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The Dorset Arms

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A relaxed meal in the bar. Our party of five had a great table by the log fire; service was friendly and the food was perfect after a long walk - we had various dishes including haddock Monte Carlo, burger/chips, chicken special of the day,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank thedries
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely pub with great ambiance and friendly staff. Menu is top notch for a country pub and service is fairly brisk and efficient.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Cyncary
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here as a surprise for Valentine's Day, even though we were both feeling a little unwell! We were greeted by a gentleman who was friendly and told us where we should park. He then met us at the door of the cottage behind the...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bozzie101
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at the Dorset Arms recently with an ex-work colleague who chose this rural venue rather than just eat in Tunbridge Wells. Many years since I have been to The Dorset Arms and was most pleasantly surprised by its new look and the quality...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In-line with previous reviews: we also had an appalling experience for Christmas Dinner on Christmas day. We also were placed outside of the main building in an outside courtyard with a retractable roll-back roof, no windows, overbearing heating which was turned off at some point;...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RichardTheGreat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit, this pub is well run and food is of good quality. Open fire and a good mix of people. We will come again

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank caveman999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A recently widowed friend was to be spending Christmas Day on her own, not wanting to impose ourselves upon her and expecting her to cook, we invited ourselves to her over Christmas and suggested we ate out at the Dorset Arms. I duly booked a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HarredsIrish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a special celebration for my sisters 70th birthday at the Dorset arms including an overnight stay. The rooms were excellent, nice and clean and comfortable with lovely views over the adjoining countryside. However, the best aspect was the fantastic service by every member...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Charlie5050
Reviewed 16 January 2019

Big pub but doesn't lose a lot for it. Good selection of ales. Sunday roast very good and they were accommodating on how we wanted the beef cooked (all wanted "pretty rare"). Fairly priced, but I didn't pay :-)

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 11 January 2019

Delightful, cosy beamed dining room and bar serving tasty locally sourced foods including game, beef fish, cheese etc. Service pleasant

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michael H
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