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The Poole Arms

The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
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Ranked #89 of 296 Restaurants in Poole
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: European, English, Seafood, Bar
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great location right on the end of the quay, great staff and always a good atmosphere, will always pop in if around the area, worth a visit

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Poole, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

THE GOOD: The food, seafood at its best in one of the only traditional Poole pubs still relatively untouched. THE BAD: It's expensive, the food's worth it but it's take it or leave it with regards tables, position in the bar etc.. book beforehand. THE UGLY: The Gents toilets. You have to go out of the building and down an... More

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Poole, Dorset
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Last night we ate at the poole arms, we booked a table by the window as it was our wedding anniversary and we know it gets very busy in there. The whole menu is seafood, we had king prawns and mussels to start which were fantastic, for main course we had salmon fillet parcel and fish casserole omg...both looked fantastic... More

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Midlands UK
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Popped in for lunch whilst on a day trip to Poole with my elderly mother. I was a bit worried having read other reviews but I found the food tasty, the beer good and the staff could not have been more friendly or helpful. Don't understand the comments in other reviews - I would certainly visit again!

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yorkshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Appearance of the pub was not really appealing but so glad we went in - one of the best meals we have had in a pub restaurant for a long time. All four meals were excellent and the girls behind the bar couldn't have been more helpful. Would definitely go back if we are in the area.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Not very accommodating, food was disappointing and stale. They got the food order wrong, so we pointed it out only to get it brought out to us incorrect again! Would not recommend.

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UK
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

Can't believe this place is so far down the list! We called in and had two excellent meals. The squid starter very good and the mains, one sole and one salmon were one of the best meals we've had in a while. When you first walk in the place doesn't look much but don't let this put you off. Great... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Rude waitress, rude locals propping up the bar, unfriendly, waited over an hour for a main meal! Was not worth the wait tasteless food, expensive. Spoilt our trip, wish we had gone some where else!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I have been spending time on the Quay for over 25 years- that's what you get for marrying a Poole girl and stealing her away to Staffordshire! Never ventured into the Poole Arms before. Something to do with the green tiled frontage I think. We called in after a fraught journey to Bristol to drop off our son and his... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was a nice pub where they served good food. Nice staff. The pub is located at the harbour and in a nice area to walk around in.

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poolearms, Owner at The Poole Arms, responded to this review

Thank you Ann for your kind words, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. Regards Bob & Maureen Kerr More

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