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The Portsmouth Arms

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Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke RG22 4RA, England (Formerly The Portsmouth Arms)
+44 1256 334036
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The menu doesn't have any vegan options but If you ring in advance you'll have a few options to chose from (and not just the usual salad)! The meal was amazing and the chef even came to the table to talk to me about the different options! It was one of the best meals I had recently and I'm definitely... More 

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Sherfield on Loddon
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51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to the Portsmouth Arms tonight, arriving at about 6.30pm. We had never been there before. The food was superb. Highly recommend the fish and chips. The puds were delicious. The experience was made so much better by the outstanding service from Mike, a young man who will go far! From the offset he was genuinely friendly and welcoming... More 

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Thank Debsw18
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a date recently and went to Portsmouth Arms. Very busy and lively pub. Lovely restaurant. Good friendly service and menu to suit most tastes. Food ordered and arrived in very reasonable time and food was really nice and well presented. Well worth going and would recommend to others.

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1 Thank Hungry L
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 10 were let down the last minute so got a booking here and omg they saved the day . The service and food we had was excellent would highly recommend the Portsmouth arms great food staff brilliant and all at a good price thank you

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1 Thank Keith T
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have visited 3 times recently and unfortunatly the last two have both been somewhat of a dissapointment so will not be going again. We were one of the first tables to be seated on a sunday lunchtime service and our starters took over 45 minutes to arrive. The mains were not much quicker and sides were forgotten. Our table was... More 

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Thank pip26590
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and date of visit and email us at: guestfeedback@hall-woodhouse.co.uk More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute decision to eat out so went to our local. Got a table no problem. Drinks were a bit limited but a good choice of food which arrived in good time and hot. Found the main courses to be a little expensive. Waiting staff polite and friendly. Not rushed at all. Lovely atmosphere. Will visit again.

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Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

London, UK
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

It's a Hall and Woodhouse, so you know that you are going to get a reasonably nice dinner that's of a decent size, and it didn't disappoint! Of course with the benefit of Badger Ales. LOADS of parking which is very handy!

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Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Have visited a number of times and this place does not disapoint. We have never had a bad meal here. The Tanglefoot Ale & Steak Pie is the best! Keep up the good work! The staff are always polite and hardworking, a credit to the company thank you. So rare to find a place that ticks all the boxes.

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Thank shopaholic1966
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We recently visited here for an evening with friends, haven't eaten here for some years and was very pleased with the service, our waiter Mike was very entertaining. Food was very good as well, especially the pate in fact couldn't eat it all, 2 large lumps but very nice. My steak was a little fatty but did taste nice. Like... More 

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Thank 6950Cathy
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and thanks for your great feedback. I am so pleased you had a nice time and I look forward to sharing your review with the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Durrington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting family on Saturday, our hosts recommended lunch at the Portsmouth Arms. We were greeted, seated and served quickly and efficiently by the friendly and enthusiastic staff. The food ( we all went for various pies ) was really excellent - well cooked, tasty and well presented. The beer was spot on, well kept and well served. The place was... More 

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Thank Bruce T
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$17
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke RG22 4RA, England (Formerly The Portsmouth Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 334036

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?