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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Newly refurbished rooms to high standard this hotel has a real sense of history. Delicious breakfast is included in the price. The unexpected bonus of the steam train to Swanage which can be seen from the hotel adds to the overall experience. A great base for exploring the Isle of Purbeck, with RSPB Arne close by for lovers of nature. The village at the base of the ruins of Corfe Castle is a delight.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank 91LHHH
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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your fantastic review.

We are glad that you enjoyed our stay and hope that you will visit again in the future.

Kindest regards, George

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Called in here for lunch, weekday, and were really pleased with how good it was. We sat in the bar area, had delicious burgers and very good beer, it was dog friendly and we thought it was value for money. It was a slightly drizzly day so we stayed inside but can imagine on a sunny day the garden would be a perfect place to sit.

Parking is limited in Corfe but the pub does have a small car park.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for a great review.

We are all delighted that you had such a positive experience after finding us. We hope that you will revisit us in the summer and enjoy the steam trains trundling past the car park with the fantastic vies of the castle over your other shoulder.

Kindest regards, George

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This place is a magnet / goldmine, their are never enough staff & u always have to wait ages @ the bar for slow service ,& this was a Friday lunch time in March ! in fact think i have actually waited less time in most Wethersoons, the food is o.k. but as you would expect in a place as this too expensive.

Date of stay: March 2018
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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your review.

We are always looking at our prices to ensure that we are competitive and value for money. Due to the rise in costs on both the purchasing and staffing side of the industry things have become more expensive for everyone. The staff we have always work hard and on some days we are swamped with the amount of people that visit us.

We hope that you come back and see us again soon.

Kindest regards, George

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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Just got there in time for evening food before last orders had delicious beef bourginion mash and side of seasonal veg .a mammouth portion home cooked. Service excellent friendly staff atmostphere so good log fire just what you want on a chilly feb nite

Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit with us.

We are all delighted that you had such a positive experience. All of your comments will be passed onto the staff as they work very hard to ensure that every customer is made to feel the same.

We hope to see you again soon.

Kindest regards, George

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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 all. Seeing it was News Year Eve, one would have thought they would have been prepared!

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
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George P, Owner at The Bankes Arms Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 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 into it further. The amount of the bill can depend on the amount of people at the table etc, but we are always happy to look at what can be done to make the experience better.

New Years Eve is a very busy day of the year. Not only are you running a daytime service but also preparing for a 6 course function in the evening, live band and hundreds of revellers so everyone is stretched to the limit. This isn't meant to be an excuse as we want every service to be as good as it can be and you can see from the majority of reviews that we get it right.

I hope that you will try us again and see why it is all so positive.

Kindest regards, George

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