Liberation Group, the Channel Islands and West Country brewing and pub company, has purchased its 100th pub — the Methuen Arms in Corsham, Wiltshire.

Liberation’s pub estate now comprises 73 in the Channel Islands and 27 in the West Country, most of which are in close proximity to its recently rebranded Butcombe Brewing Co.

Methuen Arms CorshamThe Methuen Arms is an award-winning pub where hospitality meets fabulous food and drink. Set immediately beside the stately home and beautiful grounds of Corsham Court it is just eight miles from Bath, Butcombe’s heartland.

The Methuen Arms in Corsham topped the bill as the best dining pub in Wiltshire in the 2016 Good Pub Guide, and plans to continue the high levels of quality and service having instated locally renowned chef Leigh Evans and his full team from Combe Grove, in Bath.

Leigh said: “The Methuen Arms and Butcombe have a deserved reputation for high-quality food and terrific service standards, which is why I have joined. I intend to take the food to a new level using the best local produce, being creative without losing the traditional dishes that our customers love.”

The premises has 14 well-appointed rooms, all set to a 5-AA-Star standard, and tastefully designed to be in-keeping with the age of the building. Alistair Sawday, the renowned Bristol-based travel company, says of the Methuen Arms: “Coolly renovated coaching inn with good rooms, excellent food and a beautiful courtyard for lunch in the sun.”