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The Bankes Arms

Manor Road
BH19 3AU

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The Bankes Arms Hotel

Telephone: +44 01929 450225

Opening Times

Open New Year
2019 Opening (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)
Monday - Sunday11:00 - 23:00*

* Open everyday except Christmas Day. See website for food serving times.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Telephone: +44 01929 450225



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      3 of 5 stars
    • Food
      3 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.5 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Richysaysrelax
      Lunch with a view.
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th October 2019
      Following a lovely long walk past Old Harry rocks time for lunch. Great food, very reasonably priced and a nice pint of beer. Nice to see a log fire and dog friendly. Read full review
    • J F
      Aldershot, United Kingdom
      Great place, amazing views if the weather is ok to sit out
      5 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 12th October 2019
      We visited twice while on a short break to Swanage. Great old pub, amazing selection of home brewed beer, and the ciders looked great also. A roaring log fire and very welcoming staff. We managed... Read full review
    • James S
      Couple of drinks after a walk.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 13th October 2019
      My wife and i had just walked to Old harry Rocks and back, so we were thirsty for a pint of lager. But because we had been walking it was far too warm inside as I think that they had a log fire going... Read full review


    • Regional and MiscellaneousFood Hygiene Rating - 4 Food Hygiene Rating - 4 2017



    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Licensed - serves beer from their own micro brewery
    • Locally sourced produce
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children all ages
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Children's menu
    • Highchair

    Establishment Features

    • Al Fresco Dining
    • Groups accepted
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Open All Year
    • Pets accepted
    • Real log/coal fires

    Key Features

    • In countryside

    Parking & Transport

    • Off site parking - National Trust car park next door. Free to National Trust members.

    Payment Methods

    • Maestro accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Travel & Trade

    • Wi-fi available

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    From Swanage: drive along Shore Road (The seafront) and then onto Ulwell Road. Turn right onto Swanage Road (B3351) and drive into Studland Village. Turn right into School Lane (by the post office) then into Watery Lane and left into Manor Road. There is a pay and display car park next to the pub.

    From Wareham: drive south on the A351 until you reach the ruins of Corfe Castle. Turn left under the bridge onto New Road (B3351) and follow this into Studland Village, then directions as above.

    To get there by sea: Moorings are availiable opposite the Bankes. Please call for details.

    Public Transport Directions

    FROM THE WEST: the nearest mainline railway station is Wareham (on the London Waterloo to Weymouth line). Catch the number 40 bus from Wareham Station to Swanage Bus/Train Station. Then switch to the number 50 bus to Studland village. From the Village walk along School Lane, then onto Watery Lane, then left onto Manor Road.

    FROM THE EAST: Catch the train to Bournemouth then switch to bus number 50 to Studland village. From the Village wakl along School Lane, then onto Watery Lane, then left onto Manor Road.

    JOURNEY PLANNING: Contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233 or visit their website: to look up bus timetables. From 1st January 2019, calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.

    Telephone: +44 01929 450225

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