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The Bankes Arms Hotel

East Street | Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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Poole, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really great lunch stop in a classic country hotel pub. Good choice on the menu and selection of beers. Saw the steam train pass the end of the garden from a nice shady seat. A very repeatable experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and it was lovely. Varied menu, excellent service and the food was really good. Would highly recommend. We sat in the garden which was very pleasant and dog friendly. I had chicken and my husband had Whitebait. Both excellent and the best Homemade chips ever. Worth going back just for the chips.

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Thank Geraldine P
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended 'The Bankes Arms' on sat 9th July for a family wedding. Everything about this day was amazing. The food was outstanding, the staff very friendly and helpful and the location was beautiful. We could not fault anything. Definitely top of our list on our next visit!

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1 Thank Sam S
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for tasking the time to review your visit to our establishment. We are all very happy that you enjoyed the wonderful wedding of Mike and Hayley. The whole team put so much effort into making her day unforgettable and we were all happy with the results and enjoyed seeing the bride have so much fun I will pass... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came to Corfe with some friends during the Bank Holiday weekend and we loved this hotel/restaurant so much we kept coming back! On our first visit we sat outside in the sunshine, gazing at the stunning view of Corfe Castle while devouring the BEST HOG ROAST I've ever had, washed down with some Thatcher's cider, of course! The next... More 

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Thank ness2706
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit . We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to our establishment . The hog roast was totally organic from a local farm and we are happy that you enjoyed it so much. We pride ourselves on our freshly made chips and will pass your comments onto the kitchen staff... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came down on a visit to the area with my girlfriend. I haven't covered much of the south coast before, but had an excellent overall trip - a visit to the Bankes Arms Hotel was a definite highlight. Food - we ordered a range of starters to share and then had our own individual main courses. The seafood was delicious!... More 

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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. We are really happy that you enjoyed the experience and the feedback that you have given is tremendous. The whole team here put in so much effort and reviews like that make it all worthwhile. We hope to see down in Corfe again soon and provide the same... More 

Swanage Dorset
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Need to get the bar staff sorted surely you should welcome customers and ask what they want when they come in! Not leave them waiting while 2 people behind the bar put glasses on shelf. 5 minutes later was asked if we were being served!! Such a small bar they obviously noticed we hadn't been served. They need to get... More 

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1 Thank Tinty52
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. I am sorry that you were not served quickly enough and will pass the comments onto our staff trainer to factor it into our next training session. All comments are taken on board and we expect our staff to rectify these changes to provide all customers with the... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A super choice. Minutes from Corfe Castle station on Swanage Railway. Anything on the menu won't let you down. Ales and ciders superb choice of local and European. Service good - if you sit outside you're in for a treat.

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1 Thank gmike91
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our establishment. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience and I will pass your comments onto all the team that work so hard to bring the customer the perfect serve and experience. We hope to welcome you back in the future and provide more of the same. Kindest... More 

St Austell, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have used the Bankes Arms for almost ten years prior to its recent refurbishment and always found it welcoming, warm, friendly, with good food and beer. We had booked a friends lunch reunion for six today, and whilst the place was not particularly busy, we ordered drinks, four Steak Puddings, a burger and a quiche. It was a while... More 

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Thank Stephen296074
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. I am disspointed that you did not have a great experience. The kitchen works hard to ensure that the food is freshly made on a daily basis and cooked to order. I will look into the situation but am happy that it was dealt with on the spot.... More 

Birstall, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Bankes Arms Hotel twice during our stay in Corfe Castle last week. First time we called for a drink and decided to have a glance at the menu, for me they had my favourite Caesar salad and my husband decided to have a Corfe burger which was served with twice cooked chips. Neither myself... More 

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3 Thank galaxy36
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. I am happy that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and service. We all work very hard to ensure that the customer is put first and made to feel they are at a home away from home. We will continue to provide this experience to everyone that walks through... More 

Meppershall, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Corfe whilst on holiday in Dorset and was yearning for a crab sandwich and was not disappointed. I hate sandwiches which are about six inches thick. This was on medium cut wholemeal bread and crammed with crab filling. Was very naughty and had chips as well, which were delicious. The staff were polite and attentive. Seems probably a silly... More 

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Thank Jill W
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to our establishment. I am happy that you enjoyed your visit and enjoyed the fantastic freshly made food that the kitchen work so hard to produce on a daily basis. I will pass your comments onto the staff who work hard everyday to ensure that the customer is put first... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Boutique Hotel offering fine food and a selection of Real Ales Ciders Spirits Wines and Soft Drinks, Garden and Terrace. We are continuing with our extensive renovation and will be opening our Hotel rooms shortly. Meanwhile we have opened our fully renovated bar and restaurant ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bankes Arms Hotel

Address: East Street | Corfe Castle, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Corfe Castle
Price Range: $53 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Bankes Arms Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Bankes Arms Hotel
Bankes Arms Corfe Castle
The Bankes Arms Hotel Corfe Castle, Dorset
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