The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden ever!

On a beautiful spring day my hubby and I head off to The Wellington Arms in Baughurst. We were expecting some great food, what we also discovered was, in our minds, the best pub garden in Hampshire.

Us English love a pub garden. It is part of our heritage we relish. A pretty old pub, with great food and drink aaand a beautiful garden, well our English souls sing.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

Among the flowers, edible herbs and fruit were grown.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

The tulips were striking with a riot of pink, purple and orange.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

The promise of more to come.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

You somehow feel the people behind this garden have a good heart.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

Their philosophy was clear and we were loving it. To grow your own and eat seasonally is an ideal many of us English aspire to. Sadly, I’m more of a wanna-be gardener so admire this achievement all the more.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

We do grow rosemary and mint quite well at home – but these delicate purple leaves would get munched on by some bug or even one of our dogs probably!

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

Tall trees and immaculate flower beds surround the sunny lawn.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

Look, peeeerfect ahhhhh I can feel my heart rate settling to weekend/holiday mode and its only a Thursday.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

Come on let’s get inside and eat, we’ll look at more later.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

The bar was great. Full of things you want to peer at. Yummy treacle tarts, eggs for sale, teapots with tea-cosies, vintage cups and saucers next to all the booze. It’s quaint without being at all naff.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has a great bar

It’s homely and I want to bring my kids back here.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden and a great bar

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden and sells fresh eggs

The more you look, the more you find; homemade jams on the shelves.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden and sells homemade jams

OK I’ve finally sat down and it’s time to focus on the menu.

The menu of the Wellington Arms in Baughurst

The staff were friendly and efficient. Several times there was something unavailable, but if the pea supplier didn’t deliver the peas this morning then broccoli would be lovely.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Looking around the dining room, I am still loving the character – found on every shelf!

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Go on girl, get tucked in!

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Our starters turn up smelling yummy. Mine, a cheese souffle, hubby has gone for a carrot soup.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Lovely creamy leeks sit beneath the soufflé.

Cheese souffle at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Starters atThe Wellington Arms in Baughurst

My main was a real beauty of a meat fest, celebrating lamb 3 ways. The sauce was amaaazing. I loved this meal, it felt deeply satisfying and healthy at the same time – must be all that green stuff.

Lamb at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Hubby had the Proper Cottage Pie, which he is still raving about. The mint sauce was homemade and great, the mushroom jus/gravey divine, the broccolli perfectly cooked (ok breath).

Mains at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Determined to have pud we check out the pud menu. Hubby is delighted, there are words like sticky, custard and treacle.

Dessert menu at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

I opt for a brownie – and how sweet looking is this one? Ahhh you’re so pretty!

Brownie at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

The man goes for the treacle tart – standard!

Dessert at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

There’s something lovely about things that pour…

Dessert at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

Dessert at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

A quick coffee as I’m getting ‘itchy feet’ now and want to explore the garden a little more.

Coffee at The Wellington Arms in Baughurst

We get to meet the resident cat. I’m sad I have forgotten her name, but she was super sweet and came, I’m told, with the property. As good as any reason to buy!

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

I wish I could stay longer.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

Just a quick peek at the lovely hens.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

And a quick stroke of her little tummy. What a lovely experience spending time at The Wellington Arms has been.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst has the best pub garden

If you enjoyed this pub, you may also like to see The Plough Inn, Longparish or The Royal Oak, Paley Street

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