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Bakers Arms, Bournemouth

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Open again.Now called The Four Horsemen.Real ales and live music most nights.
paulaledrinker - 20 Jul 2016 12:15
It's closed - what a shame as it was very good once-upon-a-time and must have so much real ale potential in a town of few decent outlets.
mcroyal - 12 Apr 2014 12:25
Not got a lot to say positive about this place. Perhaps the landlord only likes locals?

Wouldn't go there again!
scubaace - 28 Jul 2011 18:57
Nice friendly pub, (except for the one drunk) good drag artiste, will visit again when in the area
riach - 20 Sep 2009 18:34
A friendly gay pub. One well kept cask ale which is a rarity in a gay pub. Worth a visit.
alexw - 14 Sep 2009 09:57
This pub now has a new landlord, not sure if the bar staff are the same as before.Could be worth a visit as good Ringwoods beer.
Which is rare in the Triangle area of town.
paulaledrinker - 6 Jun 2009 13:45
This has to be one of the rudest landlords ive ever come across ! Not a bad pint awful food !
farehamjohn - 31 May 2009 15:09
My wife and I popped in during Bank Holiday lunchtime. Great value food, and the Lasagne tasted homemade. Top quality pint of Ringwoods. Barman (Landlord?) was very friendly. Will go again when we are next in Bournemouth. This is a real pub, but I agree that it could do with some redecoration.
FrankDS - 5 May 2009 11:50
Been a few times, always excellent real ale. The pub quiz can be long and boring.....
pioneer - 13 Jan 2009 19:33
great little pub, staff v friendly, landlord opinionated! not a bad thing. sunday lunch excellent.

bmouth1 - 14 Sep 2008 21:20
A lovely warm and friendly pub, an ideal starting place for a night out in Bournemouths Triangle area, well known for its gay night life
charity - 6 Sep 2008 13:38
Sure, it's a gay bar, but just a load of old queens, nothing in your face.
Not bad if you just want a quiet pint.
chopin - 15 Jan 2008 17:21
Bournemouth amater boxing club, used to be above this pub, when known as the Pembroke Arms.
Tiring slog up the hill to get to it.
eddiehanbury - 13 Dec 2007 18:25
lorak - 2 Jul 2007 10:57
Its a gay pub alright - didn't take long to work that one out, especially when one of our crew had ran to join us and came in sweating and panting, he raised more than just eyebrows.
I was pleasantly surprised to see Pedigree on tap, but sadly it hadn't travelled very well.
londinieres - 29 Jun 2007 19:35
There are very few real pubs in Bournemouth, although the town centre contains large numbers of bars. The Bakers Arms looks like a pub, as indeed it is, although it seems to cater mainly for keg or lager drinkers. It is said to be a gay pub, although I did not know this when I went in.
stanley_C - 6 Oct 2006 21:00
BADLY in need of refurbishment. Landlord friendly
david1972a - 6 Jul 2006 14:43
A curious pub - Only noticed after going in that it was a gay pub. Is quite grotty, but not necessarily a bad thing - It had all the components of an old mans pub ie. Dishellved punters, lots of smoke, jukebox. Which I like very much,

So on my one visit, it seemed OK.
TheGP - 23 Jul 2005 21:39
Hmmm. A little suspicious that three of the "it's great" postings below are at the same time and date... ? Methinks an employee is trying to unfairly big it up and give drinkers the WRONG impression!
weekendboozer - 14 Jun 2005 14:19
Brilliant atmosphere. Carry on !!
James - 9 Apr 2004 03:44
Terrible place, went in for drink recently and the conversation went dead. Never felt so unwelcome in a pub
Matt - 26 Mar 2004 22:29
Good Food at Lunchtimes, and a great atmosphere at night.
Fiona - 20 Mar 2004 06:29
Great guy's
I am female, and straight, but had a great night out !!
Lynne - 20 Mar 2004 06:22
I disagree, very "straight friendly" a nicer bunch of lads that you will ever meet
Eddie - 20 Mar 2004 06:18
Very Gay and Straight Friendly, the BEST "Gay Bar" in Bournemouth!!
anonymous - 16 Mar 2004 04:18
a gay pub and unlike many gay pubs not that "straight" friendly
ian - 11 Jul 2003 16:07

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