The Bakers Arms

4.7
554 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Bakers Arms is a relaxed, informal country pub that has been serving award winning food in the stunning Meon Valley for over 10 years. Come and enjoy our log fire in the Winter months and our sun trap terrace in the Summer. The pub is in the beautiful village of Droxford, Hampshire, which is part of The Southdowns National Park.
What 554 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viphelenav
London
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and staff. The back garden Is perfect to relax.

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JaneL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent at the Bakers Arms...

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clionaw
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food, friendly staff and great outdoor heating.

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LjRup
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely meal outdoors and were surprised to have heaters by the table which made the outdoor experience a lot more comfortable. The staff were warm and welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you

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LauraLondonSE1
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely and welcoming pub with character that has managed to take that into its outdoor space. While we’re all looking forward to Sunday lunch by a roaring fire, a delicious pie at a table of friends by a fire pit will so very nicely for now. Delicious food. Service with a smile. Lovely.

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SallyS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome awaits in this traditional but modern gastro pub. Interesting menu making it hard to chose. The smoked local trout with poached egg and watercress hollandaise sauce was inspired. The traditional Christmas turkey roast was cooked and served to perfection. Enjoy.
I could not recommend more highly.

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Wilf
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a Christmas Eve lunch.
Good food and nice selection, wine a bit expensive.
We were seated next to the fire which kept us and the dog cosy!

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Polybin
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have moaned in the past that the pub is too crowded to enjoy a meal well.
Unfortunately Covid has addressed this but at what cost to the business.
Food, as ever, was excellent as was the service. Such a great pub needs support but please dump the double sittings for Sunday lunch when we’re back to normal. I’ll be pleased to support you more.

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RichardS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food great service lovely venue overall fantastic expriance

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Emma
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Potato staters, yummy !
Great place great food great service

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Annie
London
9 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food well cooked and presented. Appreciated the roaring fire.

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vipJonathanL
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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LeaA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening covid safe amazing food excellant service x

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal and service would definitely recommend

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AmandaB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast with a fabulous array of vegetables - delicious !

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SheilaM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience, lovely food and great to be able to go to a pub / restaurant with all of the right measures in place.

SM
SusanM
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely tea with fab cocktails ! Nice earlier opening time too

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nickyh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, really tasty & excellent service. Not cheap, hence the dip in value score, though having said that, portion size is generous. Open fire & new fresh decor & socially distanced tables. We do love it & are regular diners there.

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StewSaxo
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal and a lovely atmosphere. As usual, the Baker's Arms delivered great service and alongside favourite beer and cider, we enjoyed the new menu enormously. Adam and the team do a great job and it's so good to see them back open again after Lockdown 2!

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JayA
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and fast, food was amazing, literally the only downside was the table wobbled a bit.

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BobbyD2018
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit once it is back open again after Lockdown2.0 - great food, service and atmosphere - highly recommend.

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WalkersParadise
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely setting. The staff were friendly and provided excellent yet understated service. Choice of food was very good too, gluten free options available for my guest. Would definitely recommend.

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SallyS
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with friendly attentive staff. In spite of imminent lockdown 2 and several birthday parties and celebratory tables, we were able to soak up the atmosphere without sacrificing a quiet supper for 2.

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LisaB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food always speaks for itself, outstanding. Lovely pub with great service.
It’s a regular place for us and we have never been disappointed 😊

MW
MargaretW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, lovely food served with a smile. Social distancing procedures etc all in place - it feels very safe in there.

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MirandaG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the Bakers Arms. Food excellent and friendly efficient service

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siobhans
London
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely warm welcome, log fire burning
Friendly staff and delicious food

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ChristopherR
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! Friendly and very helpful staff with a lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, the food was incredible, the service was great, and the COVID safety measures were very clear and very well adhered to.

Will definitely be returning.

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RayG
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was absolutely perfect. Lovely menu with varied choice.
Staff were attentive and took the covid isolation/hygiene very seriously.
Lovely homely atmosphere. Its now our special venue for important celebrations.

SM
SusanM
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple a great place to have a quality meal ! Such a shame we are going into lockdown again but hope to eat here again as soon as I can !

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were running late for our time slot and kitchen was closing but they stayed open, staff were welcoming and food was great.

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DH426
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding the food was exceptional. Will certainly be coming back!
Gorgeous wood fire burning in the background.

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CarlH
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and the food was all excellent.

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CarolO
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with family on a Tuesday evening lovely table by the fire plenty of space as we had a dog. Excellent service and great food.

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BethanR
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely roast dinner! My husband had all 3 meats and I had the crab thermidor, delicious and authentic, a local gem.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch for miles

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Elviny
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent- professional, friendly and efficient. Portion size of meat for main course was very disappointing, 1 small single beef rib for £17.95 does not represent good value for money. Desserts- chocolate brownie and cheese board were very good. Wine by the bottle, prices a little on the high side. We had bread and olives for a starter to share which was a nice introduction to the meal. Not the best meal we have had here, but overall we enjoyed our evening.

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nabarro
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very good service. Food was good but just a little short of level expected given previous excellent reviews. Would return but choose different items.

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BobJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as usual! Never disappoints!!! Our favourite restaurant! Thank you!

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The Bakers Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 554 OpenTable diners.

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