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The Scott Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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West Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5LH, England
01929 480270
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Devon, UK
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wanted to like this pub - great location, fantastic view over the Vale & Corfe castle, old world building, good beer, intersting menu - BUT, it just left me feeling dissatisfied. My wife was quite happy with her pulled pork pie, but my jerk chicken was fairly poor quality meat, although the jerk flavouring was tasty. Sweet potato chips... More 

Thank Ron P
Warminster, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

4 real ales, several ciders and 1 Perry, nice wine list This pub is a bit of a warren with rooms on different levels up stairs, down stairs, here and there. It’s really very pleasant and unspoilt with flagstone floors and old furniture Nice menu and Specials chalk board. Wonderful Sunday lunch menu, huge, home-made Yorkshire puddings but it comes... More 

Thank Pete C
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280 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is a nice atmosphere with the locals at this Inn, but service is a little hasty and confused. I ordered my steak medium rare and it arrived more like done. The wine was below average and the waiters a little out of touch.

Thank atlanticophelia
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good pub to visit, food very well presented and well put together albeit quite pricey. Great location.

Thank hootboot
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Generous portions of tasty food and great views. Although the place was busy and we hadn't booked, the friendly staff made time and space for us and our dogs. We would stay if we came to the area again.

Thank yarpsa
Corfe Castle, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best meal I've ever had at the Scott arms in 20 years. Fabulous.... delicious local clams and perfectly cooked fish with home made saffron buns. Beautifully served with excellent views over Corfe Castle... great. Thanks guys.

Thank Kateporter
Stanmore London
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219 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for lunch on our niece's recommendation. They like the jerk menu which seemed very copious in quantity and looked good. We opted for a mackerel Caesar salad with anchovies. It was nicely presented and tasted delicious. Our table overlooked the garden with a fantastic view of Corfe Castle in the distance. Well worth a visit if you are in... More 

Thank PnJStanmoreLondon
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in as we were driving past. Great welcome, not suitable for wheelchairs as lots of steps but beautiful garden suitable for everyone with brilliant view of Corfe Castle. Delicious meals, different, tasty and beautifully served. P

Thank Patricia H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If it were to rely on general cleanliness and quality of the food then I'm sure it'd be empty. The food is WAY too expensive for what it is, and we came away very disappointed. Can't believe some giving it '5' on here - have they ever been to other establishments or what...?

1 Thank Cobnapint
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the better pubs in Purbeck. But sadly, the standard there is pretty low. It's great for drinking and views but food not so much. Amazing outside location on a sunny day with awesome views towards Poole harbourmaster Cranborne Chase and Corfe Castle. Interior is lovely with flagstones, open fires and shabby chic furniture. Beer and Cider choices... More 

1 Thank Daryl F

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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: 01929 480270
A great pub in an amazing location. Food and drink delicious with a Caribbean BBQ all summer.

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