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The Bankes Arms Hotel

2.0 of 5 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 via mobile

We called here as I have family history here, I've been here as a child in the seventies and since, my great grandmother and grandmother used to live and work here in the 1920s 30s and during the war serving fish suppers and cream teas in the garden on the hill over the sea. It has dramatically gone down hill.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Stayed here for two nights in a front room with four poster bed. Good sized room, comfy bed and clean. Great breakfast, good choice and very filling! Friendly and helpful staff. The hotel is in need of refurbishment and is closing shortly for this to happen. I hope the National Trust and the new management retain the historic value of... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Visited for lunch and as it was a nice day sat in the large garden next to the railway and with an excellent view of corfe castle. The food was lovely and the portions large. Only downside was only one person serving on the bar so had a short wait to order.

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We popped in here for dinner after visiting Corfe Castle. The prices were reasonable and the bar staff friendly enough. The portions were generous and the quality was pretty good but not great. If you're looking for a reasonably priced family dinner this is a good spot, if you want a nice dinner out the Greyhound over the road is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 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 August 28, 2014

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 August 28, 2014

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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

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 August 9, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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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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*
Number of rooms: 10
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Bankes Arms Corfe Castle
The Bankes Arms Hotel Corfe Castle, Dorset

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