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Our restaurant and bar offer a diverse seasonal menu, focused on delivering the best in modern British Cuisine. We attempt to gather as much local Dorset produce as possible from fresh organic veg to locally sourced Beef. In the warmer months we have outdoor events in the garden and serve a range of classic pub food from the grill and BBQ. Our indoor dining areas are available for weddings and private functions and our bar has a fine range of award winning local beers and comprehensive wine list.  


  The Bankes Arms Hotel Sunday Menu


Soup of the day served with warm bread and butter (v)


Devonshire crab cakes, bacon jam,  avocado and chilli salsa, rocket


King prawn cocktail, baby gem, Marie rose sauce, brown bread and butter


Beef dripping Yorkshire pudding filled with rare roast beef, horseradish cream, parsnip crisps



Sunday Roasts

*all roasts served with duck fat roast potatoes, honey roast parsnips and carrots, braised red cabbage, cauliflower cheese, seasonal greens, gravy, Yorkshire pudding and parsnip crisps.

Rare roast beef served with horseradish cream


Crispy pork belly served with bramley apple sauce

£14.95 (extra crackling £1)

Lemon and thyme half roast chicken with sausage stuffing


Nut roast served with olive oil roast potatoes, mushroom gravy



Bankes Arms Classics

Steak burger, fries, salad, dill pickles in a brioche bun served with rainbow slaw

£13.95 (add cheese £1 add bacon £1)

Beer battered fish and chips with crushed peas, tartare sauce, sea salt and lemon


Beetroot falafel, garlic flat bread, hummus, sweet chili and salad (v)


Breaded scampi, chips, peas, tartare sauce and lemon




Apple and mixed berry crumble with custard or vanilla ice cream £6.95

Warm double chocolate brownie, chocolate sauce, and vanilla ice cream £6.95

Lemon curd cheese cake with raspberry sorbet £6.95

Selection of 3 local cheeses, chutney and biscuits £8.95

Bankes Arms Hotel Brunch Menu


Full English breakfast with your choice of eggs: fried, poached or scrambled with black pudding, bacon, sausage, hash brown, grilled mushroom and tomato, beans and toasted sour dough.



Full  Vegetarian breakfast with your choice of eggs: fried, poached or scrambled with grilled halloumi, avocado, veggy sausage, hash brown,  grilled tomato and mushroom, beans and toasted sour dough 



Smashed avocado on toasted sour dough with poached eggs and pea shoots.



Brioche French toast with maple syrup, fresh summer berries, toasted almonds and Greek yogurt.



American pancakes with caramelised banana, salted caramel sauce and crème chantilly 

7.95 (v)


American pancakes with crispy bacon and maple syrup.



Eggs Benedict



Eggs Royale



Eggs Florentine

7.95 (v)


Bacon Bap

(Add egg £1)



Country sausage bap

(Add egg £1)



Veggy sausage bap 

(Add egg £1)