Bankes Arms Hotel
The historic village of Corfe Castle is well known as a delightful holiday destination, and where better to stay than at the Bankes Arms Hotel? The characterful bedrooms boast individual period features and are perfect for anything from a romantic mini break to a family trip away. Overlooking the ruined castle for which the village is named, the hotel is housed in an enchanting Grade II listed manor house. There’s nothing like warming up by the fire with a pint of local real ale, and the well-stocked bar delivers this and more. If beer isn’t your tipple of choice you’ll also find a hand-picked wine list, and an eclectic range of spirits including locally distilled Conker Spirit gin, Tovaritch vodka, Rives pink gin, and Calle 23 tequila. When the weather’s fine, why not enjoy your drink in the picturesque garden? It offers stunning views of the castle and the Swanage Railway steam trains as they pass by.
If you’re feeling peckish, the attractive restaurant offers a menu bursting with popular classics. Round off a breathtaking hike up to the castle with a hearty plate of vegetarian lasagne, or a meltingly tender lamb shank with seasonal vegetables. You’ll also fi nd a weekly changing specials board with a wealth of tempting options, including irresistible homemade puddings.