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The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant

23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
+44 1929 288188
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible10%
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
23 East Street, Corfe Castle BH20 5ED, England
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1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an utter contradiction , appearance is lovely, inside and out! Food is really poor, the children's food offers no balanced nutrition (sausage abs chips is one deep fried cheap sausage and few a chips, no veg at all - my son at...More

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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. Unfortunately this seems to be about the baby changing tray that was offered for use. The tray can be moved from the Asian footrest onto the mahogany table or the leather chesterfield sofa, Apologies if...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are trying to run a high end establishment with high end prices but are producing low end poor quality food. I'm afraid they haven't got the food quite right here which is a real shame.Went for dinner with friends here. I got one of...More

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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are looking at all of your feedback and seeing where we can improve. We are happy that the paella and Gammon, Duck Egg and Chips were a success. The locally source Nursery...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The filling in the crab sandwich was all dark meat and very little of it. The bread was thin and toasted! Very disappointing for £8.95. I was going to say something when my plate was collected but as the waiter didn't ask if it was...More

Thank Jane S
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy the crab sandwich which is one of the most popular dishes on the menu. I will sit down with the chef and we will look...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub with a great interior and great garden. Kids loved watching the trains go past. Didn't have food but it looked fab. Good collection of beers and ciders.More

Thank paul e
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to the premises and got to see the lovely trains passing through at the end of the garden. We hope that you will be back...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Just rubbish food, burger was horrible and fell apart with rubbish soggy bread, halloumi was burnt and awful. The chips were horrendous, not sure how you even do chips like this. It was also pricey? How do they justify charging restaurant prices for this? Who...More

Thank Hotelier1993
George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy the experience. The burgers are hand made daily using three different steaks, they are not pre-bought, and are regularly complimented. The bun is a brioche...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017

I imagine everyone has their own idea of what paella should taste like. For me paella's unique flavour comes from olive oil and saffron, neither of which made themselves apparent in this curry-flavoured offering. There were a lot of what appeared to be cumin seeds....More

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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us. Thank you for your feedback in relation to the paella and this will be talked about with the head chef and the comments taken on board. We are always keen to improve and...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
US$11 - US$47
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, 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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