The Bakers Arms Droxford


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Anna & Adam Cordery’s rustic, homely pub, a stone’s throw from the River Meon, is the antithesis of a themed-up, all-day drinking den. With its mismatched chairs & tables, beaten leather sofas & fireplaces, it exudes real confidence, charm & infectious personable warmth. The kitchen, headed by Adam & Richard Harrison (with CVs taking in the Fat Duck & Le Gavroche), is resolutely seasonal & draws on ingredients available on Droxford’s doorstep. The daily-changing blackboard menu spans eveything from faggots to apple crumble; local pigeon appears in a salad with walnut dressing, sausages from locally reared Gloucester Old Spot pigs are served with shallot gravy, while partridge is partnered by roasted plums & bread sauce. In all, this is a masterclass in how to run a country dining pub. Pleasing wines & affable service cap it all off.

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££££ - £30 - £49
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High Street, Droxford, Hampshire, SO32 3PA

01489 877553 01489 877553


Opening Times

Tue-Sun 12N-2pm, Tue-Sat 7-9pm


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27 May 2021  
Food & Drink 1
Service 2
Atmosphere 2
Value 1
Very Disappointing

Having read all the rave reviews of this pub we went there for lunch today. We were presented with a menu consisting of one side of paper with about 6 starters, 6 mains, and some puds. Three of the mains were pork-based, one steak, one fish and one vegetarian option. The website says "see specials on blackboard" or words to that effect - the blackboard was empty. My wife chose the fish pie, the only available fish option. The pie was good, the accompanying vegetables were badly cooked and largely inedible. I chose the belly pork - the meat was well cooked but the crowning glory of belly pork for me is the crackling. This was presented as a thin sheet of rock-hard skin, somewhat akin to the sole of a Roman soldier's boot - my labrador would have struggled with it. As for the fish pie the veg were overcooked and largely inedible. The pub has a selection of local ciders, which is good, and the reason, together with the good fish pie, have given it an average of 2 stars. Unlike General MacArthur, we will not return.

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