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Manor Rd, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AU, England
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The Bankes Arms
Ranked #6 of 6 Studland B&B and Inns
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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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
39 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This lovely old pub is in a truly lovely spot of Dorset with views out across the sea. The pub garden is huge and I've stopped off for a drink many times while walking around Studland and Old Harry Rocks. I had lunch there recently for the first time and while the food was ok (fish and chips) it was... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant location with great views and wonderful walks near by . Old world Inn with superb home brewed beers ! Sound pub grub . Basic accommodation . Cost reflects location with Bournemouth 30 mins away via Ferry .

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A busy pub with stunning views. Unfortunately we stopped for lunch on a very busy Sunday, 1 ploughman's and a goats cheese salad, this took 1 hour to arrive after I twice went to the bar to ask exactly how long does it take to make a salad????? People coming in after us, receiving food before us.....cooked food. ..!. Eventually... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Bankes Arms after a longish walk and felt in need of some refreshment which the pub was able to provide. It was a hot day so we sat outside across the road from the pub with great views of the coast. The pub seemed to be fairly busy but our baguettes arrived quickly. They were fresh and... More

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Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

This could be a gem but... Pros - pretty location, good bar and adequate food. Cons - service is slow and inefficient, rooms require maintenance, some rooms have a shared bathroom (the bath is fitted with a shower but no shower curtain, so useless, and the WC is in the same room as the bath - so expect a wait!)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

My family has lived in the area for decades and so we have visited several times each year going to this pub perhaps once or twice a year. Great location but in need of investment to update. Always v busy and menu often reduced due to certain things running out. Good selection of beers, plenty of staff and service reasonable.... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

If other reviews are anything to go by, I think tonights lottery draw may also prove a winner. We ate at about 5pm, and both chose sea bass with chips and salad. The pub was quiet to how we remember it, judging by the reviews perhaps hardly surprising. Nevertheless the bar staff were attentive and efficient. Our food was served... More

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

My wife and I have visited the bankes arms many times 10/15 years ago and were always impressed with the food plus the location. So back in the area with our 2 children we thought great can,t go wrong . How wrong could we be the thai curry and the jamican chicken tasted like boil in the bag dinners .... More

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Falkirk
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We stopped off for lunch, and although the food was OK, there was definitely room for improvement. The prices seemed quite high compared to other establishments, although I presume you are paying extra for the location. Staff friendly enough, however the place needs a makeover. Cobwebs presume add to the feel of sitting in what was probably an old stable.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed after good honest pub meal last summer....my beef bourginion was so dry I nearly choked, no red wine, no herbs but plenty of silver skin pickled onions!!! My mother couldn't eat her tuna (she kept gagging) with a crusty paper pot of 'salsa' that looked like it had come off of several people's plates beforehand! This social salsa... More

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Additional Information about The Bankes Arms

Address: Manor Rd, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage > Studland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Bankes Arms Hotel Studland
The Bankes Arms Studland, Dorset

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