The Kings Arms Stoborough

The King's Arms in Stoborough is a historic, family-run inn, that attracts locals and visitors from near and far, drawn to its wide selection of real ales, ciders and fine wines, and its menu of contemporary and time-honoured classic dishes.



Welcome to Stoborough - gateway to The Isle of Purbeck & The Jurassic Coast

Set at the gateway to the Isle of Purbeck in the picturesque Dorset countryside, The King’s Arms is an historic village inn steeped in character and warmth.  An inn has stood at this site for the last 400 years, and there is no sign of this tradition changing anytime soon.

The building itself was once used as a butchers, and you can still spy the old hooks hanging below the canopy.  Today, the inn serves pub food in a different style, with a tempting mix of modern and traditional dishes created by our experienced kitchen team.

The King’s Arms features in the Good Pub Guide and Good Beer Guide 2023. Our À La Carte Menu offers great pub food with something for all tastes, including children’s and smaller-appetite meals, vegetarian and vegan options, salads, pasta and all your traditional pub favourites.

Why not try some tasty local seafood from the South Coast for a true taste of the ocean?!

We love your doggy companions and they are welcome in the bar area and gardens. We always have a supply of treats for them if they are well behaved!!

Join us for our annual Whitsun Festival from 26th – 28th May 2023, showcasing live music and a great selection of real ales and traditional ciders.


We regularly update our seasonal SPECIALS and DESSERTS (see below).  Please ask your waiter for further details.

Takeaway menus are available:
Tuesday – Saturday (5:30pm – 7.30pm)

Sunday Roasts are available every Sunday from midday (vegetarian options included)



Daily Specials

Our food is locally sourced and made fresh to order by our talented chefs. Using only fresh, local ingredients, we are proud to offer the following Daily Specials (samples only - subject to change).

Find us

01929 552705
The Kings Arms at Stoborough
3 Corfe Road
BH20 5AB


Call to make a reservation

01929 552705

You can email us anytime using the address:

Current opening hours

Monday – Thursday
Bar: 11am – 3pm & 5.30pm – 10pm
Kitchen: 12pm – 2.15pm & 5.30 – 8.30pm

Bar: 11am – 10pm
Kitchen: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 8:30pm

Bar: 11am – 10pm
Kitchen: 12pm – 8:30pm

Bar: 12 noon – 10pm
Kitchen: 12 noon – 8pm

Based on 412 reviews
Teresa R
Teresa R
Lovely old Pub with excellent food Had an excellent Sunday Roast at 4pm with friends. Big portion. Lamb was delicious as was the vegetables especially the red cabbage and yorkshire puddings. Service was friendly and efficient. Lovely old village pub. Will definitely eat here again and recommend.
Richard S
Richard S
Lovely Village Pub Covid means eating outdoors but in this lovely pub garden it becomes a pleasure. Good, hearty pub food, properly cooked and served with a smile. Nice local beer to wash it down. Recommended.
Cath Y
Cath Y
Lost in dorset On a impromptu cycling trip following cycle route 2 popped in for a drink and a yummy dessert very quint nice amopser freely staff menu look perfect for lunch time or a special meal
Popped in here for lunch. Popped in here for lunch. The owner was very cheerful and accommodating. Large beer garden out the back. Part of it is undercover. The food was from a basic menu because of Covid. The locally produced sausages were very good. (With chips) The Crab sandwiches that my wife had looked very good and she enjoyed. Dogs friendly. Well worth a visit.
Lewis M
Lewis M
Lovely welcome, charming and relaxing Lovely welcome on arrival. Attentive landlady and staff. Pleasant and relaxing ambience, inside and outside.
Great Sunday dinner! Covid compliant. Sunday dinner- choice of roast beef or pork. Both were superb and came with Yorkshire puds. The accompanying veg was the best we had ever had with a pub meal. One of us had a burger which was excellent and one of us had the chick pea curry which sadly was a bit cold (but tasty).The lasagne was a bit of a let down. Sticky toffee pud great but the brownie was a bit dry. Service was very good. If we were had all ordered roast and sticky toffee pud, we would have given 5 stars!
Sarah M
Sarah M
Fab pub When we holiday in the area this is the only pub that we repeatedly return too. Always a lovely atmosphere and delicious food. I remember one particular time I came after being out with the children all day and the waitress must have seen I was exhausted! When the food came she told me to stay seated and she would call the children in herself from the play area!!! It’s the little things that make a difference!! Can’t wait to return.
Historic A pub with some serious history, nice walk from wareham town, good lunch options with outdoor seating.