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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.


With our private function room, which leads out into our gorgeous garden, the Kings Arms East Stour is a great place to hold any occasion.

Please call 01747 838325 to chat with us, as we are more than happy to discuss terms which fit your budget, whilst still delivering you a menu you and your guests will really enjoy.

The famous Kings Arms Carvery returns

Sunday Carvery

Our famous carvery is always extremely popular, so please book as soon as possible on 01747 838325 to avoid disappointment.

Choose from several different roasted meats, roasts potatoes, Yorkies, seasonal vegetables, our signature cheesy leeks and gravy.

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.

See our sample Sunday Menu for details and book now on 01747 838325.

Lunchtime Special £15

Wednesday to Saturday lunchtimes enjoy any starter or dessert and a smaller pub classic for £15 or 3 courses for £20.

See our sample Lunch Menu for details and book now on 01747 838325.


There's lots going on at the Kings Arms this Summer for you to enjoy.

Fish & Fizz Friday 14th June. £25 per person for fish & chips and unlimited Prosecco.

Tapas Night Friday 21st June.

For table bookings call 01747 838325.

Monthly Makers Market Saturday 29th June 11am to 4pm. A collection of local crafters and makers ranging from knitted items to baked goods.

See our Facebook page @KingsArmsEastStour for details and the latest events and info.