The Kings Arms

East Stour Common, Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5NB

01747 838325

Mon - Sat 12 - 3pm / 5.30 - 11.30pm

Sun 12 Noon - 11.30pm

Seasonal menus with a Scottish flair

At the Kings Arms Inn East Stour our menus are written and created by our chefs - Ross, Dominique, Big Rob, Rab and Leon and are imaginative and seasonal. We source our produce locally wherever possible and use only the finest quality ingredients.

Menus at the Kings Arms Inn lean towards a lot of Scottish food. So you will often find the likes of haggis, skirlie or cranachan appearing on the menu. Of course our haggis is world champion haggis - Geo Cockburn's haggis from Dingwall, Inverness.

The Kings Arms Inn is food led so we serve food every day of the week, every week of the year! For full details see our food serving times below. We offer home cooked plain traditional food, a full à la carte menu, seasonal specials, our very, very popular £8 lunch, dishes of the day from £8, a children's menu and our Sunday carvery. We want you to really enjoy your meal, so all of our food is cooked to order and we will do our utmost to cater for any dietary requirements. For example, we always have vegetarian options and coeliac gravy, along with regular gravy on our Sunday carvery.

Food served

Mon - Sat12 Noon - 2:30pm5:30pm - 9.15pm
Sun12 Noon - 9.15pm

As plain as you like it

We offer home cooked plain traditional food, like omelettes, gammon steak and beef burgers. For details, please see our Main menu. This menu is available lunchtime and evening although it is a reduced menu - a mixture of as plain as you like it and à la carte - to go with the carvery on Sundays.

À la carte menu

The à la carte menu offers a choice of several main courses every day with the emphasis on quality. Examples include pan fried fillet of sea bass, mini fish pie, sprouting broccoli and tempura fish soldier & traditional Greek "spanakopita", layered feta cheese, onion, spinach and filo pastry tart with a tomato salad. For details, please see our Main menu.

The à la carte menu is available lunchtime and evening although it is a reduced menu - a mixture of à la carte and as plain as you like it - to go with the carvery on Sundays.

Children's menu

We encourage well behaved children to visit the Kings Arms Inn so for the smaller appetite we have a number of special options, such as pork sausages with creamy mash and gravy. The price includes a draught soft drink and an ice cream. For details, please see our Main menu.

Sunday menu and carvery

Sundays are for relaxing so why not come and have your Sunday roast with us? We always have 5 roast meats which are all locally sourced:

  • English roast leg of lamb
  • Free to range loin of English pork
  • Roast breast of turkey
  • Rare sirloin of beef
  • Well-done sirloin of beef well as a selection of our à la carte and as plain as you like it dishes. Please see our Sunday menu for details.

Pub specials

Our specials board changes regularly depending upon the season but we always have various steaks, mixed grills and fresh fish.

Special to you

To make your meal extra special, choose anything you like! How about a T-bone steak, a lobster or Dover sole? If that's what you want and you give us 24 hours' notice, then depending upon the season and availability, we will source and cook whatever you like.

Eight pound lunch specials

Our £8 lunch is very popular and is served every lunchtime Monday to Saturday. We offer 8 main courses, such as chunky white fish and salmon pie with peas and a few chips or baked mature Cheddar cheese macaroni with garlic bread or chips. For details, please see our Main menu.

Dishes of the day from eight pounds

We also offer dishes of the day from £8. We just choose what we are going to do on the day and add it to the Specials Board. We do loads of different things and again this is very, very popular. For instance, we have had minature beef wellington, which is a Scottish version - fillet of beef, topped with haggis wrapped in puff pastry served with creamy mash and whisky gravy, Thai red beef curry with basmati rice and popadum and fillet of pork, wrapped in streaky bacon, roasted and served with roast potatoes and red wine and port gravy. The idea once again is to choose whatever is in season, so when mackerel is in season, we have mackerel on there.

Gift vouchers

...and if you enjoy our food why not treat your family and friends with a gift voucher? Available in any denomination they make great presents for birthdays, anniversaries and Christmas.

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