The King’s Arms, Melksham reopens following makeover

By Nick Batten on 13 October, 2021

The King’s Arms, Melksham – which is now managed by Butcombe Pubs & Inns – has reopened following an extensive refurbishment inside and out. 

The pub with rooms in the heart of Melksham now boasts attractive interiors, 13 stylish bedrooms and new menus, in one of the town’s most historic buildings.

The 18th century pub has been given a complete makeover with a nod to its grand past.  Wood-paneled walls in hues of heritage blues, plenty of greenery and Arts and Crafts-inspired wallpapers now feature alongside leather banquette seating, upholstered floral lounge chairs, tartan carpets and statement wall and pendant lighting, creating a variety of cosy and elegant drinking and dining areas to choose from.

Outside is a cobbled beer garden, perfect for alfresco dining and drinking.

Toni Morris-Ditty, Operations Manager for Butcombe Pubs & Inns said, “We’re incredibly proud of the new-look King’s Arms and we’re delighted to be able to welcome visitors old and new once again.  It’s quite a transformation and we’re sure our guests will enjoy the changes we’ve made to the décor and our fresh new award-winning food and drink offering.”

The menu focuses on locally sourced produce, seasonal ingredients and elevated hearty pub classics.  The menus and daily specials also feature Butcombe ales where possible – such as Butcombe Gold beer-battered fish and chips.  The team is always on hand to recommend the perfect beer pairing with dishes.  Behind the bar is a selection of wine and cocktails, alongside a wide range of craft beer, real ale and cider from Butcombe’s award-winning brewery.

The 13 new bedrooms have everything visitors would expect for a great night’s stay – super comfy beds, country classic styling, high-end bathrooms – the ideal base for exploring Melksham, nearby historic Corsham, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath and the stunning Wiltshire countryside.

The King’s Arms is dog-friendly, family-friendly and happy to cater for both large and small groups.  There are two private dining rooms ideal for weddings, meetings and parties.

There are also a number of job opportunities at the King’s Arms so anyone looking to join an amazing team should get in touch by emailing:

Pictured above: The new-look King’s Arms at Market Place, Melksham