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The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant

23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
+44 1929 288188
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived without a table booking was greeted by a friendly lady who found a table and made us feel very welcome. To my delight the gluten free food was well highlighted and there was much to choose from. When the food arrived it was...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved a table for 8 - arrived with no table actually reserved, weather was bad Easter weekend so fewer people meant there was a large table free though. Inflated price on menu - we had to wait nearly an hour for food after ordering only...More

Thank jnash84
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. The reservation was taken by myself and the table hadnt been set-up on your arrival but had been reserved as we were fully booked all afternoon. Menu mix-up, unfortunately you were handed one of our very old menus from when...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for lunch and a pint. Service was good and the menu looked good but one of our meals had to be returned as part of it was cold... in all fairness the meal was replaced with the offer of a free drink. The...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We apologise for the first meal being cold but I am glad that the team managed to get it sorted out quickly and you enjoyed the ales on offer. We hope that you will return...More

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

After an extremely cold cold walk on Kimmerage beach we all needed some warmth and food. The welcome was as friendly as always, there was a good selection on the menus . The food arrived in good time considering we arrived before 12:00 With the...More

Thank APH0363
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great review. We are delighted that you had such a positive experience and enjoyed the ambience so much. We hope that you will revisit when next in the area. kindest regards, George

Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Great gem Of a pub log fire friendly atmostphere .lovely homecooked food good service great value for money .one of those pubs where u can chat the night away on a cold winters night . We were made very welcome would go back wish it...More

Thank royalstoke
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted that you had such a positive experience and enjoyed your visit with us. All of your comments will be passed onto all of the staff as they work so hard...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Accommodated us at short notice lovely staff good food even though we had to send 3 meals back they were replaced with piping hot mealsMore

Thank louchris
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit here so much and that the staff looked after you so well even though there was a mishap. We hope that you will be back...More

Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Staff went out of the way to find us a table at zero notice on a busy night. Loved the Lamb Shanks! 👍🏼

Thank Michael T
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted that you had such a positive response and enjoyed the lamb shanks so much. We hope that you come back for more of the same. Kindest regards, George

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in a couple of times over the weekend for drinks. Good choice of beers and an open log fire made for a good time. We preferred this place for drinks compared to The Greyhound across the road.

Thank TonyR1200GSA
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We hope every customer feels as welcome as you and enjoys the ambience as much in this special venue. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kindest regards, George

Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I enjoy a nice stop to the bar and to sit in the cozy room by the fire. Really nice bartender I find this place special

Thank FoxJT
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to us. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to welcome you back again soon for more of the same. Kindest regards, George

Reviewed 22 October 2017 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 Mytravadv
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted that you had such a positive experience and enjoyed all of the food and drink on offer. The staff always aim to make the extra effort to make everyone feel...More

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JMK999
13 April 2018|
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Response from Mytravadv | Reviewed this property |
yes, just send them a message to double check where as there were several road closures when I was there. Making the little settlement even nicer 😊
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JMK999
13 April 2018|
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Response from George P |
Yes there is a car park at the rear of the property. If you turn down station road and continue to the end it is on the left.
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bast163
8 March 2017|
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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
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$50
Meals
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, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
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
Description
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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