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The Bankes Arms


Manor Road
BH19 3AU

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The Bankes Arms Hotel



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      3 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:

    • Judith P
      Trip Type:
      Lovely weekend despite the weather
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 10th June 2019
      We were due to attend a family wedding near Studland Bay so needed to find somewhere to stay. The Bankes Arms was suggested so we decided to book it. We were a party of eight adults. It turned out to... Read full review
    • georgiea1974
      Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Quick lunch - disappointing
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 15th June 2019
      Popped for lunch with the husband while the kids attended a birthday party at dorset water park. The food wasn’t great. I ordered a veg/bean chilli. The serving was massive and it didn’t taste nice... Read full review
    • LakesLondon
      Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Good beer but the food is terrible
      2 of 5 stars
      Monday, 17th June 2019
      A group of us decided to stop here for a spot of lunch last week after returning from Old Harry Rocks. It's a lovely location, great beer garden and they serve decent ale from the adjoining brewery... Read full review


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

    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.



    • 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

    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

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