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The Poole Arms

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Bar, Seafood, European, English
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The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great fish meal

Went into Poole Arms with some doubt as externally it's not very inviting. Quiet basic interior, but what a fantastic fish meal! We ordered whole Turbot and were not disappointed. Very much worth a visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
gwholderness
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Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

Went into Poole Arms with some doubt as externally it's not very inviting. Quiet basic interior, but what a fantastic fish meal! We ordered whole Turbot and were not disappointed. Very much worth a visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Had lunch here in the week. Tiny place but everyone in there seemed to be eating something. Started with oysters (they could not come up with 12, only had 11 available, but this was advised with humour and before the dishes appeared!). However they did still charge me for 12 which was a bit cheeky. Had a nice bottle of... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

Popped into the poole arms on a whim when passing but what a find an amazing small pub with friendly staff and the best fish pie ive ever had . Cannot recommend this place highly enough for sea food lovers situated on the quay it's a real treat .

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Essex
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Having eaten a big lunch earlier that day, we sought a nice pub to get a snack in the evening. Having checked out the other establishments along the Quayside, we went into the Poole Arms, you can't miss it... It's the Green one !! The selection of seafish options on both the menu and specials board was exceptional and food... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

What a little gem this is for all sea food lovers. Had one of the best meals I have ever eaten. What a treat for my wife on Valentine's night. Great Beer and wine too. Cannot wait to go back.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here for lunch, partner had sardines and muscles I had fish soup, food was lovely, will def go back as menu which was all seafood looked great.

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Harlow, Essex
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We have been here before, when we were in the area, and had to return. The food is excellent, and staff were really friendly. We had another tasty meal, and will be back again!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

no children allowed! Visited today at lunchtime, but was met with an abrupt barmaid who told me as I walked through the door 'no children, we don't have a license for children on the premises' Fine, but would rather she had waited until I approached the bar rather than launching into attack mode! We got the message, as did everyone... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is the only pub we visit on Poole Quay and is our meeting place with friends before perhaps eating in a restaurant nearby. The landlord Bob loves locals and this is very much a family run pub with wife and daughter working hard too. My husband is a real ale drinker & says they keep the best pint of... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

If you are a fish lover then this is it! Even the landlord looks like a fish! Its great try the fish casserole its outstanding. Don't expect chips here or you might get yours. It is more restaurant than pub when busy so don't be disappointed if you are just drinking and asked to give way to eaters.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 673450

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 37
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, European, English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?