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The Kings Arms, Wareham

3 Corfe Road
Stoborough
Postal town: Wareham
BH20 5AB
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E TA left this review about The Kings Arms

Very comprehensively described by PSM, below, this historic thatched roadside inn has a small carpark which is easy to miss when coming from Wareham. The welcome from the staff was very warm for humans and dogs, the locals were chatty and friendly and the atmosphere was convivial. The exposed timbers, wooden furniture and dried hops around the bar give it a rustic feel. Food was simple pub food, well cooked and not too expensive, and there was a basic, workable wine list. Three ales on draft, Otter, Razorback and Dorset IPA, all very well kept and most enjoyable. I'd be very happy to come back here anytime for lunch or a few beers.

On 23rd January 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Kings Arms

Just over the causeway from Wareham, this is a good roadside pub which started life as a butchers, as evidenced by some old hooks still hanging from the thatched canopy. There has been a pub on this site for around 400 years, thanks to its location on the main route onto the Isle of Purbeck (or at least until the Wareham bypass was built) and it is renowned locally for putting up Cromwell’s troops back in 1642. The pub today is, to paraphrase an old football cliché, really a pub of two halves. The right hand side is the pleasant, old thatched part of the building and it houses the hop-lined servery on the back wall, opposite the main front entrance. There is some decent standard seating dotted around this area, running down to the far right end which looks out directly onto the road outside. Meanwhile, the left hand side is a more modern extension which acts as a dining area with a selection of tables of various sizes and lots of very comfortable seating. This side has much bigger windows, making it a bright space that is very appealing in the summer months in particular. The walls have been decorated with some excellent enlarged photographs of the local area, which look great. We came here for a Sunday lunch and found the food to be excellent, with mains around the £11 mark, and well worth it. Several benches are available outside the front of the pub, giving you the chance to appreciate the charming thatched building, weather permitting.
Five hand pumps were in operation, dispensing Sunny Republic Dolphin Amber, Flack Manor Double Drop, Purbeck Best Bitter, Ringwood Best and Plain Ales In The Sun, with a sixth pump sporting a turned clip. Unfortunately, my pint of Dolphin Amber had all sorts of sediment floating in it, presumably because the line hadn’t been pulled through, so the barmaid replaced it with an excellent pint of the In The Sun.
I think the strength of this pub is its food, but the beer range has certainly improved since I last visited this place several years ago and I would suggest that it is now worth making the short walk across the causeway for.

On 14th September 2013 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Wareham, 1.15 miles, 22 min walk (show)
Holton Heath, 3.65 miles, 1 hr 10 min walk (show)
Wool, 5.89 miles, 1 hr 53 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Kings Arms, Stoborough
23rd Jan 2017, 18:29
Review submitted by E TA amended by E TA
 
6th Jan 2017, 10:14
Review submitted by E TA

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 12 November 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 15 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : Yes last updated 12 November 2016 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 12 November 2016 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 November 2016 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 September 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Cider : No last updated 12 November 2016 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 12 November 2016 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - Pub WiFi - last updated 12 November 2016 by E TA
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