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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on recomendation for an evening meal. Welcomed by the bar staff as we entered the busy bar. Lovely atmosphere and a good choice of decent beers. The food , mainly fish, was excellent with prompt and friendly service. Thank you. We will return!

Thank DroitwichRD
Epsom, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Came here after a friend recommended it. It was excellent seafood and brilliant service. There is a friendly and warming atmosphere in a pub-like setting. The menu is limited but the food is of the highest (& tastiest) quality. If you're in Poole and you like seafood this is the place to visit. Highly recommend.

Thank Rebecca C
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a wonderful lunchtime meal with two friends recently. Excellent prompt service from a lovely young lady who was polite and professional. It appeared nothing was too much trouble. We will be back!

Thank BournemouthDavid
Poole, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What better way to warm yourself up than with a scrumptious haddock pot and a pint. Debbie and carl are so welcoming and friendly, Michelle was cooking and always does a fantastic job, chefs can adjust most dishes to suit any dietary needs, and the pub is always warm in the winter!

1 Thank jade g
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an evening meal at this fabulous pub which is covered in green tiles outside. East to find. Debbie and Dan looked after us on the evening. We had superb fish soup with bread for starters. A meal in itself. Followed by excellent homemade fish pie. Husband says the beer is good too. I opted for a lovely crisp... More 

1 Thank Pauline E
Bransgore, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice range of seafood, the wife loves the prawn sandwich and I love the fish stew. If you want a snack plenty small dishes like sprats on toast. Beers okay

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

The pub is quaint and on the waterfront. is is very welcoming and the food is surperb with reasonable prices

1 Thank trouble2016
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The green tiles cladding this very old pub may give an incorrect impression, but if you love fish and shellfish this is the best place on The Quay, with very competitive prices for the freshest food. Debbie and Kate are warm and friendly hosts and work hard to keep the customers happy. This is an historic pub and the furniture... More 

1 Thank BM W
North Scituate, Rhode Island
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever in Poole don't go here you have missed out on a great experience! The seafood casserole was amazing and a must try!

Thank mszymanski42
Spalding, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fish is the dish here. We had the smoked haddock dishes and they were excellent. The veg was slightly more al dente than I would have preferred but only a minor constructive criticism. We definitely recommend the Poole Arms on quality quantity and price.

1 Thank David L

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
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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