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The Hoddington Arms

4.6
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530 reviews
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£26 to £40
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British
The Hoddington Arms, or ‘the Hodd’ as most locals know it is the only pub in the pretty village of Upton Grey, Hampshire and is situated between Basingstoke, Hook and Alton. Originally a destination pub, in recent years its fortunes suffered and the lovely old building was falling into disrepair. Four local businessmen decided the village deserved a great pub, so bought the freehold and lovingly restored ‘the Hodd’ to its former glory and a bit more.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 530 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The friendliness and service were fantastic, the food was amazing the beef was pink in the middle, my friend had the lamb which she stated was also excellent.
The food and service were fantastic which made for a wonderful get together.
I will certainly go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Practically Perfect in every way!!

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PhilB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as always. Sunday lunch menu offered a very good selection. A great deal of effort had been made to make the environment extremely safe. Staff were friendly and efficient.
Sat in the garden, in the shade. Very relaxed and enjoyable lunch.
Lovely village location. Perfect for a post lunch stroll.

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Shazza
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great welcome to the Hoddington with all the right social distancing in place. We chose to sit inside as it was such a hot day but there are plenty of seating outside. I had the roast belly pork which was absolutely delicious and I highly recommend it Followed by the treacle tart and clotted cream, despite being already very full I could not help myself and I was not disappointed. Such a lovely friendly team who given the circumstances made me feel safe with all the measures they were taken and the glorious food!

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DennisS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The service was a little slow initially but once the food was ordered it came in good time and was piping hot. I had the best calamari starter I've ever had and the excellence continued into the main.

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CarolineCJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate in the garden, service was very prompt and efficient, we felt safe and well served.

Food was excellent.

CB
CageyBee
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hoddington Arms is always excellent all round and this was no exception. The pub was still fairly quiet following the recent easing of restrictions, but it got busier before we left. As per usual the service was very attentive, fast and efficient and the food was delicious (special of braised blade of beef with mushroom & chunky parmesan chips).

It was good to see the pub taking the Covid health & safety seriously too.

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HelenR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and very careful, but attentive staff! Felt very safe
Thank you all.

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RichardA
Isle of Wight
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our feeling is that the choice of menu is to limiting and not particularly inspiring, having booked and looked at the dinner menu on line, my choice was not on the menu that was on offer on Wednesday evening which was disappointing, and the whole experience was a little’ automated‘, a bit military, but the food that we had was ok.
Also it appears that the ‘collect’ menu is the same price as the ‘eat in’ menu, which seems a bit odd,surely it should be cheaper?

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Beautifully cooked bavette steak, good value. Service could be improved, we waited quite a while for order to be taken.

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CarolineO
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten here before and have it ok. But this time it was excellent. From our arrival to our departure we were looked after with all social distancing and hygiene regulations in place.
The food was delicious especially our starters of calamari and fish gougons. The batter was so light.

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Crispy
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed with the care taken with sanitizers, social distancing and the one way system. The staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful.

EK
EKHampshire
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hoddington Arms was up to its usual high standard. So pleased it has re-opened in time for some family birthday celebrations.

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KimS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely lunch! I had the Caesar salad and had a multitude of tastes going through my mouth - simply delicious 😋😋

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Hdb172
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful pub in a lovely rural location, the food was exquisite and the staff were really friendly. Personally I couldn’t ask for anything much more!

JB
JanB
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outdoors on a warm summer evening. Tables were well set out and social distancing observed. There was a one way system which people adhered to and there were no problems. Food was good and a there was a reasonable choice menu. The drinks menu was good and I tasted a wine before choosing a glass.

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IainH
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and definetly one of the better pubs in Hampshire. We ate in the garden, it was a warm night and the garden was very relaxing, the quality of the food is high and the service freindly, what more do you want..

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MaryannM
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, good menu, tables spaced well , definitely received.

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Clairew
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really beautiful country pub... staff were really friendly and helpful... food was delicious!
Just a really nice country pub with relaxed setting!
Defiantly going back!! And highly recommend!

JD
JonathanD
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good welcome by friendly staff. C19 stuff nailed. Lovely meal - the cod goujons were particularly good

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BirthdayBoy
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, welcoming and efficient staff, lovely character pub, delicious food, good value for money, what else can I say?

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PhilD
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit back since the pandemic started, but we felt completely comfortable & very welcome. As always the food was superb & every effort has been made to make the experience safe. Can’t wait to return.

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CarolineB
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing. Lovely evening.
We shall definitely be going back.

RB
ReleaseBrian
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely to get back to eating out and where better than the Hodd!

The Hodd manages to retain the wonderful atmosphere even with the new restrictions and the staff were super friendly!

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annief
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hoddington Arms is a wonderful pub situated in a pretty village down some lovely country roads. There is a spacious car park. We've sat on the terrace and in the garden. The food is fantastic and the service is attentive and friendly. I can't wait to go back! I recommend the salmon with samphire!!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly knowledgable staff. The precautions put into place were excellent but did not feel intrusive or restrictive. One for the list!

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pipsqueaker
Hampshire
15 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Well organised for garden seating allowing for the current circumstances.

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Tinkette
Hampshire
10 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I keep coming back here - it's a good meeting point for friends living 20-30 miles away. I'm not going to comment on COVID 19 precautions, as everywhere does it differently, but I felt relatively safe in the garden!

This was my first meal out for 6 months due to prolonged isolation, and it was ok but not amazing. Having cooked everyday for so long now, I think I'm pretty good, so the food was great but didn't have a wow factor for me. Maybe I expected too much.

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CarlaH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food with a fabulous wine list to compliment. The Hod is perfect for a relaxed romantic meal or even to visit with your family and pooch. Each experience has been delightful, the staff truly care and pride themselves on their service.

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KellyR
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good decent food. Good size portions, tasty and the service was attentive.
Lovely Malbec. Roast beef was perfectly cooked. Children’s roast was just the right size. Lost a star because it wasn’t exceptional or anything out of the ordinary. What stood out was that they had made an effort so it didn’t feel like we were mid-pandemic so it was relaxing.

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PippaG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good as always. Social distancing measures in place, table service.

MH
MasH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food always good. Service a little slow. Lunch menu limited but understandable in current times

DW
DaveW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Properly looked after and great food!! Thank you...

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ColinR
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and welcoming with a very interesting and varied menu for lunch. The quality of food was as expected, excellent. Warm friendly service in a quiet and peaceful environment.

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GuyH
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommended, food was delicious! I would come back...

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Altoonian
Hampshire
20 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks to Fallon and the team, it was fantastic to get to see you all again at one of our special places. Great job at keeping everyone served and under trying conditions when all you want to do is say hello to everyone!!

Thank you and we will be back soon

CK
ClaireK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch, our first out since lockdown. Good kids menu too!

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DanS
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing at The Hodd. The new measures in place for COVID-19 are well implemented and did not impact at all on the quality of the food, service or overall experience, which was as enjoyable as always!

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JenniferW
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely pub would highly recommend.Had plaice for the first time and was delicious!

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FionaA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. A pleasure to eat at my local pub!

FAQs

The Hoddington Arms offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01256 862371.

The Hoddington Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 530 OpenTable diners.

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