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Rockingham Arms

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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Canada Road, Wellow SO51 6DE, England
01794 324798
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Description: Built in 1840, The Rockingham Arms is a charming old village pub full of...
Built in 1840, The Rockingham Arms is a charming old village pub full of character and situated right at the edge of the beautiful New Forest, in a designated National Heritage area. Located in the picturesque village of West Wellow in the Test Valley, near Romsey in Hampshire, the pub is just off the A36 between Salisbury and Southampton and with easy access from Junction 2 of the M27. Our pub is an ideal place to stop for great food and drink for anyone visiting the northern reaches of the New Forest and is just a few minutes' drive away from the popular Paulton's Family Theme Park, home to the famous 'Peppa Pig World'. Also nearby is the stunning Mottisfont Abbey, a National Trust property with magnificent gardens and a renowned gallery featuring various exhibitions by some of the country's leading artists and photographers. Excellent forest walks are available right from the doorstep of The Rockingham Arms, across Canada Common - ideal to build up an appetite or to walk off your hearty meal!
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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 10
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The local with good food and character

Great for intimate dining, a night out with friends or a celebration with the family. This pub/restaurant has character and the chef consistently produces good food. The ales are superb and it is also a good venue for a social drink. Log fires, comfy chairs and friendly staff make it a pleasant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
peter g
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great for intimate dining, a night out with friends or a celebration with the family. This pub/restaurant has character and the chef consistently produces good food. The ales are superb and it is also a good venue for a social drink. Log fires, comfy chairs and friendly staff make it a pleasant place to return to.

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Thank peter g
The New Forest
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found the Rockingham Arms when looking for a mid-point to meet my mum between both our homes, boy am I glad I did! I've eaten there at least four times in recent months and each time has been amazing! I'm so glad we found this place! The food is alway exceptional. The service is very friendly and the lovely... More 

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1 Thank New_Forest_Donkey
Wellow, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for dinner and had a lovely evening. Fantastic local Pork Chop, with Diane sauce. Fish and chips... More like Whale and chips 😉. Lovely batter. Staff were friendly and chatty as were the others at the bar. Glad this is our new local

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1 Thank David J
Southampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

A lovely menu, well put together and beautifully executed. Full of unusual flavours and different angles of classic food. Good value. Great service too.

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1 Thank RandomOpinion
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

A very good new year dinner at the Rockingham arms.The waitress Olivia was very nice and helpful.The food was amazing.Would eat again

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1 Thank Bill B
Derby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Really lovely pub on the edge of the New Forest close to good walks with splendid, locally sourced and home cooked food and super staff to serve it. Really welcoming atmosphere, family and dog friendly and just a nice place to be. Even the toilets were clean and pleasant. Thoroughly recommend.

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Thank phil6227
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Just finished a fantastic Christmas lunch with my family. Very festive with all staff in Christmas jumpers and outfits, friendly service and really amazing food. Will be coming in any time I'm back in town!

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1 Thank SamuelRB1991
Romsey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We visited for lunch. Having visited some time ago and being very disappointed, we were extremely impressed. The bar is comfortable, warm and welcoming. The staff were friendly and helpful. The food was wonderful, I had fish pie, probably one of the best I have eaten and my husband had pork chop, with huge chips and mushroom. I understand they... More 

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2 Thank Lyn P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Having eaten the Sunday roast here, we honestly can say it was the best we have ever had !, warm friendly service just added to the enjoyment, highly recommend .

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3 Thank Jason B
Montagnac, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Great food and service - a lovely pub which, being in Canada, Hampshire, UK is a great watering hole for straying Canadians from BC

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Canada Road, Wellow SO51 6DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Wellow
  • Phone Number: 01794 324798

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 42
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Built in 1840, The Rockingham Arms is a charming old village pub full of character and situated right at the edge of the beautiful New Forest, in a designated National Heritage area. Located in the picturesque village of West Wellow in the Test Valley, near Romsey in Hampshire, the pub is just off the A36 between Salisbury and Southampton and with easy access from Junction 2 of the M27. Our pub is an ideal place to stop for great food and drink for anyone visiting the northern reaches of the New Forest and is just a few minutes' drive away from the popular Paulton's Family Theme Park, home to the famous 'Peppa Pig World'. Also nearby is the stunning Mottisfont Abbey, a National Trust property with magnificent gardens and a renowned gallery featuring various exhibitions by some of the country's leading artists and photographers. Excellent forest walks are available right from the doorstep of The Rockingham Arms, across Canada Common - ideal to build up an appetite or to walk off your hearty meal!
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 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?