Hoddington Arms welcomes new landlady
It's been a busy eighteen months for the Hoddington Arms since throwing open its doors following a complete renovation in 2011. The popular rural pub has gained a fantastic reputation for the quality of its locally sourced delicious dishes. Things are set to get even better as 'the Hodd' comes under the new management of experienced hospitality professional, Rosie Watt.
Despite her youthful appearance Rosie is no stranger to success, having managed two of Corney & Barrow's exclusive London wine bars, including the flagship Lime Street bar. Having turned around the fortunes of the trend-setting London haunt by increasing revenue, fine dining and service levels, Rosie is set for a new challenge.
After achieving a Cordon Bleu cookery qualification, local girl Rosie decided it was time to return to the idyllic Hampshire countryside where she grew up, in order to direct her considerable talents into another of her passions - food.
Rosie comments, 'I have been fortunate to gain fantastic experience at Corney & Barrow and have enjoyed myself immensely. I felt that it was time to combine my experience of the beverage industry with my love for good quality food. What really appeals about the Hoddington Arms is the commitment of the fantastic kitchen team to producing fine dishes using the best locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.
I'm also delighted to be returning home to such a beautiful setting - the village of Upton Grey provides a picturesque back-drop to one of the finest country dining pubs in the South of England. I'm looking forward to building on 'the Hodd's' accomplishments as a local 'community pub', but also to really taking the pub to a new level of success in the wider marketplace.'
Don't just take her word for it - visit 'the Hodd' for yourself to experience the warm welcome of the highly attentive team, some of the finest food in Hampshire, great wines and 'Hodd' ale.