Meet The Couple Reopening Shaftesbury’s Kings Arms

Dave and Louise Quinton are looking forward to welcoming regulars at Shaftesbury’s Kings Arms pub for the first time on Monday.

They know what they’re doing! The ‘Kings’ is the couple’s second pub. They previously ran The Red Lion in Sturminster Marshall. Dave was attracted by Shaftesbury’s setting and views. And he’s excited by the opportunity ahead. “This is a completely different pub altogether,” he said.

Dave and Louise Quinton

One of the biggest changes at the town centre inn is the reintroduction of food. Dave has been a chef for 26 years and he favours non-pretentious good pub grub. He tells us that you won’t find the words ‘foam’ or ‘jus’ on his menu!