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The Dorset Arms

Buckhurst Park, Withyham

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Welcome to the Dorset Arms

Traditional hospitality in the heart of the Sussex Weald

The Dorset Arms is a village pub that combines the proud heritage of the De La Warr family and Buckhurst Park – with our relaxed and welcoming restaurant, bar and garden as well as our rooms that give you a home from home.

We offer a wide range of drinks, a great selection of beers and wines from Berry Brothers & Rudd as well as our popular and ever changing menus that showcase the very best of local & seasonal dishes all making up our modern British menu.

So whether you want to enjoy a quiet pint, are joining friends and family for lunch, or looking to stay in the beautiful Sussex countryside, The Dorset Arms is a great place to visit.

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Eat & Drink

Eat at the Dorset Arms

We are committed to freshness and using local ingredients whenever possible.

Our menus offer a wide selection with our ever changing ‘specials’ allowing us to use local & seasonal ingredients as well as Buckhurst Estate produce & exceptional food from Sussex and artisan suppliers – not forgetting our very own Buckhurst Sausage, made to Lord De La Warr’s own recipe.

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Stay at the Dorset Arms

Each of our nine rooms have been uniquely designed by Lady De La Warr to reflect the history and character of The Dorset Arms. 

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What our customers say

""Excellent food, service & a lovely varied menu too""

"Excellent food, service and a lovely, varied menu too. We had a great evening, thanks guys. Highly recommended for dinner."

Steve Price - September 2022 - Google

""They were always attentive and the food was excellent. We could not have asked for more...""

"We hired a pod for our 40th wedding anniversary. The staff managed to balance being always available but not a constant interruption. They were always attentive and the food was excellent. We could not have asked for more..."

Paul Stockley - October 2022 - Google

"Excellent meal, excellent service "

"Excellent meal, excellent service. Very happy friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere.
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Malcolm Barton - November 2022 - Google

""Food was excellent, service was fantastic""

"It was the first time I've been to the Dorset Arms. Food was excellent, service was fantastic and I would recommend eating here. I will be back again for the Sunday roast!
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Tony Laughlin - November 2022 - Google

"We will definitely go back"

"The service was efficient and courteous and the food was great. Overall, a very pleasant experience and reasonably priced. We will definitely go back."

January 2020 - TripAdvisor

"Better and better"

"Since the Restaurant was taken back by the estate, it has gone from strength to strength.Good locally sourced food, good ambience & service.We shall return!"

Christopher S. - November 2018 - TripAdvisor

"Fabulous food in authentic surroundings"

"Really lovely inn. Very welcoming with real old worlde charm. Great service. Had wonderful perfectly cooked sole in delicious sauce. Wish it was my local!"

Anne E. - June 2019 - TripAdvisor

"One of the best..."

"Food is excellent, service is great. The flat ironed chicken is to die for. Great value, brilliant atmosphere."

Gordon D. - March 2019 - TripAdvisor

"Wonderful dining experience"

"Will highly recommend the dorset to all my family & friends and will be visiting there again! All the staff were a pleasure to be around."

Jean W. - May 2019 - TripAdvisor

"Great food and lovely pub"

"We went on a Sunday evening and enjoyed a great roast. Service was excellent. Pub was classy without even trying."

March 2019 - OpenTable

  • Certificate of
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    2015-2017 Winner, TripAdvisor

  • Diners' Choice
    Award 2018

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Our Menus

Exceptional food using the best
local and seasonal produce

We use the very best of local Sussex produce to create modern, British menus with a strong focus on using the best ingredients simply.

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Rumoured to be Taylor Swift’s favourite cocktail the French Blonde has arrived at The Dorset Arms… 
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Combining Lillet Blanc, Saint Germaine, Grapefruit, and Lemon bitters it’s a delicious sophisticated, citrusy combination served super chilled with a slice of grapefruit - the perfect cocktail for spring. #happymonday

Rumoured to be Taylor Swift’s favourite cocktail the French Blonde has arrived at The Dorset Arms…

Combining Lillet Blanc, Saint Germaine, Grapefruit, and Lemon bitters it’s a delicious sophisticated, citrusy combination served super chilled with a slice of grapefruit - the perfect cocktail for spring. #happymonday
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Loving the spring sunshine today in the garden - don’t forget if you are thinking of joining us over the Easter weekend we would love to see you so call 01892 770278 to book a table or book on-line.
#easterweekend #bankholiday #sussexpubs #sussexlife #dogfriendlypubs  #tunbridgewells #pubswithrooms #pubgarden #englishpubs #weekendvibes #ashdownforest #eastgrinstead #weekendgetaway #countrylife #weekendwalks #lunchwithfriends

Loving the spring sunshine today in the garden - don’t forget if you are thinking of joining us over the Easter weekend we would love to see you so call 01892 770278 to book a table or book on-line.
#easterweekend #bankholiday #sussexpubs #sussexlife #dogfriendlypubs #tunbridgewells #pubswithrooms #pubgarden #englishpubs #weekendvibes #ashdownforest #eastgrinstead #weekendgetaway #countrylife #weekendwalks #lunchwithfriends
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Our Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad .. the perfect Saturday lunch - you know where we are…

Our Chicken, Bacon & Avocado Salad .. the perfect Saturday lunch - you know where we are… ...

The cocktail of the week is our Hugo Lemon Spritz a long and super refreshing combination of @gordonsginuk Lemon Gin, Elderflower, Prosecco, Soda water with Cucumber and Mint.

The cocktail of the week is our Hugo Lemon Spritz a long and super refreshing combination of @gordonsginuk Lemon Gin, Elderflower, Prosecco, Soda water with Cucumber and Mint. ...

It’s Friday and we have a little “spring” in our step now the evenings are getting lighter… whatever your plans are for the weekend why not pop in and join us for something to eat or a drink by the fire and your favourite four legged friends are welcome too ! 🐾 
Call 01892 7720278 or see #linkinbio to book your table.

It’s Friday and we have a little “spring” in our step now the evenings are getting lighter… whatever your plans are for the weekend why not pop in and join us for something to eat or a drink by the fire and your favourite four legged friends are welcome too ! 🐾
Call 01892 7720278 or see #linkinbio to book your table.
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New to the menu, our delicious Fish Pie - the perfect dish for a Friday lunch.
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Filled to the brim with delicious fish and chips egg, coated in a creamy white sauce and topped with our buttery mash. #fishonfriday

New to the menu, our delicious Fish Pie - the perfect dish for a Friday lunch.

Filled to the brim with delicious fish and chips egg, coated in a creamy white sauce and topped with our buttery mash. #fishonfriday
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We’re thrilled to let you know that we have been nominated for BEST DESTINATION PUB in the @muddy_sussex Awards 2024 in Sussex.
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The first round of Nominations run until 14 MARCH, with the 5 businesses with the most nominations going to through to the Finals.
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Every nomination counts so we would be very grateful if you could take 2 minutes to vote to get us through to the finals! Voting link in bio ⬆️ 
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We’re thrilled to let you know that we have been nominated for BEST DESTINATION PUB in the @muddy_sussex Awards 2024 in Sussex.

The first round of Nominations run until 14 MARCH, with the 5 businesses with the most nominations going to through to the Finals.

Every nomination counts so we would be very grateful if you could take 2 minutes to vote to get us through to the finals! Voting link in bio ⬆️
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Don’t forget it’s Mothering Sunday this weekend and due to a lovely increase in demand we will be serving food until 7pm.
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So, if you are looking to celebrate with a late lunch give us a call on 01892 770277 as we have our last few remaining tables available.
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#mothersday #motheringsunday #familytime #weekendvibes #sussexpub #sussexlife #sussexpub #tunbridgewellsmums #tunbridgewellslife #dogfriendlypub #eastgrinstead #muddysussex #sundaylunch #sundayroast #pubswithrooms #publunch #familyandfriends❤️ #pubsofinstagram

Don’t forget it’s Mothering Sunday this weekend and due to a lovely increase in demand we will be serving food until 7pm.

So, if you are looking to celebrate with a late lunch give us a call on 01892 770277 as we have our last few remaining tables available.
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#mothersday #motheringsunday #familytime #weekendvibes #sussexpub #sussexlife #sussexpub #tunbridgewellsmums #tunbridgewellslife #dogfriendlypub #eastgrinstead #muddysussex #sundaylunch #sundayroast #pubswithrooms #publunch #familyandfriends❤️ #pubsofinstagram
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So lovely that the evenings are getting lighter … not quite pub garden weather yet but won’t be long!
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#pubsofinstagram #sussex #englishpubs #sussexpub #localpub #bedandbreakfast #dogfriendly #staycation #familyroom #sussexlife #villagepub #localbusiness #ashdownforest  #pubswithrooms #englishpub #countrylife
#muddysussex #tunbridgewells  #eastgrinstead #weekendaway #weekendvibes

So lovely that the evenings are getting lighter … not quite pub garden weather yet but won’t be long!
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#pubsofinstagram #sussex #englishpubs #sussexpub #localpub #bedandbreakfast #dogfriendly #staycation #familyroom #sussexlife #villagepub #localbusiness #ashdownforest #pubswithrooms #englishpub #countrylife
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We are very excited to be hosting our first ever Quiz night on Tuesday 19th March from 7pm for a 7.30 start.
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Teams of up to a maximum of 6 
£15 pp to include 
Quiz entry
Curry & Pudding 
Prizes on the night 
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Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential- please call 01892 770278 to register your team.
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#sussexpub #quiznight #localpub #quizzing #sussex #sussexlife #currynight #dogfriendlypub #nightout #muddysussex #ashdownforest #tunbridgewellsmums #tunbridgewellsevents #eastgrinstead

We are very excited to be hosting our first ever Quiz night on Tuesday 19th March from 7pm for a 7.30 start.

Teams of up to a maximum of 6
£15 pp to include
Quiz entry
Curry & Pudding
Prizes on the night

Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential- please call 01892 770278 to register your team.
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We have 6 beautiful double en-suite bedrooms in our Old School Cottage that is located just at the end of the pub garden.
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So whether you want to visit
•Ashdown Forest 
•The famous Tunbridge Wells Pantiles 
•Penshurst Place 
which are all on our doorstep or just relax and enjoy some Dorset Arms hospitality we are the perfect place to be. 
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Our weekday standard double room prices start from £130 per room per night and Fridays-Sundays start from £155 per room per night from Jan-March and dogs are welcome too! 
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For further information or to book a room please call us on 01892 770278 or visit our website #linkinbio 
We have 6 beautiful double en-suite bedrooms in our Old School Cottage that is located just at the end of the pub garden.
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So whether you want to visit
•Ashdown Forest 
•The famous Tunbridge Wells Pantiles 
•Penshurst Place 
which are all on our doorstep or just relax and enjoy some Dorset Arms hospitality we are the perfect place to be. 
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Our weekday standard double room prices start from £130 per room per night and Fridays-Sundays start from £155 per room per night from Jan-March and dogs are welcome too! 
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For further information or to book a room please call us on 01892 770278 or visit our website #linkinbio 
#sussex #sussexpub #sussexlife #pubswithrooms #staycation #easter #getaway #minibreak #weekendawaywithfriends #muddysussex #englishpubs #weekendoff #ashdownforest #tunbridgewells #tunbridgewellsmums #villagepub #dogfriendlypubs #dogfriendlypub #englishpubs

We have 6 beautiful double en-suite bedrooms in our Old School Cottage that is located just at the end of the pub garden.

So whether you want to visit
•Ashdown Forest
•The famous Tunbridge Wells Pantiles
•Penshurst Place
which are all on our doorstep or just relax and enjoy some Dorset Arms hospitality we are the perfect place to be.

Our weekday standard double room prices start from £130 per room per night and Fridays-Sundays start from £155 per room per night from Jan-March and dogs are welcome too!

For further information or to book a room please call us on 01892 770278 or visit our website #linkinbio
We have 6 beautiful double en-suite bedrooms in our Old School Cottage that is located just at the end of the pub garden.

So whether you want to visit
•Ashdown Forest
•The famous Tunbridge Wells Pantiles
•Penshurst Place
which are all on our doorstep or just relax and enjoy some Dorset Arms hospitality we are the perfect place to be.

Our weekday standard double room prices start from £130 per room per night and Fridays-Sundays start from £155 per room per night from Jan-March and dogs are welcome too!

For further information or to book a room please call us on 01892 770278 or visit our website #linkinbio
#sussex #sussexpub #sussexlife #pubswithrooms #staycation #easter #getaway #minibreak #weekendawaywithfriends #muddysussex #englishpubs #weekendoff #ashdownforest #tunbridgewells #tunbridgewellsmums #villagepub #dogfriendlypubs #dogfriendlypub #englishpubs
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Visit the Dorset Arms

Find us nestled in the heart of the Sussex countryside on the edge of Ashdown Forest just a 15 minute drive from Royal Tunbridge Wells.

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Opening Hours
Mon-Sat:12:00 - 23:00
Sun:12:00 - 6pm
Kitchen Hours
Mon-Fri:12.00-14.30
18.00-20.30
Sat:12.00-20.30
Sun:12.00-17.45

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