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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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This could be wonderful - but isn't. Stayed 2 nights, nearly went home before staying 2nd night, but weren't sure what time the ferry stopped running. Bathroom was unusable - this is February and bathroom has no heating - not even a heated towel rail. Was supposed to have a shower, but this was just a showerhead cradled on the... More 

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Wiltshire, UK
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

.....but very poor food. Ham, egg & chips - ham was thin, slimey packet ham served with salad that had seen better days, only 1 egg & peas that were as hard as rocks and at £9.50 did not represent good value for money. Scampi was tasty, but again served with the very poor salad & peas, average value for... More 

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

Great views, location and beer......but..........the food is extremely average with no finesse.......the pub needs a good clean......... The ladies toilets are shameful. One loo has been out of order for weeks, the hand dryer out of order for weeks too, the wash basin and tap falling apart. All in all very shabby. The truth is....they have no competition unless you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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Bournemouth
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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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189 reviews 189 reviews
33 hotel reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
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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20 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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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43 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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17 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

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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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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