Drink at the Scott Arms
THE SCOTT ARMS in Kingston is one Dorset pub that you’ll always find great beers, craft ales and local ciders as well as an eclectic range of wines and spirits. We pride ourselves on our selection of real ales and draught lagers, and we constantly look to improve our range: we’ve always got a guest ale or two for the discerning drinker, as well as permanent ales from Dorset, Cornish and Hampshire breweries. We have a traditional scrumpy on draught, along with a range of bottled lagers and beers.
We are featured in the Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Pub Guide 2015 which is a testament to the pub’s (and especially our cellar man, Geoff Dennis’) commitment to serving you a decent pint. Only 4,500 pubs are chosen from 50,000 in the UK and our practice of using local and independent breweries seems to have been recognised.
Our wine list is broad and adventurous: our ‘house’ wines are very quaffable, and we have some pretty special wines at the top end for the real conoisseur. Again, we are always looking to introduce new labels into our range (not surprisingly, our staff all look forward to the wine-tasting evenings), so if you have any recommendations, we’ll see what we can do.
We always have room for seasonal drinks, so in the colder months you can get a warming glass of mulled cider or wine to cradle in front of the fire, and in Summer we often have jugs of Pimms, fruit cocktails and ice cold Caribbean Punch.
Of course, we’ve got a good range of non-alcoholic drinks too, as well as the usual (and sometimes unusual) bar snacks.
As well as signing up for a new ten year lease, we’re pleased to announce that we have negotiated a freehouse service for ciders at the Scott Arms. This means that we are free to sell any ciders outside of the remit of our brewery license. We have therefore teamed up with local cider producer, Purbeck Cider, to sell a range of their fabulous Character Cider. From single variety and vintage ciders through to berry cider and perry, you can sample the genuine taste of single-pressed British apples from some of Dorset’s long-forgotten traditional trees, including those in their own orchards.