About Bankes Arms


About us
Special Events

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The Bankes Arms Hotel is a 16th century Grade 2 listed Manor House with a bar and a restaurant set in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside in the historic town of Corfe Castle. The town dates back to the 10th century and is steeped in history. Parts of the building date back to 1549 and have retained the original features whilst being brought up to date to provide a atmosphere of being home away from home.

Our passionate kitchen team use fresh ingredients delivered and prepared daily. Our head chef Massimo Ciaverella and his team prepare top quality, locally sourced fresh food for both our bar and restaurant area. The interior is in keeping with the buildings grand past as well as its surroundings and provides a fantastic base in the center of Dorset in which to explore one of the UK’s best kept secrets.


The Bankes Arms Hotel is part of a select group of establishments that are all focused on using locally sourced produce and promoting the local area. We believe that pubs, bars and restaurants are the heartbeat of the areas where they are situated. This means taking the responsibility to look after the towns, hamlets and villages where they are based as well as the customers that frequent each one. Both the Bankes Arms Hotel in Corfe Castle and the John O’Gaunt Inn in Horsebridge are testament to the values that we hold dear to ourselves and we hope that you enjoy your visits to each of them.

Whatever your plans during your stay we can guarantee you the following:
  • Friendly Welcome and Comfortable stay
  • Free parking
  • Fine dining experience
  • Live music on select weekends
  • A Garden setting overlooking Corfe Castle and the steam trains
  • Preservation railway station with up to 34 trains a day stopping
  • Breath taking Corfe Castle hikes
  • A Romantic getaway
  • Easy access to beach resorts
  • Wedding venue facilities
  • A host of other local activities


Special Events

The Bankes Arms caters for special events from Weddings to Corporate Events.

But it also hosts a variety of events through the year, and the best place to keep up to date of these is by following our Facebook page..

Here are the upcoming events:

25 January 2017 – Traditional Burns Night Supper  
14 February 2017 – Valentines Day Dinner
Check Back to see more as the site is constantly updated.