A NATIONAL newspaper has named a Hampshire country pub on its list of Britain's 30 best cosy getaways.

The Wellington Arms in Baughurst is one of 30 destinations across Britain to feature on the Daily Telegraph's list, published in the newspaper printed on Saturday, November 18. 

The pub has been run by Simon Page and Jason King for the past 18 years. 

The article begins with a short and sweet summary of the history of the much-loved pub, before diving into what makes it so "special".

"Four lovely rooms"  - perfect for a cosy snuggle in the winter - plus "a menu that includes grouse ragout, and marmalade and ginger sponge with custard" - the thought of this food just screams 'winter'.

The article judges each cosy getaway on four criteria: Roaring fires, Hearty food, Bracing walks and Nooks and snugs.

Each is given a rating out of five stars.

Here's what ratings The Wellington Arms received:

  • Roaring fires - 5 stars
  • Hearty food - 5 stars
  • Bracing walks - 3 stars
  • Nooks and snugs - 4 stars

The piece goes on to talk about the "brilliant breakfasts, homemade jams, honey from their five hives, winter veg from the garden, salads from the polytunnel..." - you really can tell just why it made the list.

The article also praises the more unique and quirky side of The Wellington Arms, which includes "a flock of 150 pedigree Jacob sheep and Simon’s mum’s gorgeous hand-knitted tea cosies for sale – just the job in winter."

On Facebook, The Wellington Arms shared photos of the article and said "So excited to be in print this morning!"