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Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Locally Sourced Food, Cooked to Order

Wherever possible we source our ingredients from local Dorset farms and suppliers to create dishes that reflect our unique location – where coast meets country.  This ensures that the ingredients in our food are as fresh as possible, being very low in food miles, and we think you can really taste the difference.  All our meals use fresh produce and are cooked to order.


Our restaurant in the heart of the Dorset countryside is open all week.  In compliance with Government guidelines, our new opening times are 12 pm – 8 pm Monday – Thursday with food being served from 12 pm – 7 pm and 12 pm – 10 pm Friday to Sunday with food being served 12 pm – 7 pm. We also ask that you please wear a mask while moving through the pub, which of course you can take off as soon as you are seated at our tables.  Please do not approach the bar to order your food.  You will have a dedicated server who will bring everything to you that you need.

We serve a selection of small plates, sharing platters, classic favourites as well as exciting mains and puddings.  Whether it’s juicy pork chops, slowly braised lamb hotpot or classic fish and chips, you can be guaranteed that our dishes are a true reflection of our unique Dorset position… ‘where coast meets country’.

If you have any dietary requirements such as GF, DF, Vegan or Vegetarian then please enquire with your server for a full list of ingredients.  Our chef is more than happy to accommodate you.

Sunday Roasts

On Sundays, we serve traditional roasts and vegetarian options. Whatever your choice, we are sure you will enjoy a relaxing Sunday Lunch at the Kings Arms, where we do all the work for you; bonus there’s no washing up!

Please remember if you have a request for something which is not on the menu our chefs will try their hardest to accommodate you.  We can cater for vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free and those with allergies – just ask!


At the Kings Arms Portesham, we have 3 traditional open log fires for the winter months and a wonderful garden for the summer months where you can enjoy a drink while you watch the world go by, or to accompany your meal.

Beers and lagers

We are Cask Marque accredited and serve an excellent selection of real ales. We offer a choice of 4 real ales which we change regularly but will often include Otter Amber, Exmoor Gold, Proper Job, Tribute, Otter Ale, Cornish Coaster and Doombar along with a selection of guest ales.

We also have 10 keg products including craft lagers, ciders and premium lagers.


It’s not the West Country without cider! We have the award-winning Aspalls Cyder and also Orchard Pig and Stowford press, along with a range of seasonal boxed ciders in the summer, as well as Kopparberg bottled cider in various flavours.


We offer a great selection of fine wines all selected by our wine merchant working directly with the producers, the full list is available here.


We have a choice of 25 gins and a dedicated menu. Pairing with a choice of 8 tonics and 10 garnishes we can really give your taste buds a treat and try a great selection of gins, you can read more on our menu here

All whites, red & roses are available in 175ml, 250ml, and by the bottle.

In addition, we also offer a comprehensive range of branded spirits, mixers, soft drinks and a good selection of bar snacks including olives, pickled onions, pickled eggs, crisps, pork scratchings and nuts.

Main image by Lottie Brown Photography © 2020