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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%
Travellers talk about
“game terrine” (12 reviews)
“pot pie” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Baughurst Road, Baughurst RG26 5LP, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I took 2 friends for lunch as it is hard to know what to buy them for birthdays. Two of us chose the Lunch Menu and the other one from the blackboard. The black board chooser went for the soup and then the liver &...More

Thank michaelallaston
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with my boyfriend for Sunday lunch. The cheese soufflé is remarkable, the best I’ve ever eaten. The roast dinner and veggies were excellent! The pub has a lovely atmosphere and the staff were friendly and helpful. The produce is high quality so even though...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply the best place for a Sunday lunch... fabulous food..great staff and an attention to detail not found in many gastro pubs in these parts... Home grown ingredients ..what could be better.... they even sourced a free range chicken for my non red meat eating...More

Thank TonyRoddis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’m motivated to post this review after seeing some of the recent comments about a loss of form at the Welly, as this matches our experience last summer. We’ve been going there for about 5 years and as we live over an hours drive away...More

1  Thank Tim_Ruxton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant several times and it consistently gives good service and excellent quality of food. The setting is lovely, the food well sourced and is impeccably cooked. We were a group of six for my mother in law's birthday and she was...More

Thank annie427
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have only visited this gastro pub once before with a party of friends. My friend asked me where I would like to go for a birthday treat. Knowing what the wonderful cheese soufflé is like and thinking my friend would love this we opted...More

Thank moniO12
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've eaten here on a numerous occasions over the last ten years and the food is always good. Today's lunch with my wife was truly excellent. Jason the chef was on duty and excelled himself! The restaurant was completely full....and for a Tuesday lunchtime that...More

Thank FlyingScotsman150
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very warm welcome, fantastic choice on the menu, everything freshly cooked with such wonderful flavours. A real treat, make sure you book well in advance.

Thank leacha1
Reviewed 16 March 2018

I pre booked a nice corner table for four people. We were warmly received on arrival and immediately shown to our table. There was an a la carte as well as a fixed price menu and we all chose the latter. The three option choices...More

Thank graham s
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Really great Bijoux restaurant with a real warm country feel to it. Its been going a while and the food will never disappoint, a small but impressive menu. From local produce and a good selection of food choices including Fish, Steaks, Game & home made...More

Thank markkahr
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kirkmina
12 December 2017|
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Response from June B | Reviewed this property |
I believe the Wellington arms is dog friendly as the last time we were there a dog was there I would imagine you would have to ensure they behaved
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Richard J
29 April 2016|
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My review is definitely for the edtablishment in Baughurst
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21 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 22 - USD 59
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
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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