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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 #2 of 3 hotels in Corfe Castle
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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

During the Easter break we visited the pub for lunch on Saturday. Great looking pub but strangely surprised that there was one person looking after the bar/food orders, which proved tiresome given that a large party had arrived and decided to order separately. Whilst I can't fault the pub for thus, it might have been better to source resources to... More

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Aylesford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights at the Bankes Arms. Its situation is second to none - close to the Steam Railway Station (hotel parking adjacent), Corfe Castle and all local amenities. We had a good sized room and friendly service. We had planned to eat in the hotel on our first night and go elsewhere on the second. However the food... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I admit that The Bankes Arms could do with a bit of updating, or perhaps it's all part of the charm! BUT having said that, don't let it put you off, Scott, Sam and the team here make you feel very welcome and quite honestly Scott should be on the stage! We arranged to have a surprise engagement party here... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

The food seemed reasonably priced but when we received the dishes we found the portions, presentation and quality was awful. Because there were dogs in the main bar we decided to eat in a rear bar which was as grim as the food. If they did not source the furnishings from a skip then they should certainly donate it to... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Cold wet day, roaring fire, good food.... what could be better My wife and I enjoyed a lovey light lunch by the fire with a pint of fine ale served by a jovial host. the place was not busy on the day of our visit but our lunch was delivered quickly, tasted great and all in a cheery atmosphere. Menu... More

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Honiton, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Stayed here for one night the week before Christmas. This place needs serious investment and updating . Food mediocre and staff not that friendly and breakfast only served after 8am.! Won't bother next time.

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Chester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We booked for a meal on New Years Eve 2013 not expecting a lot as this was Corfe Castle and a small pub. How wrong we were proved. The food was superb, Scott the General Manager / Waiter was a scream with a constant stream of one liners. At midnight we all went to the square for a most enjoyable... More

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Brecon Beacons National Park, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We booked a christmas break at Bankes Hotel. On arriving we were shown to our room which was quite roomy but basic. The bed had been made up, fresh towels and the bedroom clean. The bathroom however was a disaster. The hand basin needed a clean, the taps dripped and the toilet badly stained. The shower seemed ok however, but... More

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Having popped into this place on a freezing cold day because it looked lovely outside, we found they have an open fire not lit and the place was freezing as well, oh well we thought, lets get some hot food inside us. Oh my god, the so called hot food came out not only cold but on freezing cold plates.... More

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Hertford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Although it was the weekend of the storm, our stay at the Bankes Hotel was cosy and welcoming. This is a very old (15/16th century?) building and as such displays all the idiosyncrasies of such an old establishment which, in my view, just adds to the charm of the place. Food superb and a special mention for "Sam" who was... More

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Also Known As:
Bankes Arms Hotel
Bankes Arms Corfe Castle
The Bankes Arms Hotel Corfe Castle, Dorset
Address: East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Corfe Castle
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Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Corfe Castle
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Hotel Class:2 star — The Bankes Arms Hotel 2*
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