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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent value for money. Clean and roomy. We had our own bathroom which was well appointed, the room had tea making facilities and the bed was comfortable. Wish they had 'proper milk' instead of the little plastic pots. Had dinner That night and it was delicious. My daughter is a vegan and they were more than happy to prepare a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped off at Corfe Castle as it is absolutely stunning scenery Right in the centre was this pub which looked to be ok However..... The staff's get up and go appears to have got up and gone. The food was even worse - the worst meal of my holiday and the worst meal I've had for a long time.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This lovely building is a 2 minute walk from the Castle so it's very well located. The pub has a good selection of ales and a comprehensive menu; the cooked breakfasts are splendid. There had been a mistake over our booking but the landlady was very helpful and found a solution of sorts (her options were limited as all the... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Landlady asked me not to eat my own food in her pub when ordering a couple of pints for myself and partner. Had about half a biscuit in my hand bought from nearby bakery. Gobsmacked, should have gone down the road as pub was also v tired and devoid of atmosphere. Should be a grand old establishment but let down... More

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Hampshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

My second time here in recent times - last time in mid winter sitting in the bar with our dogs in front of the fire, and this time in the sunshine in the garden having walked up from the railway station. Great place to take visiting friends and family and full of character. Enjoyed the beer, and the lovely crab... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

We were staying in Corfe Castle and decided to have a meal in the Bankes Arms Hotel. The fact that the place was empty should have given us a clue that this was not the place to be for a meal. The barmaid was on the telephone when we arrived and made no attempt to cut short her call and... 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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