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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Feckenham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent meal , service and atmosphere , topped off by the very tempting interiors / gift shop that's is open when the pub is open !

Thank Katie W
Lymington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Thank you for a great lunch - well worth traveling from Lymington. Great location for walkers and the pie to share was divine (added bonus is caters well for my large appetite and wife's smaller!) Great decor, friendly staff, clean loos etc. We'll be back. P&E

Thank Fenn929497
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had many a good meal at the Rockingham, as a family group, business meals, as a couple, lunches, dinners and all have been absolutely fantastic. Totally unique is the shop which is crammed with wonderful things; the table mats, glasses, some pictures, decorations from within the pub can be purchased, what an amazing idea!

Thank Jacqui M
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143 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We haven't been to the rockingham arms for at least a year, since then it's been completely renovated and a new owner. I thought the previous pub was good, but it's now on another level, really an excellent restaurant and bar, including a gift shop in part of the old dining room. The decor is lovely, a mixture of town... More 

Thank Bruce180852
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115 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has a lot going for it, with staff being its best asset. Location isn't very pretty, but the building itself is quite nice. Interior and decoration are nice, there is stylish pub feel inside and nicely dressed tables. On the negative side, they do squeeze tables in quite tightly so the feel is a little cramped with the... More 

Thank iTravel-A2Z
Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently rang to book a table and the lady I spoke to was very abrupt and swift as though it was all too much for her, which has ultimately, put me off visiting this pub. I rang to book a table for a Friday night or possibly the Sunday lunch time. As I asked about the Friday night I... More 

Thank TeamFarrar
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice welcome. Managed to grab what looked like the last table. Place was busy with a great vibe too. Meal was timed well, tasty and well presented. Lovely food. Lovely pud. Good latte to follow. Well done to the Rock! Don't miss the gift shop. Could have spent a fortune in there!

Thank Alan D
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165 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Second visit this year and once again the food, service and ambiance were great. Food is probably on the expensive side for a pub but this place is pitching at the bistro gastro pub market and is more like a restaurant than conventional New Forest pub. Really nice place to go highly recommended.

Thank MarkrBradford
Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unusually, our three adult daughters were home together from various far flung parts of the UK. My husband and I had had supper, with friends, at The Rockingham some months before and were impressed by the food and the general ambience of the place. As it was fairly local, we decided to go for supper there with our daughters. I... More 

Thank fifi59fifi
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing how this mediocre pub has been turned around into a wonderful, warm Inn. The food is delicious, EXCEPT for the re-heated stale bread! Not quite the home-made bread made famous by Gordleton Mill, the owners previous business. The surroundings are lovely and inviting and the wood burners a great finishing touch, good wine served in beautiful glasses, staff are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?