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The Bankes Arms Country Inn



US$20 - US$30
Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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All reviews lamb shank sea bass cobb salad fish chips great pub pub food large beer garden beer festival great beer old harry rocks across the road banks arms studland bay roaring fire long walk outside seating national trust car park
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Stayed here for an evening we booked at the Pig on the beach . The location was perfect as it was a couple of minutes walk away !. The guy that checked us in was really welcoming and friendly and took us to our room...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TJD5
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stopped off for lunch with locals, good selection of specials and good menu choices A busy place. Dogs welcome too. Food good.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank N J H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in after a walk to old harry rock. They had a very good selection of real ales. I had the ploughman’s lunch which was very good as was the fish salad. The fish and chips looked huge and tasty will go for it next...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank B449ZAandrewm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a nice walk on National Trust coast paths we stopped for a beer and get warm by the open fire. Beer brewed next to pub which was nice but pub had little atmosphere so disappointed, but maybe better in summer with its garden views.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Hattie12345
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Welcomed in if the dogs were well behaved. plenty of room as wasn’t full post most people’s lunch. No menu! yet the website has one that was more enticing just the choice of what was on the boards on the wall, really quite limited if...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mcfrogley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for a spot of lunch and found the premises to be warm and comfortable with a good welcome. The food was overpriced in my opinion (£8.00 plus)for a cheese baguette which although was nicely presented, a cheese baguette is a cheese...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank thecoolehouse
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our second visit to this lovely old pub , food was lovely , we were a party of 11 & were a little squashed in

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank louchris
Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

We've not visited this pub for several years and decided to pop in for some food and drinks after a walk. It has really gone downhill. The food was awful, totally overpriced for what it was and obviously all precooked as it came out within...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank haveyoursay10
Reviewed 21 December 2018 via mobile

Love this pub 😊 walk the dog on the beach and after go in for a glass of red at the end of the day 😃 with its big roaring fire thats wonderful after coming from a cold beach

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lovingvintage
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

We had some food and drinks here. It's a very busy pub, the food is not that great though. I think they do well because there's not many places in this location

Date of visit: December 2018
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Response from Helen H | Reviewed this property |
Seasonal & changes. But essentially a roast, a fish, a vegetarian and a seasonal. Leave room for a dessert....xx
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