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The Poole Arms

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The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Quick visit!

Popped in at lunchtime to get out of the rain, nice clean traditional style pub, quick service. We had a crab sandwich and mussels which were both very good. Other people in the pub were also very complimentary about the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
juliamc123
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We have lunched and drunk in this Inn every times we visit Poole. But this weekend will be the last ,,,, Two of our party ordered Sardines for lunch the disappointment on their faces when two plates with small salad and TWO Sardines on each plate arrived , £6,95 for two sardines that were as big a two goldfish.. RIP... More 

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Luton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

the reviews on this place about the landlord and other things are total tosh. I am Poole born and bred and have been coming to the Poole Arms on and off for 37 years, in fact I was a baby when I first came in. this pub is great, Yes it is a locals pub but what all the reviewers... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Popped in at lunchtime to get out of the rain, nice clean traditional style pub, quick service. We had a crab sandwich and mussels which were both very good. Other people in the pub were also very complimentary about the food.

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Alnwick
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

called in on a late saturday afternoon as they were preparing meals for the evening, everything smelt amazing and so we decided to stay until the food started at 6. I had fish pie which was great, full of lovely chunks of fish and piping hot. my husband opted for mussels and i have never seen such a big plate... More 

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Valkenswaard, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

In this cosey retaurant an excelled grilled tuna was served to us. The waitress was very friendly and the owners are running a professional restaurant with an excellent price / quality rate.

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Dropped into the Poole Arms for a quick beer at lunch time, and after sinking a Proper Job (a local beer) we noticed the food being presented to our neighbours looked good. We ordered fish pie. A cheese topped pie with some great fresh nutty bread appeared. All very tasty and hot. Definitely to be tried. I don't think it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

After wandering along the quay we decided on the Poole Arms for our lunch. Starters of smoked salmon and sardines (the mussels were unavailable) were delicious. While waiting for our mains we began to realise that the heat in the pub was starting to become unpleasant and when our mains arrived, seafood casserole (bouillabaisse) and 'haddock pot', the latter was... More 

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weston s mare
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

good value for money was served by a very good young lady called LAURA .the pub was very busy but did not have to wait long to be served

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Ate here two nights on the run. Both meals excellent! Both nights were served by Laura....a fantastic waitress. Whatever she's on , she deserves a pay rise !

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We recently visited the Poole Arms on Poole Quay and must say that it was a fantastic night out. The staff were really friendly, the Landlord lovely and the food was superb! Best pub on Poole Quay and well worth a visit. A welcome break for those of us who are locals - good on you!!!

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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 - 38
  • Cuisine: Bar, Seafood, European, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?