We’re open again from 8am to 10pm Sunday - Wed and 8am to 11pm Thurs - Sat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between. All inside. Indulge in a feast, or nibble on a snack. In a chair, on a sofa, at a table, surrounded by walls. The menus are as delicious and inventive as ever.

Welcome to the King’s Arms

Our beautifully renovated restaurant, bar and rooms offer a stylish and decadent experience in the heart of Dorchester.

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Orange blossom & polenta cake, available at the bar today & beautifully made by Ling!
It’s that time of year again and @muddydorsetsomerset nominations are now live and it would mean the world to us to receive your nominations for the following categories 🏆  • Best Boutique Stay
• Best New COVID Biz  see link below ✨  #MuddyAwards2021 #InLoveWithLocal
Special cocktail tonight- Orange blossom martini. 🥰
We are looking for enthusiastic & friendly individuals to join our award winning team. We have the following positions available:  Front of House Team Members
Senior Assistant Manager
Head Housekeeper  Please send your cv to or call 01305 238238  Applicants must be over 18 and experience is preferred but not essential.  #thekingsarmsdorchester #jobsdorchester #restaurantjobs #hospitalityjobs  #recruitmentdorset  #hoteldorchester #hoteljobs
Beef scrumpet with ponzu & edamame bean salad. 😋
What better way to celebrate being able to dine inside - out new Koko Quay cocktail. That’s quite a mouthful, literally. 😊

Success at The Publican Awards!

We’re proud to have won 2 awards in the hospitality trade’s ‘Oscars’. Stay Original Co was presented with the ‘Best Accommodation Operator’ in The Publican awards and also the ‘Best Premium Food Offer’. These two high-profile awards are great news and we thank our dedicated team for all their professionalism and hard work!

COVID-19 Certified

COVID-19 Accreditation

The King’s Arms Covid-19 measures have been audited by the AA and Food Alert and we have plenty of space to welcome you! If you would like to learn more about what we’re doing to operate safely, take a look here.

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