• Just 15 minutes from Basingstoke, but don’t let that put you off.

    Pete Bell – The Sun

  • An Inspector Calls: The Wellington is impeccable, with resident chickens and a lawn like Centre Court

    The Inspector – Daily Mail

  • Garden News May 2015
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    Garden News May 2015

  • Meats, Eats, Drinks & Leaves around Hampshire & the Isle of Wight
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    Meats, Eats, Drinks & Leaves

  • Twenty Celebrated Chefs & Their Head Gardeners
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    Kitchen Garden Experts

  • Three for Kitchen Gardens
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    Food & Travel

  • A rural retreat
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    Landscape Sept/Oct 2014

  • Little places to escape to
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    Sainsbury's Magazine August 2014

  • A dining pub with three bedrooms so immaculate that it stands out like a supermodel in a street market.

    Fiona Duncan – The Daily Telegraph

  • The Good Life is Alive and Well – Summer 2013
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    The Gay Times

  • Sainsbury’s Magazine July 2013
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    Sainsbury's Magazine July 2013

  • This place is, for me, really, really special… I would have gladly stayed forever.

    Giles Coren – The Times

  • Recipe for Venison Pie from ‘The Wellington Arms’
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    Country Deer Stalking June 2013

  • They’re all talking about…
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    Director Magazine

  • Melting pot relationships
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    Delicious Magazine

  • Annoyingly close to perfection, The Wellington Arms is one of the nicest country escapes that I have ever stayed in.

    Jonathan Prynn – London Evening Standard

  • You wouldn’t think you could find such a remote and rustic hideaway just an hour outside London. But a 15 minute drive from Basingstoke quickly leaves behind the suburbs and has you winding through quiet lanes and sheep-dotted fields to The Wellington Arms.

    Tabitha Stapely – Red Online

  • Town & Country Notebook
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    Country Life August 2012

  • A couple of tables from where I was sitting by a window in the calm and cosy dining room of the Wellington, a woman with two well-behaved Czechoslovakian wolfhounds was singing the praises of the restaurant.

    Tom Chesshyre – The Times

  • Home & Gardens May 2012
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    Home & Gardens

  • The Wellington Arms offers the intimacy and warmth of a friend’s dinner party alongside the quality of a fine restaurant

    Reading Post – Restaurant review

  • Slowly does it
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    Sainsbury's Magazine July 2013

  • At this tiny but perfectly formed pub, it is worth fighting for one of the eight tables. The menu shows that the food is truly local: it offers home-grown leaves, whole roast grouse
    stuffed with herbs from the garden.

    The Times – 50 Best British Pubs for the Weekend

  • With his beehives, herb garden and army of hens, Jason King delivers his own version of The Good Life as well as offering some of the best regional produce in the area – all delivered in carefully crafted, unpretentious dishes that are full of flavour.

    – Best Pub Chef 2011

  • 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.

    – 50 Best Places to Eat in the Countryside

  • Tremendous food, as locally sourced as you can get – chickens, honey bees and Tamworth sows are tended by the owners in the pub grounds; book ahead, though – there are only eight tables

    Toby Young – The Independent

  • This is one of those labour-of-love joints that have you cooing with pleasure. Simon runs the front of house, while Aussie-born Jason looks after the kitchen, and it feels like dining at the house of friends.

    Matthew Norman – The Guardian

  • “We’d wanted chickens from the moment we opened the pub,” says Jason King, the pub’s chef and, along with Simon Page, its co-owner. “Then a customer gave us six, and it took off from there. Now we have over 100 rare-breed and rescue hens.

    – The new breed of pubs

  • Lost in peaceful countryside between the A339 and the A340 near Basingstoke, the Wellington Arms is pretty little restaurant cum watering hole that once served as a hunting lodge for the Iron Duke.

    David Hancock – The Sunday Times

  • On a warm Sunday morning I drove up to The Wellington Arms in Baughurst raring for the day to begin. On first sight the pub, set in what seems like miles of green countryside, is beautiful.

    – Reading Evening Post

The Wellington Arms

Opening Times

Monday to Saturday
12pm – 1:30pm last orders
12pm – 3pm last orders

Monday to Thursday
6:30pm – 8:30pm last orders
Friday & Saturday
6pm – 9pm last orders

We are now open for morning coffee every day!

National guides we had been featured in:

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The Wellington Arms
Baughurst Road, Baughurst
Hampshire, RG26 5LP

0118 982 0110
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