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‘The Hodd’ is a characterful pub at the heart of the village, and offers a friendly welcome and charm aplenty with its rustic brickwork, exposed timber...
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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.
PRICE RANGE
£17 - £35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They know they are good and they are. Amazing food, good menu selection, amazing food, good service and amazing food. We will be back. Good glutton free and well explained. Did I mention the amazing food.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Every time we have visited the Haddington Arms, we receive a first class service. On this occasion my wife had the goat cheese as first course and I had the cheese soufflé. Both were very tasty. As the main dish we shared the chateobriand and...we found the meat very tender and tasty. The three-cooked fries are always great at this place.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 25 March 2024

Met up with 3 school friends for our annual get together mid way between our respective homes. Made very welcome and held our table for 7 despite 3 of the group being late due to heavy traffic. Great food to suit all and nice choice...of beers and refreshment. No chardonnay though (?).Excellent service and friendly banter with the staff. Definitely would recommend and would like to go again. Good value for money. £50 per head all in.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

Such a good experience at this gem of a pub, we really don't know why we've not been here before! Meeting family for dinner it was picked as being the halfway point. Couldn't fault a thing - very welcoming and friendly service, lovely atmosphere, and...the most tasty, beautifully prepared, faultless food. We only live 25 minutes away and somehow have been missing out - we'll certainly be back!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

We had Sunday lunch here yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great food and friendly service. There aren't that many decent places to eat in the area, so this is a real (recent) find for us. We'll be back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening meal at The Hodd. A good varied menu with some great classics. I was particularly impressed by the lady who served us and her knowledge regarding gluten (my wife is celiac) and the menu that enabled my wife to have...a good choice, which can be challenging sometimes. The majority of dishes can be adapted. Her knowledge of the wine by the glass was also great, providing a good recommendation of the Malbec. The Burger, F+C, and Beef are all very goodMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

Lovely setting, atmosphere, staff and superb food made a great evening for us. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great meal

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

We were a party of 11 celebrating my husband's birthday today. The food was truly excellent - all our guests said so. The Hod really lives up to it's reputation as having the best Sunday lunch in and around Basingstoke. Everything was delicious today. The...servers were really helpful, courteous and friendly. We weren't rushed at all, nor did we have to wait a long time between ordering and receiving our meals - timings were spot on! The staff gathered round to sing happy birthday to my husband, which was a lovely touch. A friend made a birthday cake which we were able to light and bring in after dessert and staff brought plates and forks for anyone who could manage a slice of cake on top of pud. NB: a previous review was rather negative about a 'cakeage charge' for bringing their own birthday cake. I asked about this and just wanted to set the record straight.....there is no extra charge if diners have had puddings and/or coffees. It only applies if you just have a main course, and then have your own cake instead of dessert - I find this entirely reasonable!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 23 January 2024

As a CAMRA member i thought id try this for a good ale after visiting family in the village. Sadly this lovely old village boozer is now a Gastro Pub. I didnt even bother to stop to sample or see what Ales were available. Lovely...location though.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 22 January 2024

Everything you would ask for in a rural country pub. Food excellent, service attentive and atmosphere chilled and relaxed. We came on a Saturday lunch and arrived early and was immediately welcomed and shown to our table. A lovely way to spend a Saturday afternoon....Thank you to the chef and staff for a great lunch!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

Lovely pub, nice atmosphere and wonderful service, i had a main and pudding, belly of pork, delicious then sticky toffee pudding, really nice. Not the cheapest of pubs but worth it. Not busy Thursday lunch time and not very warm.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 January 2024

Amazing! Lovely atmosphere, staff so friendly and welcoming and the food was fantastic too. So nice of go somewhere and feel so welcome. Thank you

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 December 2023

My wife and kids had a really lovely, relaxed Xmas Eve lunch at the Hoddington Arms. Full roast lunch with all the trimmings and very tasty indeed. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2023 via mobile

We’ve been several times and always as good: warm welcome, excellent service, fabulous food. This time we came for lunch - so I had fish and chips like no other you could have - great crisp batter, crisp chips but fluffy inside, and mushy peas...of course! Bavette steak was excellent too and the whole baked run worth cheese was delicious too. Some of us were cowards and just had ice cream for dessert but the chocolate cremeaux was superb and truly rich.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch as this pub with family to celebrate daughter’s 21st. Staff very welcoming and attentive. Food superb. Nice Sunday lunch menu with variety of options in Addition to a traditional toast. Our four roasts and two fish were delicious. Pub was very busy...but this did not effect the service we received. Only slight issue was size of table for six of us, it was snug, however it did not spoil the enjoyment of our lunch. Will revisit.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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