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The Bankes Arms

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
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Water tank directly overhead and very noisy. Fans outside too noisy to open window. Blind broken. Terrible nights sleep. Never coming back. Floor very creaky. Separate bathroom was poor. Blind broken, loo moving, no shower curtain.

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Poole, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My parents and I stopped here for lunch having explored the local beaches on Studland. Arriving just after 11.30 the staff seemed to be a little overwhelmed by the amount of walkers/locals/lunchtime customers at the bar and it was a little manic for a while. They were not familiar with the traditional 'St Clements' drink that somebody asked for and... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

stayed here this weekend and for £88 - it was well below standard 1) no water when we arrived (apparently happens all the time) 2) we nicknamed the worst bar staff guy dopy as he never understood any question and looked like he would rather be anywhere else but there 3) flies all over the room 4) curtain fell off... More

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Baldock, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how people can moan about this place, after all the Harry's Rock walk would be a very thirsty affair without it! This pub offers lovely views and a great garden to enjoy fantastic fresh pub food. I love the array of real ales here although it is sad they have gone for more Northampton-based ales as Dorset... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going here every July for 4 years on an annual walk with friends and unfortunately this will be out last visit as year after year we leave wondering why we bothered to patronise this place and spend on our money. The Bankes Arms thrives on the fact they have a prime spot at Studland, but that is... More

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Poole, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of us, have a walk once a year from the ferry to the Banks Arms and back. Every year, we stop at the Banks Arms for lunch and every year we say never again. This time, we really mean it. The food is less than average, expensive and the staff completely indifferent. Great views but that's it.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really enjoyable stay at The Bankes Arms, in a dog-friendly double en suite. I’m surprised it has rather mixed reviews, although everybody seems to agree it’s in a great spot. It's surrounded by high-hedged country lanes, with the beach very close at the bottom of the hill, where you also find the start of the path out... More

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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to The Banks Arms a number of times over the last ten years but over the last few years it has really gone down hill. It is such a shame as it is in such a beautiful location and could be a really great pub. We went today and sat out in the garden, the tables around... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped off at the Bankes Arms halfway through a walk from Poole to Swanage. It happened to be a great day so we are outside. Even though the pub was very busy there were plenty of staff and we were served pretty quickly. Food was good pub fare with generous portions, and the beer brewed on site was excellent. I... More

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22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't think of a better spot for lunch on a spring day than this. Sitting out on the lawn overlooking the sea and eating the best bass I have had for ages with my french guests was great. Fish and Chips was great too - and such a generous portion. Beer is really good with a variety of local ales... More

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

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