The Bakers Arms

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Sunday Lunch
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.
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LF
London
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service.

It never disappoints and I recommend it to all.

RS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Roast dinner we have ever had out,we will definitely return in the near future.

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Not particularly good table between toilets, staff did close back door! Food was good but generally over salted for our taste

MW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely meal in pleasant surroundings. Both my husband & I had the prawn starter which was delicious, my main course mussels were also good. My husband had the lamb rump which he thoroughly enjoyed & said it was very tender. Service was friendly, courteous & efficient. Thanks & well done Bakers for another great meal.

AP
London
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Superb roast dinner!!

Have patience with the waiting staff most are very young, this was my only very minor ‘issue’.

Will be back again!!!

SJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely traditional pub, great roast dinner in fact we were all so full we couldn’t manage dessert. I definitely recommend booking as it was very busy, as soon as a table emptied it filled again. Good atmosphere and although it was packed this didn’t effect the service.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch , we will be back. I fully recommend a visit

T
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit and won’t be our last, lovely cosy warm atmosphere, staff were wonderful, friendly and attentive. We’re not vegan but like trying the vegan options, they said as well as the vegan options on the menu they’d adapt others options where possible which we thought was good of them. The black bean burger was lovely and tasty and came with a nice vegan mayonnaise, I asked for sweet potato fries with mine, would have been perfect if it can come with a small side salad or a few vegetables. My husband had the cauliflower steak which he said was very nice it came sat on a bed of tasty mixed veg, he also ordered a side of sweet potato fries which was good as the Cauliflower and veg wouldn’t have been filling enough on their own. We were pleasantly surprised to see to vegan options deserts, a light lemon cream which was very tasty and an apple and gooseberry crumble which was nice but a bit light on the crumble but then pubs never seem to do a proper thick homemade crumble, the custard wasn’t vegan. All in all a lovely experience, looking forward to a return visit with the family.

HB
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a restaurant, my husband I, use infrequently but we will be coming much more often. The food is always good and the ambience excellent. It is an excellent country pub. I have brought guests here and they have always enjoyed the experience. I would recommend this pub anyone that wants a good meal well served.

LS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited The Bakers Arms for the first time with friends last Thursday evening, we had an extremely enjoyable meal, the food and service was excellent. The atmosphere is very relaxed. Already planning our next visit!

LF
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Regular Sunday lunch venue for us.....one of the best...

AF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Fab food, pleasant staff. Abundant portions, beautifully cooked. Puddings gorgeous.

L
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely attentive staff ... our waitress was a delight

LP
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited the Bakers Arms on Sunday. Everything was amazing. Lovely old pub, friendly staff and delicious food! We both enjoyed the Sunday roast. Everything was home cooked, served hot and with plenty of gravy!

WP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of Hampshire's finest gastro-pubs, without question.

KT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As ever awesome food and great service, proper Sunday lunch!!!

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a excellent experience and delicious food. Well done guys

EP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went on a very quiet Monday night, the service was fantastic (thank you Amy!), the food excellent and the surroundings delightful. Would definitely visit again if I was in the area.

DC
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very friendly service and a good ambiance. Inevitably, with such a popular pub in an old village the parking might sometimes be tricky.

OT
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful hearty Sunday roast in beautiful surroundings

C
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely place to have a meal. Good food and service

l
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the pub and mussels to die for. Locals friendly and dog friendly too ... perfect x

R
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed with the food and the service. We chose this venue because of it’s referenced Michelin’s approval on its website. This must have been some time ago.
We both had fish as a main course which was served with greasy potatoes, inedible samphire and a side dish of green beans were uncooked.
The service was unprofessional. Our table was not cleared after both first and second courses.
We were asked our opinion of the meal and we were offered a free dessert.
The exterior of the building was very run down with an overflowing drain in the car park and a very tired and unkempt garden.
A most unsatisfactory evening.

s
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always a pleasant lunch at the Baker’s. Nice menu and good service makes this a regular on our dining list.

CB
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wow, brilliant service! I was made to feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Unfortunately some of our party were delayed by over an hour, however the staff were so understanding. When we were finally all there we ordered our food and I loved that there was more than one vegetarian option. Our food arrived, very hot and absolutely gorgeous, so much better than the average pub Sunday lunch with gorgeous puddings too. We will definately be back. Thank you.

OT
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! Highly recommend.

o
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always food was fantastic , highly recommend the Hanger steak

JL
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 4

I go to the Bakers Arms fairly regularly to meet a friend and have always had excellent meals. However on this occasion my Cauliflower Steak dish was not at all good. Lukewarm, bland, greasy and inedible samphire. We were not charged but disappointing as usually their food is so good. Heard a few other complaints from other diners, it was busy, so hopefully just having a bad day in the kitchen. We will return.

TS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Normally excellent but meal provided without roast potatoes in error. Gave us a free sweet as compensation .

MW
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Another lovely lunch with a friend at The Bakers. Good food, good service, great place.

VB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Warm welcome from staff on entering, good ale, good food, good service sums it all up.

KB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sunday lunch was superb. Lots of little portions of different vegetables plus gorgeous roast beef. Plate was piping hot but food not quite as hot. This would be my only gripe

OT
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Booked a Sunday lunch for 2pm. We were seated straight away. Menu was quite limited but understandable on a Sunday. Homemade bread to start was lovely. We both had roast beef and the portions were very generous. I then had the homemade crumble for dessert which was again very nice. When the bill came I noticed they’d charged me for 2 wines when I only had one so they went away to sort that. Overall the food was lovely but the service was a little bit slow and could be improved.

LB
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times and it is always lovely food and friendly service :).

JH
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the evening was brilliant - well advised by the staff on food and drink choices.

Had booked the wrong day but still found space for us.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Have been numerous times and always delighted. Tonight really disappointed- clearly not enough staff - slow service and parts of the order were missing. Vegetarian burger also really dry.

B
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend the Sunday lunch.
The menu was very reasonably priced.

H
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favourite place to eat! Service is brilliant, food consistently great every time. Shame more pubs don’t get it right in every respect like the Bakers Arms do!

AM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, priced at the upper end, but worth it for the quality, friendliness of service and general ambiance on a summer Friday.

VH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Meals were good, the vegetarian roast was OK however, the Falafel wasn't impressive.

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