December 2022 – Christmas Functions and Christmas Day

We are fully booked throughout December for functions at lunchtimes and evenings

In addition, New Year’s Eve has been SOLD OUT for many months
Thank you for considering us and, we will hopefully see you in 2023

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all at the Bolton Arms

Welcome back as of Saturday the 15th October !

We’re back to normal hours as of today and, look forward to welcoming you

During our recent closure, ironically, we won three major Awards of recognition :-

Best Restaurant in Basingstoke Award

5* Rating from TrustPilot

and for the second year in a row a –

2022 Traveller’s Choice Award from Tripadvisor

plus, for the last 15 years the Dept of Environmental Health have awarded us a

5* Rating for Hygiene, Cleanliness and Food Management

So, maybe we should take more breaks ?!

Our thanks to all who voted for us and, hopefully, see you soon. Duncan, Mikki, Emily and Staff, x

Charity Quiz Finale

The amazing amount raised for Bowel Cancer by our exceedingly generous quizzers was:-

£ 1,020

Thank you to everyone for being so generous especially during a 13 week “Covid” period
The next nominated Charity is Basingstoke and district young carers – a very worthy local cause

Staff Opportunities

Sous, or Apprentice Chef – hours to be agreed

plus, we require

Front of House Staff

Lunch time Staff 11am to 2:30pm

Kitchen Staff

If you are interested, please send your details to chef@thebolton.com, thank you


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