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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
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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United Kingdom
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196 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The is the most perfectly run venue. The attention to detail for this standard of food is just brilliant. Lovely friendly team, particularly Nick seemed very passionate about everything Wellington. The food was perfect. We had lunch. It wasn't a cheap eat but the quality was great. We will be back

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very comfortable room (the cart house). Very clean and every luxury provided..Very friendly staff and the food was really delicious. Our daughters stayed in the Barn and the Hayloft. They said they were extremely comfortable. The only downside was not enough hanging space for clothes..Do remember though to let them know if you are arriving between 3pm and 6pm as... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my partner for a mid-week vacation. Stayed in the Hayloft room which was lovely - really comfy bed and gorgeous surroundings and a nice touch with the Aesop products in the bathroom. Great location for nearby countryside walks. Ate dinner in the restaurant both nights we stayed and couldn't fault it. Food and wine selection was delicious. Our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful lunch. Had a lovely meal for dad's 86th birthday. Decided to go for the Sunday roast and chose the pork. It could not have been better, the meat was cooked to perfection and the crackling was wonderful. Jason the chef, even prepared a vegan meal for my niece. The meal was rounded off with a wonderful birthday... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby and tend to pop in 2 or 3 times a month. It's such a wonderful place to visit and more so that it's on our doorstep. The food is exquisite and the service is superb. Very warm and friendly staff. A must if you want to be wowed!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Amazing wines. Lovely staff. Cheese soufflé was awesome. Bar snacks and cocktails delicious. The wine list is superb and well above what one would expect from a country pub. Will return!

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful lunch the food was exceptional as was the service . Make sure you buy the bread to take home .

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Been here a few times with different friends and each time The Wellington Arms gained new customers as our friends were so pleased with the experience. Food is locally sourced much of the produce grown in their kitchen garden. Have eaten inside and also in the garden. Cannot fault the food, nor the service. Some home made produce is also... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Wonderful, again! We stayed over for 2 nights, room again super-comfortable. Food was beautifully cooked, inventive dishes with lots of fresh herbs and interesting well-balanced flavours. Esther the cat was lovely - no idea why others have given her bad reviews! We will return, again!

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Reigate
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Dinner, bed and breakfast at the Wellington Arms was wonderful birthday present! The Hayloft was sublimely comfortable with lots of very classy touches, great coffee, homemade shortbread and Aesop toiletries. Pre-dinner cocktails were an indulgence and the food was both delicious and plentiful with an interesting and eclectic wine list to choose from. The two minute walk from the restaurant... 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$52
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
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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