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Overview

Lost down country lanes amidst peaceful north Hampshire countryside, this former hunting lodge and award-winning rural gem has been wowing local diners for the past decade. Oak dining tables are topped with individual lamps and candles in the characterful dining rooms, creating a warm and cosy lived-in feel and a relaxing dining atmosphere. Fabrics and furnishings are stylish and eclectic with quirky objets d'art and cookbooks to peruse.

Foodies beat a path to the door for the daily chalkboard menus, which offer plenty of interest and imagination from roe deer and root vegetable potpie, home-reared rack of Jacob lamb or baked caramel custard.

The pub has a beautiful garden, a large herbaceous border and raised vegetable beds. Herbs and vegetables are picked fresh from the pub's polytunnel, their bees make the honey and eggs are collected from the rare breed chickens that free-range in the field behind the pub. The four fabulous bedrooms are the icing on the cake - extremely comfortable with great attention to detail.

Rooms from

Doubles: £110


Good to know

  • All majpr credit cards accepted
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Alfresco dining
  • £10 dog stay charge

Quiet romance
With an award-winning menu and fabulously decorated rooms, The Wellington Arms is the perfect spot for a quiet weekend getaway for two.

Family favourite
Children are very welcome in the pub and smaller portions are available for young diners.

Dog-friendly
Do bring your dog with you - they are most welcome in the bar and overnight in the two barn rooms, where they will be greet with a water bowl, bed and a bone to boot!

Fine dining
The Wellington Arms boasts an award-winning, first-class modern British menu.

Rooms

Each of the four fabulous bedrooms are richly furnished with great attention to detail throughout - from homemade tea cosies and homemade biscuits to the rain showers, bathrobes and underfloor heating in the gorgeous bathrooms. Original oak beams are impressive features in The Barn, The Hayloft and The Cart House rooms, housed in a beautifully converted barn behind the pub and the Old Cart Shed across the drive.

The Apartment occupies the first floor of the pub and is a great space in which to relax and unwind, replete with a super king size bed and a sitting room with antique furnishings and a cast iron gas stove.

Restaurant & bar

The food and the ethos behind The Wellington Arms is all about the 'wow' factor, so make sure you book one of the prized tables to savour the first-class modern British cooking. Much of the produce used on the menu is organic and sourced within a five-mile radius of the pub. Herbs and vegetables are picked fresh from the pub's kitchen garden, eggs collected from the rare breed chickens that free-range in the field behind the pub - where rare-breed pigs and lambs are also reared.

It may be more of a restaurant with rooms than a pub, but that doesn't detract from the quality of drinks on offer at the bar. Beer drinkers will find West Berkshire Good Old Boy and a guest beer on tap and there's a good choice of everchanging cocktails displayed on the blackboards. Mirroring the ethos of The Wellington Arms as a whole, the wine list favours organic and small producers.
Things to do

A scenic drive away is the 12th-century former Augustinian priory, Mottisfont Abbey, now a beautiful house and garden. Managed by the National Trust, Mottisfont includes a drawing room decorated by Rex Whistler and a superb walled garden containing one of the finest collections of roses in the country, with a tributary of the Test flowing prettily through the grounds.

Getting here

Directions

Nearest train station: Basingstoke
Taxi from station: 15min
Drive: 25min from Newbury, 35min from Reading

Address

Baughurst Road, Baughurst, Hampshire RG26 5LP

Enquire to book

To make a booking, please use the form below or you can call our reservations team on 020 8161 0100. Our phone lines are open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5.30pm.

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