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The Poole Arms

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European, English, Seafood, Bar
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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
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 35
    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
If you like Seafood, try the Poole Arms

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
HippyWithMorgage
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Essex
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Essex
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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
11 helpful votes 11 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
75 reviews 75 reviews
55 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
62 helpful votes 62 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
9 helpful votes 9 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
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Poole, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The Poole Arms always delivers. Fantastic variety of fresh fish. The bass fillet was great with just the right amount of chilli to tickle the tongue. and we’re told the mature cheddar ploughmans is up to standard. Once again a very repeatable lunchtime.

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Burnham on Sea, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good old fashioned pub - very friendly (staff and clientele) - serves excellent Ringwood beer and reasonably priced wines. It only serves fish and this it does very well. Simple menu. Unlike other eateries which have a huge menu with OK food this concentrates on fish and cooks and serves it well. Superb value - go up the road for... More 

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bournemouth
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

I moved to Poole last year and often drink on the quay although this was the first and last time I use the Poole arms. Went in for a drink on nov 5 which everywhere was busy as fireworks on the quay, ordered 2 drinks which at £10 definitely was not cheap and sat down at a table to enjoy... More 

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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 - 39
  • Cuisine: European, English, Seafood, Bar

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?