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The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant

23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
+44 1929 288188
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very warm and welcoming pub. Well worth a visit - especiaĺly after a climb around the castle. Make sure you read up about the Banks family before you visit Corfe, as its really interesting. Nice selection of local beers. Menu was varied and food was...More

Thank Kaye S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hate leaving negative reviews but justified in this case. First the good - lovely location, staff were friendly and decent ale.However...we ordered food and after 20 minutes or so we were told that one of the dishes was not available (Could we not have been...More

Thank Marlynwiz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After spending a day in Swanage we took the steam train back to Corfe. We asked the locals for a good place to eat, they suggested the Bankers. We were not disappointed, very pleasant staff, clean pub and toilets. We ordered the fish and chips...More

Thank Terry M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely meal in this dog-friendly pub/hotel/restaurant. I chose the pan-fried sea bass on a bed of ratatouille and it was absolutely delicious. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dived in for a quick drink and sat at the bar. The bar man was very knowledgable about the range of gins and rum stocked and gave us info about the village of Corfe which was really interesting. The quintessential publican . The rooms are...More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reserved a table but on arrival it may not have been necessary which seemed strange for a Saturday evening in Corfe? We visit the area every year in September for a rally and usually there are a lot more of us, last year...More

Thank Gannel66
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely setting in the long garden with stunning views of Corfe castle as a backdrop Had lunch of wraps, skinny tuna ....nice, crab sandwich - good, chicken avocado - ok but ...no coriander and sloppy ( impossible to eat without knife & fork) On balance...More

Thank Sarah D
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed the setting and the wonderful views of both the steam train and castle from the garden. All your feedback on the food will be shared with the...More

Reviewed 15 September 2017

We stayed at the nearby Morton House Hotel for a few nights ,and had booked one evening meal there , but wanted to try somewhere different for dinner. We opted for the Bankes Arms as it looked rather lovely. We were greeted warmly , and...More

Thank kimcole
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy the mussels that you had to start. All of the seafood is delivered fresh each morning. Any mussels not used are discarded and the next...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Popped in at lunchtime, not many people inn the pub but it was a lovely day and most people were in the garden. Good menu reasonably priced I have the sausage and mash and local cider , very good.

Thank BooknutTamworth
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. We are all delighted that you enjoyed the experience and we hope that you will re-visit again soon. Kindest regards, George

Reviewed 29 August 2017

My wife and I stopped in for drinks one afternoon while walking about the town. Very friendly staff. Pleasant atmosphere. Recommended.

Thank GlobeTrotterGuy
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed the whole experience and the fantastic surrounding. We hope that you will revisit for more of the same. Many thanks, George

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8 March 2017|
Response from George P | Property representative |
Hi Bast 163 If you look at our website you will find our menus there. If you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us. If you need anything else please do not hesitate to contact us. Kindest regards... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$46
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Isle of Purbeck  >  Corfe Castle
  • Phone Number: +44 1929 288188
  • E-mail
A real foodie haven, The New Kitchen Chef Designed Kitchen at the Bankes Arms Hotel will produce a Seasonal locally sourced menu. Bread is baked in the Village Square, 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 Game Chicken, Beef Pork and Lamb where possible from Dorset Farms. Mindful of choice, a variety of fresh vegetarian dishes will also be on offer including Gluton free.
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