The Wellington Arms

“Drawing discerning diners from miles around”



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Hidden down a maze of lanes in peaceful countryside between Basingstoke and Newbury, the stylish ‘Welly’ was once used as a hunting lodge by the Duke of Wellington. Inside are wooden tables, tiled floors and an obvious attention to detail. Daily chalkboard menus offer plenty of interest and imagination and much of the produce is organic and local or home grown, demonstrating a determination to reduce food miles. Salad leaves, herbs and vegetables are grown in the pub’s polytunnel and raised vegetable beds, free-range eggs come from their rare-breed and rescue hens, and there are also pedigree Jacob sheep, Tamworth pigs and five beehives. The dining room is small, so booking is certainly advisable.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Wellington Arms
Baughurst Road, BAUGHURST, Hampshire, RG26 5LP


About the area

Discover Hampshire

Hampshire’s varied landscape of hills and heaths, downlands and forests, valleys and coast is without rival in southern England. Combine these varied landscapes and terrains with secluded and idyllic villages, complete with thatched and timber-framed cottages and Norman churches, elegant Georgian market towns, historic ports and cities, restored canals and ancient abbeys, forts and castles, and you have a county that is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.

If you’re a walker, stride out across the high, rolling, chalk downland of the north Hampshire ‘highlands’ with far-reaching views, walk through steep, beech-clad ‘hangers’ close to the Sussex border. Or perhaps take a gentler stroll and meander along peaceful paths through unspoilt river valleys, etched by the sparkling trout streams of the Test, Itchen, Avon and Meon. Alternatively, wander across lonely salt marshes and beside fascinating coastal inlets or, perhaps, explore the beautiful medieval forest and heathland of the New Forest, the jewel in Hampshire’s crown.

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