Dorset Beer Garden
We don’t take the title of Dorset’s Best Beer Garden lightly, our customers say so! The Kings Arms in Portesham boasts a large garden to the front of the pub, with a lazy stream meandering through, perfect for those lazy summer days. We often host acoustic outdoor live music on Sunday afternoons, which has become a firm favourite in our calendar, especially since COVID 19 has appeared. Our huge pub garden space is the perfect setting to while away the hours; social distancing being a breeze in such a large outdoor area.
For Spring 2021 we have a large marquee erected which is fully COVID compliant for outdoor space, at which tables can be booked in advance. These are offered on a first come, first served basis and booking is strongly recommended.
Until restrictions are further lifted, all you food and drinks orders will be taken at the table by one of our team, but please bear with them at busy times, it is a large area to cover even for the youngest of legs – but they will always do it with a smile, and do everything they can to help you enjoy your time wit us. If you do want to take pot luck, please feel free. We have plenty of garden benches as well that cannot be booked, your server will also be able to let you know food service wait times if we are busy.
Join our mailing list as well to keep updated on our new addition ‘The Deck’. Coming during early Summer, The Deck will be a 70 cover decking area coming over the stream and garden and will provide al fresco dining at its very best with table service, comfortable tables and chairs our stream running through the middle and beautifully lit in the evening.
On busier, and sunny, days we will have our ‘Coast & Country Summer Shack’ open, serving artisan pizza’s from our wood fired oven, and renowned deli board platters (again all from the land, the sea and the garden) – we like to think of them as a starter for 6, or a feast for 2.
Our chef uses locally sourced ingredients that showcase the best that Dorset produce has to offer from the land, the sea and the garden – and all around our unique location of ‘where the coast meets the country’. Our extensive drinks menu also showcases the excellent beers and ciders that Dorset has to offer, as well as some of your favourite wines and spirits from further afield and a 30 strong gin list, including a number from the South West.
We are family-friendly (that means you can bring the kids without worrying!), dog friendly and welly boot friendly so don’t be shy. We welcome anyone and everyone! We just ask that you please be respectful of other people and adhere to social distancing guidelines.
We hope you will join us this spring and summer, for some socially distanced hospitality. Whether you are stopping by while on the road for your 2020 Staycation, or one of our beloved locals just wanting a chilled drink and a good chinwag. And don’t forget, if you do visit us, make sure you tag us in your photos on social media! #KingsArmsPortesham
All the best
Jo and Lee Worsley