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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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London, United Kingdom
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183 reviews 183 reviews
31 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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