The Dorset Arms Public House in Withyham is an 18th century alehouse situated in the outstandingly beautiful Sussex Weald. Part of the historic Buckhurst Estate, the pub is named after the Earls and Dukes of Dorset, one time heads of the Sackville family, and shares a heritage of family ownership now headed by their descendant, the present Earl De La Warr.
Our aims are:
• To retain the atmosphere of a traditional village pub, whilst offering excellent food with an emphasis on local and seasonal produce of a high standard which we hope will attract a wider audience.
• To include on the menu Buckhurst Estate produce as well as exceptional food from other local suppliers.
• To create a greater connection and focal point for Withyham and the immediate community.
When in season you will find on the menu beef, lamb, venison, and game from the Buckhurst Estate. The Buckhurst Park Sausage is an attempt to emulate a famous sausage made in Tunbridge Wells thirty years ago. The celebrated Buckhurst Park Sausage is made in Sussex to Lord De La Warr’s own recipe. It has proved so successful that it is being produced by www.speldhurstqualityfoods.com and is available at the Groombridge village shop, Waitrose and other food outlets.
Soup (v) £5.00
Crab Brûlée £7.00
Traditional Prawn Cocktail £7.00
Cornish Rock Oysters (Pair/Half Dozen/Dozen) £4/£12/£20
Scotch Egg with Mustard Mayonnaise £6.00
Terrine of Foie Gras, Duck & Chicken Liver with Spiced Plum Chutney £8.00
Smoked Venison Loin with Pomegranate Salad £7.00
Goats Cheese & Red Onion Filo Parcel with New Potatoes (v) £11.00
Rack of Lamb with Pommse Noisettes & Purple Sprouting Broccoli £18.00
Calves Liver & Bacon with Mustard Mash £15.00
Whole Lemon Sole, Brown Shrimps, Samphire & Frites £16.00
Scallops with Fennel Compote & Pernod Cream & New Potatoes £16.00
Pan Seared Sea Bass on Lemon Crushed Potatoes & Saffron Sauce £14.00
Plaice Goujons, Tartare Sauce & Pommes Frites £12.00
Buckhurst Burger & Hand Cut Chips *Add Cheese or Bacon £1.00 £11.00
Buckhurst Park Sausages & Mash £10.00
Steak & Kidney Pudding, Mash & Vegetables *Add Oysters £2.00 £13.00
Grilled Flat Iron Chicken, Rocket Salad & Frites £13.00
Buckhurst Bar Steak (Bavette) & Frites £12.00
Sirloin Steak Served with Frites, Cherry Tomatoes & Garlic Butter £19.00
Where possible, our beef is sourced from the Buckhurst Herd of Organic Pedigree Sussex.