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17th-century village pub with cosy bar and good food

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Kids play area
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The hamstone-built Kings Arms has stood in this picturesque village, at the foot of Mons Acutus (thus, supposedly, Montacute) since 1632. Along with cask ales and fine wines, you can eat in several places as there are two restaurant areas, a bar/lounge, and a large beer garden which has games for both adults and children. Seasonal dishes based on locally sourced produce are offered on both the traditional bar menu and the à la carte. Perhaps try confit rabbit, ham hock and trompette terrine; braised beef cheek, parsnip and potato mash, pancetta, red wine; or wild sea bass, tarka Dahl, micro coriander. There are plenty of events to watch out for.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 26 December, 1 January
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 7.30am–11pm
  • Lunch: all week 12–3
  • Dinner: all week 6–9

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Ruddles Best and IPA, Morland Old Speckled Hen, Timothy Taylor Landlord
  • Real ciders: Thatchers

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Play area available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A303 onto A3088 at roundabout signed Montacute. Inn in village centre.

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