Selborne Arms during Covid-19



There will still be a few things to bear in mind for the time being to help keep our staff and customers feeling comfortable and safe
Open 11am to 11pm every day (12 noon - 11pm on Sundays; may close at 10pm on weekdays if very quiet)
Food served 12-2pm and 6.30-8.30pm

  • We will still have sanitiser available at various points throughout the pub
  • Masks will be optional when moving around - they are already not necessary when seated
  • We ask that you are considerate of others' personal space and don't crowd them when waiting at the bar
  • We will keep the screen on the bar in the Hanger Bar for anyone who would prefer to be served there
  • We will not yet be allowing people to stand or sit at the bar to consume their drinks - please continue to take a seat at a table once you have been served
  • We will continue to serve takeaways

Please note that from 1st April VAT increases to 20% rather than the reduced rate we had on food and soft drinks throughout the Covid pandemic

Until 19th July the Stage 3 regulations still apply:
  • We are taking reservations for the tables inside and in the Garden Room (covered outside area) but the tables on the grass will be on a first-come-first-served basis - there are plenty so please do feel free to turn up!
  • You are only allowed to meet in a group of up to six people from mixed households or a group of any number from two households inside the pub. Outside you can meet up to 30 people. We do not make the rules but we will be the ones in trouble and possibly facing a fine if we allow you to break them - we ask that you please respect them and let's all do our bit to make sure we do not go into yet another lockdown.
  • You must remain seated at your table unless using the toilets or paying (the card machine does not work in the garden)
  • It is table service only. Please bear in mind that if the weather is really nice we may get very busy and so we do ask you to be patient with us. Our staff are working as hard as they can.
  • Children are welcome to use the play equipment but please do make sure they are supervised and be aware of other users.
  • You must wear a mask inside the pub when you are not seated at your table.
  • Hand sanitiser is provided outside on the wall, by the toilets and in the Hanger bar (entry through the green door).
  • We will continue to serve takeaways and are allowed to sell takeaway ale again! Hurrahhhhh!!!!!!!

Please do contact us if you need any further information or to book a table.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

The Selborne Arms is the perfect location to share a meal with family, friends or colleagues. Whether you are organising a walk up the Zig Zag path or along the Hangers Way, or a visit to the gallery or museum, or simply want somewhere to eat out, the Selborne Arms is ideal.

The menu offers a range of traditional and innovative dishes which meet this popular venue’s high standards and showcase local and homemade produce.

The blackboard menus are available for lunch or dinner, and there is a lunchtime snack menu if you prefer a lighter bite.

A warm welcome awaits, whether you prefer the cosy atmosphere of the bars or the more intimate Dining Room. Superb wine lists offer a fantastic choice, with ten wines available by the glass.

Five local real ales feature on the bar (seven in summer) and there is a wide selection of soft drinks for the driver, tee total or child. A play area in the huge garden is popular with children and parents, and a wishing well barbecue is available for parties in the summer.

Latest News:

Live Music on Friday October 1st!


3rd Sep 2021 // 

The first night of Zig Zag Fest 2021 is exclusive to the Selborne Arms with a special performance from local rock band Dreamweaver.

A few extra ales will be available include one from Gilbert White's Brewery.

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Zig Zag Fest 2021


11th Mar 2021 // 

Friday & Saturday October 1st & 2nd 2021

We are delighted to announce that our 2021 Zig Zag Fest is planning to go ahead (all things being well) and is scheduled for the first weekend in October, as always.

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The Selborne Arms
High Street
GU34 3JR

01420 511247


Opening hours

Monday to Sunday 11am - 11pm

Christmas Opening Times
As above except for the following dates:
24th December - 12 noon to 12 midnight.
25th December - 12 noon to 2pm only.
26th December - 12 noon to 11pm.
31st December - 12 noon to 3pm and 5.30pm to 1am.
1st January - 12 noon to 4pm.

Takeaway only
12noon -2pm Tuesday - Sunday
6pm - 8pm Tuesday - Sunday
Closed Monday, no food on Tuesdays.
Saturday 11am - 10pm
Sunday 11am - 10pm


Served 12 noon to 2pm Monday to Sunday
Takeaway : 12 noon - 2pm Wednesday - Sunday


Served 6.30pm to 8.30pm Monday to Sunday
Takeaway: 6pm - 8pm Wednesday - Sunday

Christmas food
As above except for the following dates:
25th December - no food
26th December - 12 noon to 2.30pm only
31st December - 12 noon to 2pm only
1st January - 12 noon to 2.3pm only

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