JOIN OUR TEAM! We are looking for waiting staff, supervisors & chefs call 01892 770278 for details

Come & explore

Local area

Wonderful walks &
places to visit

Located in the rolling countryside of West Sussex we are lucky enough to have a huge selection of places to visit and things to do in Kent and Sussex.

Winnie the Pooh's "100 Aker Wood"/Ashdown Forest

The most famous part of The Buckhurst Estate, is 100 Acre Wood immortalised by A. A. Milne in the Winnie the Pooh stories. A.A. Milne lived in Hartfield, one of the villages on the Buckhurst estate Lord De La Warr’s father even remembered playing with Christopher Robin and his famous bear.

The church and the real-life “100 Aker Wood”, made famous as the setting for the Winnie the Pooh stories of A.A. Milne, can be easily accessed via the footpaths through the Buckhurst Estate.

Find out more: ashdownforest.org

Image © National Trust

Sissinghurst Castle and Gardens

Famous for its beauty and its gardens Sissinghurst is well worth a visit. Designed by famous gardener, writer and poet Vita Sackville-West , Lord De La Warr’s relative (her ashes are interred at the Sackville Chapel, Withyham).

When she and her husband Harold purchased Sissinghurst castle , it was a ruin and it was from there Vita created the world famous gardens, including The White Garden and The Rose Garden.

Find out more: nationaltrust.org.uk/sissinghurst-castle-garden

Knole Park

Image © National Trust

Knole

We can highly recommend a trip to Knole in Sevenoaks not only for its deer, stunning grounds, gardens and 400 year old history but also because it is one of the seats of the Sackville-West family.

Lord De La Warr’s cousin Robert Sackville-West, Lord Sackville still lives in the wing of the main house with his family.

The Sackville family prospered throughout history and became the Dukes of Dorset ( hence The Dorset Arms ) and owned both Knole and Buckhurst Park. The families merged together with one son inheriting Knole and the other Buckhurst Park.

Find out more: nationaltrust.org.uk/knole

The Pantiles, Royal
Tunbridge Wells

The famous Georgian Colonnade at the bottom of Tunbridge Wells was created following the discovery of the chalybeate spring in the early 17th century and today it attracts visitors from all over the world.

Today The Pantiles offers a range of specialist shops, bars, restaurants and farmers markets (every other Saturday) with the famous Jazz Evenings on the bandstand in the summer.

Find out more: thepantiles.com

Penshurst Place

Once owned by Henry VIII and used as his hunting lodge while he was courting Anne Boleyn, Penshurst is steeped in history and has been owned and run by the Sidney family for the last 460 years.

Whether you are interested in the gardens, the house, the parkland or the adventure playground there is something for everyone here.

Find out more: penshurstplace.com

Image © Hever Castle Ltd

Hever Castle

This stunning 700 year old double moated castle was the childhood home of Anne Boleyn. Set in 125 acres of glorious grounds, there are award winning gardens, a Yew Tree Maze , miniature model houses and boating lake – well worth a visit at any time of year.

Find out more: hevercastle.co.uk

Image © Bewl Water

Bewl Water

This 800 acre site is home to the largest stretch of open water in the South East – a complete outdoor adventure for £4 a day ( car parking ). Choose from biking, walking, fishing, cycling as well as pedalos and rowing boats. Open all year round it is a fantastic day out for everyone.

Find out more: bewlwater.co.uk

Image © Forestry England

Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest

Bedgebury is an award winning visitor attraction with something for everyone. Open all year, Bedgebury is the perfect place for healthy outdoor activity.

The National Pinetum is home to a world-leading collection of conifers and provides a beautiful setting for peaceful walks and picnics. The Bedgebury café also has wonderful views across the Pinetum.

The forest has miles of family cycling and mountain-biking, walking, and running, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure, and an adventure play trail.

Find out more: forestryengland.uk/bedgebury

Bayham Abbey

Image © English Heritage

Bayham Abbey

Set in stunning grounds designed by Humphry Repton the famous landscape gardener who also counts the grounds of Kenwood House, London amongst his creations.

Find out more: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bayham-old-abbey

Image © National Trust

Monk’s House, Rodmell

Owned by Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard, their 17th Century country retreat and famous writing lodge is hidden away in beautiful gardens.

Find out more: nationaltrust.org.uk/monks-house

Image © English Heritage

The Battlefield of Hastings

From the 1066 battlefield to the vivid re-telling of the day Britain’s history changed forever explore the story of one of the most important parts of English history at the English Heritage 1066 Battle of Hastings experience.

Find out more: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/1066-battle-of-hastings-abbey-and-battlefield/

The Dorset Arms Instagram

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

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
...

Warm Chocolate Fondant with Clotted Cream Ice-Cream - the perfect combination of classic flavours .. delicious!

Warm Chocolate Fondant with Clotted Cream Ice-Cream - the perfect combination of classic flavours .. delicious! ...

Our Saturday special ..Provençal Bouillabaisse with Toasted Sourdough and Rouille. 
•
This famous Marseille fish soup deliciously combines the flavours of fish, tomato and Provençal herbs with the rouille, a mayonnaise made of olive oil, garlic, saffron, and cayenne pepper served on toasted slices of bread - just perfect for dipping or mopping up ..

Our Saturday special ..Provençal Bouillabaisse with Toasted Sourdough and Rouille.

This famous Marseille fish soup deliciously combines the flavours of fish, tomato and Provençal herbs with the rouille, a mayonnaise made of olive oil, garlic, saffron, and cayenne pepper served on toasted slices of bread - just perfect for dipping or mopping up ..
...

Come and join us!
•
We are looking to recruit:
• Waiting Staff
• Restaurant Supervisors
• Chefs
• Kitchen Porters
• Cleaners
We offer competitive rates of pay & salary, a dynamic work environment & offer an exceptional food and dining experience to our customers.
•
So if you have a passion for hospitality,  enjoy teamwork & are keen to use your energy and outgoing skills to develop your career please email your CV to generalmanager@dorset-arms.co.uk - please forward to anyone who might be interested.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#jobsearch #localpub #sussexjobs #sussexlife #sussexpubs #localpub #ashdownforest #hospitalityjobs #muddysussex #tunbridgewellsmums #jobvacancy #waitingstaff #kitchenwork #recruiting #hospitalityjobs #jobsinsussex #eastgrinstead #crowborough

Come and join us!

We are looking to recruit:
• Waiting Staff
• Restaurant Supervisors
• Chefs
• Kitchen Porters
• Cleaners
We offer competitive rates of pay & salary, a dynamic work environment & offer an exceptional food and dining experience to our customers.

So if you have a passion for hospitality, enjoy teamwork & are keen to use your energy and outgoing skills to develop your career please email your CV to generalmanager@dorset-arms.co.uk - please forward to anyone who might be interested.
.
.
.
.
.
.
#jobsearch #localpub #sussexjobs #sussexlife #sussexpubs #localpub #ashdownforest #hospitalityjobs #muddysussex #tunbridgewellsmums #jobvacancy #waitingstaff #kitchenwork #recruiting #hospitalityjobs #jobsinsussex #eastgrinstead #crowborough
...

A variation of this dish was so popular on our Valentine’s menu that we are transferring it - Crayfish & Avocado Crostini is now heading up our Specials board.. 🙌

A variation of this dish was so popular on our Valentine’s menu that we are transferring it - Crayfish & Avocado Crostini is now heading up our Specials board.. 🙌 ...

Love is.. 💕A Valentine’s Chambourd Spritz cocktail followed by dinner for 2 💕
•
We have put together a delicious a la carte menu you will love featuring Lobster, Bouillabaisse, Warm Chocolate Fondant & more with the additional “Sharing Options” for each course of:
❣️Harvey’s Porter Rarebit, Dipping Soldiers, Celery & Cornichons 
•
❣️Buckhurst Park Cote du Boeuf, Pommes Frites, Bearnaise 
❣️
Churros with a Trio of Warm Sauces
❣️
Or why not  can mix and match- the best of both worlds.. to book see #linkinbio or call now on 01892 770278 and get Valentine’s Day taken care of.

Love is.. 💕A Valentine’s Chambourd Spritz cocktail followed by dinner for 2 💕

We have put together a delicious a la carte menu you will love featuring Lobster, Bouillabaisse, Warm Chocolate Fondant & more with the additional “Sharing Options” for each course of:
❣️Harvey’s Porter Rarebit, Dipping Soldiers, Celery & Cornichons

❣️Buckhurst Park Cote du Boeuf, Pommes Frites, Bearnaise
❣️
Churros with a Trio of Warm Sauces
❣️
Or why not can mix and match- the best of both worlds.. to book see #linkinbio or call now on 01892 770278 and get Valentine’s Day taken care of.
...

Moules Marinere going down a storm as a starter with bread or as a main course with frites.. #musselsfrombrussels (the recipe of course)

Moules Marinere going down a storm as a starter with bread or as a main course with frites.. #musselsfrombrussels (the recipe of course) ...

💕Pretty in Pink 💕- with just a week to go until Valentine’s Day we wanted to introduce you to our favourite “pinks” from our wine list as at this time of year these Rosé wines have their time to shine. 
💕
Hindleap Sparkling Wine 
With aromas of soft peach & berries and rose hip on the nose, all underpinned by Turkish Delight, necatrine and violet give a rounded creamy finish.
💕
Saint Baillon 
This is one of our best sellers - a classic Provence Rosé full of peachy, citrus & red fruit flavours dry with a  well balanced acidity.
💕
Domaine De Montaubéron
This zesty pink is from the Languedoc-Roussillon region and combines the Syrah and the Grenache grapes to give us a liquid summer pudding.
💕
All wines are available by the bottle or by the glass

💕Pretty in Pink 💕- with just a week to go until Valentine’s Day we wanted to introduce you to our favourite “pinks” from our wine list as at this time of year these Rosé wines have their time to shine.
💕
Hindleap Sparkling Wine
With aromas of soft peach & berries and rose hip on the nose, all underpinned by Turkish Delight, necatrine and violet give a rounded creamy finish.
💕
Saint Baillon
This is one of our best sellers - a classic Provence Rosé full of peachy, citrus & red fruit flavours dry with a well balanced acidity.
💕
Domaine De Montaubéron
This zesty pink is from the Languedoc-Roussillon region and combines the Syrah and the Grenache grapes to give us a liquid summer pudding.
💕
All wines are available by the bottle or by the glass
...

Team tasting of our delicious Valentine’s Sharing Starter of Harvey’s Porter Rarebit and Dipping Soldiers with celery - and we decided to add cornichons for extra crunch and zzziiipppp!! 
#valentines #valentinesday #howtomakeit #rarebit #cheese #dinnerdate #sussex #chefslife #sussexpub #englishpub #cheeseandwinenight #datenight #localpub #beerstagram #lovelocal #dreamteam #sussexpub #muddysussex #datenightideas #makeyourown #tunbridge

Team tasting of our delicious Valentine’s Sharing Starter of Harvey’s Porter Rarebit and Dipping Soldiers with celery - and we decided to add cornichons for extra crunch and zzziiipppp!!
#valentines #valentinesday #howtomakeit #rarebit #cheese #dinnerdate #sussex #chefslife #sussexpub #englishpub #cheeseandwinenight #datenight #localpub #beerstagram #lovelocal #dreamteam #sussexpub #muddysussex #datenightideas #makeyourown #tunbridge
...

Welcome to February! We have made it through Jan with all that it brings including its 5 Mondays ..!
•
After a very busy Shoot, Christmas and New Year & to give our team a well earned break, from Monday 5th February until the end of March we are going to be closing the kitchen on Monday and Tuesday evenings so the last food orders  on those days will be at 3pm - but there will be light bites available for our B&B guests.
•
On Mondays & Tuesdays the bar will be open as usual from 12 but last drinks orders will be at 8pm.
•
Thank you in advance for your support and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Welcome to February! We have made it through Jan with all that it brings including its 5 Mondays ..!

After a very busy Shoot, Christmas and New Year & to give our team a well earned break, from Monday 5th February until the end of March we are going to be closing the kitchen on Monday and Tuesday evenings so the last food orders on those days will be at 3pm - but there will be light bites available for our B&B guests.

On Mondays & Tuesdays the bar will be open as usual from 12 but last drinks orders will be at 8pm.

Thank you in advance for your support and if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
...

Introducing our delicious new salad..Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese with Toasted Almonds and Balsamic Dressing, a classic combination with a Dorset twist.

Introducing our delicious new salad..Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese with Toasted Almonds and Balsamic Dressing, a classic combination with a Dorset twist. ...

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. To find out more read our Cookies Policy.