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The Poole Arms

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$$ - $$$
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19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
12:00 pm - 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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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Food was amazing piping hot and tasty ...on a really cold winters day just what you needed. Although this pub is very small the staff are very friendly and you're always sure of a warm welcome. Was a little disappointed in the mulled cider but otherwise all good.

Thank lef2412
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I were very lucky to get a table by just walking in. I would recommend pre booking to guarantee a table. The hosts were friendly and welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. The room was packed and the atmosphere was very warm and friendly. Then the food arrived! It was amazing. Best sea food for miles, cooked... More 

1 Thank 2Typhoon2
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had a meal for two. Excellent choice of locally sourced fish. The staff could not be more helpful. Strongly recommend booking as they have limited tables. Also they are about half the price of places with "names"

1 Thank SummertimebluesUk
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fresh, home-cooked fish. Disappointed no oysters. Smoked haddock fillet truly delicious. Smoked haddock pie had a few bones - served still,bubbling hot with melted cheese on top.

1 Thank DMOliver
Coventry, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood cooked really well! Reasonable priced too! A good old fashioned pub that hasn't fallen foul to the modernisations that strip the soul out of many a pub. The staff are really friendly and very attentive. I would recommend this place to everyone, a real gem.

1 Thank pennyfairless
Poole, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for our Valentines evening meal. We were so glad we had booked as all of the tables were taken. The atmosphere was lovely. The food was excellent, very tasty and beautifully presented. The service we had was friendly and nothing too much trouble. What a lovely evening we had at the Poole Arms.

1 Thank Julie L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good english pub that does not have chips on its menu thank god Friendly people behind bar Great sea food and fresh veg & salad Thank you Poole Arms

1 Thank Roger B
Poole, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real pub with a menu that is a seafood lovers dream (sorry for the vegetarians though!). The food is wonderfully cooked and served with a smile. The portions are plentiful and the prices are proper pub prices. Not for the romantics but a real astronomic delight.

1 Thank Mary C
Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in January and enjoyed a lovely, freshly cooked lunch outside in the winter sunshine. Young ladies behind the bar were very friendly and chatty, providing advice on the menu and local ales. Tip: if the weather is good, try and sit outside and soak up the ambience of the quayside position.

1 Thank sallyannecole
Poole, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmoshere, good real ale and beers. A good Dorset locals watering and eating establishment . Best in Winter and Spring as there too many grockles in Summer :-)

1 Thank CoxswainBailey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $35
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, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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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