About Us

The Ilchester Arms is a family run rustic pub and restaurant with rooms – our passion is to provide fantastic food at an affordable price, wrapped up in a comfortable and stimulating environment. Whether you choose to have a cider and snack by the fire, a home made afternoon tea after a country walk or a freshly caught sea bass supper, we’ve created nibbles through to informal a la carte dining for all occasions.

With on-site parking, 9 en-suite bedrooms and beautiful views from the garden up to St Catherine’s chapel, The Ilchester Arms is the perfect destination to enjoy precious time with friends and family.

Well behaved dogs on leads are also very welcome – please ask about our pet-friendly bedrooms

Serving home-made food using fresh, local produce is a priority for us. Our butchers, fish, vegetable and cheese suppliers are all local companies, hand-picked for their quality, and with seasonal menus we use the freshest ingredients all year round.

We have such an array of fantastic produce available around Dorset and the Jurassic coast, it’s a delight to keep the menus simple and craft them around what’s fresh and particularly delicious that week… along with keeping hold of a few of our resident British favourites.

Menus have been designed to work with every budget – from lighter, home-made bar snacks and staple ‘hearty favourites’ through to our rustic a la carte seafood and steak dinners. We also offer breakfasts, lunches and afternoon teas (see our menu to pre-order) and can even make a cake for that special occasion – please contact us directly and you can speak to our pastry chef about options.

Food Service Times
Lunch 12:00-14:30
Dinner 18:00-20:30

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Friday 5th August Pizza Night


The Ilchester Arms Hotel

9 Market Street, Abbotsbury, DT3 4JR


Tel: 01305 873841