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The Harbour Lights, Bournemouth - pub details

Harbour Lights

Address: Imax, Pier Approach, Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 2AA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25413) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bournemouth (0.8 miles), Branksome (2.1 miles), Pokesdown (2.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.7/10 (rated by 9 users)
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user reviews of the Harbour Lights, Bournemouth

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Blimey ,what do come people expect. I have been there a few times with my niece as ITS a child friendly place. People moan about the service and food BUT YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR !!!!. My niece loves the play area and small portions of food. I never go for the food myself but its all about her and not the establishment. If your paying ONE star prices then DON'T expect FIVE star treatment. I will give this a 10 rating as for my niece its perfect !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bjg1001 - 30 Jan 2010 09:42
To be closed soon as the building it is in has been bought by the local council, and will be re-developed.
justdarkbeer - 20 Jan 2010 12:48
One of the worst places i have ever been in in my life. Children charging around screaming, unfriendly and incompetant staff, rubbish beer and probally the worst food I have ever been served (the garlic mayonnaise I was served with my chicken burger had actually started to solidify). Its only redeeming feature is the sea view which is quite good.
clarkey_cat - 16 Apr 2008 12:07
I'm afraid this is a pub to avoid! True, its location makes for very pleasant views of teh pier, the beachand the sea, and there is a balcony which must be packed in summer. However, there are several important reservations. The beer is under so much blanket pressure it is actually unpleasant, and I was served a pint with between one and two fingers space at the top - the manager had to top up the glass, as the bar man ended up spilling more thanhe put into the glass! The food was, quite frankly, awful, really awful. The steak, usually the safe option, was so tenderised it had lost all structure, and yet managed to be both tough and tasteless. It was served with three (yes, three) small reheated onion rings and cold chips. The chicken fajitas, though well presented, were so swimming in oil, that we had to drain this off into a bowl we had to ask for. This was problably the worst pub meal I can remember having - ever - and not an experience I will repeat. Having said that, the service was incredibly prompt - something like three or four minutes after ordering (read into that what you will!), and their desire to clear your plates away was equally exemplary (though the waitress was hanging around waiting for us to finish, despite the pub only being about a quarter full, was somewhat disconcerting). Go for the view, and the view alone, or go with your eyes wide open - not a place I can recommend, I'm afraid.
kneipejaeger - 28 Feb 2007 09:03
very similiar to brewers fayre. No real atmosphere but caters well for families and holiday makers with a wacky warehouse and great sea views. During the summer holidays its a great place to view the fireworks from the balcony. Only eaten there once recently but food was served very fast and service was good. Bar service takes a bit longer depending on which section of the bar they choose to serve from!
Nb It is up two flights of stairs and the lift at the front of the building always seems to be out of action!
anonymous - 3 Sep 2006 15:36

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