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Samsons Bar, Springbourne

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Hard to believe this place as the plush South-Western Hotel, which it was back in the seventies, with an old boy playing a grand piano as you walked in the front door. More like something from Dodge City now. Must be yet another candidate for closure and demolition.
2BFrank - 3 Apr 2010 14:14
Boring, personality-free pub. Unfriendly staff. Probably Bournemouth's worst pub.
simonpieman - 23 Feb 2008 21:46
Going downhill fast from a low base. A pub to avoid. A blot on the landscape for those arriving in Bournemouth by train.
martindavis - 9 Dec 2007 17:59
This popular Bournemouth bar was in the news for all the wrong reasons on 11 July 2007 when the manager was stabbed in the back and received fatal injuries.
stanley_C - 13 Jul 2007 11:31
Now re-named The Lions Head. No expense spared on the sign eh?
johnkn7 - 3 Nov 2006 08:49
reply to skin BLU is the finest man i have eve seen and NO fool
goth - 15 Dec 2004 22:11
the best boozer in bournemouth.
petersoakell - mrvivid@yahoo.com - 6 Jul 2004 13:17
top pub, Blu is a fool, but the rest of the staff are cool, hi Danny!
Skin - 16 Jun 2004 11:38
A small but friendly corner bar in Springbourne. Two pool tables, internet access, live football on big screen and joined on to the Villa nightclub which has bands playing regularly.
Jonny - 16 Apr 2004 17:01
it is not a yank scank its a bournemouth babe house p.s also won the pool league for the last three years.. nice pub if you are new to the area ..very friendly staff and managers especialy Blu he's fine
anonymous - 19 Jan 2004 01:35
Pseudo Yank crap. Only thing in its favour is the proximity to the train station. It used to be the finest in a previous incarnation as The Phoenix. RIP.
UTC - 9 Sep 2003 15:54
Brilliant Pub-many a quiet night spent in there. Nice people too!!
Claire - 5 Sep 2003 11:36
Staff from the local shops are often seen in here! Good for pool.
Jon - 17 Aug 2003 18:36
This place was once known as the South Western and was a decent boozer. It then had a refurb and morphed into Zonkers (no,really) and on entering I was greeted with the surreal sight of the barmaids rattling tambourines as they worked. Even that was preferrable to the doss house it is these days.
johnkn7 - 28 May 2003 21:26
the best pool bar in bournemouth
gunnar - 27 Apr 2003 20:09
great music and great pool
danny - 7 Mar 2003 21:34
All live footy through out this week, on HUGE screen 7ft by 7ft!!
sara - 3 Feb 2003 21:06
just been there and its great, near the station so you can get home easily. Food is great, unbeatable but the landlord is what you must come see!!!
chloe - 3 Feb 2003 21:02
its cool
its friendly
it kicks butt at pool so come and try our pool tables
chloe - 3 Feb 2003 20:59
The best pub in town {by far}
chloe - 3 Feb 2003 20:54

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