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The Rockingham Arms

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Canada Road, Wellow SO51 6DE, England
+44 1794 324798
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with family with 2 young kids. Staff are great and very attentive. The adults food is fantastic; I had pie of the day which was pork sage and apple with mash. Very seasonal and delicious. The one downside was my kids ate of the children's menu, they had fish fingers n chips expecting in a restaurant like this they... More 

Thank philipiouk
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived here to find the car park totally full so we were impressed it seemed this popular on a Tuesday night but nearly turned around to find somewhere else. We decided we would have a look. Motto: don't be put off by a full car park! There was plenty of room inside and we sat at a lovely cosy table... More 

Thank Ann A
Leicester, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were taken out to lunch here today... We had called in before for a drink after a walk and always liked it. It is our generous friends local pub. The table for the ten of us was beautifully laid and our designated was most attentive and informative with his comments and recommendations. It was some time before we all... More 

Thank Robin C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Exceptionally well refurbished by possibly one of the most experienced hosts in the country. The ambience is second to none , staff & service top class, would recommend to anyone.

Thank Keith S
Leighton Buzzard
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is the third time we have eaten at the Rockingham Arms and have never been disappointed however busy they are. The service and quality of food is consistently good and the pub has a lovely atmosphere. Tonight my husband was taken ill at the end of our meal and the staff and other customers couldn't have been kinder, providing... More 

Thank Jaanbec
south coast
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rockingham Arms is situated down a quiet country lane yet is easily accessible from the M27. You can eat in the garden, the bar or the restaurant. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by friendly staff who continued to serve us with a smile. There is an extensive a la carte menu plus a fixed price... More 

Thank Bigglesbabe
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here on the hottest day of the year and were so please we picked this pub! Staff were friendly, food was nice and the design and decoration of the whole pub was so well thought-out and artistic. We met the owner in the lovely little shop at the back (which you must visit if you have time!) and... More 

Thank happykate7
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch with hubbie, and toddler in tow. Sat in the garden in the sunshine and marvelled at the beautiful unspoilt countryside all around - it has a lovely setting. Food was very good: sandwich with fries on very fresh homemade bread, burger in a brioche with fries was also apparently very tasty. They also have more than... More 

1 Thank Rachel1c
Southampton, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liz has come from her previous excellent pub near Lyndhurst and again transformed this pub in to a great place to meet, have a drink and eat some great gastro pub food. Had the best ham egg & chips the other day and will certainly bring friends over here again very soon.

Thank tardis1956
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We live locally and have experienced several of the previous transformations of this pub which always left the special something lacking. Liz and her team have now provided this extra which makes a pub feel warm and cozy but also stylish and comfortable. The decor is welcoming and superb the pub spotlessly clean, with the new shop a serious temptation... More 

Thank Karenmaureen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Bar, British, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Canada Road, Wellow SO51 6DE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Wellow
  • Phone Number: +44 1794 324798
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?