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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 5 key areas – cleanliness, hospitality, bedrooms, bathrooms and breakfast.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 139 reviews

Friendly owners ensure a comfortable stay with food high on the agenda

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At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Family rooms
Accessible rooms
Dogs welcome

Situated in the heart of this engaging village, The Kings Arms offers impressive standards throughout. The experienced owners have created something for everyone with a convivial bar, snug and choice of dining environments, including the garden terrace with lovely countryside views. Bedrooms have individuality, quality and style with marble bathrooms, robes and wonderful showers. Food is taken seriously here, with an assured team producing a menu showcasing the best local produce.


  • Rooms: 10
  • Family rooms: 1

Room rates

  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 25 December
  • Restricted opening: 26 December, no dinner served


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9.30pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Lift available
  • Dogs allowed on premises


  • Accessible bedrooms: 3


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu


  • Golf course nearby


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 70
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 45
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50

Getting here

From A303 follow signs for Templecombe and Sherborne onto B3145 to Charlton Horethorne.

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Sherborne/ Templecombe
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