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The Bankes Arms

Manor Rd, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AU, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked 4 rooms for 2 nights, to attend a family wedding. The rooms were dirty, with cobwebs and spiders. One shower had no water and the other 3 only trickled water, despite massive shower heads. The beds were the most uncomfortable I've ever experienced and our toilet had brown stains all over the bottom of the pan and round... More 

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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sat at a table near to a closed window lots of dead flies on the sill, the table had not been cleaned after the last customers. My wife and I had scampi and chips nothing special about that, our son had ham egg and chips and his wife had sausage and chips that you could have got from any greasy... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this pub a couple of years ago and it was lovely. This July we were staying not too far away so whilst we waited for our accommodation to be ready we thought we'd pop and get a bite to eat. Walked into the pub which I must point out was empty at this time didn't even get a... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went there for lunch. With some family. We went to the bar and ordered our drinks there was one nice chap. Was very helpful. We sat out side in the car park area next to the brewery were we saw old hopes and malt that was mouldy. So we moved to the large beer garden but that was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just returned from 5 night stay at The Bankes Arms at Studland and had a great stay! The hotel is in a lovely location overlooking Studland Bay and Old Harry Rocks and is within a 7 minute walk from South Beach and one mile from Old Harry Rocks. South beach is a lovely quiet, unspoilt beach and but has a... More 

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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in on a fishing trip. Even though a very hot July Saturday there were still a few tables free outside and the food service was pretty prompt considering how busy it was. Food all went down well with no complaints. The place seems to have very mixed reviews but we found all the staff very friendly.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently on a tour of South West England, coming from our home in Dubai. The Bankes Arms is a beautiful old building which oozes charm and is set with wonderful views over Studland Bay. We visited on a warm sunny day and sat in the garden area. There was a good selection of drinks, an amazing very extensive menu comprising... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Banks today for Lunch before we had a walk. We spoke to the bar staff. Because my wife has Coeliac disease. ( Gluten Free ) The bar staff were not interested they just gave her a folder with no explanation. I said do you have a lunch menu they just pointed to the wall with not even... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The Bankes Arms has been a favourite spot of ours for years. Friday 19th July my partner and I cycled over from Bournemouth. We fancied fish&chips and a soda&lime. They had no fish&chips and no lime??? On a Friday afternoon?!?! Instead I had the over priced seabass. Not impressed and won't be hurrying back this summer. The Bankes Arms has... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We used to enjoy this pub/restaurant but I'm afraid it seems to get worse and worse. On our latest visit the staff were more interested in chatting amongst themselves than serving drinks or food. There was no pleasant welcome, they seemed to have had little or no training in serving drinks - being unable to pour a Guinness correctly, they... More 

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