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The Wellington Arms

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Baughurst Road, Baughurst RG26 5LP, England
+44 118 982 0110
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09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have not been to this very pretty pub/restaurant in the winter. I would have liked it to have been warmer, perhaps with the lovely fire burning, which would also give a really welcoming and cosy feel. However, the food was still very good, wonderful cheese soufflé, and superb lamb shank in a very tasty sauce, vegetables all good. Of... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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227 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The mixed reviews of The Wellington Arms collectively speak for themselves. It is difficult to know what to write to be fair but, as I suppose my predecessors found, one can only record ones own experience. I did not find the restaurant claustrophobic; reasonable use is made of the space available. I certainly did not mind the presence of the... More 

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering this pub is promoting itself as a top end restaurant, I was looking forward to a top end experience. Unfortunately, the only top end part I got was the bill at the end. The menu was varied but a little brief. The food was well presented but lacked any wow factor & was simply overpriced for what it was.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner and stayed over at The Wellington Arms. Wow food top notch, especially the souffle, very attentive staff, excellent wine selection and then the rooms wow luxury. And then an amazing breakfast to start the next day. Well worth a visit.

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1 Thank Julia M
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this place two weeks ago for a good friends birthday. Well im so pleased i did. Everything was perfect,the food out of this world and wonderful staff. The five of us enjoyed the night of the 12 nov so much that i would highley recomend this place to everyone,and i. will definatly be returning. Thank you all.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wellington Arms is an interesting dinning experience! Firstly I would say that the food is of a very good quality; we've just been the once (so far) on a recommendation, but will definitely return to sample the menu here again. If you like game, there's always something on the menu for you, and we certainly enjoyed the desserts we... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you are a serious foodie and hate feeling mugged each time you dine at a decent restaurant then look no further than The Wellington Arms to save the day. Run by two professional but friendly and competent owners the menu here is alluring and food quality is the best you are likely to find anywhere. My wife and I... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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111 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We booked lunch for 8 at the Wellington Arms and were absolutely delighted with the whole experience. There is a reasonably priced set menu (which changes every day). The food is locally sourced, fresh and creatively presented. The wine list is excellent and there is a good choice at differing prices. The ambiance is humming, friendly and professional. The gardens... More 

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The very best food you can get plus excellent friendly service also the homemade jams and marmalades you can buy are really really good. I agree with Giles Corren..you can't keep away from the place! The wine list is unusual bet every choice we have made has been extremely good. There is absolutely nothing to fault this fantastic pub/restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Came here for lunch today, a table of four, for my daughters birthday. What can I say! What a fantastic venue for a great celebration.  
 The owners and staff work so hard. All so very friendly. I Had their signature dish the cheese soufflé followed by the venison pot pie and had surprised my daughter by preordering the home made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$53
Cuisine
British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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
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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