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The Kings Arms

3.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   2 Front Street, Portesham, England
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Ranked #1 of 1 Portesham B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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137 reviews 137 reviews
31 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A while since we've been here, but having heard it had been taken over we booked for dinner. The change inside is awesome, completely unrecognisable. We loved the decor; classy but very tasteful and understated. We were amazed at how busy it was on a Tuesday evening given that it is well off the beaten track. This can only be... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place looked like a good venue for Sunday supper so we called in at about 3pm to see if we had to book. The pub was buzzing and a very professional duo were performing. What a great way to keep a pub going during a dead time of day! In the event this would have been a bit noisy... More

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have come down to this part of Dorset every year, often two or three times a year, for more than 20 years, so we know the area and its pubs and restaurants well. We have seen good pubs and restaurants come and, more often sadly, go. One we had always avoided was The King's Arms at Portesham, until the... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Kings Arms has improved vastly since is was taken over by Lee and Jo - always a friendly welcome, great food, a good selection of beers and apart from these, a real effort is being made to get people to see the point of going there - live music on Sunday afternoons, Ukulele evening on Mondays, a monthly quiz... More

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St Austell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We are new to the area and currently exploring the local pubs and restaurants. Having looked on the internet the Kings Arms looked like our sort of place with our sort of food, so we booked for lunch on Sunday and it didn't disappoint. The staff were very welcoming and friendly, the food was excellent, the bar area was warm... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Wow! How this pub has changed. Had a great family lunch for a birthday celebration. Food was delicious, staff attentive, atmosphere warm and cosy. A really great afternoon with live music that the kids loved to dance to. Would highly recommend. About time this pub had the the attention it deserves after years of neglect. We will most definitely be... More

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15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We were visiting family in the area, staying locally and decided to pop in here on a midweek lunchtime for a meal. We were greeted warmly in this delightfully cosy, dog friendly pub with real fires on the go. The present owners have been here for just over a year and have clearly turned the pub into a place that... More

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Visited the Kings Arms as we had heard that it had changed hands. We were very pleasantly surprised by the transformation. A warm friendly welcome from Claude and lovely log fires with Christmas decorations all looking beautiful. We enjoyed the fish sharing platter which was delicious plus chips (crisp and yummy). Good service and no delays. We would recommend this... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Have been there a number of time and found some of the staff not very hospitable, having had to wait a considerable time to be served, as staff to busy chatting and laughing with each other out of site. Will say that it is dog friendly, would not recommend this place to my friends or family..

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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

We ate here three times in a week, once for sunday lunch. Excellent food, varied menu, family and dog friendly. Staff professional with great customer care attitude. Large and small portions available. Can thoroughly recommend.

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Additional Information about The Kings Arms

Address: 2 Front Street, Portesham, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Portesham
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Portesham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Kings Arms 3*
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