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The Bankes Arms Hotel

Watery Lane, STUDLAND, BH19 3AU

Standing above the wide sweep of Studland Bay, this 16th-century creeper-clad inn was once a smugglers' dive. Nowadays the pub hosts an annual four-day festival in mid-August, featuring live music and some 200 beers and ciders that include award-winning ales from its own Isle of Purbeck brewery. Fresh fish and seafood salads are a speciality, but slow-braised lamb shank with rosemary mash; chilli con carne; and a daily curry are other examples from the menu.

Further information

Tel: 01929 450225
Please quote 'The AA'.

Principal beers

Isle of Purbeck IPA & Fossil Fuel, Studland Bay Wrecked, Solar Power


All day all week
11-11 (Sun 11-10.30)


25 Dec


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
Coach parties catered.



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Use the route planner for your trip

B3369 from Poole, take Sandbanks chain ferry, or A35 from Poole, A351 then B3351

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