typical menu

gf = gluten free
v = vegetarian

Glass of Prosecco 6.95

Prosecco & Crème de Peche or Crème de Cassis 7.95

Green olives stuffed with sundried tomatoes 3.95

Spiced smoky nuts, pistachios or wasabi peas 2.95

Garlic Ciabatta 3.95

Homemade Soup of the Day with Haymans Bakery roll and butter 5.95 v

Dorset Country Paté, with toast and Oscar’s homemade pickles 6.95

Roasted field mushroom stuffed with Dorset Blue Vinny cheese crumb,
with croutons, pine nuts and mixed salad 6.95 v

Classic Prawn Cocktail, lemon, Hayman’s Bakery roll and butter 7.95

Calamari with Dorset Black Garlic Aioli 7.95

Smoked English Channel Mackerel Caesar Salad, little gem lettuce, Serrano ham,
croutons, quail egg, pinenuts, white anchovies and shaved Parmesan 6.95 / 12.95

scott arms sharing board
Serrano Ham, Country Paté, Wye Valley Smoked Salmon, Potted Mackerel,
Chalke Valley Cheese with Olives, homemade Pickles and Hayman’s Bakery Roll

Ideal to share as a starter or for one as a main

Landlady’s Jerk Chicken Free range leg marinated in an authentic
Jamaican Jerk marinade, served with rice and peas, coleslaw and salad 12.95 gf

Bangers and Mash Fantastic butcher’s sausages from B. Curtis, Wareham,
mash, stockpot gravy and peas 11.95

Whole Tail Scampi A pub classic, chips, peas and homemade tartare 12.95

Beer Battered Haddock and Chips Mushy peas, homemade tartare 13.95

Scott Arms Prime Beef Burger Melted Coastal Cheddar,
onion marmalade, beef tomato, little gem lettuce & chips 13.95

Roast Tenderloin Pork Wrapped in Serrano ham with sage and
Joe’s Cider cream sauce served with market vegetables and Gratin Dauphinois 16.95 gf

Poole Clam Chowder with English Channel Mackerel, Dorset Brown Crab,
Cornish Coley, Lemon, Dill and a warm Hayman’s Roll 8.95 / 16.95

Roast Supreme of Free Range Chicken New Forest wild mushroom cream sauce,
with market vegetables and Gratin Dauphinois 16.95 gf

Aberdeen Angus Black Gold Rump Steak, aged 28 days, with a rocket,
Parmesan, shallot & cherry tomato salad, salt & vinegar onion rings, chips & Béarnaise butter 21.95

Moroccan Vegetable Stew in a rich Raz El Hanout spiced sauce with apricots,
almonds, coriander, preserved lemon, Harissa yoghurt and cous cous 12.95 v

Grilled Goat’s Cheese Salad roasted marinated Mediterranean vegetables,
mixed leaves, Ciabatta crouton, toasted pine nuts, balsamic dressing 12.95 v

Potatoes: chips or buttered spuds 3.95

Selection of market veggies 3.95

Mixed salad, English dressing 3.95

Salt & Vinegar Onion Rings 3.95

Gratin Dauphinois 4.95

children's menu
Tomato Penne Pasta 4.95 v

Bangers, Mash or Chips, peas 1 sausage 4.95 / 2 sausages 5.95

Scampi, Chips and Peas 5.95

Children’s Free Range Chicken Goujons, Chips and Peas 6.95

Battered Haddock, Chips and Peas 6.95

All Pub Classics & Vegetarian options available at half portion/price for children.


Seasonal Fruit Crumble with Dorset Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream 5.95

Sticky Toffee Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream 6.95

Warm Chocolate Brownie and Vanilla Ice Cream 6.95

Crème Brulée 6.95

Can't decide? Try the Scott Arms Dessert Plate  9.00

Purbeck ice cream - so local it’s made at the farm next door!
One scoop £2.00 Two scoops £3.50 Three scoops £5.00
Ice Creams: Vanilla, Strawberry, Chocolate, Honeycomb Hash, Very Cherry, Mint Choc Chip, Banana, Posh Toffee, Coconut, Stem Ginger, Clotted Cream, Salted Caramel.
Sorbets: Mango, Lemon, Lime, Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Passionfruit, Joe’s Cider

West Country Cheese Board with Fudge’s Biscuits
Our favourite crumbly Coastal Cheddar from Ford Farms, the one and only Dorset Blue Vinny, a multi award-winning washed rind cheese from James’ Cheese called Francis and either something from the excellent Chalke Valley Cheese Company or some gooey Rock Star quality from Blur’s Alex James’ Goddess, another washed rind cheese that has been bathed in Somerset Brandy; served with Fudge’s Biscuits and Real Ale Chutney 9.95

after-dinner drinks
Somerset Pomona (50ml)
This is a truly unique English Liqueur worth investigating:
goes so well with a cheese board. 3.95

Calem LBV 3.95 Calem 10 year old Tawny 4.95

Liqueur Coffees
Whether Irish with Whiskey or Jamaican with Aged Rum 6.00

coffee & tea
Read’s are based in Sherborne and roast our coffee to order so it couldn’t be fresher.
Double Espresso
Hot Chocolate
Latte 3.00
Pot of Dorset Tea for One
Mint, Green or Fruit Teas