The Hoddington Arms

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£26 to £40
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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.

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here for well over forty years, but booked to celebrate a member of family’s birthday. We were all most impressed with the food, but also on how we were treated by every member of staff. Good range of drinks too. Only wish the Hoddington Arms was in our village. We will return when next in the area and looking for a great meal.

WD
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal for a long long time. Delicious food, good menu, lovely waiting staff. Definitely our new favourite.

l
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a great place to meet friends for lunch. The service was very attentive, the decor is great and the food was superb. It was busy but this helped to create the ambience. There are plenty of areas for tables so not just all crammed into one space. Best of all dogs are welcome! I would recommend this place highly and just wish our local pub was of such a good standard.

RB
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The fish and chips was quite simply stellar. Do not pass this over, the loss will be yours.

JA
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good Sunday lunch. We asked to be moved during our meal as there was a noisy party next to us and staff were immediately very helpful and accommodating.

A
Hampshire
19 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been coming here for years, with this being firmly within our favourite, Go To places. A small dip but I can honestly say that the Hodd is back on track and top of the pile.

We visited on a quieter than normal Saturday and we're very pleasantly greeted. It's difficult to overstate how important this is and the Hodd does it naturally, well done. Time was very much on our side and each course was given the time to enjoy it. The starting platter was excellent and a meal in itself. My wife had the skate for the first time and will certainly be trying this again. The Hodd Burger was as good as it gets. Plain and simple, well cooked and with the option to load up or to "cut the crap" and have it as God meant it to be!!

As it's a pub, the bar is always lined up with something new, the beers changing often and it was a treat to see an old favourite, Courage, on tap. Nicely done Hodd, nicely done. A great wine list, cheeky dessert finished off a great evening. Can't wait to go back.

We'll do the local walks from you website and see if we end up finishing at the Hodd. Now that sounds like a good idea!!!

JM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening and food, would prefer not to sit at uncomfortable bench in window next time.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hoddington Arms always have lovely friendly staff. Menu always has delicious options to chose from.
Food is always tasty and well presented.
The Hoddington Arms is a favourite place of ours to eat.

CL
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and lovely ambience in the pub. Highly recommended.

CS
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food, had the goats cheese soufflé that was delicious!

BR
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable post-Christmas lunch -- excellent menu with good choices -- friendly and efficient service -- would recommend.

BM
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service and great food. Really nice Christmas atmosphere.

KE
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a team lunch and cold not have been happier with the quality of service and food.

RR
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We meet friends every year for a reunion and the food, ambience and staff at the Hoddington Arms are always fantastic. Highly recommend it and will be back again soon.

AG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way, sumptuous meal and pudding, service was wonderful, couldn't find any fault what so ever, perfect.

MS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good wholesome food. Excellent service and attention. Will happily visit again.

I
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great once we were in the main room. First of all we were placed in a very cold room at the end, strange when the main room was almost empty! Then we were moved and all was well!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This isn't what you would call our local. We drive a long way to come here. But the Hodders never fails to perform. The signature dish of runny Tunworth cheese served with warm bread is just the best!

MF
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was really super, we had a table booked for 20:30 Friday evening. Shame the place emptied out pretty much as we placed our orders. Staff were lovely and helpful.

AM
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday, family , warm cosy enjoyable.

D
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food at a very affordable price in lovely setting

DH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We met for a Tuesday lunch meeting with friends. Nice table by the fire, reasonable choice of beer. Set lunch of two or three courses was excellent. Mains of slow roast pork were good - decent portions, tender meat, crispy crackling and very nice potato purée. One of the group opted for cheese soufflé which was well received. Pleasant desserts and good coffee rounded things off nicely. Good food, well priced.

KC
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a table for 3 but one of our party has major health issues. We were disappointed that the soup was unavailable but after a very short wait they advised us the chef had completed the next batch and was now back on the menu. It was delicious and well worth the wait. The service was great and we were very happy with our lunch, the overall experience was perfect. Thankyou so much for your consideration.

LT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food we had was very good. Well matched flavours and perfectly cooked.

The atmosphere was quite lively although wasn’t that full.

We were seated quickly and had our order taken quickly. Food arrived promptly but then the waitress who originally served us presumably finished their shift. After that the service was somewhat slow and lackadaisical

PF
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a great find! The staff were very friendly and welcoming, and you were made to feel comfortable from the moment you walked in. I would definitely recommend this place and will be returning very soon - well done to all concerned!

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service.

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and service as always

v
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint pub out in the country - food was excellent and highly recommend. Will be going back next time I am over in the UK.

T
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a very relaxing and enjoyable Birthday celebration. The ambience was perfect. Enjoyed post lunch coffee in comfortable seats (not always available).

JW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always excellent food at a reasonable price in a lovely setting

O
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast dinner ever - Beef was sensational

g
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Pub/Resteraunt set in a beautiful village, went on a Sat night having booked beforehand, welcoming staff and nice table selection with a good relaxed atmosphere, menu had good with varied choices but not too many, we both had the Sirloin which was cooked to perfection, starters and desserts were very nice too, all in all a superb evening and we will definitely return. Thanks all at the Hodd !

NC
London
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal and helpful, friendly service. We will be back !

B
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Yes I would but with some comments - Ladies loo not working and V unpleasant. Restaurant cleanliness just about OK. Service by one member of staff good, some others very glum!
Food was OK for price but not as great as advertised.
Could have been more welcoming as it was a family event for 3 adults which I hosted, they did say they enjoyed the food.

OT
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amazing service and a delightful evening.

LW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another trip to The Hoddington Arms, it never disappoints. Great service and great food as always.

LJ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was classy and exceeded our expectations. A great pub in a great location with great service and food.

OT
Hampshire
9 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

And again we are not disappointed. We came to celebrate our daughter's 13th birthday, we come here for celebrations most of the time because you know you're never going to leave having not had the best time. Food is second to none, the staff always friendly and efficient, the atmosphere always warm and happy. What's not to love?! Still top of my list of places to go.

P
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent and friendly service, will certainly be going again.

PD
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic menu & service. We also took our dog this time too who enjoyed his lunch & first pub experience.