The Bakers Arms

4.5
720 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 720 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Dubai
2 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Last minute, spur of the moment booking. Very good service, food was great with ample menu choices rather than providing a long list means each dish of the highest order, well cooked and presented.
Slick, unobtrusive service, friends who ate with us enjoyed their first visit immensely and will return.

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SamF
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our second visit as an impromptu drink after a walk ended up with a Sunday lunch. They were very accommodating as they had finished service but did 2 roasts for us as extras. The quality of the food was outstanding a real gourmet sunday roast. We didn't hesitate booking again and we were not disappointed it was even better. The atmosphere, friendliness of staff was second to none.

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DavidW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding…fresh quality ingredients expertly prepared; the meal was a delight.

The staff were charming and just delivered what we asked with a nice smile.

Can’t wait to go again and try other things from the menu.

Thanks and congratulations to the team at the Bakers Arms.

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Peter
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice comfortable atmosphere. Attentive and professional service. Lovely food with interesting dishes. Good value for money.

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely meal, we were sitting by a lovely log fire so perfect for an October evening, service excellent

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AnthonyM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice foodie pub, good quality and engaging staff.
Little quiet on a Monday in October, but worth a bike ride from Wickham along the Meon Trail

MD
MichaelD
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Not our first visit to The Bakers Arms, which has always served excellent food in a comfortable atmosphere. Our visit this time was no exception although being a Monday, it was unusually quiet.
Our only slight concern this time was the price of our experience.....it was rather too pricey perhaps? However, that said, for special occasions, we will be returning in future.

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BenM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service... very polite and courteous.
A great business lunch. Thank you

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clare
London
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue staff and food. A favourite night out

PR
PeterR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, great food and service.
As good as it was 12 months ago

BC
BalliC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sunday roast at 3pm. Meal edible but all the veg pretty dried out. Roast potatoes had obviously been kept warm as tough to cut through. Maybe it’s better to eat early when food is fresh.

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vipSusanM
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal at The Bakers last night ! The food is divine.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The veggie burger was very good but my pan fried chicken (while very tasty) was overdone

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MPOR
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were celebrating our daughter's birthday and our grand-daughter's 18th birthday.
The food was tasty, the service cheerful and prompt. Some unexpected items on the menu (e.g. pigeon) but everything was hot and enjoyed by all. Thank you.

MR
MattR
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Good Sunday Roast but table wasn’t ready on arrival and service all-round was pretty poor. We didn’t receive any complimentary bread as noted at the top of the menu. Nobody asked us if the meal was ok, and we had one round of drinks as nobody came to offer a refill. Maybe the five staff members had had a long day or something but for us it was not a friendly or welcoming atmosphere at all. Shame as we’ve been eating at this pub for years and it’s always been excellent food and service in the past.

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Luke1234
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Really lived up to the reviews in terms of food quality. A really lovely Sunday roast!

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StewSaxo
Hampshire
9 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just a lovely evening at The Baker's Arms - once again. Fantastic food, lovely atmosphere. Charming staff.

JP
JackieP
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely meal with great service and in a safe atmosphere too

LN
LisN
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience1

The ‘award winning’ Sunday roast was very tasty and the vegetable selection was good. Unfortunately we were seated near a large, rowdy family group who had no idea how to behave. It was uncomfortable (as a couple) and as service was slow we left quickly without dessert.

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BRIAN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Meal was a nice size but so obvious that it has been played up and reheated in a microwave. Vegetables had obviously been cooked previously and as a result didn’t look or taste fresh.

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Jash2009
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely venue for a Sunday Lunch, huge portions meant I couldn’t have a pudding!

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Gary
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice meal with my friend. Parking was available onsite which is nice also. Will definitely return in the future.

PC
PaulC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First class crab thermidor. Good to see the Bakers back to its best after lockdown.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable all round - the welcome, the spontaneity of service, cheerfully given. Food a delight. Will come again.

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SarahC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and spotless clean throughout. Food was great but could have been hotter

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foodie
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The Bakers Sunday lunch was cold and to be honest tasteless, you could of easily combined all three meats together and not tasted any difference between them, the roast potatoes were dry and burnt on the bottom. Service was to be honest non existent and very overrated on other websites, nobody asked if our meal was fine during the meal and when cleared we were not asked if we wanted anything else. When we complained I gad to explain the issue to two different people and was then offered 25% discount off the bill. BUT that was not the point the whole experience was poor and certainly does not warrant the prices they charge!

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Geordieboy
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant evening ,pleasant atmosphere ,great food and excellent service

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TImR
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Friendly staff. Dog Friendly. Perfect pub

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nemo
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really dont want to fill this in I'm afraid.

But I'm happy with my scores

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JamesV
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Amazing service , but Sunday roast just not as good as it used to be , such a shame as it was the very best around

Lovely staff

CD
ColinD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice pub lovely food and great service, we will be going back at some time, this was our third time.

KB
KatrinaB
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bakers is one of our favourite places to eat!
The food is fantastic, the staff are so friendly and their service is excellent nothing is too much trouble for them.

JA
JAG1
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Nice ambience. Good service. Sadly quality of food not good. Lacks flavour and originality. A pity

CB
CathyB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday roast was superb. All six of us had never had so much choice of vegetables. Good portion of meat and lovely Yorkshire puddings. Apple crumble was also a big hit.

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AlanG
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A real village pub with excellent restaurant added. Short menu for dinner but the steak frits was superb and the crab my wife had was also good. We have been before but will be back for more.

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SallyOasis
East Sussex
5 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very good service. Really enjoyed it!

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Jacqs
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday treat. Fabulous simple food, unpretentious, absolutely delicious. My chicken & leek pie was full of flavour and my husbands fish pie was divine. Can’t fault a thing.

JB
JanB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super service. Lovely food. A great dining experience

MT
MaxT
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, simple food; first class, smiling service.

VW
VivienneW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very warm welcome from staff . Good menu variety and food lovely .
Able to relax, and enjoy meal with friend ,free to chat without feeling hurried.

FAQs

The Bakers Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 720 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.