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Submitted on Sunday, 17th June 2007
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The Bolton Arms, Basingstoke

The Street
Old Basing
Postal town: Basingstoke
RG24 7DA
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Moby Duck left this review about The Bolton Arms

A village pub that is now more reliant on its restaurant status than that of a pub,however there is a drinking area to the rear of the pub with lots of oak beams and a vaulted ceiling,four beers on, Doom Bar Andwells Resolute and IPA plus Hogs Back TEA. Of possible note buried into one of the oak beams within the vaulted ceiling is a sword named Excalibur and is allegedly the one used in the film of the same name and owned by a pub regular. Not a bad place for a pint but not really a trad boozer and not a place I would normally frequent, but OK.

On 25th May 2015 - rating: 6
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Quinno _ left this review about The Bolton Arms

Whilst not looking particularly alluring from the outside, the recently refurbished interior really is quite super, with separate dining and drinking areas which feel rather swish. There were a couple of ales on, plus a real cider (or was it perry? I forget) which come in handled mugs - nice. My Andwell bitter was a bit flat unfortunately but the cider/perry my friend has was good. I'd give it another go and hope the beer's a bit better next time, the place seems to have a fair amount going for it at the moment.

On 30th July 2009 - rating: 6
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William Evans left this review about The Bolton Arms

On my first visit the new landlord & landlady made myself and my wife feel very welcome. Good food serving real fresh food,& good real ales, my wife enjoyed the selection of wines,in a very relaxed friendly atmosphere. all in all a very good experiance, we will return.

On 17th June 2007 - rating: 10
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Old Boots
Basingstoke, 2.18 miles, 42 min walk (show)
Hook, 4.09 miles, 1 hr 18 min walk (show)
Bramley (Hants), 4.8 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
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25th May 2015, 19:58
Review submitted by Moby Duck
2nd May 2012, 00:17
Web Link submitted by Quinno _ approved

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 August 2013 by Quinno _
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