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The Grove Tavern, Southbourne - pub details

Grove Tavern

Address: Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH6 3QS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2754) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Pokesdown (0.5 miles), Christchurch (1.8 miles), Bournemouth (2.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.7/10 (rated by 15 users)
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Is now a BREWHOUSE AND KITCHEN which brews a substantial range of beers on the premises and does food as well.
Steamer1 - 12 Jul 2016 11:28
Gangsters, druggies, scum, etc., etc. Seems just the pub for Pond Life 'Classic Punk Riding on a New Wave' Well, we all like a bit of church music, don't we?
So, here is your chance to get groovy down at the Grove Tavern with some splendidly innocent and beautiful music by Pond Life at the Grove Tavern on Saturday, 7th February 2015, from 9 p.m.. And then there's a rave up.
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geoffreyhants - 13 Jan 2015 13:39
Interesting reviews, as this place isn't too bad. Yep, Boscombe and Southbourne have some true scum, but there's no real evidence that there are more in here than anywhere else. At least this place is individual, plays its own music, isn't a chain slave, serves ESTRELLA and has great bar staff!! This place is good and is on the high street and right by the sea- come on! Those who are saying avoid are obviously frightened of their own shadows. This gets a cracking 6 from me- and that is really really unusual. We need more of these places in britain.
alezilla - 8 Jan 2011 20:49
"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy."

An absolute cesspit that self-respecting Southbourne locals avoid. Imagine the really bad pubs in Boscombe, but transplanted into Southbourne. That's it. Having the Grove Tavern around makes sleepy Southbourne far more dangerous and criminogenic.

The Grove Tavern is frequented by old lags, wannabe gangsters, Methadone users, foulmouthed über-drunks, and the occasional misguided foreign tourists. If you value your safety at all, stay away.
SouthbourneSocialist - 5 Nov 2010 01:53
This place has undergone a marked improvement since my last visit. The Ringwood 49er - which was 'only' £2.80 a pint compared with £3.05 for a pint of Ringwood Best in The Royalty - and Wells Bombardier were well kept. The staff were friendly and hard working and most of the more menacing people who used to drink in here seem to have moved on.
johnkn7 - 29 Oct 2010 18:43

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