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The King's Arms

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Bar, Pub, British
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Bleke Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JZ, England
+44 1747 852746
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Inviting pub from the outside but because it is so big it lacks atmosphere. Nice and clean with welcoming staff and good local beer, but doesn't serve food. The pub id more than happy for customers to go to the Baguet Bar nearby and to bring food back in. From our point of view the downside was televisions and to... More 

Thank Chris J
Dumfries, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great location and easy access to a short stay car park but don't seize the chance to go in for a bite to eat because they don't serve food on a weekend or on any other day of the week. What is a pub with loads of potential, two mins walk from the furthest point in the main car park... More 

Thank Simon W
Poole, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

THIS PUB DOES NOT SERVE FOOD, and hasn't done for the past 2 years, so the land lord tells me. A nice friendly pub with good service and nice surroundings.

Thank Terence A
Poole, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Nice pub great parking as located in town centre carpark, very much a locals pub but plenty of space for large groups, pool table and TVs for the sport so has it all, food good, bit rowdy of a weekend but overall good village pub

Thank benjamino1974
Chertsey, United Kingdom
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600 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I only wanted a beer and did not dine, so I cannot comment on the food. I had a pint of Badger First which was very good. Next time I will try the food.

Thank Alan M
Frome, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Stopped in here for a pint after a walk and watched the footie. Lovely pub, big clean and friendly staff

Thank Alex K
Wincanton, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The Kings Arms is a huge pub, with two bars in an open plan, large bar with good selection of beers and ciders, and 40 different types of vodka, its drink come sports bar, 2 large TV's to watch major sporting events, it seems very friendly, the barmaid was chatty and nice. There is no food at all in The... More 

Thank Mutleythedog
Exeter, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I must admit that I only came in for a pint. I am no expert. However, this is a warm friendly place with all the amenities you would expect from a pub... The beer is slightly more expensive than I am used to, but that is down to it being in a good location. I would add that the staff... More 

Thank ricky369
Fontmell Magna, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Large town space but no food, good beer offering from Hall and Woodhouse, some quieter spaces in the lounge to enjoy a drink, as well as outside, Sky Sports, but your food options are elsewhere in town.

Thank AdbFM
Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Excellent meal, could fault nothing, wine was picked by the staff for us and was very good, friendly staff and very reasonably priced. Had the set menu everything cooked to perfection. Would go again but a bit far for us as. Wish it was nearer.

Thank Chris W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bleke Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 852746

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?