The Bankes Arms Country Inn is an award-winning pub set in the Purbeck countryside just a stone’s throw from the sea. Ideally situated at the start of the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, it is close to Studland’s beautiful long sandy beaches and a short walk from Old Harry’s Rocks.
Our bar has an open log fire and is candlelit in the evenings, giving it a warm atmosphere in autumn and winter. During the warmer months our extensive gardens, overlooking the picturesque Studland Bay, are the perfect setting for dining al fresco. We have a wide range of bar meals available every day, always prepared by hand from fresh local produce on the premises. Seafood and fish dishes are a speciality and we also offer a wide range of vegetarian options. We serve food all day during school holidays and from 12 noon to 3.00 pm and 6.00pm to 9.00pm (9.30pm Friday and Saturday) all other times.
We have ten comfortable B&B rooms, newly refurbished for 2018, mostly ensuite and many with sea views. Ask about our special out-of-season rates.
The pub is also the home of the Isle of Purbeck Brewery where we brew fine ales on the premises to add to our range of nine ales, all sourced from small independent breweries. Our landlord of 22 years is a fellow of the British Institute of Inn Keeping so you can be sure of a pint to savour.
During August, the pub hosts the Bankes Arms Beer Festival, now in it’s 23rd year. Set over four days and featuring over 230 real ales and ciders, live music and plenty to eat, it’s certainly one of the best beer festivals in Dorset and – probably – the world!
We would love you to visit us. We are open all year (except Christmas Day) and offer something for everyone whatever the season. We are a favourite destination for families, couples and lovers of the great outdoors and we welcome well behaved dogs. We do not take table bookings but if you have a large group of 15 or more please contact us in advance and we’ll make arrangements to ensure you are comfortably accommodated.
THE BANKES ARMS | Manor Road, Studland, Dorset BH19 3AU