One visit to The Five Arrows and you’ll fall in love. This glorious boutique hotel, standing at the gates of Waddesdon Manor, boasts both historical characteristics and elegant charm. The hotel’s 16 bedrooms, reception, bar and restaurant have all been recently refurbished. Interior designers Design House Winchester are behind the hotel’s stylish and contemporary country house look and feel. There is real emphasis on comfort throughout, and the hotel is dog-friendly so pet-lovers are welcome, too.
Should you be staying, you’ll discover that all the rooms are named after a Rothschild wine. That’s just a hint at the importance of fi ne food and wine at the Five Arrows. The two-AA-rosette restaurant has been included in The Michelin Guide for 2018 and Countryfile’s John Craven listed the Five Arrows as one of his favourite restaurants in the UK. It’s not hard to see why. A relaxed, seamless dining experience awaits in the hotel’s restaurant. Menus are crafted with care by experienced chefs to reflect the seasons. In winter you might see the likes of rabbit confit and hazelnut terrine with quail’s egg and apricot purée, and Jerusalem artichoke soup with trompette mushrooms to start. Follow with mains like pan-fried sea bass, Hambleton estate venison served with chocolate wine jus, or British sirloin steak with triple-cooked chips. The wine list is extensive and the staff are well-versed in wine pairings. If you’re just stopping by for the day, why not enjoy one of the Five Arrows’ sumptuous afternoon teas? The Old Coach House function room is perfect for celebrations, parties and weddings.