Genuine dog-friendly welcome guaranteed
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All dogs travel free, small or large
  • 30% deposit
    30% deposit
  • Full COVID Refund
    Full COVID Refund
  • Instant Book
    Instant Book
  • FREE 24/7 Vet Line
    FREE 24/7 Vet Line
  • Two dogs welcome
    Two dogs welcome
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About this property

The King’s Arms is a dog friendly hotel, offering a stylish and decadent experience in Dorchester, in the heart of Dorset. The King Arm’s dates back to the 16th Century, with the current building dating from 1720. The exemplary and stately Georgian looks are still striking today, with a porch with Doric columns, and large bow windows on the first and second floors. These original features are mixed with vintage finds and modern furniture. You and your four legged friend will love the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which surrounds the hotel, with stunning countryside and inspiring coastline. Take the Circular walking route over Black Down and through Benecke Woods. Experience the stunning views over Abbotsbury, Weymouth and the Jurassic Coastline.

Dine with Your Dog

At the King’s Arms you and your four-legged friend can dine together, where you feel most comfortable without sacrificing the full restaurant menu experience. Whether in the King’s Arms Bar or in the Old Smoking Room the ever changing seasonal, fresh food menu to cater for long, indulgent feasts or just for the simplest of snacks. The menu is overseen by Executive Chef, Tom Blake and Head Chef Steve Yates in making sure ingredients are local, wild and organic wherever possible.

Bow wow factor

Near the famous Jurassic Coast with beautiful beaches and stunning countryside!

Need to know

Car Parking
Car Parking
City
City
Coastal
Coastal
Cot Available
Cot Available
Dine With Pet
Dine With Pet
Garden Or Patio
Garden Or Patio
Pet Amenities Onsite
Pet Amenities Onsite
Pub Within 1 Mile
Pub Within 1 Mile
Restaurant
Restaurant
Satellite Television
Satellite Television
WiFi
WiFi

Bedrooms & Suites

All dog friendly rooms are on the first floor of the Kings Arms Hotel. All rooms have comfortable beds, with beautiful linens, bespoke lighting, Smart TV, Nespresso machine, parlour cupboard with teas, coffees and treats. All bathrooms are en-suite, with a contemporary look. Featuring rain showers and luxurious Bramley natural bath and body products.

Cosy

Dramatic décor highlights the gorgeous fine features of these Georgian rooms. High ceilings, large windows and beautiful jewelled colours create enchanting and romantic interiors.
Accommodates

2 adults   2 pets  

Comfy

Spacious rooms with super king size or twin beds. Some have Georgian good looks with high ceilings and large windows. All enjoy a generous layout and large bathrooms.
Accommodates

2 adults   2 pets  

Fancy

Wonderful sized rooms with super king size or twin beds and comfy chairs. Spacious and luxurious.
Accommodates

2 adults   2 pets  

Plush

The King size or twin room with wet room on the 1st floor has the timeless appeal of mid-century design. A blue and grey palette forms a back drop to clean lines and geometric shapes to give a stylish lived-in look. The huge marble tiled bathroom with window and wet room is equally iconic.
Accommodates

2 adults   2 pets  

Epic

At the top of the hotel, with a huge bay window where you can enjoy the view over the rooftops of the town and the countryside beyond. Deep green accents, contemporary foliage wallpaper and vintage furniture provide contemporary chic and comfort.
Accommodates

2 adults   2 pets  

Dog-Friendly Nearby

Being perfectly placed, guests of the King’s Arms have plenty to see and do. Being in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you and Fido will be spoilt for choice to discover many National Trust sites, such as Ringstead Bay and Burton Bradstock, both within a 30 minute drive away from the hotel, and dog friendly all year round. Burton Bradstock is also home to the Hive Beach Café, which serves fantastically fresh seafood. Immerse yourself in history and walk in Thomas Hardy’s footsteps, by visiting Hardy’s Cottage, located in Thorncombe Woods, perfect for walkies and woodland picnics. Or take Thomas Hardy’s daily walk across the Kingston Maurward Estate and then follow the Frome River into town. Take a break in the luxury day spa, Monart Spa, set in the Royal Pavilion. With no membership required, guests can feel de-stressed and rejuvenated with evening, half day and full day packages and treatments.

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