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Hoddington Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Bidden Road, Upton Grey, Basingstoke RG25 2RL, England
+44 1256 862371
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Bath, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked lunch for nine here yesterday as five of the party live in Somerset and five in Kent, so we always look for somewhere roughly in the middle. This was our first visit here. The Somerset party came in two cars and the second got stuck in traffic which meant they weren't due to arrive until at least 30... More 

1 Thank Janet_Sarah
Reading, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

worth doing a small detour to find this friendly, clean, well-run village pub. excellent food and delightful surroundings. very pleasant garden. and a real sense of being the centre of the local community

Thank doug s
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have hired the barn for a large party of 23 including 13 young children several years in a row and today we had by far the best experience. Everything was fantastically organised and the staff were wonderful. The food was outstanding today and because it was ordered in advance it was a totally pain free, seamless experience. No complaints... More 

Basingstoke England
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Went here for lunch and the food was first class. This was our third visit and never disappointed. The service is good without being intrusive.

Thank richraj
Farnham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We visited here for a special birthday and what a fantastic evening we had. On arriving, even though we were a little late, the staff were delightful and very helpful! We had 3 courses and all were so delicious, great portions and beautiful flavour. Well done, you have a fantastic business going here. We can't wait to return! P.s. The... More 

1 Thank harrietbeth12345
Farnham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a family birthday and had an amazing evening. The staff were very friendly and the food was absolutely perfect. We all had a great night and look forward for an excuse to return soon.

Thank Ollie M
Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

The fish and chips were terrific and the service was attentive and efficient; however, the desert was a terrible disappointment. The fish and chips were perfectly cooked - succulent fish with really crisp chips. The tartar sauce was the best that I have ever eaten. For desert I opted for the 'rhubarb ripple ice cream'. Unfortunately the ice cream had... More 

Thank Eamonn S
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place! A charming country pub in a wonderful setting just a few minutes from the centre of Basingstoke. Such a welcoming atmosphere, where traditional comfort meets modern decor is unusual these days, and the food looked and smelt amazing - sadly we weren't eating but will definitely go back.

Thank ladyj63
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Beautiful country pub in a picturesque village.The food is a high standard and gets better on each visit.Welcoming staff and great service

Thank Hotdog51
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a family meal. I had fish and chips which were excellent, with lovely crushed peas and fresh tartar sauce. The desserts though were disappointing. I had a small portion of ice-cream for £2 and it was quite a wait before we got them. The staff were friendly. Would go back but only for the mains.

Thank Jacqueline S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bidden Road, Upton Grey, Basingstoke RG25 2RL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Basingstoke  >  Upton Grey
  • Phone Number: +44 1256 862371
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?