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Real Ales Good Food Great Gins

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

January Closure

Please note we will be closed from 1st to 16th January inclusive. Re-opening on 17th January.

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 M.Allard function room the Kings Arms East Stour is a great place to hold your special occasion. As long as you are ordering food or drinks there is no room fee and we can tailor a menu just for you. Please call 01747 838325 to discuss.

Christmas at the Kings Arms East Stour

Christmas Menus

Our Christmas party menu and booking form is now available and we are taking bookings for dates from November 22nd until December 30th. Two courses for £26 or three courses for £31. A £15 deposit per person is required on booking. Space is limited so to avoid disappointment please take a look at the Christmas party menu and make your booking now!

Sunday Carvery

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

As Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year we will be celebrating with a special Sunday Christmas carvery and festive menu! Book now 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 £14

Wednesday to Saturday lunchtimes enjoy any starter or dessert and a smaller pub classic for £14 or 3 courses for £18.

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