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Good food in this buzzy village local

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Garden
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Licensed over 250 years ago, the pub was named after the heads of the local landowning family, the Dukes and Earls of Dorset. The centuries-old building is a jigsaw of styles, with slender chimney stacks, sharp gables, white weatherboarding and careworn tiles. The interior doesn’t disappoint with its comfy period mix of flagstoned and oak-boarded floors, vast open fireplace and undulating beams. The Dorset Arms remains at heart a true village local, with darts, and good Sussex and Kent ales from Harvey’s and Larkins; wines served by the glass include three sparklers. The kitchen’s output is also a major draw, with eggs, sausages and organic beef sourced from the Buckhurst Estate. Starters include Scotch egg with mustard mayonnaise, then choose a main from the likes of chicken breast with tarragon cream sauce; or venison burger with blue cheese and pommes frites. Classic English puddings include spotted dick and custard.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12-11 (Sunday 12-10.30)
  • Lunch: Monday to Friday 12-2.30, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8
  • Dinner: Monday to Friday 6-9, Saturday 12-9, Sunday 12-8

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Harvey's Sussex Best Bitter, Larkins, Black Cat, guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted

Facilities

  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden

Children

  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions

Dogs

  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

4 miles west of Tunbridge Wells on B2110 between Groombridge and Hartfield

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