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Join us for our next Local Dining Out Evening

at The Rockingham Arms, West Wellow
on Wednesday 20th May

Wednesday 20th May 2015
About The Rockingham Arms (taken from their website)

The Rockingham Arms is part of the Upham Group, which owns Upham Brewery as well as other great pubs in the south of England which have been sensitively upgraded in a way the locals and visitors really appreciate.

The pub reopened in April 2014 after an exciting refurbishment and immediately proved a hit with locals and visitors alike.

Built in 1840, The Rockingham Arms is a charming old village pub full of character and situated right at the edge of the beautiful New Forest, in a designated National Heritage area.

Located in the picturesque village of West Wellow in the Test Valley, near Romsey in Hampshire, the pub is just off the A36 between Salisbury and Southampton and with easy access from Junction 2 of the M27.

Our pub is an ideal place to stop for great food and drink for anyone visiting the northern reaches of the New Forest and is just a few minutes’ drive away from the popular Paulton’s Family Theme Park, home to the famous ‘Peppa Pig World’.

Also nearby is the stunning Mottisfont Abbey, a National Trust property with magnificent gardens and a renowned gallery featuring various exhibitions by some of the country's leading artists and photographers.

Excellent forest walks are available right from the doorstep of The Rockingham Arms, across Canada Common – ideal to build up an appetite or to walk off your hearty meal!

Location: .   The Rockingham Arms at West Wellow
Travelling a little further from home we have found this lovely restaurant not far from Romsey near the edge of The New Forest It can be found a little off the main roads, has a good car park, lovely bar atmosphere where you can eat if you visit on another occasion. The Rockingham Arms is owned by Upham Brewery.

Dining: .   Restaurant
We will be dining in "The Cabin" which is a self contained restaurant area adjacent to the main bar and to the rear of the building looking out towards the garden.

Travel: .   Herrington's Coach Door to Door
We have arranged pick up points as near as possible where you live, more points can be added. Our coach will be from Herrington's Coaches, the coach size will depend upon ticket sales. (picture is not of the exact coach expected)

Drinks: .   Buy your drinks at the bar on arrival
We will go to the bar area on arrival to buy our drinks. You might expect to find Upham Brewery beers on sale being a brewery owned pub. There is also a really good wine list and many other drinks. link to WINE LIST

Food: .  

Finest Food
The Upham Group has a policy of sourcing our produce, wherever possible, from local family food suppliers to ensure they have the best quality, tastiest and freshest ingredients in everything we serve. You have 6 choices of mains, 1 of which is a vegetarian option and then a further 6 choices of dessert.
(see choices below)


Your ticket for our May 20th dinner will cost £23.00 per person covering your two course dinner and the travel by coach.


Please choose one main and one dessert from the following list:
(vegetarian options listed with [V] )

Main Meals:
Please use the short description in brackets when booking your choices

[PORK] Honey and Clove Marinated Pot Roast Pork, creamed mash, spring greens

[RISOTTO] Sopley Asparagus and Pea Risotto, Poached Hens Egg [V]

[FISH] Upham Ale Battered Hake and Chips, Mushy Pea Puree and Caramelised Lemon

[DUCK] Comfit of Barbary Duck Leg, Crushed New Potatoes, Spring Greens, Cassis Jus.

[CHICKEN] Whole Baby Poussin marinated in Lemon and Garlic, Mixed Salad and Crispy Fries.

[FAGGOTS] Rockingham Arms Faggots in Red Wine Gravy, Mash and Seasonal Vegetables.

[MESS] Rockingham Mess. Wimborne Blueberries, Crushed Meringue, Blueberry Compote and Chantilly Cream. 

[TART] Caramelised Lemon Tart and Homemade Raspberry Sorbet.

[CHEESECAKE] Chocolate Orange Cheesecake.

[BRIOCHE] Brioche, Prune and Cinnamon Pudding, Sauce Anglaise.

[CHEESE] Selection of Hampshire Cheeses, Chefs Spicy Plum Chutney, Celery and Water Biscuits 

[COFFEE] A single cup of fresh Tea or Coffee and Truffle Chocolates, as an alternative dessert. 

If you require a cup of coffee after your dessert you can order and pay for this at the bar. If you require a cup of coffee after your dessert you can order and pay for this at the bar. 

Coach Pickup Points:

We have arranged the following pickup points on the evening. We hope these will be near to most peoples houses.
Some times and pickup points may be changed according to who is coming on the evening.

Coach Pickup Points:

Pickup Time


Detailed Location

18:55 (6:55pm)


The bus stop near the Post Office at Fordingbridge

19:00 (7:00pm)


As you turn into the road to Woodgreen from the A338 at Breamore

19:00 (7:00pm)


Outside "Dongoa" High Street, Woodgreen

19:00 (7:00pm)


The junction of Brook Lane/High Street, nearest Godshill

19:05 (7:05pm)


Outside the Horse & Groom, Woodgreen

19:10 (7:10pm)


End of Dodgson Close, Woodgreen (subject to who is coming)

19:10 (7:10pm)


outside Woodgreen Community Shop (subject to who is coming)

19:15 (7:15pm)


Opposite The Post Box at the end of Lower Densome/ The Common

19:15 (7:15pm)


moving towards Hale/Top Left of Common (subject to who is coming)

19:15 (7:15pm)


Higher Densome Wood (subject to who is coming)

19:20 (7:30pm)


Woodfalls Cross stop at the bus stop.


If you would like to come on our May Local Dining Out Evening

You can call one of us and make your booking by phone giving us your menu choices

Donald Summers on 01725 513910 or e-mail:

David Mussell on 01725 514592 or e-mail:

Or you can send us an e-mail with the following information:

If you have registered with us before:
Your full name, postcode & phone number

If you are new to our Local Dining Out:
Your full name, address, postcode, landline & mobile number.
Your nearest pickup point from our list.
Confirm you have read our terms & conditions.

For each person dining please tell us the following by e-mail or
You can also download a Booking Form here)

Dinner at The Rockingham Arms, West Wellow on Wednesday 20th May 2015

Please enter short version in brackets on the menu list:
example: Main - PORK, Dessert - CHEESECAKE

Pickup Point - please use Location short version - example: [POST BOX]

Payment by - please state:  CASH  /  CHEQUE  or ONLINE

Details for each person:













Payment can be made by one of the following options:

(1) Direct Bank Payment:
This is very easy if you do online banking and we can confirm receipt of your payment

account: Woodgreen Village News
sort code: 20-72-37
account no: 13710971
reference: (your surname)

(2) You can deliver your payment by cash or cheque
Cheque (made payable to: Woodgreen Village News)

Woodgreen Village News, 7 Hill Close, Woodgreen, SP6 2BG (FRONT DOOR ONLY)
9 Dodgson Close, Woodgreen
handed personally to Donald Summers, Angela Summers or David Mussell

(3) Call us and ask us to call and collect your payment as cash or by cheque
01725 513910
Cheque (made payable to: Woodgreen Village News)