The Scott Arms

Kingston, Dorset

Near beachy Swanage, a relaxed village pub with fab views & three unstuffy bedrooms. A great place for walkers, day-trippers, holidaymakers


4 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


This handsome village pub wreathed in Virginia creeper has a knockout position over the Vale of Purbeck and an utterly glorious view of Corfe Castle. Brothers Simon and Ian are hugely welcoming and dish up good pub grub with a nod to all things local: Dorset county paté with homemade pickles, Poole clam chowder, Purbeck ice cream; and in the summer Simon’s Jamaican wife Nicky fires up the garden Jerk Shak for the best jerk chicken around. Inside the 18th-century building is a warren of nooks and crannies with an inviting bar area – plenty of ales and cider on tap. Upstairs are three unstuffy double rooms – crisp linen, plump pillows and colourful blankets stop them feeling plain – with brand spanking new en-suites with showers over bath, towels and smellies. After a restful night you’ll skip down for a yummy, mostly locally sourced, breakfast. The décor throughout is simple and comfortable and it’s a popular spot for locals and holidaymakers. There are miles of good yomps around and Swanage with its sandy beach is a hop in the car; for added fun you can catch the steam train.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Open all day.
Starters from £5.95. Lunch from £11.95. Dinner from £12.95.


Nightly price
from £75
4 Doubles
From £75


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