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The Kings Arms

2 Front Street, Portesham, Dorset, DT3 4ET, United Kingdom


4.3/5 from 71 Reviews

93% Would Recommend


  • Wi-fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
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Double room-Ensuite with Shower

Double room-Ensuite with Shower

  • Free Wifi

Our spacious room is fitted using stylish modern fixtures and fittings, with the comfort and experience of the guest in mind. Our rooms con ...

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Our spacious room is fitted using stylish modern fixtures and fittings, with the comfort and experience of the guest in mind. Our rooms contain luxury beds, crisp cotton sheets and a duvet and luxury pillows, so you can be sure to get a good night’s sleep. Our En-suite hosts a shower and mood lighting 24hr access Dog Friendly (Additional £15) Prices per room per night include a delicious English breakfast.



  • Alarm clock
  • Desk
  • Iron
  • Ironing facilities
  • Pets allowed
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Non-smoking
  • Freeview TV
  • Cable or satellite TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Heating
  • Wardrobe
  • High quality bedding
  • Linen provided
  • Private entrance
  • Lock on bedroom door(s)
  • Electric kettle
  • Key access
  • Bottle of water provided
  • Rubbish bin


The Kings Arms

(71 Guest Reviews)

Guest Ratings

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 4.2
  • Value 4.1
  • Friendliness 4.6
  • Cleanliness 4.4
  • Facilities 4.2
  • Service 4.5
  • Location 4.5

Review Overall Rating

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  • 4.3

The Kings Arms Information


The Kings Arms is a recently refurbished traditional country inn situated in the beautiful West Dorset village of Portesham, sitting on the Jurassic coastal road between Weymouth and West Bay and only 10 minutes from Dorchester and Bridport. We offer 3 well luxury en-suite rooms and can accommodate single, double or family occupancy, we are also able to cater for your four legged friends. Each room features luxury bed, en-suite shower room with high level of fittings, stylish bedrooms matching our surroundings, along with smart TV, docking station, tea & coffee and free wifi. Our dining menu reflects our location of where the coast meets the country, with our ingredients being sourced as locally as possible including local farms and growers and all dishes are cooked to order. You can couple this with a warm welcome, relaxed table service and a range of selected wines and cask ales In the colder months warm up with one of our 3 open log fires, and in the warmer months enjoy our wonderful garden complete with stream running through it. In the warmer months we also have our wood-fired pizza oven running in the garden. The Kings Arms is an historic pub in an historic village. Portesham was first mentioned in a charter dating back to 1024 when King Canute granted Porteshamme land to one of his ministers. Admiral Hardy, as in “Kiss Me, Hardy”, of HMS Victory fame, lived in Portesham House, still standing opposite the pub. The Kings Arms itself has been a pub since at least 1900. Inside the Kings Arms, which has recently been refurbished, is traditional bar and dining area, with three open fires creating a cosy, welcoming atmosphere to relax and enjoy a drink and a meal. Food is served every day both at lunchtime and evenings.

Cleaning and safety

  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Social distancing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining


  • Bar
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping - daily


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs


  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Sailing
  • Snorkelling
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Water activities


  • Check in
    14:00 21:00
  • Check out
  • Child Policy
    No preference
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    No pets
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  • Road from Weymouth & Portland (7.0 miles)
    From the centre of Weymouth take the Abbotsbury Road following signs for Westham, Chickerell and Abbotsbury. Turn right onto Chickerell Road following signs for Abbotsbury and continuing on to the B3157 to Portesham. The Kings Arms is on your right as you enter the village.
  • Road from Dorchester & Poundbury (9.0 miles)
    From the centre follow signs for Weymouth then take the A35 signposted Charminster, Winterbourne Abbas, Bridport and Sherbourne. At Winterbourne Abbas turn left for Portesham and Abbotsbury. Follow signs for Portesham, Abbotsbury and Hardy’s Monument, then Portesham. The Kings Arms is on your left.
  • Road from Bridport (12.0 miles)
    Take the A35 for Dorchester and turn right before reaching Winterbourne Abbas on to Longland’s Lane signposted Littlebredy. Follow signs for Portesham, Abbotsbury and Hardy’s Monument, then Portesham. The Kings Arms is on your left.

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