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Hoddington Arms

Bidden Road, Upton Grey, Basingstoke RG25 2RL, England
+44 1256 862371
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Upton Grey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $31
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Hoddington Arms is a beautifully restored country pub serving great food, wine and real ales in the picturesque rural village of Upton Grey, Hampshire. Our highly attentive team offer a warm welcome and can recommend a variety of locally brewed ales and wines to suit all tastes. Our talented chefs serve fantastically prepared, fresh locally sourced produce, all in the idyllic Hampshire countryside, and we welcome all members of your family - including children and dogs. We also have an attractive, large garden just perfect for relaxing and dining, or you can warm up in front of our fires.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: The Hoddington Arms is a beautifully restored country pub serving great food, wine and real ales in the picturesque rural village of Upton Grey, Hampshire. Our highly attentive team offer a warm welcome and can recommend a variety of locally brewed ales and wines to suit all tastes. Our talented chefs serve fantastically prepared, fresh locally sourced produce, all in the idyllic Hampshire countryside, and we welcome all members of your family - including children and dogs. We also have an attractive, large garden just perfect for relaxing and dining, or you can warm up in front of our fires.
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English first
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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119 reviews 119 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Friendly staff, great ambience and playing current and appropriate music...a nice surprise. The wine was sensibly priced, the food menu not vast, what they did do though they did very well. Best triple cooked chips Ive had for a while. The rabbit Tangliatelle was spot on, and the Beetroot infused Gravadlax different for sure. The mains of essential pulled lamb... More

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rob140567
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had a meal with a client and found the pub to be very welcoming and food was quite good. The staff were very pleasant and whole experience left me feeling this is somewhere worth coming back to. My client had a fish dish as the main which was a every small portion but well cooked and very pleasant. I had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nominally a pub but in reality it's a lovely restaurant in an old pub. Old world building with modern food. Its in the middle of nowhere but you cannot mss it and the car park is large. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and good. We went on a Tuesday and I'm glad we booked as it... More

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southampton
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30 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Based on advertisements and hype we visited this pub. The interior was 'modern rustic'. The staff were pleasant but inexperienced - not their fault, I know. The menu was limited. There were only 2 choices for sandwiches - cheese and tomato or ham, We noticed these being served without garnish and looking more like what a workman would have in... More

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HoddingtonArms, General Manager at Hoddington Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. We have given this feedback to our chef but appreciate all the constructive comments More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Three of us booked a table for 19:45. Drinks arrived promptly enough but it took 45 minutes for a waitress to take our food order. It then took 30 minutes for 3 salads to arrive and a further 30 minutes for our main courses followed by another 30 minute wait for desserts. The food was OK but really nothing special... More

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HoddingtonArms, General Manager at Hoddington Arms, responded to this review

Yes we aim to make everyone's dining experience a great one. We are sorry that we could not offer this to you as well. More

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4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Called in here for a late lunch, impressed by the reviews. BUT, although the ambiance and initial welcome was charming, the inattentive waitress and the lengthy wait for each course made us lose the will to live. The parfait was nice and the chips good, but the pork belly was unseasoned and tasteless, while the fish was slightly overlooked. I... More

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HoddingtonArms, General Manager at Hoddington Arms, responded to this review

We understand your comments, a restaurant is only as good as the last menu it has served. We are continually trying to offer good service but sometimes mistakes happen. We apologise for letting you down More

Berks
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We visited with friends last week for lunch. We all enjoyed the experience - surroundings, ambience, food & drink. The staff were lovely, friendly and patient, especially as each of us had different questions/requests about the menu. We stayed from 12.30 to around 5.00, a leisurely lunch with no pressure to finish up and leave. We found it very good... More

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HoddingtonArms, General Manager at Hoddington Arms, responded to this review

Great comments. While we enjoyed the summer outside in the garden, we can't wait to get our fires roaring throughout the winter. More

London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had a table in the quaint stables at this quintessential country pub and were expecting to have a standard UK menu. But, the special of the day was cockles served as either a starter or as a main course. I had in mind something vinegary as in a seaside shellfish shack but what was served was the largest cockles... More

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HoddingtonArms, General Manager at Hoddington Arms, responded to this review

Wonderful cockles, we tried them too! We are working on getting more fish on a Friday as well. More

UK
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Really enjoyed my visit to the Hoddington Arms. Loved the menu; great choice of gastro pub classics with hints of the med, Morocco and France. Really cosy atmosphere, candle light, and lovely furnishings that all add up to a relaxed, enjoyable experience. We'll be back.

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HoddingtonArms, General Manager at Hoddington Arms, responded to this review
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We ate there yesterday with our son and wife + a 5 month old baby. Staff really helpful and provided us with a quiet spot in the restaurant and a high chair. Reasonable choice from a varied menu and both quality and presentation very good. We will definitely go back. (One word of caution if you use just the postcode... More

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HoddingtonArms, General Manager at Hoddington Arms, responded to this review

Great comments. Thanks for the heads up with the sat nav! More

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