Studland’s Bankes Arms in Roger Protz’ top ten

The Bankes Arms at Studland is named today by Good Beer Guide editor Roger Protz as one of his top ten brew pubs

“Alongside the pub is the Isle of Purbeck Brewery, a substantial 10-barrel plant that started life as the Poole Brewery before moving to Studland. Other pubs are supplied but the complete range is on sale in the Bankes Arms: Best Bitter, Fossil Fuel, Solar Power, Studland Bay Wrecked and IPA, with Harvest Pale Ale in autumn and Thermal Cheer in winter.

“In good weather, you can drink and eat in a large beer garden over the lane from the pub, with stunning views of the sea, Old Harry Rocks and Bournemouth across the bay.”

The 2011 Good Beer Guide includes the Ship in Distress and the Nelson Tavern on the Southbourne-Mudeford winter route.

See pages 16, 60 and 61.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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