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The Poole Arms

The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
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Ranked #85 of 303 Restaurants in Poole
Price range: $9 - $38
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: European, English, Seafood, Bar
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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49 reviews 49 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I Dont usually eat seafood, but the food is so fantastic here, that I made an exception. I ordered the sea bass, which was easily one of the best meals Ive ever had. Staff are quick, helpful and friendly. Overall a great little pub with a quality menu and a lovely atmosphere, I will definitely be returning.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

i don't normally write reviews but loved this place and felt it deserved it. It's a proper pub with Ringwood ales, no children allowed in the bar and a quality menu. We initially only wanted a sandwich for lunch and they have a separate sandwich menu which is great. I do get fed with places that put 3 crisps and... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Good standard pub fayre to had at the Poole arms. There are some decent pubs on Poole quay; we generally visit the "rough and ready" delights of the Lord Nelson if just visiting for a drink but opt for the Poole Arms if we want food as well. Good sized but cosy pub. Clean and traditional decor. Staff have always... More 

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

We have just enjoyed an excellent tasty lunch at the Poole Arms. On entering you immediately notice the enticing garlicky fishy smell which guarantees that you feel ready to eat even if you weren't feeling that hungry. Service was good and reasonably quick but not excessively so and the food arrived piping hot. This is not the first time we... More 

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Additional Information about The Poole Arms

Address: The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 673450
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 38
Cuisine: European, English, Seafood, Bar

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