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The Kings Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Portesham B&B and Inns
Reviewed January 2, 2013

Just had lunch here on the drive from Devon to Portland bill. A lovely location even in the middle of winter. Lunch was a surprise a very nice menu and wonderfully cooked - very much above average pub standards.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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KingsArmsPortesham, Owner at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to post on recent experience. We are pleased to read you enjoyed your meals as we have worked hard during the past month since taking over the property to offer exactly this. We look forward to seeing when you are passing again. Best regards Jo

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Reviewed December 20, 2012

The kings Arms in Portesham has new landlords. They hosted a wine tasting evening in December which filled the restaurant. Both the wine and the food were excellent and moved the dining experience in Portesham up many rungs. Food was thought out, well cooked and beautifully presented. We are looking forward to many more nights out there. Long may this last!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Lesley B
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KingsArmsPortesham, Owner at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Thank you, and we are glad you enjoyed attending our Wine & Dine evening. We will certainly be running regular food events like this during 2013 which hopefully you will be able to attend. Best regards Jo

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Reviewed November 29, 2012

The most recent tenants had made a great job of revitalising the pub, and local people I hadn't seen for years started visiting regularly. The quality of the food had sadly gone downhill over a period of time,the original excellent chef having left a long time ago, but it was still of a generally good standard.
We've had endless changes of tenants here, and yesterday the latest ones departed, so as of today it's under new management.
As a local, I'll be checking it out again soon, and will keep you posted

Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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KingsArmsPortesham, Owner at The Kings Arms, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2013

Thank you for your post. Hopefully you have been able to visit during the past 5 weeks since we have been here. We certainly have had great local support and been made very welcome through December in particular on our Wine and Dine evening, Christmas Day drinks and New Years Eve celebrations. If you have visited we would love to have your feedback. Best regards Jo

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Reviewed September 14, 2012

Stayed for the weekend at the excellent Portesham camp sites.

Took my girl friend for a drink and thought I would treat her to a nice pudding. Thebeer was good but please be warned- the portion size is a real joke..

The pudding I ordered was tiny. The outer part of the sliver, sorry slice , was an inch wide.

I should have refused to pay the 3.95. It was very bad value for money.

We would not recommend this place to eat. The table was sticky and could be much cleaner.

I saw a sign which I think was advertising for a new tenant for the pub. ........

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Stayed one night whilst visiting friends. Excellent rooms - spacious, very clean, lovely towels and comfortable bed. Good breakfast served by very friendly staff. Had take away food from the pub which was also of good standard and very filling. Would recommend this place to people looking for great value in a beautiful location. Would be just perfect with the sun shining.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 28, 2012

Reasonable selection of food available, from pub basics to more exotic, our food was okay, although the mash potato was a bit stodgy. The vegetables were al-dente, which I am happy with, but some people would possibly prefer them softer.

The place is very dog friendly.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank johnnyboyDorset
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

The staff and guests at the Kings Arms in Portesham are not just dog friendly. They are dog passionate. They LOVE dogs. Our giant German Shepherd was fussed, admired and treated on each of the several occasions that we visited, during a week's holiday in a rented cottage nearby.

On top of that, it is a great, down-to-earth pub with good service, delicious ales and value-for-money traditional meals.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Paul C
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Additional Information about The Kings Arms

Address: 2 Front Street, Portesham DT3 4ET, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Portesham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Portesham
Price Range: $86 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Kings Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 3
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