In 1799 the ownership passed into the Methuen family and the building was renamed ‘The Methuen Arms’. In Victorian times, it was also a Coaching Inn with stabling for 40 horses. John Sweatman, the landlord of the Methuen Arms in 1830, later committed suicide in Corsham Park in 1844 by poisoning himself.
The former Duke of Edinburgh played skittles at the ‘Methuen Arms’, when he was an Instructor at the Royal Arthur Petty Officer Training School in Westwells in 1947. During this time he was courting Princess Elizabeth. In December 2016, the 19 bed-roomed hotel was purchased by the Butcombe Brewery Company.