Five Arrows Hotel - Waddesdon

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

Rooms from £95 per night

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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.

Best Loved Award Winner

We’re a Best Loved Award winner!

We’re delighted to announce that the Five Arrows Hotel has won the Best Loved Awards ‘The Boutique Award’ for the Best Small Hotel, sponsored by PSL.

The awards celebrate the ‘Best of the Best’ of the UK and Ireland’s independently-owned hotels.

Huge thanks to all those customers who nominated us.


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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'This week I had one of my best ever hotel stays in the wonderful Five Arrows Hotel and Restaurant'

Private functions

Finding the perfect venue can be the hardest part about planning any celebration. Both the Rothschild Room and the Old Coach House are available for private hire for birthdays, christenings, and other events for 10-60 guests.

Room hire for dinners or lunches is £175 Mon to Thur and £250 Fri to Sun.

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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.