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Ascot, United Kingdom
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Great service, beer, atmosphere and view but the food is consistently bland and pricy. We've been here a couple of times and succumbed to the menu - but it doesn't live up to expectations. I'd challenge anyone to differentiate their trio of sausages which were murdered by being deep fat fried, probably with their chips. A real shame when this...

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off for a drink and bite after a walk. Should probably have walked on. We shared a cheese baguette and a bowl of chips. For £7.25 this was a rather overpriced yet very average cheese baguette, and £3.50 for very bland frozen chips. It was a refuel and we won't be returning for an evening meal this week. Sticky...

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Wareham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here today for my daughters 21st. Was incredibly busy considering it was just after new year. Food was excellent and good value for money. Service was ok. Beautiful location, shame about having to pay NT parking prices! Very convenient for a trip to the beach or a longer stroll up Old Harry. We will definitely return....

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just popped in to get out of the wet. It was warm, cosy and offering some the best UK beer brewed here! What a find! And you can stay here too... very tempting on another occasion. Great menu too and the food looked good although this time we did not eat.

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Steyning, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visit the swanage area in dorset regularly and always stop off for lunch at the Bankes Arms Inn, Studland Bay. i've been there for years, it's a smashing pub, great food, lovely staff, smashing atmosphere! however this time I came away with a bad taste in my mouth - not from the food which was good but from the...

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I used to come here during the summer months whenever we were in the area to enjoy a drink in their beer garden with stunning views over the sea. This Christmas we were staying nearby with family so decided to visit for lunch on Christmas Eve. Buzzing and friendly, the food was great pub grub and a...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in the early afternoon to find all tables occupied by empty glasses and plates, in turn we had to clean them ourselves and provided our own napkins with no assistance from the many waiters around. After sorting out our order and table we waited for our meal. As two parties occupied our table we expected our meal to arrive...

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely dinner, really fresh fish and chips, great value for money. Local people at the bar really friendly, such a lovely atmosphere. Great fire place with roaring fire. Pecan pie a must if you still have room

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Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Travelled over the Poole ferry especially to have lunch here. It's been some time since we last visited but we were pretty regular visitors back then Ordered Ham egg and chips and scampi and both disappointed. The ham used to be carved but is now some processed and packaged product that has an odd taste and felt like rubber. The...

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Ascot, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 28, 2016

Went here on recommendation and it was worth it. We ate lunch outside and enjoyed the beautiful views - the staff are great and bring your food across the road for you! Service was very quick, food was delicious - beef bourguignon, scampi and lamb shank. Just watch the swing doors into the pub - managed to spill most of...

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Additional Information about The Bankes Arms

Address: Manor Road, Studland, Swanage BH19 3AU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Dorset > Isle of Purbeck > Swanage > Studland
Price Range: $79 - $83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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The Bankes Arms Hotel Studland
The Bankes Arms Studland, Dorset
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“No.1 with sea view, but probably couple of others as well.”
 of 5 bubbles ninah155, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Room 10 for the double windows to enjoy a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles Bertdor72, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Sea views from front of building”
 of 5 bubbles astisan2015, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“Sea view from many of the rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles jc48448, Apr 20, 2016 | Read review
“The rooms the family stayed in had either sea views or country views - so good all round”
 of 5 bubbles 345carolg, Dec 18, 2015 | Read review
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