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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 which reflect our unique location where the coast meets the country. All our meals use fresh produce and are cooked to order.


Monday to Friday the restaurant is open 12-3pm & 6-9pm & Saturday and Sunday 12.00pm – 9.00pm (please see our opening hours for full opening times) and 12-9pm during the summer months. We serve a selection of light bites, sandwiches (lunchtime only), classic favourites and full à la carte menu.

Sunday Roasts

On Sundays we serve traditional roasts and vegetarian options. We have our own interesting, and popular, twist to Sunday Lunch. We offer whole joints served at your table for you to carve, share and enjoy with a group of friends or family. For a minimum of 4 people we just need to you to pre-order by Thursday. Whatever your choice, we are sure you will enjoy a relaxing Sunday Lunch at the Kings Arms. Selection can include Beef, Pork, Lamb or Rib of Beef.

Please remember if you have a request for something which is not on the menu our chefs will try their hardest to accommodate you – 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 direct 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.