The Dorset Arms Public House in Withyham is an 18th century Ale House situated in the outstandingly beautiful Sussex Weald and is part of the historic Buckhurst Estate.
The pub is named after the Earls and Dukes of Dorset, one time heads of the Sackville family, and shares a heritage of family ownership now headed by their descendant, the present Earl De La Warr.
There are eight bedrooms in total, which boast wonderful individual features two in the pub itself and six in The Old School Cottage which is just a short walk through the garden from the pub.
Accommodation in The Old School Cottage includes two standard rooms & four deluxe rooms. The rooms are completely individual in décor and outlook and all have en-suite bathrooms. The rooms can be booked individually or the whole cottage can be rented for private events.
The Family Room & twin rooms are situated above the pub, the Family room consists of three single beds, one of which has a pull out single trundle bed so that the room can sleep four easily if required . The adjacent twin room is made up of two single beds. These rooms share a bathroom which is located on the corridor.
All the rooms are equipped with either a power shower or a bath and the deluxe rooms have both. They feature Freeview televisions, Wi-FI, luxury dressing gowns and a Nespresso coffee machine.
The pub has an extensive menu, a great selection of beers and an extensive wine list. The pub serves fantastic food & bar snacks using locally sourced products wherever possible. There is also an extensive choice of wines, beers and spirits.
The Buckhurst Estate remains very much a working one, and produces some of the finest organic meat from its herds of Sussex Cattle, Jacob Sheep and Large Black Pigs.
It is also home to pedigree Shetland Ponies that, as the South Park Stud, are the oldest registered Shetlands in the world.
The Dorset Arms’ location mean that whatever you are looking to do there is something for everyone from shopping in the famous Pantiles of Tunbridge Wells, or having a family day out at one of the nearby National Trust Properties or walking in Ashdown Forest there is something for everyone.
The Estate hosts many outdoor pursuits including pheasant shooting, fishing and clay pigeon shooting and, with the beautiful backdrop of Buckhurst Park, is the ideal choice for a wedding venue or for corporate events.
Standard Double Room Monday – Thursday: £90
Standard Double Room Friday – Sunday: £115
Deluxe Double Room Monday – Thursday : £100
Deluxe Double Room Friday – Sunday : £130
Family Room Monday – Thursday :
1-2 Guests £100
3 Guests £130
4 Guests £160
Family Room Friday – Sunday :
1-2 Guests £130
3 Guests £155
4 Guests £180
Twin Room Monday – Thursday : £85
Twin Room Friday – Sunday : £105
Prices include a complimentary cooked breakfast.
The Dorset Arms is conveniently located in Withyham, on the outskirts of Hartfield Village. Places to visit include Ashdown Forest, Hever Castle, Glyndebourne, Bluebell Railway, Wakehurst Place, Sheffield Park & Gardens, Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum and Groombridge Place to name but a few.