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“A little gem.”
Review of The Queens Arms

The Queens Arms
Ranked #72 of 256 Restaurants in Basingstoke
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 14 May 2014

We have been here a number of times and have never had a bad meal. Chef always helpful and food very good standard. We love the Britishness of the pub and it is what it is without any airs and graces. Great little place.

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2  Thank 147760a
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

The Queens Arms is right by Basingstoke station and less than five minutes from the Anvil theatre and shopping mall. It is a traditional pub, not just a restaurant, but with great food and good service. Both our meals were piping hot and the portions were very generous. The chef came out several times to check everything was OK, and the bar staff were very friendly. The prices are very reasonable. Perfect for a pre-theatre meal, or lunchtime snack if out shopping.

3  Thank LaRoyaute
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

This as our first visit to the Queens Arms, prior to seeing a show at the Anvil. About five minutes' walk from the theatre and very near the station.

The setting is a cosy pub with an all-round room incorporating tables for dining. We reserved a table in advance and that was ready when we arrived. Menu comprises four starters and an good selection of mains, including steaks, burgers, pie, chilli, etc. There's a board where puddings are displayed.

You have to order food and drinks at the bar, but the member of staff taking the orders was very friendly and efficient, and there was no trouble swapping my onion rings for a selection of vegetables. The food was served by the very friendly chef, piping hot and looked delicious. My steak was one of the best I've ever had, and the chillis looked good, too. The chef popped out several times to make sure everything was OK. Two of us had hot puddings, which were absolutely delicious and again piping hot.

Perhaps not a place for a romantic meal, but for friendliness and value for money, definitely worth trying.

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8  Thank AHassall
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We fancied a beer and a burger for lunch and thought we would try the Queens Arms pub. It's not huge or fancy but serves a good range of beer. It also has a good selection on the menu including a range of homemade soups, baguettes, sandwiches and jacket potatoes for lunch? We both went for the homemade burger with cheese and bacon and chunky chips. The burger was homemade and juicy and tasty, one of the best burgers I've had. The chips were great too. We were the first to order and only had to wait 15 minutes for food. We would definitely return for lunch or a drink.

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4  Thank KJKJHCMD
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Our party made our way to the Queen's for a traditional dinner prior to participating in the monthly quiz.. The menu was the same as last year's but no less enjoyable for that. Starters of prawn cocktail and pate followed by three roast turkey, two roast beef and one salmon. All were served in a friendly and relaxed manner and goodly portions other than the salmon which was unaccountably small but the recipient not wishing to upset the flow of the meal declined to complain. Puddings were profiteroles,and home made raspberry sponge. As ever washed down with Doombar a lovely refreshing Golden sovereign guest ale and St Clements for the ladies and drivers. We also shared a bottle of the ever dependable Montepulciano d'Abruzzo a quality accompaniment at a reasonable £15.50. The total for a very enjoyable meal, service and great company came to £163.70 for the six of us and the evening was rounded off by our team sharing first place honours in the quiz and myself winning a bottle of of pinot grigio in the prize raffle.

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2  Thank ChrisC46
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