On Saturday 15th August 2020, we were joined by the singing group The Decadettes here at The Kings Arms, Portesham, to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VJ Day. The Weymouth based female vocal quartet with vintage harmonies serenaded guests while they enjoyed Afternoon tea in our Beer Garden. Manager Scott even managed to get a short clip of the ladies in action.
As it was #AfternoonTeaWeek from 10th August – 16th August, chef Wendy whipped up some afternoon tea treats specifically for the VJ Day celebrations. The afternoon tea cake stand included:
A selection of finger sandwiches, including classic cucumber sandwiches on brown bread
A selection of cakes, including chocolate brownies and lemon drizzle cake
Scone with local Dorset clotted cream and strawberry jam
Tea or Coffee
Afternoon Tea at the Kings Arms
Although it drizzled slightly (this is a British summer after all!), a lovely afternoon was had by all that attended and we made sure that those who fought for our freedom will always be remembered.
The Decadettes at the Kings Arms Portesham
We would like to thank the girls from The Decadettes for doing a splendid job of entertaining the troops, even staying on brand with their face masks! We hope to see you back again with us very soon!
Because we all think you deserve a little treat in these hard times, we are proud to announce that we will be taking part in the Government’s #EatOutToHelpOut scheme. During August, if you book on a Monday – Wednesday for a sit-down meal, you can get up to £10 off per person dining from your bill.
Additionally, we are offering you a special meal deal Monday – Wednesday.
Meal Deal – Eat Out to Help Out
T’s&C’s do apply so make sure you check the government website. Be sure to book your table now as tables are filling up quickly! Give us a call on 01305 871342 or email us email@example.com. You can view our menu HERE.
Coach House Inn Winterborne Abbas
Our sister pub in Winterbourne Abbas, The Coach House Inn, is also taking part in the #EatOutHelpOut scheme. If you haven’t yet visited our brand new pub, then now is the perfect excuse to do so. The menu is slightly different from our own, so there is plenty to explore and enjoy. See the menu HERE. To book a table give them a call on 01305 534118 or email them firstname.lastname@example.org.
Continuing on our theme of updates in regards to Covid 19, we have thought about the ways in which we will be keeping you safe whilst you visit us.
How We’re Keeping You Safe – Post Covid 19
Of course, if you have any concerns or questions at all then please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can reassure you; your safety whilst you are visiting us is of the utmost importance. Just give us a ring on 01305 871342, email us email@example.com or message us on Facebook.
In addition to our safety measures, and per Government guidelines, we will ask that you ‘check-in’ with us upon arrival via our Track and Track webpage. We will ask for your name, a contact number, contact email address and how many people are in your party and keep your details for 21 days. This is a precautionary method so that if the worse was to happen, we will be able to contact you. Your details will not be stored or used in any other way after the 21 day period has lapsed.
We do hope for your understanding and co-operation on these matters so that you can enjoy your stay with us in a safe and enjoyable matter.
All that is left to be said is that we can’t wait to enjoy a catch-up and a pint or two with you!
Things are slowly starting to get back to how they used to be Post Covid 19, and a new normal is now beginning to creep in. Here at The Kings Arms, Portesham, things are starting to gear up as we look forward to welcoming you all back. From the 4th July 2020, we will be opening our doors for you to have a cosy pub dinner or a chat over a pint or two at your favourite Dorset Pub! However, things are going to be a little different than before, and while you’re with us, there are a few things that you should note for your safety and the enjoyment of yourselves and others.
Below we have come up with some ideas to help make your visit with us run nice and smoothly.
We do hope that you will join us in the coming weeks, and maybe even raise a glass to all the NHS workers as well as other key workers who have been working so hard to keep this country going.
If you would like to book a table for drinks or a meal, then please get in contact:
We have been overwhelmed with your support already and can’t wait to see all our regulars as well as some new faces. While you’re with us, why not tag us in your pictures with the hashtag #KingsArmsPortesham
It’s set to be a week of Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Kings Arms…
With Halloween just a matter of days away, it sure has crept up on us but don’t fear as we have lots of frightfully fun events ready to be unleashed from the Kings Arms closet.
Our Monthly Quiz Night is held every last Thursday of the month at 8.30pm and this October it falls on Halloween itself, Thursday 31st October. Prepare yourself for an extra special quiz with a spooktacular twist in a cauldron mixed with general knowledge, current affairs and local questions. And why not reserve a table for a devilishly delectable dinner or order a sharing platter to get your teeth into throughout the night.
Pinch, punch, first of the month…there’ll be hustle and bustle on Friday 1st November from 9.30pm as we carry on the Halloween spirit with a pub party like no other. We’ll be casting a magic spell and transforming the whole pub in ghoulish decorations galore. Dig out your finest fancy dress and be a costume contender for the crown of best dressed and our mysterious prize. Professional covers band, Hustle will be rocking the party all night long, playing a beastly blend of funky disco, soul, pop and party anthems. Brush up on your dance moves as every song is a dance floor thriller!
While many will have lay their head to rest from the night before, the early bird definitely catches the worm the next morning for Saturday’s showdown as England are in the Rugby World Cup FINAL!
Live from our big screen, England will face South Africa in the International Stadium Yokohama for the World Champions title. Kick off takes place at 9.00am on 2nd November and there is breakfast on hand from half time at 9.45am in the form of a Full English or Bacon Butty.
Reminder that if you do want breakfast, you must book to inform us beforehand and have until 10pm on Friday to do so. Whether you’re starting a fresh or looking for a bit of “hair of the dog”, special drinks offers are available as always on Tarka 4 and Guinness.
Will England live up to their reputation as favourites and reign supreme or will the Springboks pip them to the post? Find out this weekend!
*For more information and recent updates on all our events, especially in the lead up to Christmas, go to our website events page!