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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very little choice for vegetarians - cheese or cheese. Decided to have ham, egg and chips without the ham obviously. Found out after that I'd been charged the full amount. Scandalous, food already seems expensive (paying for location) without blatant overcharging.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had lunch after a walk to Old Harry. Food was great, especially the lamb and game casserole. Food came quickly and service was good. Not sure why this pub hasn't got great reviews, I would recommend to anyone!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I generally stop in here if we've canoeing down on Studland Bay for a warming cup of tea of pint (depending upon how many times I've fallen in...) The staff are always friendly and the pub itself is great. The food has always been a bit hit and miss, but recently it's all been good. Worth popping in.

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Bath, England
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

An idyllic building: stone flagged, roaring fireplaces with a fantastic garden looking down the grass to the sea and a picture perfect view. The setting is brilliant, and there are great walks. If you wanted "gorgeous English seaside pub" this scores 5/5. The beer selection is great too, with some delicious home brewed beers. But majorly let down by the... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stopped here for a meal. It was very poor. Didn't know you could ruin a spaghetti Bol! It wasn't the cheapest meal and there was four of us and we all had a poor meal. The view is lovely however wouldn't really recommend.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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London, United Kingdom
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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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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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