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The King's Arms

Bleke Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JZ, England
+44 1747 852746
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good11%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible23%
20 May 2018
“Large, pleasant pub”
29 Jun 2018
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Bar, British, Pub
Bleke Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JZ, England
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

always a good lively place great for late night drinks and a great atmosphere. plenty of entertainment, for example a pool table. cant go wrong really

Thank Aaron H
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Large pub in centre of town. Quite often fairly quiet. Tv screens and good range of beers and spirits.

Thank Heflin666
Reviewed 5 October 2017

In my opninion the pub lacks atmosphere and customers, real ale selection fine. OK if you like gaming machines

Thank Ridon1973
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Pop in for a quick pint on holiday. Good beer friendly staff. Pool table, sky tv, live music weekends. No food.

Thank William C
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The Kings Arms is very nicely placed in the centre of Shaftesbury and is very comfortable inside. There are Tv's and lots of seating. I visited on a quiet Thursday evening to finish up a bit of work and understandably there wasn't much atmosphere, just...More

Thank 809mshill
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Inviting pub from the outside but because it is so big it lacks atmosphere. Nice and clean with welcoming staff and good local beer, but doesn't serve food. The pub id more than happy for customers to go to the Baguet Bar nearby and to...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great location and easy access to a short stay car park but don't seize the chance to go in for a bite to eat because they don't serve food on a weekend or on any other day of the week. What is a pub with...More

Thank Simon W
Chris H, Owner at The King's Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

We are a traditional pub that does not serve food. We have live music, sport, pool, skittles etc. We cater mainly for locals but obviously welcome all. On a Friday/Saturday night it is not unusual for us to have in excess of 200 people on...More

Reviewed 12 August 2016

THIS PUB DOES NOT SERVE FOOD, and hasn't done for the past 2 years, so the land lord tells me. A nice friendly pub with good service and nice surroundings.

Thank Terence A
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Nice pub great parking as located in town centre carpark, very much a locals pub but plenty of space for large groups, pool table and TVs for the sport so has it all, food good, bit rowdy of a weekend but overall good village pub

Thank benjamino1974
Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

I only wanted a beer and did not dine, so I cannot comment on the food. I had a pint of Badger First which was very good. Next time I will try the food.

Thank 670alanm
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Television
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bleke Street, Shaftesbury SP7 8JZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 852746
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