe. During the decorating process, Concorde BGW uncovered some hidden parquet timber flooring, which it has now restored and takes pride of place throughout the inn’s ground floor. Alongside the restaurant, The Methuen Arms homes a relaxed bar and dining area, a beautiful garden dining room, an opulent Green Room and a unique twenty-seater Scullery private dining room; perfect for family birthdays and business meetings alike.
Speaking about the renovations, Jayson Perfect, Managing Director of Pubs & Inns at Liberation Group, said:
“The Methuen Arms was a fascinating project because the space was steeped in history and had so much potential, but it needed to be unlocked. The more we looked the more gems we found, like the hidden parquet timber flooring. It was also important from the start that we created a destination that could act as a home away from home for both guests and locals – the pub is the cornerstone of any village, after all. The final result is absolutely stunning and altogether more welcoming for everyone.”