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The Wellington Arms

From $136 Night United Kingdom, South East, Hampshire

Why so chic? Why our travel experts chose this hotel

  • luxury and wonderful food in a charming setting, one of Lulu's favourites!

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Mini tea cosies, freshly baked cupcakes and wonderful aromas greet you as you arrive at the Wellington Arms in Hampshire, one of Lulu's favourite boutique hotels in England.  This charming little Chic Retreat is a little off the beaten track and well worth the find.  Simon is the perfect host and Jason the perfect, award-winning chef who creates a daily-changing, mouth-watering menu using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients as well as vegetables straight from the garden. The 2 rooms and 1 apartment are bright and airy and have everything you would expect and more from even the large boutique hotels.  It was love at first sight for Lulu who thinks the Wellington Arms is worth a 2 hour drive for lunch.  We challenge you to leave without buying one of the tea pots covered in tea cosies - made by Simon's mother, Lulu hasn't yet been able to resist the temptation!


Any produce that doesn't come from the vegetable garden or polytunnel at the Wellington Arms is delivered by Sue and Jeff Fisher from Newbury ensuring that the provenance is always local.  Jason is a gold medal winner for Australia in the Culinary Olympics and his focus is on organic English produce, slow food and slow eating. Rest assured the fat chips are scrubbed, peeled and chipped by Jason and his team which is why they taste so good! The water of choice is Belu the only UK brand to give all of its profits to WaterAid and all milk used is organic. Lunch in the garden in the summer is a must; tables draped in cushions and shaded by parasols make the perfect summer setting.


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Address: Baughurst Road, Baughurst Tadley, RG26 5LP , United Kingdom

Nearest airport:

Nearest airport: London Heathrow Distance from nearest airport: 40 minutes

How to get there:

M4 Leave the M4 at Junction 12 and take the A4 Bath Road, following signs to Newbury. After about 4 miles, at the roundabout take the first exit onto the A340 signed to Aldermaston. At the mini roundabout in Aldermaston bear left up the hill following the sign to Tadley. 2 miles on up Paices Hill you will come to another roundabout where you will take the second exit, onto Heath End Road. At the T-junction turn left on Brimpton Road, which then becomes Baughurst Road. Continue for 1 mile and you will find The Wellington Arms on the bend on the left, our carpark is behind the pub. M3 From London and the East. Leave the M3 at Junction 6 onto the A339, Ringway East, following signs to Basingstoke, which then becomes Ringway North. Continue for about 4 miles turning off the dual carriageway to follow signs for the A340 Aldermaston Road to Tadley, past the North Hampshire Hospital. Drive for about 6 miles along the A340 through Sherbourne St John and Pamber Green into Tadley. At the roundabout take the first exit into New Road past the Tadley Swimming Pool. Continue for about 1 mile, bearing left into a sharp bend into Shaw Lane. At the T-junction turn left into Baughurst Road. Continue for 200 yards and you will find The Wellington Arms on the bend on the left, our carpark is behind the pub. By Train From London Waterloo, trains depart every 15 minutes to Basingstoke with a journey time of 45 minutes. On arrival at Basingstoke station there is a taxi rank, with a journey time of about 15 minutes to Baughurst.


The old hay store has been converted into 2 large rooms; The Old Room has a super king-size bed which sits beneath exposed oak beams and original brickwork and The New Room has an emperor-size bed which lies against the backdrop of original brickwork. You may be forgiven for thinking you are in a 5 star luxury hotel as each room includes:

  • Oak furniture from Benchmark
  • Gainsborough mattresses
  • 400 thread count whitecotton bedlinen
  • Hungarian goose down pillows and duvet
  • Slate flagstones with underfloor heating
  • Large flat screen Sony TV and blu-ray player
  • Wi-Fi
  • Rain shower
  • Aesop products
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Tea making facilities
  • Home-made cookies
  • Mini bar
Everyone should add The Wellington Arms to the top of their list of places to stay.


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  • Max 2 persons

  • 1 King bed

The Barn has a super king size bed beneath original oak beams and exposed brickwork. There is a chanderlier and an old fireplace which houses a bespoke writing desk.


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  • Max 2 persons

  • 1 King bed

The Hayloft has a emperor size bed and has been rebuilt to mirror the existing roofline. There is exposed brickwork, green oak timbers and a hayloft, which is accessible only for the sprightly.


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  • Max 2 persons

  • 1 King bed

The Apartment is our largest room on the first floor above the pub. It has a turned oak, super king size bed, a sitting room with antique furniture and a cast iron stove.

Cart House

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  • Max 2 persons

  • 1 King bed

The Cart House is a free standing green oak framed barn. It has a seating area, a king size bed & a large walk in shower.


Payments policy

Payment must be made at the time of booking. Credit cards accepted.

Payment in advance is required.

Cancellation policy

There is a 14 day cancellation policy: Any cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the date of arrival will not be refunded.

Cancellation fee is 100 GBP of total charge if cancelled up to 14 days before arrival.

Check-in/check-out policy

Check in is before 3pm or after 6pm as the Pub is closed during the afternoon.

Check-in time: 13:00:00

Check-out time: 11:00:00

Early check-in: yes, subject to availability

Late check-out: yes, subject to availability

Pets policy

Dogs are most welcome to stay in the two Barn rooms: the hotel has two of their own. We have a bed, bowl and plenty of bones should they be required. Please do ask for suggested walks direct from the pub. There is a charge of £10 per night. Well behaved dogs are allowed in the pub, and on a short lead in the garden. Esther the pub cat is always around, and does not enjoy being persued around her home.

Please note

The Wellington Arms does not offer single occupancy rates.

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