New to the Bolton Arms

Live music with Differential

Saturday 16th October from 9pm

An acoustic singer, songwriter and beatboxing

… from Smash Mouth, Oasis to Ed Sheeran …

 To book a table please call 01256 819555 or email

Live music with Sugar & Sax

Saturday 30th October from 9pm

 An evening of dance classic covering

… from The Pretenders to Years & Years

To book a table please call 01256 819555 or email

Charity Quiz Finale

The amazing amount raised for Victoria’s Promise by our exceedingly generous quizzers was :-

£ 1,200  

Thank you to everyone for being so generous especially during a 13 week “Covid” period
The next nominated Charity is Naomi’s House – a very worthy local cause

Chris Baker live music night…

The wee man smashed it out the park again with a three hour non-stop performance
Over the years Chris has been performing at the Bolton Arms, he has transformed from a (very good) pub singer into a real professional entertainer – BRILLIANT !
He’s back in December and most tables have already been booked (and Sugar & Sax are here this month)

Christmas is almost here !

Bookings now being taken. Christmas menus can be found under the Menu tab

                       To book a table or enquire please call 01256 819555 or email

Our “Takeaway” and “Delivery Service for the Elderly / Vulnerable” continues…

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

Breaking the £400,000 Charity mark

Thank you to all our customer and suppliers for your support over the last 11 years. Be proud, we have raised more than £400,000 for local charities and Good Causes in     the Village Pub and Community that does make a Difference

                                Consistently Rated 5* for Food and Premises Hygiene by the Food Standard Agency since 2008

  Welcomed into the TripAdvisor Hall of Member in 2019 Member

Fully Compliant with Food Allergy Guidelines

£1,500 raised for the Ark Centre

We would like to thank everyone who took part in the Tuesday evening Charity Quiz over the last 13 weeks for raising the above funds for Ark Centre

Here’s to the next 13 weeks raising money for a great charity!

4 Year Gap – live music 7th December

The local girls were back again for another great night when they showed off their burgeoning talent and, they played two Imagine Dragons tracks especially for the Landlord! You’ll get on well in life girls, thank you

Can’t wait to see them again with their own songs

” The Hounddogs ” – live music Saturday the 23rd November !

They were absolutely brilliant from prior to arrival, to departure. 100% Lads, 100% – ” Big Licks” for professionalism

Our main concern was that a 5 Piece Band would dominate the Bar and InnBetween, but The Hounddogs were so professional that their Sound Engineer arrived the week before to evaluate our premises and, was spot on with his Assessment. Our premises were not dominated by The Hounddogs, our Staff could communicate effectively with the Customers – and the Customers could hear what the people across the table were saying – and yet it was excitingly loud !  Brilliant !!!

And, not surprisingly, everyone loved (and, I mean LOVED) the evening

Well balanced set of Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n Roll, cracking professional musicians and a very happy crowd desperate for their return

Margaret’s 90th Birthday Party – what a woman !

The Wilson’s arrived with a wee Scottish woman with a big heart, good sense of humour and a soft spot for Scottish men !

Good mixture, Margaret, and all had a good time – the photo of your evening is in our Gallery section

Looking forward to your 91st !

£1,510 raised for Make-A-Wish

Thank you to all our Quizgoers for raising this amazing amount of money over the last 13 weeks – good on you

We are so close to achieving £400,000 raised over our 11 year tenure, we can taste it !

What a superb surprise…

We were delighted to discover the Bolton Arms has been voted the top pub in Hampshire for Quality of Food, Level of Service and Atmosphere during July 2019
Our thanks goes to the people who voted for us – we were totally unaware that the Bolton Arms was being considered for such an accolade
Obviously our recent changes to the Menu, Staff and Emily’s hard work on the Hygiene Standards and Allergens have been appreciated
– and thank you to The Hampshire Life magazine for conducting the survey

Emily does it again !!!

Following her success in achieving the highest possible Rating of  5* from the Environmental Office for Practices and Procedures employed in ensuring the highest quality of Food Hygiene Management and Delivery Systems, she was simultaneously involved in ensuring we satisfied the updated Allergen requirements…
...and she did it !
Being Classed as “Compliant” alllows our Customers with Allergens to dine in complete confidence knowing the foods they are consuming are not only tasty and delicious, but safe to eat
If you suffer from any allergies please ask to see our Allergen Folder, or, to speak to one of our Chefs to settle your mind


What an Evening !

Upon the return of Sandie and Terry from their 198th holiday of the year, it was The Charity Finale – the outcome of the last    13 weeks Tuesday Quiz Nights at the Bolton Arms
As our Customers are near to raising £400,000 for local Good Causes and Charities over the last 10 years – could this result achieve that halcyon goal ?
Tension mounts. Lips are dry. Fingers are crossed. “Hail Mary’s” can be heard being murmurred in the background. People are being offered up for sacrifice (I myself offered up Ed and Matt from Diss) !
The end result was a magnificent £1,750 being raised for the local for Prostate Cancer Charity – absolutely brilliant !
Thank you to all who contributed and partook – the £400,000 is getting closer by the day

Congratulations to Emily Self (Head Chef) and Kitchen Staff

For the 11th year in row, Emily has retained our Status in the Hygiene “World” following a 24 months review by the local Environmental Health Officer
Being Awarded a “5 Stars – Very Good” is one of the highest levels of recognition available and, is not achieved in some of the Michelin Star restaurants in London
The Award basically recognises the way we manage our Food Products from Pre-Order to Receipt, the Management of such when received, the methods used throughout the cooking process and, finally, the way the finished product is served to our Customers
The Award also takes into account the cleanliness of our Restaurant, Bar and Toilet facilities


Our Apologies for the lack of News over the last 12 months

This would appear to have been down to either our Website Provider (highly unlikely) as the website has continued to operate perfectly during that time, or, it has been due to an oversight by our Website Administrator
Whatever it was down to has now been rectified and, we will continue to update the website with all the news on a regular basis


Isle of Wight & Hampshire Air Rescue Service

Through our Tuesday night Quiz we have just raised and presented a cheque to the above Charity for £ 1,500.00 – yes, £ 1,500 !

The cheque was collected by local Ryland Lee, who appeared taken aback at the fact that a wee country pub could raise such an amount of money over 13 x weeks from £1 Quiz Entry Fees

Since 2008 our Customers, Suppliers and Staff have helped us raise over £ 250,000 for LOCAL Good Causes and Charities

A massive THANK YOU to everybody who has been involved- BUT BE WARNED, we’re now looking towards the £ 500,000 objective !

Bolton Arms arrives in Sri Lanka…


The Bolton Arms is reaching new Markets every day owing to people such as The Bolton Wanderers !

I, personally, do not believe we will benefit from an immediate influx of Sri Lankans – but, if we do, i’ll update you on our next post !!!

It started with an email and turned into £11,527 + an extension ?…

…and the wee one has now undergone her surgery, which we wait to hear the outcome of from her parents

The £11,527 raised by our regulars on Emmy’s Evening at the Bolton Arms was outstanding, which was topped off with the offer by local tradesmen on the night pledging to build her much needed Treatment Room at home, We await the final outcome !

Jayne Perkins – local artist

Jayne is a local artist who specialises in Watercolours and Pastels and, is well known for her TV and radio appearances. She also holds local classes for aspiring artists

Following the refurbishment of our restaurant, Roschilds, we were delighted to accept an offer from Jayne to display her work, which has been very well accepted and attracts a lot of interest. If you wish to view them on your next visit please ask one of our Staff for access to Roschild’s, thnak you

All of Jayne’s works are for sale and, if you wish to contact for a private commission please feel free to do so on 0776 760 6604, thank you