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The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant

23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
+44 1929 288188
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 6 days ago

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 5 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 26 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 29 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 23 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

Reviewed 11 October 2017 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
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. All of the food is prepped daily and to order to ensure that each customer has a fresh and tasty meal. We are delighted that you enjoyed the surroundings and the service. We...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017

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.More

Thank Julie H
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 our establishment. We are delighted that you had such a positive experience and enjoyed the food. We do love dogs here and want them to feel as mush at home as their owners. We...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 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
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 enjoyed the surroundings and that the staff made you feel at home. All the staff are trained to give every visitor a good experience as well as knowledge...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017 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
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are glad that we got a lot of the service and food right, I am looking into all of your other points raised. We have weekly feedback meetings with the kitchen staff...More

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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
USD 11 - USD 49
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups
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
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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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