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The Dorset Arms

Open Now: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Open today: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
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Good pub grub!

Visiting friends in East Grinstead, wanted to have a reasonably priced meal. Good honest pub food... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2017
kaypaulam
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Whangarei, New Zealand
via mobile
Gig in the Function Room

The Dorset has an upstairs Function Room used for meetings and Gigs. Smallish for an entertainment... read more

Reviewed March 13, 2017
Aquafever
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
21 Jul 2018
“Great place!”
19 May 2018
“Hit and miss at same visit”
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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The Dorset has an upstairs Function Room used for meetings and Gigs. Smallish for an entertainment area but it has very good acoustics for a small venue. Well worth spending an evening in the company of some very good groups. Use the web site to...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2018

This place could be so easily missed it blends in so well. Do not bypass it though, the staff here are fantastic, proper on their game. The food was spot on and the general atmosphere really good. I for one will definitely be back, am...More

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EmmaThorley, General Manager at The Dorset Arms, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you for your recent review, we look forward to welcoming you again soon

Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

After a very nice lunch last Saturday (jerk duck sweet potato/whitebait/steak pie) we went again yesterday but although my husband's 'dirty burger' was good, my chicken Caesar salad was a disappointment. It was far too small for a main and had 2 fingers of dry...More

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EmmaThorley, General Manager at The Dorset Arms, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

Hi Anne, So sorry to hear of your disappointing visit. We take all feedback on board and use this as a training to for the team, whilst also feeding back to suppliers around quality. I do hope you come back to pay us another visit,...More

Reviewed November 8, 2017

Good food, very friendly and accommodating staff, great music venue, dog friendly, kid friendly, clean and tidy, nice smoking veranda and nice clientele.

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Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

Visiting friends in East Grinstead, wanted to have a reasonably priced meal. Good honest pub food, simple nicely cooked, sausage and mash, scampi and chips and crumble to finish, all good!

Thank kaypaulam
Reviewed March 18, 2017

The attractive exterior of this pub does not continue into the barn-like interior. We asked for sherry - no; we asked for ginger wine - no. Both because, as the barmaid informed us, the choice of drinks was for 'younger people'. We asked for the...More

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Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

The Dorset has an upstairs Function Room used for meetings and Gigs. Smallish for an entertainment area but it has very good acoustics for a small venue. Well worth spending an evening in the company of some very good groups. Use the web site to...More

1  Thank Aquafever
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a drink, yes cold outside but my word is like a sauna inside. Only stopped for one drink as it would be too warm with more people

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Reviewed July 17, 2016

Saw their advertisment for a Asian burger so decided to give it a go, Quinoa, edamame, spinach, red pepper, jalapeño, sriracha spices, kimchi ketchup £9.45 very tasty it was too, served with fries. My husband had the steak burger, 100% beef steak, Ayrshire dry-cured bacon,...More

Thank karen b
Reviewed July 11, 2016

I really like this pub....it's one of my favourites in the area. Lovely old building, recently renovated, staff are always helpful and it generally has a nice feel about it. Unfortunately the food invariably lets it down...we've eaten here a few times....every time i give...More

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Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

I was told that some good musical evenings can be had at the Dorset Arms. They were absolutely right, acts from USA play here. We saw an Americana group called Wild Ponies and they were fantastic, and I never expected that in East Grinstead. The...More

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