The Bakers Arms

4.6
672 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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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CLJ19
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outside eating area, covered with gazebo so completely sheltered from torrential rain at the time of eating. Heaters, fairy lights. Professional, attentive and friendly staff, fabulous food and drinks. Great evening. We were still there when everyone else had gone but there were no complaints. Thank you.

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PaulS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Slightly limited non meat options but a good quality menu.

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dianec
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful village pub
Excellent interesting menu
The couple I took out had never been to the pub and loved the whole experience

PJ
PaulaJ
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great evening at The Bakers, attentive staff, great food and cocktails were amazing.

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AlisonP
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious. We all had different mains and all were excellent. The service was friendly and helpful. The pub was very quiet but homely and inviting. Overall, I would definitely return and would recommend to others.

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JLloyd
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding visit to the Bakers Arms, heartily recommend.

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OliveH
Hampshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My local pub and I am very pleased to have a good pub so close.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the nicest meals we have had just fantastic ,the service was first class the staff are some of the friendliest staff we have encountered nothing was to much trouble. Will visit again 5 star , all I can say please go and try it , to top it all dog friendly. Fantastic night !!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome meal and great service.

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MarkH
London
27 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good consistent standard of well made homely food. It may seem odd to write this but chicken pie packed full of chicken - fish pie with plenty of fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, good beer, tables outside were covered and heated…… very good

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andhil
London
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second visit to the Bakers Arms was as good as our first - friendly and helpful service; lovely food; relaxed setting - we were a party of 5 including a 3 year old and a 4 month old and sitting inside we had the place to ourselves for quite a while which was great. We will certainly book again.

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WendyH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely old pub. We were seated in a quiet area and due to the very hot day, the pub wasn’t busy. The staff were lovely. Checked us in and Covid safe. Hope this carries on as restrictions lifted today. Food was ok but not overly hot although, plates were. Was the assortment of veg and meat as a few years ago but somehow didn’t have that wow factor we had then. However, with all that has happened and the incredibly hot day, it was acceptable apart from beef which was rather grisly. The puddings were wonderful. Would eat there again, but possibly mid week and a meal from ordinary menu to enjoy hopefully as we always have. Keep up the good work guys, we know it’s been such a difficult time for hospitality.

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal with friendly service. A good menu to choose from. We will return soon.

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JohnE
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Probably one of the best roasts ever.
We had the roast beef which was excellent, very nicely presented and a lovely selection of vegetables cooked to perfection. All the staff were extremely nice and helpful .

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CraigD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Went for Sunday lunch, roast beef was cut wafer thin, roast potatoes overcooked dry and very hard not nice to eat, parsnips roasted fat too long very dry and couldn’t eat at all, apple cable overly sweet, charged £1.50 for a jug of powdered custard was the biggest rip off of the day,
Staff were attentive no issues with them , need to up there game on food quality in my opinion,
2 customers lost,

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KellyS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, as always. Friendly service. Try the Hampshire wines!

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NickyB
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This pub used to be amazing, so when it’s not it’s very disappointing. Food was mediocre, staff were good. But overall we won’t be rushing back.
But on a positive note they do sell the amazing Bowman ales.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent.

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NevilleM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb food and friendly and helpful staff.

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IanT
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent friendly service. Good food. Nice beer. Light and airy. Enjoyed the Thai Crab Cakes starter and a very good Sirloin Steak for Mains. Peaking over at other tables the Grilled Pork Loin special of the day also looked very good.

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MattC
Hampshire
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast!
Friendly staff!

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PeterS
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal, good service, will visit again soon.

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vipSusanM
Hampshire
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is simply amazing at this pub and the staff are always so friendly and accommodating. Child friendly service too !

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KarenH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very quite think due to covid, but always a pleasure to eat here.

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StillBaffled
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch and sat outside in the covered area. Lovely food, good pint of beer, very friendly service and good value. Overall excellent.

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Lille
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely service, friendly and very efficient. Highlight was the sirloin steak, cooked perfectly.

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PaulF
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing. We had 3 courses and the courses were just the right size.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked on line
Arrived on time
Very welcome staff and service

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
20 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent, friendly service and lovely Sunday roast menu. Dining room quite small & we were very near to a very noisy group, which unfortunately took the edge off our experience a bit. Nevertheless we would certainly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always

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CoJC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The pub looks lovely from the outside and in, with trailing roses and Farrow the sausages were so herby, the mashed potato so peppery and the peas so dry that my son and daughter were very upset, didn’t eat, and they left the restaurant hungry.
My own fish pie had hardly any actual fish in it and was salty I could barely stomach it.
I’m afraid we wouldn’t recommend it.

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NicholasB
London
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmospheric pub with superb food and great service.

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DonC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall good, service bit hit and miss depends who serves you. The desserts not good value, the smallest brownie ever

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Susan
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The pub should provide a draw for its delicious chicken liver parfait and a hammer to break the thick butter on top. What happened to the real thing that we had three weeks ago. We did complain.
Risotto and trout were good. Apple crumble was very average and the custard ,I would say, was shop bought.

I won’t be coming back to a restaurant for which I had a loyalty card before lickdown.

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CarlH
Hampshire
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Bakers Sunday Roast, 5 Roasties and 9 different veggies

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Katyw
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We absolutely love coming here and the atmosphere was nice and service was great. The food was disappointing though yesterday. The veg was cold and potatoes overcooked but the meat and Yorkshires were lovely.
We had a lovely time but food wasnt the usual standard

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RonC
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect end to a busy week with friends we have not seen for 18 months. Food was excellent, service with a smile and a nice atmosphere. well done!

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly, good food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Waited for 45 mins for main meal - two plates served up first then remaining 2 turned up - two out of the 4 plates were horrible and cold - nothing special about the food wouldn’t go back - owner was very sorry and sent us home with a bottle of wine and we didn’t pay for the food - a very disappointing birthday meal 😕

FAQs

The Bakers Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 672 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.