Selborne Arms Menu


Served 12 noon to 2pm Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 3pm Sundays
Takeaway : 12 noon - 2pm Tuesday - Sunday


Served 7pm to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 7pm to 8.30pm Sunday
Takeaway: 6pm - 8pm Tuesday - 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 2.30pm only
1st January - 12 noon to 3pm only

Christmas Menu

Available from 1st December - click the link to view the menu...
Christmas Menu


Steak and kidney pies
Steak and kidney pies

Welcome tot he Selborne Arms! Our food is prepared fresh to order so please bear with us during busy times. All these meals are available for takeaway too! We hope you will enjoy your visit. Be assured we are doing everything we can to keep you, our staff and our family safe and we hold the highest possible food hygiene rating. Stay healthy everyone! Thank you for your support, patience and consideration while we work within current guidelines.
Food is served 12-2pm and 6-8.30pm.

Please read our guidance about entry to the pub on our Home Page and don't forget to book a table if you want to sit inside or under cover. View our menu and drinks list here or request a paper copy when you arrive. If you have reserved a table we will be over to take your order. If you are sitting in the garden please head into our Hanger Bar through the green door in the corner behind the Garden Room at the rear of the pub and follow our one-way system round and back out to the garden. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A TABLE BEFORE HEADING INSIDE TO ORDER! Please try to order takeaways in advance. 10% DISCOUNT ON ALL TAKEAWAYS!

Phone : 01420 511247
Available between 12 - 2pm and 6.30 - 8.30pm Tuesday to Sunday


Petit Souffle Omelet with Parma Ham and Winchester Cheese

Our own Welsh Rarebit on toasted homemade bread with our own Green Tomato Chutney

Bubble and Squeak topped with a lightly poached egg and chive butter sauce

Somerset Goats Cheese wrapped in Parma Ham, served warm on a bed of leaves with our own rocket and hazelnut pesto

Small portion of Tossed Salad of Smoked Duck (see below)


Crepes filled with Naturally Smoked Haddock Loin and Spinach in a Creamy Cheese Sauce
With herb salad.

Homemade Cottage Pie topped with Horseradish & Thyme Mash
With fresh buttered vegetables.

Our Own Battered Haddock Fillet
With chips and mushy peas. Please note this dish must be ordered in advance.

Homemade Pie filled with Grilled Corn and Jerk Chicken
With chips or buttered new potatoes and fresh vegetables

6oz Beef burger
In sesame seed bun with little gem lettuce, tomato and dill pickle
- with chips or salad £8.50
- with cheddar / stilton / egg / bacon add £1.50 per item
- with extra beef burger (to make it 12oz!) add £4

Pork and Apple Burger
locally made burger in a sesame seed bun with kimchi mayonnaise, sage and onion stuffing, lettuce and tomato
- with chips or salad £8.50

Homemade curry - Chicken Dopiaza
With steamed rice and mini garlic and coriander naan breads

Tossed Salad of Smoked Duck breast
Winchester cheese shavings, leaves, herbs, sun-blush tomatoes, toasted pine nuts

Wholetail Breaded Scampi & Chips
With salad garnish

Deep fried breaded Whitebait
On a bed of seasonal leaves with cherry tomatoes and lemon

Savoury Sweet Onion, Wild Rocket and Goats Cheese Cheesecake
With a tossed salad of mixed leaves, sweet herbs, shaven apple, cranberries and toasted pine nuts, with orange oil

Handmade Cornish Pasty
£4.50 / with chips or salad £7.50

Homemade Tomato and Basil Quiche
£4.50 / with chips or salad £7.50


Chips £3
Cheesy chips £3.75
Crusty bread £2
Mixed veg £3
Side salad £3


Chicken bites; Fishfingers; Sausages
With chips and beans or salad

Lunchtime Bites

Jacket Potatoes £7.50
Choose up to 2 fillings from the following:
Cheddar; Ham; Fried Onion; Coleslaw; Tuna mayonnaise; Prawns in Marie Rose sauce; Baked beans

Paninis (not pressed)/Baps £7.50/£6
Bacon & Brie; Brie & Tomato; Roast Beef & Fried Onion; Tuna mayonnaise; Ham; Ham & Cheese; Cheese & Pickle; Prawns in Marie Rose sauce

Traditional Ploughmans
mixed leaves, bread, pickle, apple, tomato, grapes, celery, pickled onion
Choose from Cheddar; Cornish Brie; Winchester Cheese; Somerset Goats Cheese; Stilton; Ham
1 item £9 / 2 items £12 / small portion (1 item only) £6

Sunday Roast

12 July
Sirloin of Beef, served pink (unless requested well done) with gravy, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and fresh vegetables
£12.50 / Small portion £6.50


Sticky Toffee Pudding

Treacle Tart

Tarte au Citron

Bakewell tart

Summer Pudding

Lemon sponge pudding

all can be served with custard or fresh cream or ice cream

Homemade Chocolate Brownie with vanilla ice cream

Ice cream

all our regular ice cream is from Meadow Cottage Farm
Cones - single scoop £2, double scoop £3.50
Bowl - 1 scoop £1.75; 2 scoops £3.25; 3 scoops £4
Flavours - Vanilla, Chocolate, Strawberry; Butter Toffee; Jamaican Rum & Raisin; Coffee; Morello Cherry
Also available - Dairy free vanilla; Raspberry Sorbet; Lemon Sorbet


Please note our real ale is still available for takeaway at a reduced rate of £3 per pint (£5.30 per litre) if you bring your own container. Strictly for consumption OFF the premises at this price.

Wine by the glass:
Dominio de la Fuente Tempranillo (Spain, Organic) 175ml £5.60, 250ml £7.75
Big Bombora Shiraz (Australia) 175ml £5, 250ml £7.20
Two Ridge Trail Merlot (Australia) 175ml £5.60, 250ml £7.75
Beaute du Sud Malbec (France) 175ml £6.20, 250ml £8.50

Bantry Bay Chenin Blanc (S. Africa) 175ml £5.60, 250ml £7.75
Crescendo Pinot Grigio (Italy) 175ml £5, 250ml £7.20
L'abeille Picpoul de Pinet (France) 175ml £6.20, 250ml £8.50
Flor del Fuego Chardonnay (Chile) 175ml £5, 250ml £7.20
Finger Post Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand) 175ml £6.20, 250ml £8.50

Blushmore Zinfandel (Italy) 175ml £5, 250ml £7.20
Torre Alta Pinot Grigio Rose (Italy) 175ml £5.60, 250ml £7.75

Prosecco Bel Canto (Italy) Bottle £25, 20cl bottle £8.50
Selborne Brut (England) £42
Selborne Rose (England) £45

Range of gins, whiskies, spirits and mixers available

Real ales available - Ringwood Fortyniner, Bowman Swift One, 3 x guest ales
Draught Lager - Fosters, Kronenbourg
Draught Cider - Mr Whitehead's Equinox, Hogs Back's Hazy Hog
Hobgoblin IPA
Bottled Lager - Peroni 620ml, Hop House 13 650ml, Beck's Blue (alcohol free)
Bottled Cider - Mr Whitehead's Cirrus Minor, Mr Whitehead's Heart of Hampshire, Bulmers Original, Bulmers Crushed Berries and Lime
Other alcohol - Crabbies Ginger Beer
Soft Drinks (draught) - Hartridges Cola, Diet Cola, Lemonade, Lime juice, soda
Soft drinks (still) - Orange juice, Pineapple juice, Tomato juice, Apple & Mango, Orange & Passionfruit, Apple & Raspberry, Cranberry, Mr Whitehead's Apple Juice, Ribena
Soft drinks (sparkling) - New Forest Sparkling Water, Coca Cola, Diet Coke, Appletiser, Ginger Beer, Elderflower Presse
Teas - PG Tips, Tetley Decaf, Camomile, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Organic Pure Green Tea
Coffee - Americano, Latte, Cappuccino, Espresso

All prices include VAT at 20%.

Please click on the headings below to expand the menus...

Main Menu

Available lunchtimes & evenings


Warm toasted homemade Ciabatta made with Sun Blush Tomatoes and Basil, served with fruity olive oil and 12 year aged Balsamic
Petite Soufflé Omelette of local free range egg with air dry cured ham and Winchester cheese, served in the pan
Baked Somerset Goats Cheese wrapped in Parma Ham, served on a bed of seasonal leaves and topped with our Hazelnut, Rocket and Parsley Pesto
Welsh Rarebit, made with Olde Sussex Cheddar and Suthwyk Ale, toasted on our homemade white bread and served with our own green tomato chutney
Lightly poached free range egg served on Bubble and Squeak with a chive butter sauce
Homemade Soup of the day served with crusty bread

On the side

Caramelised Onion Red Wine Gravy £2
Chips £3 / Cheesy £3.50
Our own creamy mashed potato £3.50
New potatoes £2
Fresh seasonal vegetables £3
Homemade Coleslaw £2
Basket of White Crusty Bread £2
Baked beans £1..50
Balsamic dressed salad of seasonal leaves, tomato and cucumber £3


Homemade Steak and Kidney Puff Pastry Pie with new potatoes and fresh vegetables or simply chips
Locally Handmade Pork Sausages and our own Mash with caramelised Onion Red Wine Gravy
Shepherd’s Pie, made with pulled 6-hour slow braised shoulder of lamb and topped with buttery mashed potato, served with fresh vegetables
Tossed Salad of Smoked Scottish Salmon, seasonal leaves and herbs, garlic and Winchester cheese-coated bread croutons, dressed with lemon oil and aged Balsamic, finished with cherry tomatoes
Starter £6 / main £11
Tossed salad of locally smoked Duck Breast, seasonal leaves, shavings of Winchester cheese and sun blush tomatoes, finished with toasted pine nuts
Starter £6 / main £11
Hampshire Beef Burger served in a sesame seed bap
Served medium rare or well done - with lettuce, tomato, dill pickle and homemade tomato and chilli jam on the side
6oz - £6
12oz - £10
Fried onion - £0.50
Fried egg - £1.00
Bacon; welsh rarebit; cheddar; Stilton - £1.50 each
Chips - £2.50

Lunchtime Menu

Available 12 noon - 2pm (3pm Sundays)

Traditional Ploughmans

Olde Sussex Cheddar £9†
Cornish Organic Brie £9†
Winchester Cheese £9†
Hampshire Ham £9†
Mature Stilton £9†
Somerset Goats Cheese £9
Mixed (choose 2 items) £12
All our Ploughmans are served with mixed seasonal leaves, crusty bread, unsalted butter, celery, grapes, pickle, tomato, pickled onion, apple and pear.
† Small portions available at £6.50.

Crusty Baguettes £7.50

Bacon and Brie
Home-roast Beef and Onion
Local Ham
Prawn Marie Rose
Cheese and Pickle
Smoked Chicken and Avocado bound in mayonnaise
Why not have a bowl of today’s fresh homemade soup with your baguette for only £2 more!

Oven Baked Jacket Potatoes £7.50

Hampshire and Dorset -Local Ham and Mature Cheddar
Fisherman -Prawns in our own Marie Rose Sauce
Traditional -CheddarCheese and Fried Onion
Peasant -Homemade Coleslaw
Selborne Special -Smoked Chicken and Avocado bound in mayonnaise

Fried Snacks

Deep fried breaded Whitebait on seasonal leaves with lemon £9†
Whole tail breaded Scampi served with salad or chips£10†
† Small portions available at £6.50

Children’s Meals £5.50

Sausage, chips, and beans or salad
Fish fingers, chips, and beans or salad
Chicken nuggets, chips, and beans or salad

We also serve a Traditional Roast Sirloin of Local Beef, served pink, with Yorkshire Pudding, rosemary-roast potatoes, fresh vegetables and gravy
(Sunday 12 - 3pm only - subject to demand)
£14 / child portion £8

Food Availability Times


Served 12 noon to 2pm Monday to Saturday and 12 noon to 3pm Sundays
Takeaway : 12 noon - 2pm Tuesday - Sunday


Served 7pm to 9pm Monday to Saturday and 7pm to 8.30pm Sunday
Takeaway: 6pm - 8pm Tuesday - 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 2.30pm only
1st January - 12 noon to 3pm only


Nick and Hayley Carter and all the staff welcome you to The Selborne Arms, located in the beautiful village of Selborne in the South Downs National Park.

The majority of the produce on our menus is from as close to our doorstep as possible. We have been keen supporters of the quality and welfare of our local produce since our arrival here in January 2001 and believe this can only add to your experience here with us.

All our food is prepared fresh to order so may take a little longer than usual during busy periods.

If you suffer from any allergies please do let us know and we will try to help in any way we can. We do not use any GM products.

VAT is included at 20%.

Service is not included.


Don’t forget to check out our specials and dessert boards!


Battered Haddock, chips and mushy peas
Battered Haddock, chips and mushy peas
Lemon Sponge Pudding
Lemon Sponge Pudding
Shepherd's Pie
Shepherd's Pie