We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

The Scott Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
West Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5LH, England
+44 1929 480270
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

599 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 597: English reviews
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Large beer garden with fabulous views over the fields to Corfe castle. Car park at the back and some parking on the road but can get busy in the summer so don't leave it too late!

Thank Andrew T
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Plus points - great views from garden Negative points 1. food sounds great on menu but turned out bland for all of us 2. Food offering over priced for what it is but with the beautiful view it balances things out 3. Very odd serving policy of only serving snacks and sandwiches outside and not hot food. When we asked... More 

2 Thank Glen F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a bit of lunch and thought a simple sandwich would be easy enough. The prawn sandwich was clearly not fresh and packed with butter, the tables were left dirty with glasses all over. After nicely explaining to the rather stupid waiting staff about the issue, I was unprofessionally told all chefs have called off sick and they... More 

3 Thank Louise G
Dover, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautifully refurbished country pub situated between Corfe Castle and Swanage. We were too late for the full lunch time menu but were offered a light bites menu and we chose the Scott mixed platter which easily fed two. There are several Dorset real ales to try and some good wines. It was a miserable day but there was a... More 

Thank Nigel H
Wantage, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another lovely pub serving local fish dishes among standard oub fare. A quirky pub with fabulous atmosphere and amazing views of Corfe Castlw.

Thank cpres14
Poole - on the sunshine coast!
Level Contributor
50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well living in the local area we only seem to visit this restaurant once every few years and each time we do we realise why we don't visit more often. We arrived on a weekday at 12:30 to a completely empty car park. Once inside it was also completely empty it was like a ghost ship. An occasional staff member... More 

2 Thank Winco47
Howell, Michigan
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Positive: The food was very good to excellent. For the most part, we ordered from the specials board (the lamb shank was a favorite). The real ale was worth every penny (Jurassic Ale was enjoyed by all). The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious and comfortable (we were in the suite with living and dining areas), which... More 

Thank Hal P
Christchurch, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited again after numerous ups and downs and it's a shame that as a local they still haven't got it right Mother in law and myself had scampi and chips that was okay but a tad expensive My partner being a vegetarian order the 13 quid Moroccan stew It was awful just a plate of apricots with a small portion... More 

3 Thank Ian S
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
87 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

I have lived in the area for many years and visit the Scott Arms regularly. Its location makes it a "must visit", particularly if we have visitors staying, the view is stupendous. The décor and warmth of the place, particularly after a walk in the winter, make it very inviting...so its really a shame that I cannot give the place... More 

3 Thank WessexRed
Greater London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited after a long walk for a quick beer or two and was still there for dinner! Good honest food! but a bit pricey for what is is. Great views over the valley.

Thank Nigel J

Travelers who viewed The Scott Arms also viewed

Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
Langton Matravers, Swanage

Been to The Scott Arms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Corfe Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480270
A great pub in an amazing location. Food and drink delicious with a Caribbean BBQ all summer.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of The Scott Arms and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Southampton, United Kingdom
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from The Scott Arms staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?