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The Bricklayers Arms, Poole - pub details

Bricklayers Arms

Address: 41, Parr St, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0JX [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21525) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Parkstone (0.2 miles), Poole (1.5 miles), Branksome (1.6 miles)

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I wasn't planning to come here. But after finding the Oakdale closed down last night, I moved onto the Bricklayers. This seems a lovely little village area and you can tell this used to be a fairly traditional pub. But the interior looks to have been modernised and brightened up. It's not all bad, but not entirely my cup of tea either. Some kid of ambient music was playing, which didn't seemed to fit in with the clientele's age group. 4 ales were on - Ringwood Best & Forty Niner, Hopback Summer Lightning and just as I was about to go an entire without seeing it in a pub - Sharps Doom Bar! I thought I ought to succumb to having a half of Forty Niner, as its a fairly local brew and had been on in most pubs. It was better than I had anticipated.
blue_scrumpy - 8 Jun 2015 20:43
Here's my tuppence worth - mostly negative, but I'm afraid that's how I feel !

Best thing about it is the real fire, the two comfortable armchairs next to it and the beer. Shame about the featureless, bland extension; also the loss of the nice garden at the back. The latter has been sold off (of course) and some nasty houses have been built there, leaving only a small, paved-over area to sit in.

If you stay in the front of the pub where you can't see the extension you can imagine it's still a nice place to be, if a little devoid of atmosphere and decent music for most of the time.

It feels to me as if the owner has 'sold the soul' of the pub for a quick buck, and has done the cheapest makeover possible. The Conservation Area cottages next door, owned by the pub, were allowed to fall down, and have now been demolished and replaced by one modern house. Not even the old bricks were utilised.

One of the worst things about this pub are the lavatories - the smell. There is one lobby door leading to the doors for both Ladies and Gents and you need to hold your breath as you enter the lobby area. As a woman I try not to use them, but if I have to I hold my breath from the moment I go into the lobby until I get into the Ladies. The smell must be unbearable in the Gents.

The washbasins are ridiculous - 'gee whizz' basins that lack any functionality - there is no room for your hands between the basin and the bottom of the tap so the water drenches you if you're not careful.

I'm sorry, I didn't want to be so negative but this pub has been ruined. Bring back landlords Geoff and Ruth from 'the old days.' Now they really knew how to run a pub, it had a great atmosphere and people kept coming back. I now prefer the BT, over the road.
localresident - 8 Dec 2012 14:02
Decent enough pub, bland ale choice.
pwilkins - 7 Jun 2012 12:22
Decent pub, but the Bermuda Triangle is much more special
Uncle_Dunkel - 21 Oct 2010 14:31
Wonderful place with nice outside seating at front and great big garden at back. But they have just dropped the London Pride and replaced it with Old Speckled Hen - graon. However at least there's still Ringwood Best and Summer Lightning.

Somehow it is more consistent than the Bermuda Triangle opposite - the Bricklayers may never hit the dizzy heights that sometimes the BT can but also it never seems to hit the (very occasional) low that i have experienced in the BT either.
Old_King_Cole - 6 Nov 2009 19:33

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