Five Arrows Hotel - Waddesdon

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The Five Arrows is an elegant boutique hotel, standing near the gates of Waddesdon Manor

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Formerly a Victorian coaching inn, the building is a delightful Victorian mix of authentic English style – half timbering, elaborate Elizabethan chimneys and wrought ironwork – built in the late 1870s.

Recently refurbished throughout, the interiors have been designed by Design House Winchester, to give them a stylish, contemporary country house look and feel.


Our seasonal menus use fresh local ingredients to produce modern European dishes. These are complemented by an extensive list of Rothschild and guest wines.

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History of the hotel

The Five Arrows is a Grade II listed building at the gates of Waddesdon Manor built on the site of an old coaching inn. Its name is derived from the Rothschild family emblem of a shield surmounted by five arrows, pointing upward and tied with a ribbon.

Built in 1887 as part of Waddesdon Estate by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild it was originally used to accommodate the architects, craftsmen and artisans working on the Manor itself.

It was designed by architect/builder, James Taylor, who lived locally in Bierton; in his own “authentic” English style of half timbering, elaborate Elizabethan chimney stacks, and wrought ironwork. Architecturally it is one of the most striking buildings in the village.