As of 23rd September 2020 the new Laws are as follows (for clarity, a Facemask must cover both your mouth and nose at all times) :-

Opening hours : Bar    Mon to Sat     noon to 2.30 pm        5.00 pm to 10.00 pm (Last Orders 9.30 pm)

                           Food  Mon to Sat     noon to 2.00 pm       5.00 pm to 8.30 pm

                           Bar    Sunday           noon to 5.00 pm        Food    noon to 3.30 pm

Staff will wear Facemasks at all times during the hours of Service ;

Customers to wear Facemasks when entering the Premises up to and including being seated at their allocated Table and, going to and from the Toilets ;

Customers will be served at their Tables and not at the Bar ;

Customers are not allowed to be on the Premises after 10.00 pm (for whatever reason)

People who do not follow the above Restrictions will be asked to leave the Premises immediately

Thank you for your understanding and, hopefully, we can can work together to our mutual future benefit and enjoyment

PS We acknowledge there are exceptions to above Facemask Rules such as Children and people with specific Medical Conditions, but please advise us of such exceptions when booking your Table

Our Takeaway and Delivery Service for the Elderly and Vulnerable continues…


   As of noon today, the 9th July 2020, we are OPEN !

               Due to new Hygiene Guidelines our hours of opening will be altered to ensure all surfaces and facilities are thoroughly cleaned following closing at night and, prior to opening the next day, as follows :-

Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 2.30 pm           Food (including Takeaways)  12 noon to 2.00 pm

  Monday to Saturday 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm           Food (including Takeaways)  5.00 pm to 9.00 pm

                    Sunday  12 noon to 5.00 pm           Food (including Takeaways)  12 noon to 3.30 pm

For everyone’s safety we have introduced a One Way System to ensure, wherever possible that Social Distancing of 1m + is achieved. Customers who have Pre-Booked a table will take precedence over Customers who have not. Table numbers have been reduced and limited to seating a maximum of six people. Upon arrival please make your way directly to your pre-allocated table where one of our Staff will take your order. If you have not Pre Booked a table, then please make your way to the Bar where one of our Staff will advise you if we have any available tables.

If you feel more comfortable wearing a mask, then please do so, but if a Member of Staff asks you to remove your mask (to verify your age) then please do so

As per Covid Guidelines, parents are responsible for their own children and they must ensure they remain at the table, with the exception of visiting the toilets

Thank you for your patience and understanding during these strange days and, we look forward to welcoming you back,

Duncan, Mikki, Emily and all the Staff


 Thank you for visiting the Bolton Arms website

The Bolton Arms is a 15th century Grade II Listed building situated in the heart of historic Old Basing, which is a Conservation Area of outstanding beauty

Our quality wines and beers are complemented by both excellent fayre and service to create a warm welcoming atmosphere amongst the vaulted ceilings, oak beams and period features exposed during the 2008 sympathetic renovation. Or, why not relax with a cold beer or wine in the landscaped gardens on either the decking, lawns, in the shade beneath the trees or the gazebo ?

Our Menu, offers a wide range of delicious meals that include A la Carte dishes, Tapas, Bar Snacks and Nibbles that can be enjoyed seven days a week with the exception of Sunday evenings

Our Menu is freshly prepared using local produce by our Head Chef, Emily Self, on a daily basis and changes regularly to reflect the season’s offerings. If you wish to make a reservation, please contact us on 01256 819555 or email chef@thebolton.com

Please enjoy your visit to our website and, we look forward to welcoming you in the not too distant future

Thank you, Duncan, Mikki, Emily and Staff