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Bankes Arms (Freehouse)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - OriginalGood1
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil FuelGood1
Isle of Purbeck - Purbeck IPAGood3
Island Brewery - Vectis VenomGood1
Isle of Purbeck - Solar PowerGood2
Isle of Purbeck - BestAcceptable1
Isle of Purbeck - Thermal CheerPoor1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Pitch BlackPoor1
Isle of Purbeck - Studland Bay WreckedPoor1
Triple fff - Stairway To HeavenNot Tried0
Titanic - Capt. SmithsNot Tried0
Titanic - IcebergNot Tried0
Picture 1. Bankes Arms, Studland, Dorset

Visits Details

09 Jun 2019 (Stu)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Isle of Purbeck - Purbeck IPA4.80Good
Island Brewery - Vectis Venom4.80Good
Isle of Purbeck - Solar Power4.30Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Best3.60Not Tried
25 May 2010 (Stu)
quite early evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Isle of Purbeck - Purbeck IPA4.80Goodlight Copper coloured,with buttery malt and flower hop taste.
Isle of Purbeck - Solar Power4.30GoodGolden amber colour, with biscuit malt flavours and floral/grassy notes.
Titanic - Capt. Smiths5.20Not Tried
Titanic - Iceberg4.10Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil Fuel3.80Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Studland Bay Wrecked4.50Not Tried
26 Oct 2007 (Andrew)
Late evening and fairly full. One bloke was proudly showing off his new trousers
BeerABVScoreNotes
Isle of Purbeck - Studland Bay Wrecked4.50PoorCopper brown. Initial raspberry and red fruits but too swiftly followed by overpowering burning bitterness. Not off just not nice
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Original4.20Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil Fuel3.80Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Purbeck IPA4.80Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Solar Power4.30Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Thermal Cheer4.80Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Pitch Black4.30Not Tried
Isle of Purbeck - Best3.60Not Tried
25 Oct 2007 (Andrew)
Fairly busy. It was interesting watching the brewers walking in and out of the pub and drinking their own beer (their lager mainly it seemed)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Twickenham (also uses sub-brand Old Hands) - Original4.20GoodLovely beer. Mid brown best bitter. Soft mouth feel. Mottled earthy hop. Hint of red berry
Isle of Purbeck - Fossil Fuel3.80GoodPale brown. Good base bitter with hint of herb and tartness. Tastes like their 'Best Bitter' but with a bit more bite
Isle of Purbeck - Purbeck IPA4.80GoodGolden brown. Storngy herby grassyness with bitter finish. Hint of raisen, hint of strawberry
Isle of Purbeck - Solar Power4.30GoodGolden beer with frothy head. Soft mouth feel. Grassyness and herby hops, creamy with hint of soapyness
Isle of Purbeck - Best3.60AcceptableBrown best bitter. Earthy and grassy
Isle of Purbeck - Thermal Cheer4.80PoorDark brown with balding head. Herby and vegetably beer with hint of oak. Tart root vegatables. Not off just wrong
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Pitch Black4.30PoorBlack, off white head. Burnt malt and that's it. Not off just 1 dimensional and harsh.
Triple fff - Stairway To Heaven4.30Not TriedMartin had this and it was tart

About the Bankes Arms

The pub sign. Bankes Arms, Studland, Dorset

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good8
Acceptable1
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Studland, Dorset, BH19 3AU.

Home of the Isle of Purbeck Brewery. Large ivy covered building facing the sea. The main bar is large with a real fire at one end. To the side and rear is a raised drinking area. National Trust owned. 9 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 4 times, seen 12 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: BH19 3AU