A charming thatched inn at the foot of the castle gates...

Welcome To The Weld Arms...

The Weld Arms is a 17th century coaching Inn, nestled in the picturesque village of East Lulworth, Dorset, situated a short stroll from the famous Lulworth Castle.

The Weld Arms has been taken back under the management of the estate, fully renovating the bar and restaurant with a fresh look, new menu and extended drinks list.

Our priority is to create a family friendly, welcoming and pleasantly relaxed environment. Whether you choose to have a local cider by the open fire, or a freshly made dish from our new kitchen. The Weld Arms welcomes you, your friends, family & dogs to create new memories with us.

Parking on site   |   Dogs, boots and children welcome   |   No dress code   |   Disabled access

Bookings – Please telephone 01929 400211

Our Food Philosophy

Our philosophy is to champion local and sustainable produce, concentrating on the seasons and clean flavours.

The Lulworth Estate is our home in Dorset and we are committed to sustainability and exploring everything it has to offer through the creativity and innovation of our chefs.

  • star rating  Lovely pub with exceptional food - Lovely pub with exceptional food. We came for dinner, liked it so much came back for lunch two days later.

    avatar thumb Rhiannon J
    October 27, 2023

    star rating  Turn it down a bit please - I visited this pub twice recently, once for a pint and snack with friends, once for lunch. Ambience, food, service, beer all very good. The only drawback on both occasions... read more

    avatar thumb MikeD5784
    October 20, 2023

    star rating  Wonderful experience  - Absolutely wonderful Sunday Lunch, we all had the beef and it was superb, haven’t had a bigger Yorkshire pudding for ages. Staff superb nothing too much trouble for them, will... read more

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    October 15, 2023
  • star rating  Worth a visit - Welcome to the Weld Arms, this pub/restaurant is worth a visit. Just sitting opposite the beautiful Lulworth Castle. Lovely gardens, Dog friendly, food freshly made by the chef, no packets.... read more

    avatar thumb Sara E
    September 14, 2023

    star rating  An Oasis on a long walk 👏🍸🍔🍗 - This Pub is fabulous never ceases to amaze me with their cuisine especially their Roasts and the best Venison (locally sourced) Burger I have ever tasted thoroughly recommend this establishment.... read more

    avatar thumb Frances W
    August 30, 2023

    star rating  A Must Do! - Fantastic!! We popped in here after seeing how hectic Lulworth was after hiking to Durdle Door and it was perfect. The service was fantastic, everyone was warm and friendly and... read more

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    August 29, 2023
  • star rating  Relaxed atmosphere - We had lunch here one day as came across the pub/restaurant by chance as we arrived for a weeks stay in nearby Lulworth Cove. Lunch was superb. We already had... read more

    avatar thumb Karen D
    August 27, 2023

    star rating  Lunch at the Weld Arms  - Warm welcome, delicious food, we would recommend this lovely pub. Friendly staff. Great base for a walk around East Lulworth .

    avatar thumb mariontI1353IE
    August 18, 2023

    star rating  Great lunch  - Went for family lunch with 2 kids 2 dogs
    Great Sunday lunch very reasonably priced and friendly helpful staff

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    July 24, 2023
  • star rating  Delightful Old Pub & Restaurant - Drove the beautiful scenic road from Wareham to Lulworth and called in to The Weld Arms for lunch and drinks.
    We have been here a few times as we are... read more

    avatar thumb promenade39
    June 16, 2023

    star rating  We’ve passed the Weld Arms so many times and missed a treat. - We’ve passed the Weld Arms so many times and not stopped but on the recommendation of a neighbour booked for lunch on bank holiday Saturday, a great choice.
    It... read more

    avatar thumb CMH075
    May 28, 2023

    star rating  Weld, I’d go there again! - Easy parking in the back. Spotless dining room, interesting menu with vegan and gluten free dishes. I was boring and had fish and chips but it was the best I’ve... read more

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    April 20, 2023
  • star rating  Fabulous pub!! - We had a superb meal out at this pub. The staff were great and the food really excellent.
    I would not hesitate to return next time we are in Dorset.... read more

    avatar thumb Climber829963
    March 16, 2023


The Weld Arms is hidden away in the heart of a traditional rural estate, rich in wild vegetation and game. With a vegetable garden to be planted for next year, local and wild produce will be used as much as possible. 


Dorset has plenty of award winning drinks and at The Weld Arms you will find a good selection of cask conditioned ales, ciders, craft beer, spirits, freshly ground barista coffee, Dorset tea and soft drinks.