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The Bankes Arms Hotel

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Corfe Castle
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Staying locally for relatives wedding. Did not stay here but popped in for evening meal after a 7 hour drive. Found the bar maid to be quite unwelcoming/unhelpful. Had reserved a table for 10 of us. Found our own table, had to ask for menu. After ordering curry for 2 of us waitress informed us that there was no "yellow... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had a great stay here overnight next to Corfe Castle. Room was fine quite large and comfortable and had a nice evening in this classic Dorset bar. Didnt eat in the restaurant apart from breakfast which was excellent. would definitely go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've just had lunch at The Bankes Arms (not staying here, but we have stayed here previously). This pub is in a prime location in Corfe. Nice old building, big garden, parking and very convenient for the castle and the steam railway. Food fine. Prices not to shocking for Londoners, and probably alright for such a touristy area. Staff very... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having journeyed to Swanage with friends then on by steam railway to Corfe Catle arriving around lunchtime we chose the Bankes Arms Hotel as our dining venue. It wasn't particularly busy, and after finding a table amongst the many empty tables we were given encapsulated menus which didn't inspire. We ordered from the bar which is usual, and returned to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arrival to the Bankes Arms B&B in corfe Castle first impressions outside we thought lovely Period Building Nestled in the Heart of Corfe. then we stepped inside and from that moment on things went down hill. fast. we booked into our room which was room 8 overlooking the village square and church yard. after spending a day at Studland... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean rooms and clean sheets and towels are the positive points. Very old run down pub with smelly carpets and very ordinary food. Room had threadbare curtains which shone all the outside lights through. Staff tried hard but seemed hastled and harried and not very happy. Suggest you try somewhere else.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Admittedly this was a warm evening after everybody had been to the beach, but still.....I ordered a glass of wine and a chicken caesar salad at 8.40pm and went to sit in the garden to wait. Along with 100 others, I might add. It took them 1 hour 10 mins to deliver probably the worst ceasar salad I've had in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We ate lunch here whilst visiting Corfe Castle. We sat outside in a less than charming garden and although it was very hot and sunny none of the parasols were in use. We ordered our food at the bar from a very rude lady, I think she was in charge. As I am diabetic I asked what sort of diet... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My wife and I were attracted to the Bankes Arms due to it's location in Corfe Castle. And what a location! Ideal for those who like to walk, like history, enjoy preserved railways or simply wish to see Dorset at its best. Having parked the car we entered the hotel via the garden and the impression was of a hotel... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights. Ate dinner 1st night here and was lovely, bar lady really friendly. It's in a great location right in centre of corfe castle village & has many nice beaches and towns to visit all a short distance by car away. Breakfast also great. Shared toilet on landing was really clean all the time also... More

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Address: East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Corfe Castle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bankes Arms Hotel 2*
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