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The Poole Arms, Poole - pub details

Poole Arms

Address: The Quay, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1HJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4705) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Poole (0.6 miles), Hamworthy (1.8 miles), Parkstone (2 miles)

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No change inside except for the beers.
I had not seen Flack Manor (a local brewery) beers before, so it was good to see their Hedge Hop and Flacks Double Drop.
Dorset's Jurassic and Proper Job made up the choice.
Enjoyed a cheddar ploughman's with crusty bread.
fugglehops - 14 Jan 2018 15:17
A real gem of a pub. The only real one on the quay.
Good beers on these days (Proper Job and Double Drop plus Ringwood) and the food is fantastic. Friendly and efficient staff.
There's the usual Dorset arrangements with toilets (see previous review) - one for ladies and one for gents (it's outside accessed from the alley). A definite step back in time.
Overall a 8/10.
Old_King_Cole - 10 Nov 2015 22:39
Interesting pub from the outside and I remember the inside from years ago with the light coloured wood. V quiet on Weds and Thursday evening... Had a Ringwood beer, just the one as the couple of locals seemed a bit odd as they sat at the end of the bar on their perch. Only 1 toilet?
Bernie5 - 3 Mar 2014 15:55
The same three beers that 'Blackthorn' saw were present again.
Quite busy in there one Tuesday lunchtime.
Food looked good but we settled for sandwiches (also good).
fugglehops - 13 Oct 2013 22:03
An unusual looking pub covered in green tiling on Poole’s popular quay front, it makes the most of it’s position with outside seating to enjoy the views. It has a somewhat more traditional feel than many of the brasher bars nearby, and was quite quiet when we visited on a recent Sunday evening, with only half a dozen other punters in. The downside of this was that the two young barmaids were so bored they appeared almost comatosed, and it took them some time to notice that a punter did want serving on occasions. A similarly lackadaisical attitude was displayed when wiping down the tables – I can’t believe she actually wiped around the beer mats rather than bothering to move them! Together with the very quiet background music, you almost felt as though you had to talk in a whisper to avoid disturbing anyone. An unusual situation for a pub.

The interior is mostly wood panelled and has a slightly nautical feel reminiscent of a ship’s cabin with white wood panelling on the ceiling and an old ship’s wheel on the wall. The theme is continued with a number of old black and white photos of ships on the walls as well as a few of old Poole. The floor is old flagstones and there were flower pots on the window sills. Behind the wood panelled bar an old brick fire-place, although this has been blocked in and is now using as shelving for the bottles of spirits.

Beers on tap were Fortyniner and Best from Ringwood along with Wickwar’s BOB. The solitary cider was Stowford Press.
Blackthorn - 1 Aug 2013 08:47

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