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The Scott Arms

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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West Street | Kingston, Corfe Castle BH20 5LH, England
+44 1929 480270
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We came for our first ever visit yesterday evening. I was so impressed by the set out of the place, lots of intimate nooks and crannies for groups to feel in their own private space. We had soup of the day and caesar salad to start, both delicious. For mains we had the Angus steak and the lamb kofta special.... More 

Thank dorsetberry
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

this pub has a couple of great things going for it, the view is one. If it is warm sit in the beer garden and admire the spectacular view of Corfu Casle and surrounding countryside. The menu is quite extensive and it's good food. the actual pub is an old building that has many different bars and rooms. Staff are... More 

Thank Berkshire45
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

poor value for money, advertised as homemade, the sandwiches were made from cheap supermarket standard bread, the crab still has shell in it, nothing on the plate was homemade, poor service wouldn't recommend

Thank maggietones
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went here with friends for an evening meal. Waited over one hour for very overpriced mediocre food in an empty restaurant. The two people behind the bar didn't seem interested in serving us and got someone else to do it! It's nothing special just a pretty gastro pub that's lucky enough to have great views of Corfe Castle. Like I... More 

1 Thank Paul S
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to visit here 40 years ago with my Grandfather and partly expected to be disappointed ... of course its changed, but I think the changes are sympathetic. Still lots of small rooms and atmosphere and you couldn't change the view! The food was good, service was good - especially as we went during school hols and at the end... More 

Thank LesleySandDaveH
Poole, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This pub has one of the best views of the Corf valley other than from the old keep of the Castle. Set high on a hill you can see for miles from the gardens . If you only want to stop for a drink then it is ideal . The building is quaint and quirky with lots of knocks and... More 

Thank Malcolm F
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So whilst in Swanage recently I wanted to have lunch at a different place so having seen the Scott arms sign whilst driving through Corfe I thought I would give it a go The setting is amazing however be warned the car park is tiny so you may need to park up the lane. Not much light bite choice really... More 

1 Thank SennamanUK
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd time we have visited in 12 months. First the view. Yes the view is stunning, but that is thanks to geography, not the owners On our first visit we gave the benefit of doubt to the food, it was busy and 2 PM on a sunny August day. But this time,on a quiet day in April, we were again... More 

1 Thank Adrian L
Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good food and always some specials on. Cooked at time of ordering but worth the wait and is so fresh. Locally sourced and delicious. Good beer and wine too and sevice was extremely good. Extraordinarily good panoramic views of the castle and railway. Very busy establishment so best to book.

Thank John B
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fully booked for dinner -but managed to get a table outside with amazing views to Corfe Castle and super tasty jerk BBQ. (Shuts at 7pm) Extra plantains for £2!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: West Street | Kingston, Corfe Castle BH20 5LH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Corfe Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 480270
A great pub in an amazing location. Food and drink delicious with a Caribbean BBQ all summer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?