The Bakers Arms

4.6
549 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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.4
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SallyS
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm welcome awaits in this traditional but modern gastro pub. Interesting menu making it hard to chose. The smoked local trout with poached egg and watercress hollandaise sauce was inspired. The traditional Christmas turkey roast was cooked and served to perfection. Enjoy.
I could not recommend more highly.

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Wilf
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a Christmas Eve lunch.
Good food and nice selection, wine a bit expensive.
We were seated next to the fire which kept us and the dog cosy!

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Polybin
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have moaned in the past that the pub is too crowded to enjoy a meal well.
Unfortunately Covid has addressed this but at what cost to the business.
Food, as ever, was excellent as was the service. Such a great pub needs support but please dump the double sittings for Sunday lunch when we’re back to normal. I’ll be pleased to support you more.

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RichardS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food great service lovely venue overall fantastic expriance

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Emma
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Potato staters, yummy !
Great place great food great service

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Annie
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely food well cooked and presented. Appreciated the roaring fire.

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vipJonathanL
Hampshire
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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LeaA
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible evening covid safe amazing food excellant service x

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ChrisD
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal and service would definitely recommend

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AmandaB
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Sunday roast with a fabulous array of vegetables - delicious !

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SheilaM
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience, lovely food and great to be able to go to a pub / restaurant with all of the right measures in place.

SM
SusanM
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely tea with fab cocktails ! Nice earlier opening time too

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nickyh
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food, really tasty & excellent service. Not cheap, hence the dip in value score, though having said that, portion size is generous. Open fire & new fresh decor & socially distanced tables. We do love it & are regular diners there.

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StewSaxo
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great meal and a lovely atmosphere. As usual, the Baker's Arms delivered great service and alongside favourite beer and cider, we enjoyed the new menu enormously. Adam and the team do a great job and it's so good to see them back open again after Lockdown 2!

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JayA
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and fast, food was amazing, literally the only downside was the table wobbled a bit.

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BobbyD2018
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit once it is back open again after Lockdown2.0 - great food, service and atmosphere - highly recommend.

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WalkersParadise
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely setting. The staff were friendly and provided excellent yet understated service. Choice of food was very good too, gluten free options available for my guest. Would definitely recommend.

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SallyS
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner with friendly attentive staff. In spite of imminent lockdown 2 and several birthday parties and celebratory tables, we were able to soak up the atmosphere without sacrificing a quiet supper for 2.

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LisaB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food always speaks for itself, outstanding. Lovely pub with great service.
It’s a regular place for us and we have never been disappointed 😊

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MargaretW
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, lovely food served with a smile. Social distancing procedures etc all in place - it feels very safe in there.

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MirandaG
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy the Bakers Arms. Food excellent and friendly efficient service

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siobhans
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely warm welcome, log fire burning
Friendly staff and delicious food

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ChristopherR
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! Friendly and very helpful staff with a lovely atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful, the food was incredible, the service was great, and the COVID safety measures were very clear and very well adhered to.

Will definitely be returning.

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RayG
Jersey
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was absolutely perfect. Lovely menu with varied choice.
Staff were attentive and took the covid isolation/hygiene very seriously.
Lovely homely atmosphere. Its now our special venue for important celebrations.

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SusanM
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple a great place to have a quality meal ! Such a shame we are going into lockdown again but hope to eat here again as soon as I can !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were running late for our time slot and kitchen was closing but they stayed open, staff were welcoming and food was great.

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DH426
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding the food was exceptional. Will certainly be coming back!
Gorgeous wood fire burning in the background.

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CarlH
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very attentive and the food was all excellent.

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CarolO
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with family on a Tuesday evening lovely table by the fire plenty of space as we had a dog. Excellent service and great food.

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BethanR
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely roast dinner! My husband had all 3 meats and I had the crab thermidor, delicious and authentic, a local gem.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday lunch for miles

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Elviny
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was excellent- professional, friendly and efficient. Portion size of meat for main course was very disappointing, 1 small single beef rib for £17.95 does not represent good value for money. Desserts- chocolate brownie and cheese board were very good. Wine by the bottle, prices a little on the high side. We had bread and olives for a starter to share which was a nice introduction to the meal. Not the best meal we have had here, but overall we enjoyed our evening.

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nabarro
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very good service. Food was good but just a little short of level expected given previous excellent reviews. Would return but choose different items.

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BobJ
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as usual! Never disappoints!!! Our favourite restaurant! Thank you!

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ValerieG
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch for a friend's birthday. The friend is a very good cook, and very particular about what she eats. She had Dover sole, which she said was cooked perfectly. My other friend had the pork loin, also said it was excellent. i had a starter, sweet potato and chestnut tart- the filling was nice though the pastry was a tad overcooked and too flaky to cut properly, still good though.Service was excellent, and the atmosphere warm and cheerful

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JazzyH
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I thought the food was very nice to be fair, and I like the location and interior of the pub.

For me though, eating here at lunch time on a week day, for most of the main meals to be priced around £18 it just seemed extremely over priced.

The drinks were expensive also at over £5 a pint, and I just think that being that this is a country pub rather than a proper restuarant I don't think it is appropriate to charge such rates for food & drink.

If i'm going to end up paying a fair bit of money i'd rather go to Jamie Oliver/Gordan Ramsey restaurant or somewhere similary upmarket.

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Cathryn685
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked on line and were called by the team to check we’d be ok with a road side table and we were so happy we took a risk. The quality of the food and service meant we hardly noticed the road, and the team went out of their way to do something slightly off menu and cater for a gluten free guest. It was worth the drive and it was a wonderful visit.

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Sunday lunch I've had in a long time! We were hoping to have a desert but there was just so much for the main meal. Crispy roast potatoes, at least 7 vegetables and delicious gravy and sauce. We'll be back

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KarenH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent service great food one of my favourite pubs

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The Bakers Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 549 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 reservations at the moment.