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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
Ealing, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

First the good points, cozy pub with plenty of tables inside and out. Great view from garden and decent selection of beers and ciders. However food was really not great. Two of the party had the sausages, chips and peas. These were ok but peas were tinned, maybe in the 80's that would be ok but not now. My wife... More

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Great warm welcome and conversation despite imminent closure. We had two lamb mains and the food was quite simply AMAZING home cooked and delicious !

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just love this place, have been going there for years whenever one can get across from the mainland. A perfect 'watering hole' for when one has completed the Old Harry/Ballard Down walk.

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worthing
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

food good choice and plenty of it,you can sit in the garden and watch the steam trains go by dogs welcome

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
649 helpful votes 649 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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30 reviews 30 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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