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The Cromwell Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Mainstone, Romsey SO51 8HG, England
+44 1794 519515
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (12 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mainstone, Romsey SO51 8HG, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Visited on a Saturday lunchtime with family. Nice place, excellent facilities. Let down a little by what felt like inexperienced staff, and overcooked food. The charm of what drew us here previously was local beer from Flack Manor, and fish from the adjoining waters. We...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel is nice, rooms are well maintained & very clean, stafff very pleasant & helpful, however the restaurant has limited options on the menu and its a bit pricey for pub food, never the less would stay there again

1  Thank Keith R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had Sunday lunch here with a group of friends. The service and food was good - most of us had roast beef, but it is a bit pricey for what you get at £16.50. A couple of us shared a cheeseboard, which was disappointing -...More

Thank 172kate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this pub/restaurant is perfect if you have spent the day at Paultons Park. I really wanted the food to be good as the staff were fantastic, and the pub decor was really good. Unfortunately the food was average at best. The menu...More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went here with my two daughters for a birthday celebration. We started the evening with cocktails in the bar and then ate in the main restaurant. The food was really good and fairly priced. My one criticism was with the dessert menu. There was...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Ticked all the boxes. Excellent food served by pleasant, friendly and helpful staff. Would highly recommend.

Thank nannaanna1
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Lunch at the Cromwell, out of this world... Truly magnificent Great food, great service A real pleasure to be fair, if you are fed up with the run of the mill, worth the visit. Ample parking, good ambience.

Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We visit regularly, for good reason, friendly welcome and quickly shown to our table. No waiting for drinks, order and only a short wait for the food. As usual of a very good standard, can't fault the quality. Good selection of drinks, especially as there...More

Thank mswep
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We visited for supper on a Wednesday evening, attracted by the online menu that showed several interesting starter dishes. These are priced at £5.50 for one, £15 for three and £20 for four. We wanted to order five and I checked with the waiter that...More

Thank BroLucius
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We visited with our friends for a Birthday treat. The food was lovely. The steak was beautifully cooked. Sides are all extra i.e. Chips/ onion rings however portions are big enough to share. Great choice of drinks too. We would definitely return.

Thank ktb123Southampton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mainstone, Romsey SO51 8HG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Romsey
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 519515
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A truly special place to drink, dine and stay at the edge of the picturesque market town of Romsey. The Cromwell Arms boasts locally-sourced specialties, a host of perfectly-stored ales and wines, and a fabulous marquee. It’s the perfect place to rest a while on the South Coast.
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