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The Five Arrows, Waddesdon, Buckhinghamshire

The Five Arrows

4.2
4.2
376 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
The Five Arrows Hotel and Restaurant stands at the gates of the stunning Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. It features 16 stylish bedrooms, a superb 2AA Rosette restaurant and a fine wine list.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Evening à la carte Daily 6:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01296 651727
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    Aylesbury
  • Parking details
    We have free onsite parking at the hotel.
  • Public transit
    Nearest bus stop Opp The Lion PH<br />
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 376 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseEnergetic

376 Reviews
  1. MarcusF

    Buckinghamshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on December 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Excellent service and food. Staff very friendly and helpful as always.

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  2. Birthday2018

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Reviewed on May 7, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Beautiful food and elegantly served. A well-chosen menu of fresh locally sourced ingredients

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  3. Kead

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great atmosphere, lovely surroundings. The food was delicious and the service was prompt and very welcoming.

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  4. MadeleineW

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely afternoon tea in a superb, relaxed setting. I would definitely recommend their afternoon tea.

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  5. LindaC

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely afternoon tea and so grateful that the hotel was child friendly. Good service, lots to eat and not rushed.

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  6. Brod

    Birmingham

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the food was very good, so was the cooking. Considering the cost of the wines the menu choice didn’t do anything to compliment it. I hardly believe that fish and chips or pie of the day add up to fine dining. The choices in my opinion were somewhat limited and certainly we had better choices when staying there in the past on several occasions. Although not directly to do with this evening meal booking the slight disappointment spread to breakfast the next morning. In the past such things as toast were brought to the table whilst now you are presented with a toaster. The quantity of food for breakfast has also reduced, whereas on previous visits baked beans were served up in a ramikin dish, the hotel have now changed to putting a small serving directly on the plate. I feel that the usually high standards are being deserted for cost cutting.

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  7. Hems

    London

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous place with a great vibe and atmosphere Food was delicious and good selection of Gins! Not a cheap night out but very enjoyable

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  8. IvanG

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Having received open table Confirmation #: 822102241 my wife and I arrived last night at 7:20 and were told we were not booked in. Having refused to sit at a coffe table in the lounge, the manager did manage salvage the situation by finding a us table for us in the restraint and providing a free drink. Unfortunately this was not the last of our problems:: We ordered beef and were not asked how we liked it cooked and sent it back because it was too rare. We ordered desert and after 30 minutes we prompted the staff by asking if there was a problem with it, and lo and behold it soon arrived. My wife also had to ask for a glass of wine 15 minutes after initially asking. There were other very minor issues but for this level of service I am charged an additional 10%. My wife and I have used this restraint as a couple and in a party for over 20 years. For a signature event, last night’s service was disgraceful. We are unlikely to use this restraint again because in recent years, comparable and in some superior establishments have opened locally.

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  9. JulieM

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food . Service poor. Waitress reaching over us constantly and never came back to poor our wine. Shame as its quite expensive so would expect service to match

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  10. ChristineA

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought afternoon tea for my mum 80th birthday They enjoyed every minute of it staff were very welcoming and friendly food was amazing and certainly more than enough It was there first time at the Five Arrows hotel but will certainly be going back

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  11. NasR

    London

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, dmfoid exfellent, staff very friendly and professional, highly recommend

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  12. JohnH

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food as always, newly refurbished with very good seating which was comfortable. Well worth a visit if you have never been before.

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  13. Sallyb3

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my husbands 70th birthday and we had a lovely cream tea and the service could not have been better. We will definitely revisit

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  14. AdrianS

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food Very enjoyable Many thanks and we shall be back!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal as always. We were particularly impressed with the new bar and waiting area. Design was brilliant. Chairs very comfortable

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  16. SpikeSue

    Bedfordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Afternoon Tea. Well presented, tasty and as much tea as we could drink. Only gripe is that our table was near the bar so a bit busy and there were lots of people coming in and out and we were in a persistent draft. However this was a minor irritation in what was a lovely afternoon.

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  17. JohnL

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only a 15 minute drive from my house now l know where to go for outstanding food. Both myself and my wife were astounded with how delicious the food was. It was nice to have time between courses where we didn't feel rushed unlike some other restaurants that we've been to. We will be bringing family and friends there to dine whenever possible.

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  18. 3ofus

    Buckinghamshire

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always, would definitely recommend. Looking forward to seeing the refurbishment.

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  19. DavidA

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent lunch, service started well then virtually ceased by the end of the main course. Had to chase for dessert menu, coffees and amazingly the bill. The menu was outstanding and the food did not disappoint......except the dessert Christmas pudding which was so small it looked ridiculous! Ordered Sancerre out of stock so the Maitre d’ offered us a bottle of Chablis Premier Cru at the same price! Impressive decision.

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  20. AH2019

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed our meal on Sunday evening, 30th December 2018. The restaurant was full and we had pre booked a table. Unfortunately, the restaurant and bar seemed short staffed for the number of people who had booked tables. The staff did a good job coping, however it was rather obvious amongst the clients that people were having to keep asking for things which you would not expect in this standard of restaurant. We were given menus in the bar whilst we had a drink but orders were not taken and we ended up going to our table before we could order. The food was excellent, of a high standard and beautifully presented.

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  21. MichelleJ

    Hertfordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal. We had young children with us but that wasn’t a bother. Pie was the most delicious!

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  22. JaneH

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovey place to visit but not impressed with much else unfortunately The food I had was Turkey and tasted as if it had been sat around for ages And the service was slow It took 40 minutes before our order was taken Shame

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  23. FionaW

    Oxford

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely setting for an 18th birthday celebration. A really good alternative to a birthday meal. Sat in a window 'alcove' which was cramped for getting in and out of but lovely aspect and lit tree outside - straight in front of the Birthday Girl! Prosecco was gorgeous as you might expect at a Rothschild's-related restaurant. The (Uni student) waiter was great (not so much the girl on duty) and he helped to make the occasion special.

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  24. Buckinghamshire

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very pleasant evening to celebrate a family birthday. Particularly good choice of wine. Excellent friendly service.

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  25. KarenS

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Had an annual family lunch at the Five Arrows which has always been excellent.This year service poor and staff very keen to move is on as had wedding in the restaurant at 4pm and needed to set up. Felt the restaurant should have been closed if wedding on as felt we were in the way despite spending £250 for 5 people !

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  26. AnneB

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, presented beautifully. Well laid out airy restaurant. Efficient, friendly staff. Would recommend to others.

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  27. balletfan

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had lunch here just before Christmas with eight members of the family including four grandchildren. The food choices were comprehensive and the children's menu better than many other restaurants. The service was prompt and very friendly. We shall definitely return.

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  28. KirstieD

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    My family had lunch before a visit to Waddesdon Manor. We enjoyed an outstanding lunch and had fun in the "snug"!

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  29. Routemaster

    Buckinghamshire

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Been to the Five Arrows a number of times and went again for a special celebration in anticipation of a special meal. Not to be this time. I had the baked cod and when it arrived I thought the portion of cod small but didn't make an issue of it. However, as I finished the party across the isle received their baked cod and I could see that each of the three portions was about twice the size of mine. So big was one that it had to be sent back as it was considered to be insufficiently cooked. My wife had the Christmas lunch and this was another disappointment. The turkey was just three small round pieces of processed meats that were cut from a roll and looked very unpalatable. The potatoes were almost impossible to cut with a dry leathery skin...…...just awful. I followed up with the Christmas pudding and the custard was very thin and watery. I did complain and was rewarded by having one starter and two drinks (tomato juice and apple juice) removed from the bill. Really for the Five Arrows the meal was a disgrace and you should be ashamed to serve it to customers.

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  30. SueP

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal, the only thing that let it down was the roast pots, they were too hard which was such a shame as we like going back there as we had our wedding reception there so we are very fond of the place, apart from that everything was great.

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  31. BarryL

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    After many years of excellent service and food we found that the entire restaurant had been changed. Our Christmas Lunch was poor.The service was slow and offhand.Our complaints about the quality of the cooking were met with scant acceptance.A terrible experience and we shall,, reluctantly, not be returning .

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  32. AndiM

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed it immensely. Food was fabulous, ambiance excellent and staff extremely professional ! I look forward to eating there again.

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  33. Gcook

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, friendly staff 100% recommendation. Rooms were clean and warm.

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  34. Beth

    Buckinghamshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a last minite reservation for afternoon tea, and it was fantastic! The staff were fantastic and friendly, and were bery educated as to what was on the menu as well as accomodating of our special requests. The food itself was delicious! My only tiny gripe being that once we had finished we were in a bit of a rush to leave but it took a while for us to find someone to ask for the bill. The staff were all very busy, so we understood and it did not put a downer on our visit at all. We will 100% return.

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  35. SusanS

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really pleased we chose to eat at the Five Arrows such a lovely venue with lovely friendly non intrusive staff.

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  36. victorg

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Table booked for 2pm..on arrival restaurant busy with a large xmas party...annoyingly although they had other tables available we were seated at a small table quite claustrophobic right by the noisy xmas gathering..after i complained we were then seated in a better area. My question is "why weren't we given that table first!" Afterwards another couple had the same problem and were moved...very bad practice..and wouldn't return.

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  37. Karen

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food, service, ambience is excellent

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  38. Foodiemum

    London

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we enjoyed a delightful lunch prior to our visit to Waddeston Manor Xmas fair. The service, food, ambience and surroundings were lovely. We will definitely return for another visit.

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  39. BrendaF

    Buckinghamshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant and as always good food, friendly service and not over-priced. But no caramel oranges!

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  40. AngelaS

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We arrived early yet seated within a few minutes. The noise level was pleasant.

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The Five Arrows Hotel, High Street, Waddesdon, Buckhinghamshire HP18 0JE

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Aylesbury
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Afternoon Tea Daily 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Evening à la carte Daily 6:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    We have free onsite parking at the hotel.
  • Public transit
    Nearest bus stop Opp The Lion PH
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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