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The Poole Arms

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19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If it's fish you want this is the place...excuse the pun. Moved to Poole 4 months ago and eaten in here quite a few time...slowly making my way through the superb menu and specials board...

Thank Owen M
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This restaurant is quite small but with a good buzz about it. The seating area is quite cramped when all tables are taken as they were when we visited. The staff were all very welcoming, friendly and efficient and the choice of fish available was varied. The starters were well presented and the mains looked huge on the plate. There... More 

Thank Hugh D
Pershore, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

During our recent visit to Poole we were fortunate to try the food at this pub on the quay. Good selection of fresh fish dishes cooked to order. So good that we ate here again the following night.

Thank Keith B
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

lovely fish restaurant in an old setting of poole harbour. Excellent fish and wonderful soup. Service with a smile. Reasonable prices. Informal and friendly and several locals around.

Thank buhalid
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely pub, with a nice friendly atmosphere. The beer was great too. Although we didn't eat, the food that was coming out looked gorgeous.

Thank Shaun A
Burnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

During the recent Vintage festival, we wanted a break from the busy crowd and the outdoor tables at Poole Arms were perfect. Drinks and food were served reasonably quickly considering how crowded it was. Our food was cooked to perfection and it was a great experience overall.

Thank Chrisna_Mason
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice old pub with lots of old photos and feeling like an old haunt. Right on the front which is handy, but tourity. The food was a good attempt but not great.

Thank Linden25
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been dropped by the Poole Pottery and wanted somewhere for lunch. Along the quay side are many restaurants and pubs most belonging to chains. However, we went for the Poole Arms as I had remembered eating there a long time ago. Not my choice of green tiles for the outside of the building but it makes it stand... More 

Thank cypriotpal
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can't get better fish dishes than here but the service is dreadful. It took about 45 minutes for our meal to arrive. Food was worth the wait but its a shame the service is always so slow.

Thank julie W
Greater London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is a bit quaint with some unexpected assets but the overall impression is very positive. It's unusual to find a real seafood restaurant with such a wholehearted devotion to offering a menu of very good fare; this one. Service was good, the beers on offer were very good especially the St Austell 'Proper Job' IPA. We would certainly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $37
Bar, Seafood, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 673450
The oldest and best family run fresh fish and seafood Bar/Restaurant on Poole Quay. If you love fresh fish and seafood this is the best, no batter on the fish and not a chip in sight.Fresh local fish and shellfish,Oysters,Crab,Lobster, fish soup pies and seafood casserole.

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