Selborne Arms Menu

Welcome to the Selborne Arms! Our food is all homemade (including our very popular pies) and is prepared fresh to order so please bear with us during busy times. All these meals are available for takeaway too with a 10% discount.

If using the website menu to place an advance order or takeaway order please note the soup and quiche of the day may change.

It is always a good idea to book if you can, if you want to sit inside or in particular if you are a large group. If you are walking here and will need a taxi home please think about booking one in advance - they can be difficult to get at short notice in a rural village!

There is a large car park behind the pub. The part nearest the pub is run by East Hampshire District Council and is free to park in. The top part belongs to Gilbert White's House and you need to pay to park there if you are not visiting the museum. Payment is online or via an app. Signs tell you about it in their car park but if you have any problems or if you are a large group and wish to pay in advance you can contact the museum directly on 01420 511275. We also have a few parking bays at the front of the pub.

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


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

Baked Somerset Goats Cheese wrapped in Parma Ham
with our own hazelnut and wild rocket pesto on a bed of leaves (gf)

Indian-spiced Potato Fritters
with three-chutney dressing (v, +vg, +df, ++gf)

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

Small portion of Tossed Salad of Scottish Smoked Salmon
(see below)


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 (v)

Our Own Battered Haddock Fillet
With chips and mushy peas (df)

Char grilled 8oz Rib Eye Steak
With chips, lemon-dressed watercress and grilled tomato (df, ++gf)

Steak & Ale Pie
With chips or buttered new potatoes and fresh vegetables (+df)

Leeds & Bradford Railway Pie filled with Indian-spiced Minced Lamb, Potatoes and Peas
served with chips or new potatoes and fresh vegetables

Vegetable Lasagne
Served with Garlic Bread (vg, df)

6oz Beef burger
In sesame seed bun with little gem lettuce, tomato, dill pickle and our house relish (df)
- with chips (df) or salad (df) £12.75
- with cheddar / stilton / egg / bacon add £1.50 per item
- with extra beef burger (to make it 12oz!) add £4.50

Boar & Apple Burger
with sage & onion stuffing, lettuce, tomato and kimchi mayonnaise, all served in a sesame seed bun
- with chips or salad £13.25

Our Southern Fried Chicken with a zingy tomato mayo and lettuce
in a sesame seeded bun
- with chips or salad £13.25

Home cooked Ham with egg & chips (df, ++gf)

Tossed Salad of Scottish Smoked Salmon
Garlic & Parmesan croutons, leaves, herbs, cherry tomatoes, lemon oil and Balsamic (+gf, +df)

Tossed Salad of Smoked Duck breast
Winchester cheese shavings, leaves, herbs, sun-blush tomatoes, toasted pine nuts (gf, +df)

Homemade Parmesan and Sweet Herb Quiche
Served with chips or salad (v)

Wholetail Breaded Scampi & Chips
With salad garnish (df)

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


Chips (++gf, df, vg) £4
Cheesy chips (++gf, v) £5
Masala Curried Chips (++gf, df, vg) £5
Crusty bread (v) £2.50
Mixed veg (gf, v, +vg, +df) £4
Side salad (gf, vg, df) £4


Chicken bites; Fishfingers (df); Sausages
With chips and beans or salad

Small Ploughmans
With ham, Cheddar (v) or Brie (v)

Macaroni Cheese (v)

Half Jacket Potato
With cheese (gf, v), beans (vg, df, gf) or tuna mayonnaise (gf, df)

Lunchtime Bites

Jacket Potatoes £10.50
Choose up to 2 fillings from the following:
Cheddar (gf, v); Ham (gf, df); Coleslaw (gf, df, v); Tuna mayonnaise (gf, df); Prawns in Marie Rose sauce (gf, df); Baked beans (gf, df, vg)

Baguettes £10.50
replace your salad garnish with a bowl of today's soup - add £3 (soup not available over the summer)
Bacon & Brie; BLT (df); Brie & Tomato; Roast Beef with mustard mayo & watercress (df); Tuna mayonnaise (df); Ham (+df); Ham & Cheese; Cheese & Pickle (v); Prawns in Marie Rose sauce (df)

Traditional Ploughmans
mixed leaves, bread, pickle, apple, tomato, grapes, celery, pickled onion
Choose from Cheddar (v); Cornish Brie (v); Winchester Cheese (v); Somerset Goats Cheese (v); Stilton (v); Ham (+df)
1 item £14 / 2 items £17.50 / small portion (1 item only) £9.75

Sunday Roast

Sirloin of Beef, served pink (unless requested well done) with gravy, roast potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and fresh vegetables (+df, +gf)
£18.25 / Small portion £10.25

gf=gluten free, df=dairy free, v=vegetarian, vg=vegan, +df/+gf/+vg=can be adapted simply, possibly by removing an item from the dish, ++gf=chips and fritters are gluten free but are cooked in the same oil as batter/breadcrumbs


Sticky Toffee Pudding (v)

Cappuccino Cheesecake (v)

Tarte au Citron (v)

Raspberry & White Chocolate Meringue Roulade

Treacle tart (vg, df)

Homemade Chocolate Brownie (gf) with vanilla ice cream (v)

All can be served with custard (gf, v) or fresh cream (gf, v) or ice cream (gf, +vg, +df)

Ice cream

all our regular ice cream is from Meadow Cottage Farm
Cone (vg, df) or bowl - single scoop £3, double scoop £4.75, triple scoop (bowl only) £6
Flavours - Vanilla (v, gf), Chocolate (v, gf), Strawberry (v, gf); Butter Toffee (v, gf); Jamaican Rum & Raisin (v, gf); Vanilla & Stem Ginger (v, gf); Morello Cherry (v, gf)
Also available - Dairy free vanilla (gf, vg, df); Raspberry Sorbet (gf, df, vg); Lemon Sorbet (gf, df, vg)

All prices include VAT at 20%.

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




Wine by the glass:
Dominio de la Fuente Garnacha (Spain, Organic) 175ml £5.50, 250ml £7.60
Gufetto Montepulciano (Italy) 175ml £5.30, 250ml £7.30
Hillville Road Merlot (Australia) 175ml £5.30, 250ml £7.30
Wild Ocean Cabernet-Merlot (S. Africa) 175ml £5.70, 250ml £8
Olivier Maurice Cotes du Rhone (France) 175ml £6, 250ml £8.30
Beaute du Sud Malbec (France) 175ml £6.20, 250ml £8.60

Bantry Bay Chenin Blanc (S. Africa) 175ml £5.70, 250ml £8
Crescendo Pinot Grigio (Italy) 175ml £5.50, 250ml £7.60
Castaway Bay Sauvignon Blanc (S. Africa) 175ml £6.20, 250ml £8.60
Flor del Fuego Chardonnay (Chile) 175ml £5.30, 250ml £7.30
Riscos Viognier (Chile) 175ml £5.70, 250ml £8

Gufetto White Zinfandel (Italy) 175ml £6, 250ml £8.30
Bel Canto Pinot Grigio Rose (Italy) 175ml £5.50, 250ml £7.60

Prosecco Bel Canto (Italy) Bottle £28, 20cl bottle £8.50
Selborne Brut (England) £45
Selborne Rose (England) £48

Range of gins, whiskies, spirits and mixers available

Real ales available
Ringwood Fortyniner, Bowman Swift One, 3 x guest ales

Draught Lager - Fosters, Kronenbourg, Warsteiner
Draught Cider - Mr Whitehead's Equinox, Hogs Back's Hazy Hog
Bottled Lager - Peroni 620ml, San Miguel (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%

Food Availability Times


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


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

Christmas food
As above except for the following dates:
23th December - 12 noon to 2pm only
25th December - no food
26th December - 12 noon to 2.30pm only
31st December - 12 noon to 2pm only
1st January - 12 noon to 2.30pm only
2nd January - No food

No food on Mondays or on Sunday evening.


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
6oz Beef Burger with Chips
6oz Beef Burger with Chips