The Bankes Arms Inn in Studland, Dorset, could almost set the blueprint for every other traditional country pub. Dating back to the 16th century and built from local quarried stone, the pub is surrounded by lush Purbeck countryside. The Bankes Arms has welcoming open fires in winter and a large pub garden for refreshing drinks in summer
Except not every other country pub is this close to the sea, with continuous views across Studland Bay towards Poole, Bournemouth and the Isle of Wight. As a result, we are just a short stroll to both the beach and the iconic chalk sea stacks of Old Harry Rocks. The pub is ideally situated at the gateway to the famous Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. As a result it is a perfect base for exploring the many treasures of the Purbeck coastline and beyond.
We have ten comfortable B&B rooms, most with ensuite facilities and all with views of the sea or the countryside (or both). With fresh, locally-sourced seasonal food served every day and the Isle of Purbeck Brewery literally right next door, the Bankes Arms really does tick all the boxes.