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The Portsmouth Arms

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Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke RG22 4RA, England (Formerly The Portsmouth Arms)
+44 1256 334036
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Had a date recently and went to Portsmouth Arms. Very busy and lively pub. Lovely restaurant. Good friendly service and menu to suit most tastes. Food ordered and arrived in very reasonable time and food was really nice and well presented. Well worth going and would recommend to others.

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1 Thank Hungry L
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it is great to hear that you enjoyed visiting us. We hope you can visit again soon. More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Family of 10 were let down the last minute so got a booking here and omg they saved the day . The service and food we had was excellent would highly recommend the Portsmouth arms great food staff brilliant and all at a good price thank you

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1 Thank Keith T
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

Have visited 3 times recently and unfortunatly the last two have both been somewhat of a dissapointment so will not be going again. We were one of the first tables to be seated on a sunday lunchtime service and our starters took over 45 minutes to arrive. The mains were not much quicker and sides were forgotten. Our table was... More 

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Thank pip26590
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and date of visit and email us at: guestfeedback@hall-woodhouse.co.uk More 

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision to eat out so went to our local. Got a table no problem. Drinks were a bit limited but a good choice of food which arrived in good time and hot. Found the main courses to be a little expensive. Waiting staff polite and friendly. Not rushed at all. Lovely atmosphere. Will visit again.

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1 Thank MrsBish67
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More 

London, UK
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

It's a Hall and Woodhouse, so you know that you are going to get a reasonably nice dinner that's of a decent size, and it didn't disappoint! Of course with the benefit of Badger Ales. LOADS of parking which is very handy!

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1 Thank Dizzy360
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

We really appreciate your feedback; thank you for taking the trouble to post your review. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. More 

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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Have visited a number of times and this place does not disapoint. We have never had a bad meal here. The Tanglefoot Ale & Steak Pie is the best! Keep up the good work! The staff are always polite and hardworking, a credit to the company thank you. So rare to find a place that ticks all the boxes.

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Thank shopaholic1966
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit. More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

We recently visited here for an evening with friends, haven't eaten here for some years and was very pleased with the service, our waiter Mike was very entertaining. Food was very good as well, especially the pate in fact couldn't eat it all, 2 large lumps but very nice. My steak was a little fatty but did taste nice. Like... More 

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Thank 6950Cathy
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and thanks for your great feedback. I am so pleased you had a nice time and I look forward to sharing your review with the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

Durrington, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

Visiting family on Saturday, our hosts recommended lunch at the Portsmouth Arms. We were greeted, seated and served quickly and efficiently by the friendly and enthusiastic staff. The food ( we all went for various pies ) was really excellent - well cooked, tasty and well presented. The beer was spot on, well kept and well served. The place was... More 

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Thank Bruce T
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review on Trip Advisor. We are so pleased we delivered great hospitality and we look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2017

My daughter & I would like to express how well we were taken care of last month when visiting the Portsmouth Arms for a large family meal (30 plus!). We have restrictive diets through choice. After a rocky start (being told there wasn't much on the menu for us...chips & salad) we were made to feel very welcome. Gary the... More 

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Thank Christine S
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Trip Advisor and thanks for your great feedback. I am so pleased you had a nice time and I look forward to sharing your review with the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017

From my previous comment below. Vile food don't bother... haven't had food here for a while, thought I'd try again after a couple of bad experiences previously months ago. Food was just as disgusting now as it was then. The ribs were definitely out of a bag... I advised the waitress my food was not nice, hardly touched and I... More 

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Thank DACSH
Hall W, Manager at The Portsmouth Arms, responded to this review

Please accept our apologies for giving you cause to post this review on Trip Advisor. We’d really like the chance to look into this matter further. We’d be very grateful if you could copy and paste your review, together with the Public House name and date of visit and email us at: guestfeedback@hall-woodhouse.co.uk More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 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 - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hatch Warren Lane, Basingstoke RG22 4RA, England (Formerly The Portsmouth Arms)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 334036

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?