The Bankes Arms Country Inn
With ten charming bedrooms, this is the perfect place to reside while you explore everything this beautiful section of the Jurassic Coast has to offer. But, with such a range of delicious food and drink on offer, you may struggle to pull yourself away from The Bankes Arms itself. Expect local ingredients made into the most delectable and heart-warming of dishes - fresh Poole Bay crab, New Forest game casserole and hot chocolate fudge cake. Also home to the Isle of Purbeck Brewery, the inn provides the perfect way to relax, with a foaming glass of home-brewed ale in front of the open fire. For a real celebration of these fine ales, attend the four-day Isle of Purbeck beer festival held every August - with over 80 barrels of real ale and live music and entertainment, it's no wonder it is so popular. The brewery also produces a range of real-ale mustard, pickles and sauces, so you can take the taste home with you.
With so much on offer, it's easy to see why this stunning venue has won a wealth of accolades, from the prestigious AA 'Good Seafood Restaurant' award to the slightly more outlandish 'Real Open Fireplace' award. But whether it's succulent crab or sizzling coals you're after, one thing's guaranteed - a truly memorable and enlightening experience on the Dorset coast.
|Mon:||9am-11.30am, noon-3pm, 6.30pm-9.15pm|
|Tues:||9am-11.30am, noon-3pm, 6.30pm-9.15pm|
|Weds:||9am-11.30am, noon-3pm, 6.30pm-9.15pm|
|Thurs:||9am-11.30am, noon-3pm, 6.30pm-9.15pm|
|Fri:||9am-11.30am, noon-3pm, 6.30pm-9.15pm|