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Chilworth Arms

$$$
Mediterranean, British, Contemporary, Gastropub
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Chilworth Road | Chilworth Southampton, Southampton SO16 7JZ, England
023 8076 6247
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 117
    Excellent
  • 127
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 34
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good food would recommend

This is an excellent little find that I first started visiting some several years ago when i worked down here on business. Recently visited again with my wife and it didn't disappoint! The food feels very British but with a twist and is served to a high standard. The restaurant is always buzzing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Intel1980
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UK
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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366 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here a couple of times now when in Southampton for work. The food is always great and the service is good. More expensive than usual pub grub but you get what you pay for.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

I have visited the chilworth arms on numerous occasions with friends, and decided to take my husband for a meal this evening. I was so disappointed with the warm starter we received, and an over cooked main meal. The restaurant was empty on our arrival, so no excuses for them being busy. We asked for the bill, and then had... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

First time i have eaten here since its revamp and have to say the decor is very clean/ simple with a feel of space. A last minute booking but we were easily accommodated with the 3 of us settling in to a large table towards the back. Starters included mushroom and soup but the main course had us all going... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent little find that I first started visiting some several years ago when i worked down here on business. Recently visited again with my wife and it didn't disappoint! The food feels very British but with a twist and is served to a high standard. The restaurant is always buzzing with a good atmosphere. Service is friendly... More 

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Dorking, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

We stopped for a hefty snack at lunch time on our way to Bournemouth. The pub isn't far from the M27, the service was quick and efficient and the food fresh and tasty. The garden was very busy, as it was a glorious day and the car park was rammed.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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83 reviews 83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We called here on a Thursday evening for a meal the place was busy we chose and ate in the bar meals were very good just a little on the pricey side. The pork belly is highly recommended . We would definitely call again .

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southampton
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Always busy .. sometimes too busy, which just goes to show how popular this venue is. If you look at the reviews of late and took them as a true review of what happens here why is it still continuously busy ?? Surely the place would be avoided. Always best to book a table to eat. Expect meal waiting times... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The pub itself is lovely and it has a super garden - which is lovely on a summers day. The food however is awful. The quality is average at best and the portions are tiny - the size of a child's meal. I ordered sticky chicken - which consisted of a tiny bowl of over cooked fries and a small... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Firstly, I should make a point in saying that we used to thoroughly enjoy this pub but sadly the Chilworth Arms has been disappointing, at best, during our last visits. They are severely understaffed and the staff they do have are exceptionally rude and seemingly have a massive attitude problem. As per previous reviews, the restaurant is always half full... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

I went here for dinner with two colleagues on a Saturday night (weekend event at Southampton Uni). The dinner and ambience was so good that we came back for Sunday lunch! If I was a local student this is where I would want my folks to take me when they visited :)

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chilworth Road | Chilworth Southampton, Southampton SO16 7JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Southampton
  • Phone Number: 023 8076 6247

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British, Contemporary, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?