Ukraine Collection

On Tuesday we have a friend heading to Ukraine to collect stray dogs and take them to safety in Romania.

They are taking a large vehicle which means we can collect items to donate.

If you have any of the following items to donate, please bring them to us before Tuesday afternoon so that they can be taken to those who are in need

Items most in need are:
Powdered milk
Antiseptic wipes
First aid kits
Warm hats & gloves
Sanitary products
Antiseptic Creams / wipes
Warm Hats / socks

NO clothes or blankets

Please bring any items you would like to donate to the pub ahead of Tuesday afternoon (22nd March)

Thank you 🙏

Street Food at The King’s Arms

Please note, that w/c 6th September our main kitchen will be closed, But fear not, we have the very lovely PJ’s Street Food and Catering and The Pizza Slice Guy will be joining us in the evenings to keep you fed.

Street food can be eaten inside the pub or in the pergola/garden.
At lunchtimes, we will have a a range of cold savouries including JoJo’s famous sausage rolls.

We will then be back to full food service week commencing 13th September. The pub will remain open throughout for drinks too.

Bank Holiday Monday

We are open bank holiday Monday 12-6pm and serving food 12-3pm, if you would like to join us or book a table, give us a call on 01366 347410 ☀️ 🍺 🍷 🍴

Monday 12th April

We are looking forward to reopening the beer garden from Monday 12th April at 5pm for drinks, with food service resuming from Tuesday 13th April. 

Please see below for a few updates on what to expect.

On arrival, please sanitise your hands and scan the track and trace (if you don’t have a smartphone, we can do this via paper) – we recommend downloading the NHS app in advance.

We be outside to greet you and show to your table if you have made an advance booking. If you haven’t booked, please wait to be seated.

With current government guidelines, we will take orders and for drink and food at your table.

You must wear masks until seated, and if going to use the toilet.

Unfortunately at present, as everyone must remain seated, we are unable to allow use of the play equipment so children must also remain seated and dogs must remain on leads.

Let’s all take this next step safely and hope that these restrictions can be lifted soon.

For full details of opening hours, visit

No Takeaways This Weekend

Hello! We will not be open for takeaways this weekend, but the good news is. We will be reopening the beer garden from Monday 12th April at 5pm …see you soon!!


We are closed for takeaways on 9/10/11th April ahead of our reopening of our outside area on 12th April when we open at 5pm for drinks only, with food restarting on the following day from 12 Booking is strongly recommended


Monday 29th March

We are counting down the days until we can welcome you back to The King’s Arms. 

April 12th

We can re-open outdoors

2 households or 6 people can sit together

 You will need to order, eat and drink whilst seated

Alcohol can be served without a meal

Facemasks when walking around may be required, but not yet confirmed

May 17th

as above +

Indoor service can resume with rule of 6 or 2 households

Table service will continue inside and out

Groups of up to 30 people can meet outside

Indoor and outdoor entertainment restarts within specific capacity limitations -may be possible to restart classic cars on the Green

June 21st

No legal limits on social contacts, but with guidance on infection mitigation.

Hence, we are now optimistically planning to welcome you back to The King’s Arms garden and patio, for a drink on the evening of Monday April 12th (5-10.30pm), with food service resuming the following day.

After 12th April provisional opening hours during step two will be as follows and maybe subject to change:

Monday Closed

Tuesday – Thursday  Lunch 12 -2.30 (food 12-2)   Evening 5-10.30 (food 6-9)

Friday & Saturday  Open all day 12 – 11 (food 12-2.30 & 6-9)

Sunday  12-8 (Food 12-4)

Take aways to pick up will continue to be available Tuesday – Saturday, but not on Sundays or by delivery. You are also allowed from this time to pick up alcohol to take away.

Obviously, all arrangements are provisional with the Government confirming any move to step two at least one week beforehand.

There is plenty of seating under the new pergola (some overhead heaters), in a temporaray marquee and open on the lawn, so there should be enough room for everyone to have a seat. 

Hand sanitisers and the usual distancing measures will all be in place for your safety and that of the staff.

Any further changes and updates can be seen here and on our facebook page

We’re Hiring

We are looking for an additional chef to join our team at our award winning community pub, The King’s Arms Shouldham.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and professional chef who is keen to be part of our small cohesive team whose focus is on providing high quality, good value, locally produced food in a friendly, traditional pub setting.

Chefs of all ability and experience are welcome to apply. A healthy mix of shifts are available and you will be encouraged to be involved in menu planning and development.

Salary and hours are negotiable and benefits include holiday and staff pension. Most of all, you will be part of a unique business who prides itself on its community focus.

Part-time hours: 16 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.00-£10.00 per hour

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to

Valentines Weekend

Valentines Weekend is almost upon us so whether it’s celebrating love with a partner, yourself, friends via zoom or your family, the perfect accompaniment is a King’s Arms takeaway.

Head on over to to take a look at this weeks menu and place your order

King’s Arms Sunday Lunch At Home

Takeaway Sunday Lunch at The King's Arms Shouldham

Some good news! if you are missing your Sunday lunches with yes, you can now order them online as a takeaway/ delivery on Sundays (obvs) 12-2.30pm

Please place your orders in advance here or by calling us Thursday – Saturday from 4pm