The Bakers Arms

4.7
584 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 584 People Are Saying
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NickM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely food, plentiful and reasonably priced with great friendly and accommodating staff. Would like to come again ! Thanks

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SaraHart
Surrey
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. The heater was not on so a wee bit cold but they provided blankets.

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jakef
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, nice atmosphere and food was excellent. Outside eating area nice and warm with the outdoor heaters, will be coming back.

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VeronicaD
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The garden was set up perfectly for a chilly day - blankets & heaters were much appreciated.

Two servers, a young woman and a young man who I think was very new, were wonderful and attentive throughout our visit.

Drinks and food arrived promptly and were lovely and well presented. The only complaint I have about the whole experience (although I know it's me being fussy) is that the chicken pie was huge and the portion of mashed potato that came with it was quite small - maybe the pie could be smaller and the potato more plentiful and they could meet in the middle 😂 As I say though, the quality of the food was outstanding and I wouldn't let that put me off from returning.

All in all a lovely afternoon.

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Golferboy
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Had the barbecue- it was cold! We mentioned it to 3 members f staff but no goodwill gesture was offered. We were also charged for a beer we didn’t have to top it off. We had one takeaway meal, as well which we heated up later and was so much better! Felt really let down as normally food is good. Would have recommended the Bakers Arms until this experience.

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PhoebeG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The outside space was really nice and enjoyable. The food was amazing and the best pub roast dinner ever!! Service was a bit hit and miss. Staff were either all around or none in sight. But overall a lovely meal out and will be back very soon.

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CazP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and lovely staff in a beautiful setting. Wanted everything on the menu, will definitely be return customers.

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KateB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a great outdoor setup, lovely food and great service- would 100% recommend a visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food and service

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BeverleyW
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Probably the best roast we have ever had in an outside seating area which was spot on. The only criticism was the smell of horses nearby which probably was drains ? and which could put people off.

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GarethT
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and fantastic roast dinner, so welcoming! Thank you all

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, service was outstanding and little covered eating area was very cute. Blankets were a great touch. Well done

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CatherineW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience - amazing food and happy staff. The newly created sheltered outside space is superb. Already booked a table for another visit!

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PeteB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and ambience given the constraints of outside dining. Blankets and heating available for additional comfort. One of our favourite places.

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MichaelW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back to normal on the way! Lovely food great service.

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44magnum
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

i don't normally do reviews because i cant be arsed being an old git but this place is an exception , fantastic food & service, had a nice walk from wallops wood cottages where me and the Mrs and my two adult boys were staying , nothing like having a lovely lunch at a country pub in the heart of the south downs in the sunshine it is an absolute gem ,we would defiantly go there again

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LindaB
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the outdoor dining area. It looked inviting with fairy lights in the roof of the marquee and blankets provided for each guest. Service attentive and food up to the usual high standard. We did appreciate the blankets even though we were dressed for the outdoors on an April evening. Lovely to have good food in a restaurant again!

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff providing clear instructions about new arrangements including QR code for online menu. Attentive but not invasive, just the right balance. Food was amazing. Will definitely be going again.

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WillD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently really good food and service. They have made a lot of effort in the garden to be weatherproof and warm.

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NikkiD
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So wonderful to be able to come back to the Bakers Arms after all this time. Food was excellent and everything nicely set out. The heaters, fire and warm tasty food made a cold evening wonderful and cosy. Bouillabaisse soup and crab thermidor highly recommended

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KayleighC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to be back and able to eat out at the Bakers arms again. Food was delicious and every effort was made to make eating outside comfortable with blankets provided and cushions on the benches.

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AmandaP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu and service , in lovely outside space , really enjoyable afternoon. Shame we only had a 2 hour slot, however we do understand given the limited seating they had outside. A super little pub great to see it open again.

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AmandaF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, great service and overall enjoyable experience

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AlexW
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal out after lockdown. It was amazing. Outdoor dining was the rule and they had heaters which meant we were warm, the food was delicious and it felt so good to be out again!

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SusanM
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to be back at the amazing pub ! If you haven’t been then you need to book in and get down there to taste the awesome food !!

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SallyE
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would recommend the Bakers Arms because they use local food and drink and the menu is always inventive

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IanD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely meal. The venue has been so well thought out with tables just the correct distance apart, blankets if you are cold and overhead heaters which you have control over. Friendly and helpful service. A pleasure to be able to have good food and drink served to us again after so long in lockdown.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good heaters and great service too

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viphelenav
London
17 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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JaneL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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StewSaxo
Hampshire
9 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at the Bakers as usual. Comfortable outside seating with heat and blankets. Loveley food, drink and service.

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clionaw
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really good food, friendly staff and great outdoor heating.

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LjRup
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
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
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
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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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First day back and it was a lovely reminder

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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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The Bakers Arms is rated 4.7 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

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