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Real Ales Good Food Great Gins

...and a warm welcome from Pam and Ciaran await you at our Dorset pub

Christmas Parties

The Kings Arms is the ideal venue for your Christmas party and bookings are now being taken for Wednesdays to Saturdays lunchtimes and evenings from 24th November to 24th December. Please take a look at our tempting Christmas Party Menu , where you will find something for everyone from Traditional Roast Turkey to Vegan Cashew, Chestnut & Cranberry Nut Roast. Choose from 2 Courses for £26, 3 Courses for £31 or 3 Courses & Cheese for £39.

Book Now on 01747 838325 to avoid disappointment!

Christmas Day

For a really relaxing Christmas why not enjoy your Christmas Day lunch at the Kings Arms? We will open from 12 noon with food service starting at 12.15pm and the pub will close at 4pm.

Please take a look at our extensive Christmas Day Menu with something for all the family. Enjoy 3 Courses plus Coffee or Tea & Mince Pie for £75 per adult and £45 per child.

Booking up fast, so please call 01747 838325 soon to reserve your table and to avoid disappointment!

Thank you for your support this year and a very Merry Christmas & an Happy New Year to all of you.

Pam, Ciaran, Evelyn, Luna & all of the Kings Arms Team

The famous Kings Arms Carvery returnd

Sunday Carvery

Our famous carvery will continue throughout the festive period. It is always extremely popular, so please book as soon as possible on 01747 838325 to avoid disappointment.

To enjoy the social side of our carvery while keeping safe, we will invite you up table by table. Choose from several different roasted meats, roasts potatoes, Yorkies, seasonal vegetables, our signature cheesy leeks and gravy. Our lovely staff will then serve your roast for you. Or if you prefer, we can take your choices & serve you at your table.

We offer 4 different sizes of carvery so there is something to suit all appetites:

  • Small single meat carvery £9.50 per person
  • Small mixed meat carvery £11.00 per person
  • Large single meat carvery £12.60 per person
  • Large mixed meat carvery £14.00 per person

We also serve a small selection of our traditional pub favourites, vegetarian food, a choice of children's dishes and a great selection of desserts.

Book now on 01747 838325.

Please Note: We will not be taking bookings for the Christmas Party Menu on Sundays.

Join our Team

We are recruiting for a full time Front of House team member, or two part time, to work a variety of shifts.

If you like a fun working environment & plenty of variety, call 01747 838325 or email.

The Kings Arms

The Kings Arms Inn, East Stour Common has always been a pub and is set in rural Dorset, close to Shaftesbury. The original building dates back to the 18th century and provided the starting point for the local hunt.

The pub has been sympathetically extended and opened up to create a light contemporary environment, whilst maintaining a cosy snug around an open fire. Then outside we have a beautiful large enclosed beer garden and a pétanque (French boules) pitch.

The Kings Arms Inn is food led, reflecting the seasons throughout our menus and offering something for everyone. So alongside our world cuisine, the Sunday Carvery remains as popular as ever, as do our home cooked pub classics like fish & chips and steaks.

Plus, as a free house the Kings Arms is able to serve an interesting range of real ales, lagers, traditional & bottled ciders, wines, gins, rums and soft drinks.

We will always do our best to keep you and our staff safe. So we would encourage you to wear face masks when moving around the pub and to use the readily available sanitisers please.