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Calleva Arms

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Little London Road | The Common, Silchester RG7 2PH, England
+44 118 970 0305
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have visited this pub a number of times and always pleased with the atmosphere, food and choice at the bar. Excellent traditional pub decor, lots of seating and friendly staff. The menu is always pretty decent with a good selection of specials each time I've been, and generous portions. An interesting selection of largers and ales on tap means I've... More 

Thank mackaroni
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we called in advance to ask about vegan food ahead of a family visit. Upon arriving the options were explained to us and it was nice to have a few options to choose from. The food was in keeping with that of a traditional pub, serving soup, olives & breads, veggie sausages & mash, curry and ratatouille with a choice... More 

Thank NikkiVgood
Reading, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit frequently because the pub is a delight to visit, is welcoming, has excellent bar staff and the service is best of breed! We had sunny day in the garden with the dog, bursting with people in the front and back gardens, can't get better than this! I recommend this pub- you won't be disappointed.

Thank incrediblehulk2016
Reading, United Kingdom
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260 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a lovely walk around the roman ruins this was a lovely pub to stop and have lunch. The food and service was fine and I would definitely return and recommend this pub

Thank Anthony J
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in advance and arranged for some vegan food to be available. When we arrived the staff were helpful and took time to explain what was available to us. There was a small choice of dishes for vegans, rather than just a "take it or leave it" option. The food wasn't bad - just what I'd expect from a... More 

Thank visitorbrum
Reading, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We visited for dinner the other evening and the atmosphere and service have improved since our last visit. I had the lasagne with garlic bread and a little salad. The portion was huge and it was tasty, but a teeny bit stodgy. Husband had steak with a peppercorn sauce which came with chips, a field mushroom, tomato and onion rings.... More 

Thank DJF710
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We went for a nice lunch. We were presented with a rock-hard sausage with a watery mash awash with gravy. The Steak and Ale Pie was also overcooked and the meat burnt lumps of charcoal. The chef can not have any standards to allow either or both of those dishes out of the kitchen. So the offer of "something else"... More 

Thank y2mark
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I've been many times and keep returning! I have had a lacklustre meal once or twice, but generally the food has been excellent. The decor and atmosphere is nice. Great place for a drink or meal!

Thank BigFatGoalie
Pamber Green
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

For too long this pub has been renowned for its dreadful food & service. Delighted to say that's all changed! Enjoyed a wonderful home made lasagne here last night. 8 of us in our group & every single meal was excellent. Keren & Stu the new landlords have transformed the place!

Thank Tony R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Feel defrauded by the good reviews here, the food is abysmal! Kids burger.. hard to imagine how you could over cook gristle that much. Ham eggs and chips.. ham woefully over cooked. Rack of lamb was just fat with and the broccoli a sad grey green mush. Staff didn't really seem to give a damn the food was awful. Won't... More 

Thank Catherine W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Little London Road | The Common, Silchester RG7 2PH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Hampshire  >  Silchester
  • Phone Number: +44 118 970 0305
The Calleva Arms is one of Hampshire's best pubs serving excellent homecooked food. On Sunday, treat yourself to one of the best roast dinners around, or pop by in the summer months to enjoy the fantastic garden!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?