The Dining Experience
At The Benett Arms

A Delicious & Extensive Menu

At The Benett Arms in Semley, our delicious and extensive menu has something for everyone. Whether you are after a light meal, a quick sandwich or a scrumptious three-course feast, we have something to tickle your taste buds. All of our food is cooked to order using fresh local ingredients wherever possible.


Food is served seven days a week from both the main and light menus 12-2pm and 7-9pm with a traditional roast 12-2pm on Sundays. We do not serve food on Sunday evenings. We have a limited seating capacity so it is best to book especially on Friday nights and Sunday lunchtimes.


We also have a seasonal specials board which changes on a weekly basis so pop in to see our full range.

Children are very welcome at The Benett Arms and we have a special children’s menu available or we can offer any of the meals on the main menu in smaller sizes.

Our Main Menu

Here at the Benett Arms our menu changes with the seasons as we strive to use seasonal and locally produced food from this beautiful area.


Homemade pate of the week                                              £5.95

served with chutney & toast

Breaded whitebait                                                                    £5.95

served with brown bread & fresh tartar sauce

Baked Camembert(V)                                                                              £6.45

served with cranberry & toast

Soup of the day                                                                            £5.45

served with crusty bread


Steak and kidney pie                                                                                                    £10.95

served with crunchy seasonal vegetables & new pots or chips

Dorset ham                                                                                                                       £9.95

served with fried eggs & chips

Aubergine parmigiana with  salad(V)                                        £9.95

Ribeye steak (App 7oz)                                                                                               £14.95

served with chips.

Scampi                                                                                                                                   £9.95

served with chips, petit pois & fresh tartar sauce

Homemade beef burger                                                                                              £10.95

served in a brioche bun with salad, chips &coleslaw

Falafal Burger

served with a brioche bun, garlic mayonnaise, chips & onion rings

Light Meals/Lunches

Omelette (cheese, ham, tomato or mushroom)                               £8.45

served with chips & salad

Benett ploughman’s                                                                                 £9.95

 served with somerset vintage cheddar, dorset blue vinny, somerset brie  and ham

Sandwiches £5.95 and

Dorset ham & mustard                                             Beef & horseradish

Somerset vintage cheddar & chutney (V)        Tuna & Cucumber

Bacon &somerset brie                                               bacon, lettuce & tomato

Served on crusty white or brown bread with salad garnish & crisps

Side Dishes

Chips                                       £2.50 (small)       £4.95 (large)      add cheese for £1

Onion rings                          £1.95

Crunchy vegetables       £2.50

Salad                                        £2.50


please see our desert board for a delicious selection

of homemade puddings & purbeck dairy ice-cream.

If you suffer from food allergies, then please ask a member of staff for assistance.

please note, some meals may contain nuts.

Come and join us for festive celebrations at The Benett Arms.

Below is our Christmas menu:



Roasted red pepper and tomato soup served with crusty bread.

Game Terrine with fruit chutney, winter leaves & melba toast.

Baked camembert served with toast and redcurrant jelly.


Pan roasted pheasant wrapped in bacon served with potato rosti, redcurrant reduction and seasonal vegetables.

Aubergine parmigiana served with a mixed salad.

Ribeye steak served with a peppercorn sauce, chips, onion rings and salad.


Christmas pudding served with brandy cream.

Beetroot and chocolate brownie served with ice cream or cream.

Fruit brûlée.


A selection of English cheeses & Port

Three course menu at £19.95 Four courses at £25.00