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The Bankes Arms Hotel

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  • Excellent44%
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  • Average6%
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“the pub”(15 reviews)
“avocado salad”(3 reviews)
“scotch egg”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Went for lunch today. A lot of things sold out and off the menu (by 1 Pm) Food Luke warm and took quite a while to be delivered to our table. The bill was £140 and felt very disappointed indeed. Don't recommend this place at...More

Thank cbakerx
Response from George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms HotelResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are looking at all of your comments to see how we can improve. More information on the visit would be helpful and you can e-mail me on George@bankesarmshotel.co.uk so I can look...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017

We found the hotel friendly and welcoming. We just wanted a drink and a place for the family to pop into with our dog. We stayed two hours , had two drinks each, a selection of dishes from the starter and suite menus. relaxing, convival...More

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Response from George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms HotelResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. I am delighted that you had such a positive experience and were made to feel so at home. We hope that every customer is made to feel the same as soon as they...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in for early dinner before the winter lights at the castle. 1st time eating here food was beautiful, shepherds pie & lasagne, bar staff, and waiting staff friendly, food came promptly, nice portion size, a bit more expensive than other pubs, but quality of...More

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Response from George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms HotelResponded 10 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us and were made to feel so welcome. We aim to give the same experience to every customer. We are always looking at our...More

Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely Christmas get together. Four out of five of us ordered avocado and chicken salad. Chicken was very sparse and apparently ran out of avocado. Salad was basically spinach leaves. However, proprietor took the price of two salads off our bill. Server should...More

Thank MaureenN2
Response from George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms HotelResponded 30 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. Your comments will be taken on board as you rightly point out that the server should have made the situation clear when ordering. I will be sitting down with the kitchen and the...More

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

We had a trip out on the Swanage Railway on our recent stay in Swanage and spent an afternoon in Corfe Castle. At 1st we walked past the Bankes Arms thinking it was a little too high brow to accept our dog as a guest....More

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Response from George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms HotelResponded 23 November 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We hope every guest gets the same treatment and experience when they walk in the door and are happy that you enjoyed it. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kindest...More

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
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US$133 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Price range
US$133 - US$225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Suites, Family Rooms
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Kay H
9 January 2017|
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Response from Tinty2 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure the rooms are open, but it is a dog friendly bar and restaurant.
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"For a large Party book in advance and if you can pre order with a list of who has what as this will help both..."
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"As far as I know the rooms are not ready yet, we went into the Restaurant"
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"Cant advise on the rooms as we only had a meal"
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"Did not use the rooms only the pub for lunch."
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