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The Wellington Arms

Baughurst Road, Baughurst RG26 5LP, England
+44 118 982 0110
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
18:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Value
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LOCATION
Baughurst Road, Baughurst RG26 5LP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Firendly service and accompanied with discerning cheeky banter from the owners of this Gastropub with a good choice of specials , and menu ...chose the cheese twice baked soufflé as a starter which was light as a feather! Steak was cooked well though the Ragu...More

1  Thank Valerie V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just back from a really good lunch in Baughurst today. We ate off the day's Simple Lunch menu; three delicious courses for just under £20. On first impression the portions weren't huge, but on eating, the sizes were actually very well judged. Normally I can't...More

1  Thank J L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been to the Wellington Arms several times and it never disappoints,food was excellent and a very nice friendly atmosphere.

2  Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this restaurant for a sunday lunch to celebrate our daughter's birthday. After an hour and a quarters drive we arrived and were shown to our table. Unfortunately the table was next to some other diners who had a dog and as my wife,...More

4  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten here on a number of occasions and always found the food fresh and delicious and the service top notch, having not been for quite some time we were so disappointed on our recent visit. The service was ok and I'm afraid when...More

4  Thank chrisphillips2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for a fine dining experience in Baughurst, this is an excellent option. The options for a meal are excellent and done with a flair that puts them out of the ordinary. Even the fish and chips will surprise you. For my...More

2  Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly, the food is great, well presented, varied, seasonal and interesting. It is expensive but I thought the price tag was justified. We had some small bites to start. Then I had the gnocchi with sage and pumpkin which was gorgeous. My friend had a...More

5  Thank Lou H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous Sunday lunch with family for my Birthday. Started with the famous Wellington Cheese Soufflé - delicious as ever. Roast pork was perfection with just right amount of crispy crackling. Desert was Elderflower Trifle which was fabulous. Great service and lovely setting.

4  Thank Hilary A
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Lovely little place. Would like to return for an evening meal or an over night stay. I had the 2 course set lunch and had the Terrine followed by Sausage and mash. My husband had the same followed by pear tart which was delicious because...More

2  Thank Lorraine P
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We booked a table for lunch at the Wellington Arms after reading some rave reviews from food critics. While lunch was good it did not live up to what the reviews had promised....maybe they were a bit out of date? The staff were lovely and...More

Thank Helen H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$55
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 16:00
Monday
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baughurst Road, Baughurst RG26 5LP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Baughurst
  • Phone Number: +44 118 982 0110
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Description
Eating at this homely yet sophisticated pub (with a menu so local that the eggs, chicken, honey and ham are bred and made on the premises) feels like being in the dining room of a dear friend. Muddy wellington boots welcome. (The Times, May 1st 2010)DescriptionYou get a real thrill walking into Baughurst’s Wellington Arms. It’s tiny – only twelve tables – and the busyness and passion emanating from the kitchen hits you immediately. Owners Simon Page, who does front-of-house, and Jason King, who cooks, are like a couple of kids who’ve found themselves running their own sweet shop. They love what they do and their enthusiasm is infectious. They’re not amateurs, though – far from it. Jason is an Aussie who worked in the best places in Melbourne before meeting Simon in Hong Kong. They decided to relocate here to Britain and ran a catering company before taking on the pub in 2005 on the sort of mad whim that marks some of the best dining pubs and makes them so truly individual. Opening a restaurant didn’t appeal. “We couldn’t have afforded it,” says Jason. “We had enough to buy a short lease from the brewery and that was all. But I didn’t want a restaurant anyway. That smacks of a glass-fronted box on a high street. We wanted a place where you could come in your wellingtons if you felt like it, where we could create the kind of space we wanted and cook the kind of food we liked without any rules. The pub is so small and such a personal kind of place that we do sometimes feel as if we’ve opened up our living room to people,” he says with a grin. The table and chairs – all Edwardian and as carefully sourced as the food – make you feel as if you’re at your granny’s, except that granny never paid this much attention to detail: twinkling tealights of amber glass (lit even during the day in the colder months), linen blinds, perfect pats of butter and neat salt and pepper holders. As you read the blackboard menu you are cocooned in homeliness: jars of honey from the pub’s own bees, homemade jams and chutneys and teapots with cosies knitted by Simon’s mum line the bar, and there are boxes of eggs from their own chickens on the counter, all for sale.The food is a mixture of British fare (despite being from Australia, Jason is a stickler for running an English venture and using local produce) with a few splashes of exotic colour and some original spins on better known dishes. You might find the potted local trout with homemade pickle and toast soldiers, venison and field mushrooms in red wine with rosemary dumplings, free-range pork with crabapple jelly, Moroccan chicken stew and candied quince and almond tart. Rural, homegrown and local is written all over it. This is honest food, beautifully executed.With their own chickens, bees, pigs, fruit trees and vegetables out at the back, Jason and Simon care doing what many people dream about but never pursue. Thank goodness they’re allowing us into their living room.An extract from The Gastropub Cookbook - Another Helping by Diana Henry. Published in Great Britain by Mitchell Beazley in 2008.
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