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has the same toliets as featured in trainspotting likely candidate to be flogged off
Pubpunk2018 - 26 Mar 2018 21:08
Standard Wetherspoons that has some interesting beers on my visit, though didn't notice too many that were local. Will pop in again if passing.
Oakman100 - 23 Apr 2014 20:48
Went in on Tuesday evening - dead as dead can be and the bar staff we similarly matched to the atmos. Tried a pint of Status Quo Piledriver, very excellent. Due to lack of atmosphere/punters this was the only pint we had.
Bernie5 - 3 Mar 2014 15:49
Good breakfast in here.
Like having a drink in a libary.
Served quickly good start to day.
rainbowian - 7 May 2013 12:20
We allways call in here when we come to pool for the bike night finals but never again, got there at 11 in the morning and sat out the back, wot a mistake that was, it was full of screaming kids and mums who didnt give a toss except who was buying the next beer. Never seen so many pissed people at that time of the morning.
1275TURBO - 18 Jul 2012 15:53
Wasnt too impressed by this large pub. The place was packed (Tuesday afternoon) so must be a regulars pub. Beer garden was large and I suppose its nice in summer. Beer selection ok and was quiet good, lots of kids in + buggies I suppose its a family pub. Toilets were ok and the staff seemed ok
Not a place for a quiet drink . Beers were expensive compered to The Quay
noggin46 - 18 Dec 2011 11:12
I did just what 'the wandering barman' advised below.
Spoon pubs are normally dark inside, this one is like the black hole of Calcutta.
And I think I know why. They don't want you to see their usual clientèle.
Just had time to notice they did have a better choice of beer than the Quay.
fugglehops - 10 Oct 2011 22:09
Turn around ........Walk out...
the_wandering_barman - 25 Jul 2011 10:19
Crawl starts here. Good selection of ales (several on pump) decent pint of Titanic. Very inexpensive for the ales (£2.10). Place flooded with locals if you want a laugh. No music. If you want to follow our crawl, next pub Foundry Arms.
R.Swipe - 26 Mar 2011 14:59
went in on a friday late afternoon wanted ringwood old thumper just sold out fortyniner not ready for serving so had to settled for abbot which was ok.easy pub to find just off the high street and next to sainsbury ok jd spoons but the quay is a lot better
forestwood - 23 Oct 2010 15:07
Converted library just off the high street with pleasant outside area. Clean and smart inside, which cannot be taken for granted with a spoons.
Have had some great beers in here on occasion, although it is hit and miss. A bit above the average.
Uncle_Dunkel - 21 Oct 2010 14:56
Oh dear, what a place. There was a big Friday lunchtime crowd in which wasn't reflected in the level of staff so there was a big wait. All the beers were of the dull standard Spoons type, no specials and the only locals were the Marstons Ringwood that you can get anywhere in town, total lack of imagination and the quality was particularly bad, I managed to get one changed but then gave up when another was bad. Disaster area.
imdownthepub - 29 May 2010 10:08
Well, I liked it. Food good. Beer great. Price - wow!
headstandking - 4 Oct 2009 20:51
was very quite for a town centre spoons perhaps due to a sister pub on the quay five mins away, beers were good service was quick due to lack of punters crowding round the bar, I had a really nice lasagne which was one of the cheaper items on the menu my wife had salmon one of the dearest which was dried out and rank so as usual in these places you're taking a chance with the food
vinnnie - 18 Aug 2009 12:47
A recent visit during the beer festival forced a revote, the service was good and my usual moan about the real ale being too cold didnt happen. The beer was at an excellent temperature and the 'White Horse' that I was served there, is my pick of the best for the festival. We even stayed to eat and the food was good too. 7/10
Nurke - 21 Nov 2008 09:28
Cold wet Saturday lunchtime...the place was full. ..but the atmosphere was comfortable. Not too long to wait for food. Beers were fine. Staff very busy but no problem.
southfields - 4 Nov 2008 10:08
poorly kept beer....stupid and rude staff...rubbish food and full of the scum of poole....avoid..
clarkey_cat - 7 Oct 2008 15:52
For those on a pub crawl in Poole by train or bus, I recommend making the Lord Wimborne your last port of call rather than the first.
There are much better pubs in the old town and quay, this one is merely okay for that last pint.
anonymous - 22 Aug 2008 20:59
Food is generally poor and subject to very long waits, 40 mins for a simple starter, an hour for main course!! Duty manager was very offended by complaint and asked "what could he do about it" i.e NOTHING. Beers are mediocre and service generally poor. "Beer garden" is full of dirty tables, waste food and rubbish, not to mention copious seeaguls!!
TGG - 3 Jul 2008 16:57
What a crap place!
Attracts the worst that Poole has to offer. OK, so the prices are low, but so are the standards.
The place is filled with lager swilling DSS, single mums with prams, etc.
Its loud and dirty inside, so try sitting on the tables outside: They're covered in seagull crap. Only went here once (never again). Whilst sitting outside, a young couple plus baby sat on the next table - The kid was sick all over the table and the parents just moved to the next table to finish their chips. Nice.
nomadic_boozer - 14 Apr 2008 15:07
Started in here on a girlie weekend from Kent, literally for a bite to eat. It's a nice set up for a Wetherspoons with the upstairs looking over the downstairs but the staff are so slow - is that a contractual obligation for Wetherspoons staff I wonder? Anyway, after my friend and I were harrassed by a toothless wonder who asked "are you twins?", we ate and ran.

Again, cheap drinks but not much else going on. The 'fish' parade that happened to go past while we were eating was the best thing about it as it had funky music blaring out!
anonymous - 25 Sep 2007 11:51
Have tried Witherspoons in Weymouth and they are good.
Walked into this place, with a bucket catching urine flowing through a hole in the celing, the two bar staff were over-worked, when we did eventualy get served we were told that the food would be about ten minutes, bloke next to me said don't believe it I've been waiting thirty-five minutes for Fish and Chips.
We made a mistake of sitting by the kichin door, the floor was filthy, the glasses were disgusting.
This is one pub that should be shut down and cleaned up, and decent manager put in.
As for the food it was the worst I've ever had. All I can say is that I'm glad Asda on the way out of town has toilets.

Please take my advice donot use this pub for food it is a danger to your health.

rating would be minus 5 if I could.
truckerphil - 11 Jul 2007 18:52
Crap staff-gormless and couldn't give a s##t. dirty pub-what is it with spoons and wiping the tables?
mikeyn - 18 Jun 2007 20:13
Been here a few times during the summer. Not a snob but cheap beer attracts all sorts. Walked into the bar with my 4 year old to be met by an old boy just having been glassed. Prefer coming here during the summer when it's nice to sit outside.
Bob_the_Bodger - 21 Feb 2007 21:58
Went in here today,no serviettes or tea spoons in the cutlery trays,my girlfriend was served with a plate of bbq chicken and chips instead of a chicken baguette.It was 20 minutes before anyone emptied the already full ashtray and we had to wipe the table clean ourselves. The barmaid couldn't work out how to serve a pint of beer and half a shandy and swore at the customer. Chips were cold but food wasn't bad overall,just has bone idle and rude staff.
anonymous - 13 Dec 2006 20:19
Truly terrible - came here after going to their sister house 'The Quay' during the recent beer festival. The place was heaving and only 2 barstaff were trying to fend them off. The card on the bar proudly announced that they had 3 of the festival ales on and they were different to the ones the Quay was running (good!) - when I asked though, 2 of them were off and the 3rd tasted like it was going to go soon, drank our drinks and returned to The Quay (via The Brewhouse and The Queens Head - much nicer)
Nurke - 3 Nov 2006 14:03
Everytime I vist this place he tables are full of dirty glasses and plates, when the bar staff are stood chating, and the food is horrible never looks fresh, Cheap Drinks, Cheap Food = Cheap place
0poole0 - 22 Oct 2006 15:57
Cheap food and cheap beer, usually I cant find too much fault with that, however - they suffer from the Spoon's usual problem in that they keep the ale too cold, I find it depressing to find a place serving East Street Cream thats so cold its robbed of its flavour
Nurke - 18 Sep 2006 10:45
Typical wetherspoons. cheap food well kept cheap Real Ale
alewhale - 24 Jul 2006 22:06
Usual Wetherspoons fayre. Not the best clientelle in the world, but the ale is always good. Do wish they wouldn't use oven chips with everything
david1972a - 6 Jul 2006 14:19
Visited on a Tuesday-steaknight. The table was grubby and the menu was sticky from dried spilt drink. Bar service slow, steak was fatty with large amount of gristle and chips were soggy. Disappointing evening ended without any coffee because the machine had broken. Not at all the standard I had come to expect from The Lord Wimborne.
Rosie - 12 Apr 2006 08:58
Always busy when we are on holiday in early September, always have good service. Beer and food very good. Interesting decor.
Whistle - 29 Dec 2005 13:02
Not the worst Spoons that I've been in by a long chalk. Decently kept Pedigree at £1.65 a pint was a bonus and they had numerous plasma screens dotted about the place which is unusual for a Spoons pub.
johnkn7 - 8 Apr 2005 17:23
The lord wimborne is a great town centre pub with great beer prices and great food. the place is very lively on a friday and sat eve/night.
borderline - 23 Feb 2005 19:11
Good pub,good food use this place quite a lot and will do so until the smoking ban.Cant relax with a pint without a fag.
anonymous - 5 Feb 2005 19:36
Another pastel shades take on the Wetherspoons theme, this shopping centre pub features an nice patio out back. Look out for the "this is not a door bell" sign on the doorbell
Mike - 18 Aug 2002 12:17

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