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About Us

The Dorset Arms Pub is named after the Earls and Dukes of Dorset, heads of the Sackville family whose principal seat is the surrounding Buckhurst Estate which remains the property of the Sackville family now headed by The Earl De La Warr.
Our philosophy & objectives are to create a vibrant family friendly pub serving excellent traditional pub food and Harveys beers with guest beers alongside;
To include on the menu, Withyham Estate produce and exceptional food from other local suppliers;
To encourage use of the pub by local groups such as the cricket club, art group and horticultural society; To create a greater connection and focal point for the immediate community.
When in season on the menu you will find beef, lamb, venison and pheasants from the estate. Sausages made in Sussex to Lord De La Warr’s own recipe.

Latest Menu

  • Starters

    Soup £5.00
    Crab on Toast £7.00
    Traditional Prawn Cocktail £7.00
    Game Terrine with Cranberry Chutney & Toast £6.00
    Scotch Egg with Mustard Mayonnaise £6.00
    Potted Grouse in Port & Juniper Berry Jelly £9.00
  • Mains

    Tagliatelle Milanese £10.00
    Pan Seared Duck Breast with Puy Lentils & Cassis £14.00
    Whole Lemon Sole, Brown Shrimps, Samphire & Frites £16.00
    Whole Roasted Yorkshire Grouse, Game Chips & Vegetables £19.50
    Fillet of Sea Bass, Garlic Crushed Potatoes & Salsa Verde £16.00
    Venison Burger with Blue Cheese, Red Currant Jelly & Frites £12.00
    Venison Steak with Stilton Mashed Potato, Glazed Parsnips & Red Currant Jus £16.00
  • Pub Classics

    Fish Goujons, Tartar sauce & Pommes Frites £10.00
    Buckhurst Burger & Hand Cut Chips £10.00
    Buckhurst Park Sausages & Mash £10.00
    Ploughmans Lunch £10.00
    A discretionary 12.5% service charge will be added to all restaurant bill.
  • Grill

    Buckhurst Bar Steak (Bavette) & Frites £12.00
    Sirloin Steak £19.00
    Grilled Flat Iron Chicken, Rocket Salad & Frites £13.00
    Where possible, our beef is sourced from the Buckhurst Herd of Organic Pedigree Sussex.
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Not visited this pub for some time and having read about the recent refurb, decided to book lunch yesterday to see friends who live nearby. So glad we did! Amazing transformation. The décor is very pleasing and the linen napkins add to the ambience of the place. All the food ordered was good and the prices good value for money. Friendly and helpful service too. Will certainly return with other friends and family in the future. - From Trip Advisor
Having looked forward to visiting, post the pub's recent renovation, I was very impressed after enjoying lunch here today. The interior decor is superb and uniquely attractive complimenting a lovely menu of reasonably-priced and well-made dishes. The bar staff is friendly, welcoming and attentive. Ten out of ten! - From Trip Advisor