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.
Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire pudding, Roast Potatoes, Vegetables & Gravy
We always serve one other roast lunch which changes each week
Soup of the Day (v) £5.00
West Mersea Rock Oysters (Pair/Half Dozen/Dozen) £4/£12/£20
Crab on Toast £7.00
Traditional Prawn Cocktail £7.00
Confit of Venison Salad with Pomegranate & Red Currant Dressing £7.00
Scotch Egg with Mustard Mayonnaise £6.00
Chicken Liver Parfait with Plum Chutney £7.00
Wild Mushroom Risotto with Parmesan & Truffle Oil (v) £11.00
Pan Seared Sea Bass on Lemon Crushed Potatoes & Saffron Sauce £14.00
Roast Cod with Samphire, New Potatoes & Pea Puree £15.00
Pheasant Breast with Calvados Sauce, Fondant Potato & Savoy Cabbage £13.00
Duck Breast with Roasted Root Vegetables and Honey & Five Spice Dressing £15.00
Venison Burger with Blue Cheese, Red Currant Jelly & Pommes Frites £12.00
Goujons of Plaice, Tartare Sauce & Pommes Frites £12.00
Buckhurst Burger & Hand Cut Chips *Add Cheese or Bacon £1.00 £11.00
Buckhurst Park Sausages & Mashed Potato £10.00
Steak & Kidney Pudding, Mash & Vegetables *Add Oysters £2.00 £13.00