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Eat Out to Help Out

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Eat Out to Help Out

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

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  You can view our menu HERE.

Coach House Inn Winterborne Abbas

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

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How We’re Keeping You Safe – Post Covid 19

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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

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 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!

Jo and Lee Worsely


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While You’re With Us – Post Covid 19

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While You’re With Us – Post Covid 19

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:

Call Us: 01305 871342

Email Us:

Message us on Facebook: @KingsArmsPortesham

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

See you soon! Jo and Lee

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Trick or Treat; Tears or Triumph?

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Trick or Treat; Tears or Triumph?

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!

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Beef Never Tasted So Good!

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Beef Never Tasted So Good!

East Shilvinghampton Farm…

A conventional, working farm in the heart of the Dorset countryside with over 70 years of experience!

Situated in a quaint little hamlet halfway along a valley stretching from Portesham to Upwey, East Shilvinghampton enjoys acres of grassy grazing meadows and beautiful panoramic views for as far as the eye can see.  After all, it is surrounded by outstanding Jurassic Coast beauty, being only 10 minutes from Chesil Beach and 15 minutes from the sands of Weymouth Beach!

Their Limousin cows which are bred and fed on the farm make up the established Shilvington herd, particularly known for their soft nature, gorgeous golden red colouring and of course not forgetting their lean meat.  Traditionally farmed and grass fed, they produce delicious, good quality beef, which is succulent in taste and delicious in texture.

This means that East Shilvinghampton are trusted beef suppliers to many local businesses, including Ducks Farm Shop and The Kings Arms in Portesham.  It really does take the term “fresh meat” to a whole new level… but when it is quite literally just a stones throw away (2 miles to be exact), why want to source it from anywhere else?!

There are lots of meaty options on offer all year round as Ducks Farm Shop & Cafe stock the shelves with all kinds of fresh beef steaks and joints from Sirloin, Rump, Top Rump and Braising to Ribeye, Beef Silverside, Beef Brisket and Topside.

Head further on up the village to The Kings Arms gastro country pub and take your pick from the juicy specials menu of more succulent East Shilvinghampton Steak, alternating from Rump to Sirloin to Fillet, all served with chips, roasted tomatoes, peppercorn sauce & a mixed leaf salad.  Otherwise, savour the occasional African Beef Curry or Beef Stir Fry options or their popular main menu trademark dish of Kings Arms Homemade Beef Burger.  It’s a must-try! – accompanied with tomato relish, lettuce & red onion in a brioche bun with chips & mixed leaf salad.

Last but by no means least, their hearty Roast Beef served every Sunday weekly with confit roast potatoes, honey glazed parsnips, seasonal vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and topped off with red wine gravy.

Udderly moo-licious…

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