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Rockingham Arms

Canada Road, Wellow SO51 6DE, England
01794 324798
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Wellow
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Price range: $0 - $47
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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!
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English first
Arundel, Sussex
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Thanks so much Debbie for such a great place for a family get together. A private room (no charge) and a beautifully lade out room with 2 high chairs and 15 other place settings. We requested that each family group would receive a separate bill making it easy to order and settle up - worked a dream. The food was... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Turned up at 17.00 and asked for a meal, the kitchens don't open until 18.00 so we had a drink and sat in the recently refurbished pub and as soon as the menus where printed and the ovens hot we ordered our meal. I had Sea a Bream and my partner the vegetarian risotto, well cooked and tasty. I just... More

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South UK
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Newly renovated, the decor is nice and stylish and the furnishings comfortable. The position is lovely. The local beer is also good.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We dined at The Rockingham Arms in July and August 2014 and were not disapointed. This is the second time we have been in the past two months. In the past seven years we only went once! It has been refurbished 100%. NCompletely redecorated, re painted, new furniture, new bathrooms, new bars, new outside areas. Could not fault it al... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Visited Sunday on a day out. The best Sunday roast so far in Hampshire. Fabulous service, happy staff. Great decor. Will gladly return worth the drive. Walked off lunch at Canada Common fantastic

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were recommended to try this pub from a friend and we were looking forward to a new local place. We were not disappointed, lovely surroundings, great food and good service. We will be back.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Pretty and charming find .comfortable very welcoming (especially Debbie our waitress ) polite ,charming and super efficient . The curry cauliflower soup was soooooo delicious with little home made bread pieces that looked like fat chips .pretty, and tasted good too my husband had a steak in a bun we were so full we couldn't eat a pudding So we... More

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Sandown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

We were going to stop for a curry up the road, fortunately it was shut, so we followed the brown sign to The Rockingham Arms. What a find, great country pub all the food prepared and cooked on the premises. The menu was mouthwatering, so as to sample as much as we could, my wife and I ordered a selection... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After a trip in the New Forest we thought we would pop in the recently refurbished Rockingham Arms for a spot of dinner. The Sunday evening Light Bite menu was very varied offering everything from rump steak to sandwiches. I had the rump steak, whilst others had ham, eggs and chips, liver and onions and sandwiches. The food quality was... More

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New Forest National Park, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This was a first visit since the last owners left, we were invited by some friends as we didn't know The Rockingham Arms had reopened.. The place is nicely refurbished, the menu is inviting however the portions are so small, veg are extra, my dish did not come with potatoes , it is not cheap, and the drinks are very... More

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