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The Bakers Arms, Droxford, Hampshire

The Bakers Arms

4.5
4.5
1175 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.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:45–15:00 Mon–Thu 17:30–22:00 Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat 11:45–23:00 Sun 11:45–18:00
  • Phone number
    01489 877533
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 1,175 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,175 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had heard good things about The Bakers Arms, so decided to give it a try… we were not disappointed! Warm greeting from the moment we stepped in and staff were very attentive throughout. Food was fantastic and very well executed. I would highly recommend and look forward to our our next visit!

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  2. GregD

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice pub, friendly service and nice food. Nice beers on tap

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  3. elizabethm

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal can’t wait to come back and bring friends and family

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  4. KenW

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been to The Bakers Arms on a number of occasions always for Sunday lunch. The food is excellent, the service is attentive without being obtrusive and the pub itself has a great atmosphere. I would certainly return again.

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  5. MargaretW

    Hampshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food from the new and varied menu with a number of choices from good ‘pub’ food to different choices to suit different people. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our meal. Steady service - not rushed but there when needed. Lovely ambience in the pub. Great meal, thanks to all.

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  6. AmandaP

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were welcomed warmly and offered drinks as soon as we had settled . Our food was really delicious , fish pie and sausage and mash both really tasty and well cooked. It was fairly quiet for a Monday late afternoon after a busy weekend but it was a lovely treat on the spur of the moment and highly recommend a visit .

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  7. hulk

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best Sunday lunches in the area, warm welcome by helpful staff

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  8. Andy

    Hampshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always nice to go to the Bakers. Food as always outstanding, would be nice if they served Hawkstone. Table a bit small for two of us but nice by the fire. The two young lads very polite and served us quickly.

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  9. RuthI

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely staff- very friendly and helpful. The food was lovely/ really tasty and reasonably priced. Would definitely go back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We have eaten here many times before and we always booked because it is generally very busy even at lunch time. This lunchtime however, it was eerily quiet in the restaurant with only a couple of other tables dining. Turns out, just as well because the server couldn’t keep up with the few tables there were; whilst our server was pleasant enough she was woefully poor at attending to our needs. It took ages to get her attention to place an order for mains, even longer for desserts and when we were asked if we wanted sauces she promptly forgot and moved on to the next table. Shame because the food was up to its usual high standard although we noticed a move to Asian flavours on the menu. Also whilst we didn’t order from it there was a set menu which was excellent value for money - shame two of the items on it were unavailable 😬and whilst they swapped the main for an alternative it was something already on the main menu - fish pie instead of macaroni cheese. Biscoff brownie was delicious!!!!

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  11. VinnieC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Open on a BH is a first thumbs up for me, second they allow dogs and third, amazing food, service and location! ( ok that’s five thumbs total) No issues for parking although I can imagine peak times it might be a struggle but always enough places to park in the street if need be! Food was really good! I had friends over from Belgium and took them here for a quick lunch! One ordered the sausage and mash with onion gravy which he adored, the other went for goats cheese tarte with seasonal veg, again a winner, and I went for the crispy beef salad (from the starters as a main dish) that for me was fantastic! I believe that the menu does change so I may need to keep a watchful eye the next time I return as I want the beef salad again! Inside is traditional, wooden floors and cladded walls with comfy and good seating space plus room for dogs down one end! There in an undercover heated area outside, to remove any anxious dogs away from too much distractions ! Staff were very friendly and more than happy to spend extra minutes to chat about the food, drinks and area but be mindful they will be busy! So overall a great experience and deffo will visit again soon!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bex and the team awesome as ever. Always great quality

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  13. MarionB

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Sunday roast, lots of vegetable varieties and good amount of meat. Nice hot plates, friendly and attentive service

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  14. Han2020

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing roast as always! Highly recommend. Lovely relaxed friendly atmosphere.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We treated ourselves to Easter Sunday roast. We very rarely eat out but it was delicious and very impressed with the hot plates. Could have done with a bit more beef, plenty on the pork plate and potatoes could have been a bit more roasted but all in all pretty good. Puddings were delicious and staff were lovely too. One small point was the complimentary bread was tasteless, a seeded brown would have been much nicer.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and attentive welcome. Delicious food, super service, convivial atmosphere. We came for lunch at 1.00 and eventually ended the afternoon with a pot of tea and left at 4.30. Excellent.

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  17. zippie

    London

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff very friendly, helpful . Chef was very accommodating In altering one of the dishes we had chosen from the menu. The pub was empty for most of the time we were there but it was a very enjoyable evening

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  18. MikeB

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening with a table near the fire. Set menu was good value with sensible choices.

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  19. muncheb

    London

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Enjoyed our food, as usual. Party of four for lunch. We chose the Hampshire steak and onion pie plus the seabass. Very tasty. Only one member of staff dealing with the bar and restaurant during a busy lunch service, not adequate despite his best efforts.

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  20. HP1991

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    When we were seated we asked to be moved as we had 2 people in our group and we were sat on a table large enough for 10 people. It was really uncomfortable. On our 3rd request of asking to move to the smaller table we were moved. The food was absolutely amazing!

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  21. RealW

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday roast. Extra large pudding, nice assortment of roast veggies, nice sauce and good gravy. Clean. Friendly staff.

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  22. Jules

    Hampshire

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Nothing particularly wrong but nothing particularly outstanding. A ‘nice’ evening with nice food and ok service. We would probably return but not in a rush.

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  23. RussW

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a fantastic tasting pie in front of an open fire. Good beer from a very local brewery was delicious. Can't wait to go again.

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  24. PhilM

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had lunch from the set menu and it was exceptional value and very tasty. Had pie of the day (pork and mustard sauce) and it was jam packed full of large chunks of meat. The service was attentive without being obtrusive. It was mid week and there weren’t many customers. We will definitely return before too long.

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  25. Anne

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, good service. Really can't fault anything. I'll be back.

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  26. Sworrubs

    Hampshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again we had a very enjoyable meal at the Bakers Arms. The staff were welcoming and attentive but not overly so. The food was really delicious and well presented. Portion size was just right too, not too much on a plate. The fire and the low hum of conversation topped off a really pleasant evening. Thank you very much.

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  27. JonathanI

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent meal on Valentine's Day evening. Very good value at £30 per head for three courses. The food was very nicely cooked and presented. The beetroot and gin cured trout (main course) was particularly impressive - subtle flavour, tender and beautifully cooked. Service was good - polite, attentive but not fussy. Altogether an excellent evening

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  28. LeeC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent steak, cooked perfectly. Staff very friendly and attentive. A welcoming atmosphere and lively evening

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  29. GrandmaL

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The vegetarian main was the same on both menus. It was also a leek and Gruyère risotto that I had had on my previous visit, 5 weeks ago. Then it was excellent; yesterday it was gritty. The bread ( in the form of a mini loaf) I had with my soup starter was hard. A very disappointing visit although the staff were pleasant and helpful. I am unlikely to return.

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  30. StephenH

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely atmosphere, terrific service, gorgeous food!

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  31. Cliff

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food, great staff. Would definitely recommend 👌

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  32. lyndaG

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very busy as it was a Sunday. Large selection of vegetables and tender beef. Service was prompt and courteous.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the table was late, but the food and service were outstanding.

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  34. JennyS

    Hampshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious Sunday roast, will definitely be back, only slight negative is that we struggled to park, but that was only a minor inconvenience

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  35. KeithL

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first visit from recommendations. Excellent food and service. The Sunday lunch was outstanding so many vegetables and tender meat. The apple crumble was great. Thank you to all the friendly staff.

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  36. SandraT

    Hampshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will definitely be returning. One of us has a wheat and dairy free diet and the staff were so helpful in working this out with us. It was so good to be able to eat something different rather than the same old, same old! The duck was wonderful and the fish pie with mixed seasonal veg including artichoke, was amazing. I can definitely recommend the house red wine too. Thank you all so much for a really lovely evening. A log fire too!

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  37. LeeC

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time we have been here, bearing in mind we are relatively local. It was a recommendation from a neighbour and it didn’t disappoint. What an amazing roast dinner… Highly recommended…

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  38. JonS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This pub is a hidden gem for a delicious Sunday roast! The quality is outstanding – it's like having a fantastic home-cooked meal. The flavors were amazing, the gravies were perfection, and the vegetable selection was top-notch. We'll definitely be returning soon.

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  39. SarahB

    Dorset

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really lovely roast dinner will definitely be back👍🏻

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  40. JenT

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very enjoyable lunch, excellent food, service and although sat rather too close to a roaring open fire, lovely ambiance, have already recommended to friends and look forward to another visit

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The Bakers Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 1175 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

21:30


Booked 5 times today
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High Street, Droxford, Hampshire SO32 3PA

Additional information

  • Area
    Bishops Waltham
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:45–15:00 Mon–Thu 17:30–22:00 Fri 17:00–23:00 Sat 11:45–23:00 Sun 11:45–18:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
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