The Kings Arms


Kings Arms Hotel North road Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne, DT94NL

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Nestling in the pretty village of Charlton Horethorne, the Kings Arms reopened on March 11th 2009. Welcoming, cosy, lovely garden, good home cooked food, attractive comfortable accommodation. We take pride in everything we do, in every pint we pull, in every dish that leaves our kitchen and in the way we present every room to our guests.

Warm in winter with log fires. Cool in summer on the terrace next to the croquet lawn. Quintessentially English. The Kings Arms country pub and hotel is in the centre of Charlton Horethorne just in Somerset but only a couple miles from the border with Dorset, and three miles from Sherborne, Wincanton and the A303. It is owned and managed by Sarah and Tony Lethbridge who bought it in 2007 and have completely refurbished the building from cellar to loft – keeping the atmosphere of a traditional pub but adding all the comfort, convenience and facilities of the 21st century. The imposing façade of the Edwardian building has been retained but behind it everything has changed. The main bar, the snug and the small restaurant offer a traditional welcome with good English oak floors in the snug and the small restaurant and real slate in the main bar. And behind the bars and through the atrium there is the newly built main restaurant decorated in strong warm stripes of crimson, red and purple. Outside, the large garden terrace takes full advantage of the rural landscape sitting just below the Cleeve, as the hills behind the pub are locally known, and well away from the road, popular with walkers and perfect for a tranquil break from the city. The croquet lawn beside the terrace provides entertainment for onlookers and sport for those cracking the mallets!

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Showing Saturday 28 November 2015 to Sunday 29 November 2015

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Disabled Facilities
In room facilities
Air conditioning in rooms , Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Trouser press in each room , Telephone In Each Room
Car parking available onsite , Car Parking Available Offsite
Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant , Bar
In room entertainment
Hotel services
Limited Hours Room Service , Limited room service for hot food , Wake Up Call Available
Family friendly
Interconnecting rooms available
Lift to all floors
Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Reception , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar , Wheelchair Access To Conference Rooms , Wheelchair Access To Disabled Car Parking Spaces

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Pets are not allowed

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  • C Barnes

  • March 2015

Good stay

Late booking as a last minute break.

Room itself was lovely - clean and comfortable. Our room was disabled (neither of us are disabled), so it had a wet room and was furnished as such. The shower and bathroom itself were clean but had seen better days (limescale on shower head, chips on the floor, etc). The room was very hot during the night - the floor was very hot - which made the sleep uncomfortable, even with all the windows open. Dinner in the restaurant was excellent and the breakfast was well worth coming for. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. All-in-all, I would definitely stay here again but I feel our room at least did not match the hotel's 5* rating and the reduced price I paid via Laterooms was therefore appropriate.

  • S Fry

  • January 2015

Good Choice

We found The Kings Arms to be very relaxing, clean with friendly & helpful staff.

Excellent food.

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