On the banks of the River Stour, the bright and airy restaurant within this glass-fronted…
The Kings Arms
“Elegance and style in the heart of Christchurch” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Located right in the heart of Christchurch, this elegant and stylish hotel has much to offer. There's a relaxed and welcoming ambiance, with the bar a great place for a decadent cocktail, before re-locating to the restaurant for accomplished cooking using wonderful local produce. Bedrooms combine great depth of quality with indulgent comfort, allied with well appointed bathrooms. A number of rooms also provide lovely views across the bowling green and pavilion.
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Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 20
- Family rooms: 3
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Christmas entertainment programme
- New Year entertainment programme
- Lift available
- Night porter available
- Outdoor parking spaces: 15
- Walk-in showers
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.
Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing.
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