Welcome to our lovely pub situated in the heart of the village of Thornford, near Sherborne in Dorset.

With a log fire burning in winter and a lovely patio area in summer, Leigh and Terri offer you a warm welcome all year round to share perfectly kept real ale and lovely home-made food.  Bookings advisable. Tel. 01935 872294



Our restaurant with its bright and airy feel opened in April 2012. We offer a lovely choice of meals on our menu from good old pub classics to dishes with a difference as well as a regularly changing specials board. Our food is homemade and we like to use local produce.

Our butcher sources most of his meat from South West farms.

Our children's menu offers a good choice that should suit even the fussiest child.

We serve food Tuesday-Saturday 12 - 2p.m.(Last orders taken for food at 1.45pm) and 6.30 - 9.00p.m(Last orders taken for food at 8.45pm

We close all day Monday, unless it falls on a Bank Holiday!!! Sorry, but we all need a break! 

 See The Kings Arms Menu

Sunday 12-2pm. No Food Sunday Evenings

See our Sunday Roast Menu.

We do get very busy so bookings are advisable!

On Tap

Our well stocked bar has a great choice of perfectly kept real ales from local and national breweries.

We are in the current Good Beer Guide and C.A.M.R.A awarded us West Dorset Rural Pub of the Year 2012.

We also carry a unique range of lagers (Peroni, Fosters, Carlsberg and Amstel) and ciders as well as a good choice of quality wines, spirits and soft drinks.

Families are welcome

Families are welcome and children can let off steam in the play area (Not in the bar or restaurant, please) Well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the bar and the garden; just ask for some water if they're thirsty too!



We organise a variety of events from themed food nights and charity quizzes to live music.