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Bankes Arms Hotel, Wareham

East Street
Corfe Castle
Postal town: Wareham
BH20 5ED
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Old Boots left this review about Bankes Arms Hotel

Naturally a stone built old pub, two rooms at the front with a bar area between, much panelllng and dark wood in evidence. Up a few steps through a wainscotted corridor, past the toilets, is another panelled room and a large garden beyond with views of the steam railway. Some bench seating in the front bar but mostly tables and chairs. Four pulls with two beers each from Palmers and Gritchie breweries. Beer quality is ok and as it’s in a tourist hotspot the service is slightly lax. Owned by the National Trust.

On 19th September 2021 - no rating submitted
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Nigel Rowe left this review about Bankes Arms Hotel

Excellent food and beer (Ruddles County and Everards Tiger sampled and enjoyed!) make this a fine watering hole. A very friendly landlord, who is passionate about his beer, added to the enjoyment of our visit. We have visited here before, and never been disappointed. Well recommended.

On 9th May 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Bankes Arms Hotel

This is a fairly large pub on the main road that runs through the village of Corfe Castle. The pub is divided into various sections, with the front door taking you into the main bar. On a recent weekend lunchtime visit we entered and found the staff all lined up at the back of the room looking very inactive and bored, whilst a grumpy barmaid tended to the customers all on her own. The bar has a fair bit of seating, but was empty, perhaps as customers didn't want to have the staff stood watching over them. From this room, a side door leads to the restaurant and a passageway takes you through to a large room at the back, which had a second, unmanned bar. There was a lot of additional seating in this room and it seemed a much more inviting place to have a drink. The wooden floors echo throughout the building as you walk, which accentuates the empty feel of the pub.
The beer garden, which was almost full on this sunny afternoon, gives excellent views of the castle and as mentioned below, you can clearly see the steam trains making their way past on the line that runs past the kids playground at the bottom of the garden.
The views were perhaps the high point of our visit. Beer was limited to Ringwood Best and Wadworth 6X and was served somewhat grudgingly by the over-worked barmaid. The menu looked okay, but it was pretty pricey, which is perhaps to be expected in such a tourist destination. All told, not a great experience - perhaps worth one drink in the garden, but nothing more.

On 12th September 2010 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Old Blue
Wareham, 4.89 miles, 1 hr 34 min walk (show)
Holton Heath, 7.4 miles, 2 hr 22 min walk (show)
Hamworthy, 11.53 miles, 3 hr 42 min walk (show)
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19th Sep 2021, 19:38
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19th Sep 2021, 19:38
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 December 2015 by ROB Camra
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