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Join our team …

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…

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Love is in the air …💕

When you book  a Valentine’s Day Stay with us you will receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival. We also have a delicious Valentine’s Menu available on the night showcasing some of Sussex’s best ingredients Harvey’s Bitter, Buckhurst Beef, South Coast Lobster and sharing options for every course among other things…

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Here is everything you need to know about when we are open over Christmas & New Year period so you can get planning your fun with us. It’s a busy time of year so please book your table in advance where possible to avoid disappointment.  

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The Steaks are high …

This month Lord De La Warr was delighted to welcome Robert Hardman from The Daily Mail to The Dorset Arms, where after visiting Buckhurst Park he sat down to discuss all things ‘Beef’, while of course  putting it to the taste test .. Read the full article here

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Join our Team ..

We are looking to recruit team members at all levels both front and back of house but particularly: • Supervisors • Waiting Staff • Kitchen Assistants We offer competitive rates of pay and salary, a dynamic work environment & offer an exceptional food and dining experience to our customers. Please send CVs to generalmanager@dorset-arms.co.uk

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‘Game Night’ with Corney & Barrow Thursday 30th November 7pm

Come and join us for a delicious menu celebrating the best of seasonal game paired with Corney & Barrow wines. Places are limited so please call 01892 770278 to make a reservation. 4 course menu with wine @£75.00 pp  Pheasant & Chorizo Scotch Eggs Cotes-du-Rhone Blanc Les Becs Fins Tardieu- Laurent 2022  *** Grouse &…

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The Dorset Arms included in 25 cosy pubs for easy autumn walks

Selected by Sawdays for The Independent we are delighted to be included in their article about great pubs for autumn walks. Read the full article here .

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Steak Frites Wednesdays

We are delighted to introduce ‘Steak Frites’ Wednesdays* at The Dorset Arms. What better way to banish the mid-week blues than to come and join us for a delicious • Buckhurst Beef Steak, • Frites  • A Glass of Wine all for £20 pp.   So come along and join us every Wednesday..it’s the perfect…

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Sussex Summer Stays

We are delighted to be launching our ☀️SUSSEX SUMMER STAYS☀️ for July and August 2023 We have put together this amazing package for just  £115 per person per night based on 2 guests staying for 2 nights on a Monday & Tuesday in July and August 2023 The package includes the best of what The…

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Summer is here – come and get a pizza the action!

We are delighted that our pizza oven & BBQ  is now open from Wednesday- Sunday  12.00 – 18.00 (weather dependent)  serving our  delicious home-made pizzas, burgers & sandwiches  from our garden bar. When we say home-made we mean it – with our famous Dorset Arms tomato sauce base, and delicious toppings  combined with our hand…

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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
    Excellence

    2015-2017 Winner, TripAdvisor

  • Diners' Choice
    Award 2018

    OpenTable

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Our Buckhurst Venison Steak Pie with Mash and Seasonal Veg - perfect lunch for a slightly grey May day..

Our Buckhurst Venison Steak Pie with Mash and Seasonal Veg - perfect lunch for a slightly grey May day.. ...

The Dorset Arms Quiz is back by popular demand ..🙌
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Our next Quiz Night will be on Tuesday 11th June from 6.30pm for a 7.00 start.
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Teams of up to a maximum of 6 
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Pulled Pork Platter and Sides
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The Dorset Arms Quiz is back by popular demand ..🙌

Our next Quiz Night will be on Tuesday 11th June from 6.30pm for a 7.00 start.

Teams of up to a maximum of 6
£15 pp to include
Quiz entry
Pulled Pork Platter and Sides
Prizes on the night

Spaces are limited so pre-booking is essential- please call us on
01892 770278 to register your team.
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#sussexpub #quiznight #localpub #quizzing #sussex #sussexlife #currynight #dogfriendlypub #nightout #muddysussex #ashdownforest #tunbridgewellsmums #tunbridgewellsevents #eastgrinstead
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It’s back! Our delicious Crab on Toast, one of the  most popular dishes on our menu, and something a little different from the usual ‘dressed crab’ … 🦀

It’s back! Our delicious Crab on Toast, one of the most popular dishes on our menu, and something a little different from the usual ‘dressed crab’ … 🦀 ...

Spring Asparagus from Birchden Farm, Groombridge - very popular and simply delicious.. #lovelocal

Spring Asparagus from Birchden Farm, Groombridge - very popular and simply delicious.. #lovelocal ...

Spot the difference…🖤

Spot the difference…🖤 ...

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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