The King’s Arms Tavern

King’s Arms Tavern

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A refined chophouse experience

Originally opened by Jane Vobe in 1772, this authentic reproduction public house serves up a transporting experience for the senses in Colonial Williamsburg. Everything is true to the time period at King’s Arms Tavern, from the fashion sported by servers to the pewter candlesticks—all adding to an air of colonial elegance. Inspired by 18th-century recipes, but with updates to suit 21st-century tastes, tuck into a chophouse menu featuring prime rib, pork chops, and more.

Dinner Reservations Required

 

Dinner

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Soupes

  • Peanut Soupe

    7.95
  • Crayfish and Shrimp Stew

    8.95

Salats

  • Romaine Hearts Salat

    8.95
  • Mrs. Purdie’s Salet

    8.95
  • Ramequin's Vol- au- Vent

    12.95

Starters

  • Heirloom Carrot Puff

    10.95
  • Chesapeake Smoked Fish Dip

    13.95
  • Ale Stewed Beef A Top Johnny Cakes

    14.95

Main Dishes

  • Mrs. Vobe’s Tavern Dinner

    52.95 King's Cut $8 Tariff
  • Madeira Braised Shank of Lamb

    36.95
  • Sage Roasted Butternut Squash “Steak”

    24.95
  • Chef ’s Catch*

    31.95
  • Chop of Shoat

    29.95
  • Hunter’s Game Pye

    35.95
  • Smoked Golden Yard Bird

    28.95
  • Beef Tenderloin*

    46.95 Many dishes can be prepared Gluten Free. Please ask your server for more information. *These items are cooked to order and may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, seafood, shellfish or eggs increases your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Young Patriots Menu

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Young Patriots Menu

For children 12 and younger.
All Meals Served with Fountain Beverage and Choice of Applesauce, Cook’s Vegetables, or Tavern Fries

  • Crispy Chicken Strips

    9.95
  • Grilled Cheese Sandwich

    9.95
  • Jefferson Baked Mac n' Cheese

    9.95
  • Cheeseburger

    9.95
  • Hot Dog

    9.95

Dessert

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King’s Arms Sweet Treats

Add your favorite Ice Cream to any dessert for 1.95

  • Southern Pecan Pie

    7.95
  • Jefferson Bread Pudding

    7.95
  • Syllabub

    7.95
  • Warm Wild Berry Crumble

    8.95
  • Tavern Ice Cream & Sorbet

    6.95
  • American Heritage Chocolate Fudge Cake

    10.95

Sweet Wines to End a Meal

  • Domaine de Dubran, Muscat France 9
  • Madeira Blandy’s 10 year Malmsey 9
  • Port Taylor Fladgate, 10 years, Portugal 9
  • Port Taylor Fladgate, 20 years, Portugal 12
  • Harveys Bristol Cream Spain 8
  • Dry Sack Spain 8
  • Church Creek Late Harvest Red Virginia 10

Cordials and Liqueurs

  • Amaretto Disaronno 9
  • B&B 9
  • Bailey’s Irish Cream 8
  • Chambord 10
  • Drambuie 10
  • Frangelico 8
  • Grand Marnier 11
  • Hennessey XO 55
  • Kahlua 8
  • Pernod 8
  • Remy Martin VSOP 12
  • Remy Martin XO 32
  • Romana Sambuca 8
  • Cles D Ducs Armagnac 12
  • Courvoisier VSOP 10

Chowning's Tavern - All Day Fare

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Savouries

  • Josiah Chowing's Brunswick Stew

    Cup 6.95

    Bowl 10.95
  • To Butter Shrimp

    11.95
  • Caesar Salet

    6.95 Herb Grilled Chicken Breast add $5
  • Welsh Rarebit

    8.95
  • Ploughman's

    16.95
  • Slow Cooked Ox Tail

    12.95
  • Salet of Snipped Greens

    7.95
  • Savory Pasty

    7.95

Main Dishes

All sandwiches include choice of: House Chips, Fruit Cup, Suet Fries $2 upcharge

  • Grid Iron Beef Steak

    14.95
  • All Smokehouse Beef Hot Dog

    10.95
  • A Trencher of Beef

    14.95
  • Virginia Pork BBQ

    13.95
  • Spice-rubbed Roasted Breast of Yard Bird

    14.95
  • A Tasty Meatless Patty

    13.95
  • Low Country Shrimp Boil

    15.95
  • Shepard's Pye

    16.95
  • Seasonal Vegetable Pithivier

    13.95 These items are cooked to order and may be served raw or undercooked. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, beef, pork, lamb, seafood, shellfish or eggs increases in your risk of food-borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Sweets

  • Peanut Pie

    8.95
  • Chowning's Seasonal Ice Cream

    4.95
  • Cider Cake

    8.95
  • American Heritage Chocolate Cobbler

    8.95 All sweets are homemade by Colonial Williamsburg Pastry Chefs

Beers and Ales

Sample a flight of four beers of your choice $11

5oz taste - $4.50
16oz pint - $7.50
24oz mug - $10.50
Souvenir Pint & Beer - $20
Souvenir Mug & Beer - $25

*Josiah's seasonal beer and ale inventory varies widely. Ask you server about the offerings of the day and seasonal beer pricing.

Draught Beers

  • Old Stitch Brown Ale Williamsburg, VA
  • Seasonal Rotating IPA
  • Dear Old Mum Spiced Ale Williamsburg, VA
  • Tavern Classic Lager Williamsburg VA
  • Seasonal Hard Cider Virginia
  • Vienna Lager Roseland, VA
  • Brew's of the Season

From the Bottle

  • Raleigh Tavern Pale Ale 5
  • O'Doul's Nonalcoholic 5
  • Bud Light Seltzer 5

Non-Fortified Beverages

  • Chowning's Tavern Root Beer 3
  • Sparkling Apple Cider 3
  • Apple Cider 3

Family Punch Bowls

  • Lemon and Berry

    12

Punch Bowls

Mr. Chowning's Punch Bowl
Served in a Punch Bowl, Made for Sharing, Serves 2-4 people
$28 per bowl

  • Josiah Chowning's Punch Bowl

Fortified Beverages

  • Rummer

    12
  • Martha Washington's Rose

    13
  • Cucumber Palmer

    13
  • Chowning's Wine Spritz

    15
  • Witches Revenge

    13
  • Settlers Punch

    11

Wine

Sparkling and Rose

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Pehu-Simonet Sparkling, France 8 16 32
  • La Petite Perriere Rose, France 9 18 3

White

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Tavern White California 8 16 32
  • Champteloup Sauvignon Blanc, France 9 18 36
  • Annalisa Pinot Grigio, Italy 9 18 36
  • Rapidan River Riesling, Virginia 9 18 36
  • Belcreme de Lys Chardonnay, California 10 20 40

Red

  • Glass Half Carafe Bottle
  • Tavern Red California 8 16 32
  • Williamsburg Winery Merlot, Virginia 10 20 40
  • 10 Span Pinot Noir, California 9 18 36
  • Sterling Cabernet, California 10 20 40
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