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The Rockingham Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Canada Road, Wellow SO51 6DE, England
+44 1794 324798
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Canada Road, Wellow SO51 6DE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a great Sunday lunch here - good choice, lovely food, great staff. The shop was a bit odd though - really didn't add anything.

1  Thank LondonBeano
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading positive reviews and having arrived in the New Forest for a long weekend with my husband and two small children, we all set out for dinner one evening. Firstly, I was surprised to find a shop within this establishment. It didn't sell anything...More

4  Thank Nursey87
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited here with my partner and parents today, we all had roast beef and it was fabulous. The service was excellent, portion sizes just right and everything was cooked perfectly. So refreshing to find a roast which is as good as home cooked. Thank...More

Thank 0alicross0
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favourite places to eat. Lovely food; excellent service; friendly ambience. Wish we had a local like it. So satisfying that they get it right every time. Never had a bad experience yet. Always find it difficult to choose from the menu as...More

Thank lyn684
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch today. I couldn't fault anything . The food was fantastic , service brilliant , and the atmosphere great. Booked in for next month !!!!!!

Thank rw309-mark1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Popped in here for a light meal Saturday afternoon. Its a lovely place. Very warm and cozy atmosphere. No riff-raff here. Staff is friendly. Its the first pub we have visited that has a gift shop attached. We will be back.

Thank kenneth d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The consistent quality of the food, the attentive staff and the friendly ambience of this place helps to make it a favourite for locals. The 'Rock' is now so popular that booking ahead is essential. The chef puts a 'fine dining' touch to pub food...More

1  Thank peter g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect gastro pub on the edge of the New Forest. Very dog friendly and when we walked in there were at least 10 sitting around the bar area. Food was some of the best pub food I've ever tasted. Perfectly cooked and well presented.

Thank goodgrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a find. It's tucked away well off the beaten track. Delicious food, perfect service, a top notch gastro pub.

Thank broomsticky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A super Pub / Restaurant on the edge of New Forest, the location is outstanding. The menu and food is very good. We spent a lovely Saturday lunch with our two daughters. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ian W
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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
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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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