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King's Arms

45 West Street (A25)

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm


Shepherd Neame

About the Pub

It is appropriate that Dorking's oldest and perhaps most traditional pub is found in a street full of antique shops. The pub started off as three farm workers' cottages, becoming a coaching inn during the 16th century. The split-level bar is well beamed and has leaded windows. The front part to the left of the bar has a tiled floor. To the right of this, and the main part of the bar area, there is some impressive wooden flooring and a slightly raised carpet area. At the rear of the pub are a couple of smaller and quieter areas and a small restaurant. There is an outside partially covered area along the side of the pub and an inner area accessed either from the restaurant or the bar. This former Friary Meux pub was sold by Punch to Shepherd Neame in May 2009. There are normally two out of Shepherd Neame Whitstable Bay, Master Brew, Spitfire and Bishops Finger plus another one or two beers which are usually also from Shepherd Neame but may occasionally be from another brewery. Dogs are welcome in the bar and there is a very small car park at the back; if this is full the pub is very near a public car park, which charges during the day Monday to Saturday. There is a toilet for the disabled and baby change facilities at the back of the restaurant, but they are only accessible using a step from the bar although there is a slope to a door at the back from the car park. There are televisions in one of the outside areas and main bar which may be occasionally used for terrestrial sport. Quiz night is Monday and there is usually music on Saturdays and occasionally on Wednesdays. Good food is served in the pub 12 until 3 and 5 until 9 Monday to Saturday and 12 to 6 Sunday. There is live music on a Saturday night.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger
  • Shepherd Neame Master Brew
  • Shepherd Neame Spitfire

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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King's Arms, Dorking


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  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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King's Arms

45 West Street (A25)

Sat Nav Reference

51.231851, -0.335486

OS Reference



  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

21, 22, 32, 93, 465

Nearby Station (< ½ mile)

Dorking West


On A25 eastbound on town centre one way system

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