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All 12 Corfe Castle Restaurants

The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant

East Street | Corfe Castle, Dorset, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
01929 480206
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Ranked #12 of 12 Restaurants in Corfe Castle
Price range: $0 - $34
Cuisines: English, Pub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: A real foodie haven, the Kitchen at the Bankes arms is always bustling with chefs chopping herbs, making specialty herb oils, rolling freshly ground beef for burgers, making dough for pizza, singing and smiling as they buzz along. The team source and cook fresh daily, bread is baked next door at Dragons Bakery, Local fisherman and butchers supply the freshest catch, the dairy is down the road and the food offer is superb.The menu has a strong Mediterranean influence and a traditional Italian stone fired pizza oven makes our pizzas simply delicious. The abundance of fresh seafood in nearby waters allows us to have fresh scallops, crab, lobster, plaice and bass on offer together with a superb selection of steaks.
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
637 helpful votes 637 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We only chose this pub as all other hotels in the region were full at this particular weekend. The pub is situated only a stone throw from Corfe Castle. The main road is passing right outside the pub. Corfe castle is a popular attraction, on a sunny day the place can get very busy. We booked supposed to be the... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We ate here as there wasn't anywhere else as all were busy, the food was good pub food, prices reasonable and service was good to. The tables are quite close together so you feel your space is being invaded a bit. The beer choice was good with Ringwood and 49' er to name a couple. overal not too bad a... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We popped in here after visiting the Castle, in the hope of maybe a pub lunch and drinks. We chose this particular establishment as is has a sign outside saying 'Dogs allowed on leads'... we had our dog.. so why not? We ordered a Pint of lager shandy and an Orange juice with lemonade and it was £7:60! at that... More

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Portesham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

No, we did not eat here because we walked in, it smelt of stale beer, it was dark, dingy. Tables looked dull. Looked at the menu, not impressed. Used the ladies, not impressed at all so we left!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Called in for a drink and to let the kids play as they saw the play area when walking up from the station. The real ale I had was good, but that is the only positive from our experience. The bar lady did not raise a smile or a thank you - she was clearly doing us a huge favour... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We recently visited the Bankes Arms looking for refreshment and a light lunch, we were not disappointed. The landlord is very friendly and makes you feel right at home. The beer is excellent and the food is very good, with generous portions and it is not too expensive. Importantly to us this location is dog friendly too. From the garden... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely and quick service, pub bit nice but the restaurant part is a bit of a racetrack for kids from the garden to the toilets. don't sit there!! staff are really friendly and prices are okay considering where you are.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited whilst on holiday, had a meal for four of us. Basic pub grub, not fancy but ticked the box. Bit pricey , but then again everything in the area is. Barmaid was very helpful and welcoming.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Ate here in April and food was first class, rumour pub was closing, returned in August and food still as good, landlord brilliant and dog allowed in as well

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We popped into here for a quick snack on a busy Bank Holiday weekend. The crab sandwiches were excellent, as was the leek, potato and bacon broth. Well worth the visit. Although very busy in all the rooms and the large beer garden, we were not kept waiting as there were loads of young student/girls as waitresses.

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