The Hoddington Arms

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420 reviews
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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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OT
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and a delightful evening.

LW
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LJ
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

PD
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

RR
London
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A lovely visit to this wonderful pub. Really helpful team on the phone, fab atmosphere, great food, with the Cote Du Boeuf out of this world - I can't remember the last time I ate such a great tasting steak and to top it off the beef dripping chips were so moorish! A great night. Thank you.

WG
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Very helpful and quick service food was good and good value

M
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent lunch, great food both ingredients and cooking. Much enjoyed

TP
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit to this restaurant to eat, and it did not disappoint my wife or I, despite being a bit pricier than we usually consider.
The restaurant was very quiet to start with, (we like it quiet), but the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere throughout the evening.
All the food was served quickly, arrived piping hot, and was cooked perfectly.
Portion sizes were more than sufficient, and it was clear that a great deal of thought and care had gone into the menu, created by people who care about food and presentation.
The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout the evening. They were attentive but not overbearing.
All in all, a lovely country restaurant, with excellent food, staff and atmosphere. A restaurant I hope to revisit many times, starting as soon as possible.

EG
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Lovely place for a special occasion , however was very disappointed with the food! When paying so much for the food you would expect to be able to get a sauce of some sort with your steak, we were offered mayonnaise or ketchup with a very expensive steak and would of liked some decent crackers on a very expensive cheese board. We adored the decor, however we were very disappointed that we were sat in the corner with a very wobbly table with spider cobwebs all over the wall. This was an anniversary dinner which we were really looking forward too! The only amazing comment we could really give is, that the staff were very attentive and kind and considerate of our needs for our special occasion. Overall Very disappointed with the food, but enjoyed the atmosphere, staff, and drinks. Would not recommend for special occasions.

IM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and good service. Will be going back and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

KM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We having been going to the Hodd for many years, it is our local. We were a little disappointed this time, we waited nearly an hour for our main courses, my steak was tough and over cooked, we didn't receive much service once the main courses had been delivered, we had to go to the bar to order drinks and to request the bill. All in all not our usual experience, left a bit deflated.

CR
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful staff. Nothing too much trouble . Food was fabulous across the board. A bit pricey for us but well worth it.
Thank you

PW
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent establishment, we have made many great family memories here

PG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality, locally sourced food and drink, with great friendly service. A fantastic pub.

S
Surrey
10 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Absolutely lovely place to eat and drink. Knowledgeable barperson and very pleasant waitperson. Interesting menu well cooked food, piping hot. Good varied wine list from reasonable price to “pushing the boat out” . Overall a very pleasant experience. Back next week!

ID
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good location, good food, excellent service. briliaaaaaaaaaant

DL
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent as always. Could do with the background music rather quieter.

V
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 3 course lunch. The food was amazing! Especially the crackling bits and the chateaubriand 😜
Will definitely return

DA
London
5 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic good quality fresh food. Pay a bit more for it than at some pubs but I didn't mind for such a fab lunch.

IK
London
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress made us feel very welcome. Excellent friendly service

NM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent Toby was very efficient and welcoming. Bar staff were also friendly and attentive.
Food was excellent (four people eating).
We will be going back again.

P
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and very friendly service. Will certainly be returning.

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

Very relaxed lunch time meal, excellent food and reasonable prices.

G
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, in the right amount so no wastage, timings good, no long waits. Beer excellent.

PD
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so welcoming with impeccable food & service. Great atmosphere, never too noisy & always guaranteed to leave with a satisfied appetite.

OT
Hampshire
8 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my 50th birthday at "The Hodd" last night, as always superb service, superb food, superb atmosphere. I have never been disappointed with anything here which is why my family and I keep coming back.

OT
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal- come hungry, wonderful flavours and also big portions! :)

OT
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Another lovely visit. Service was a little slow this time round but I think it was because it was very busy.

AD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing country pub, the food and ambience were amazing

T
Hampshire
10 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A lovely village pub run by a professional, friendly crew. Both times I've visited, we have sat outside on the terrace. Good food and wine choices, set-menus etc. Can't fault it :-)

BW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Staff full marks. Food delicious - vegetables always a test, very good. No need for music inside. Sat outside which was very comfortable. Liked the ‘elbow room’. Definitely recommend.

SN
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Genoten van de accommodatie, het geweldige eten, en de super aardige bediening... kortom geweldig!

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JD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good meal and service for my Wife’s Birthday

OT
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Scallops were fantastic as was the roast beef

DM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic! The only blight on our dining experience was that we were not aknowledged by the Manageress. The other Staff were excellent!

m
Hampshire
18 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely as always we shared a delightful fish board then had the plaice which was delicious. Great staff lovely buzzy restaurant

SJ
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place - excellent food, super wine and great atmosphere. Will definitely be back - with friends and family .

PM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made to feel welcome on our arrival, nice table outside, great service and excellent fish and chips followed by v nice sweet, will be going back for more!

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