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The Kings Arms, Wallisdown - pub details

Kings Arms

Address: 252 Wallisdown Road, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH10 4HZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 2693) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Branksome (1.5 miles), Bournemouth (2.4 miles), Parkstone (2.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 4.6/10 (rated by 14 users)
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Was in there today18/3/2014 goals to see that all the previous comments and reviews have been addressed in deed since the later part of 2013 there has been a complete revamp of the pub and new staff indeed where I was once dreading going in ,its now a pleasure good well cooked and reasonabilly priced as well well done all turning what was once a dive into a happy eating place will definitely be coming back again.
vicky2014 - 18 Mar 2014 19:30
Went to this pub today for lunch as we were passing through the Bournemouth area. We went into the lounge area as we had a three year old child with us. It wasn't too busy as I suspect the first lunch hour rush was over. We ordered our meals at 1.45pm and sat with our drinks waiting for them to arrive. After 45 minutes with a restless child we asked at the bar if we would have to wait much longer and were told the meals would be with us in 5 minutes. They then came out with meals for the people on the next table who had arrived about half an hour after us. I think these people were locals so not sure if this meant they got preferential treatment. We waited another ten minutes then went to the bar and again asked how much longer ithe food would take and were told it was being plated up. True enough they brought out the first two meals, a long delay before the third meal and even a longer wait for the child's meal. I had cajun chicken on a bed of very bland, unimaginative salad. Surely nowadays people can make a salad more exciting than a plate full of iceberg lettuce with a few slices of cucumber and tomato. I wouldn't recommend this pub for food, especially if you are in a hurry!
Bluebell744 - 16 Oct 2011 19:46
I visited this pub before going in for an interview with AUCB. We spotted this place on the road, and decided it would be a good place to stop off.

We entered through the 'garden'. The quotes are because this is streaching the term a lot. It's been a long time since ive seen any pub make absoloutely no effort with the outside space, especially after the smoking ban. The grass was growing in clumps, and had obviously been trampled to death, and was in desperate need of, not so much attention, as starting from scratch.
Entering the bar, you could see instantly that it was a chain pub, which i have no strong objection too. Someone had obviously put a lot of money into the refurbishment, though sadly, this was now in a terrible state, everything was near breaking or already broken.
Being as i had an interview, i decided alcohol was a bad idea, so i had a coke, served in a generous 12oz, and for a reasonable price.
The staff member i met was polite and friendly, and we soon settled outside to enjoy our bevereges in the sun, smoke a few cigarettes, and chill out for a bit.
On balance, at this point, i would have given this pub a 5/10, a general 'meh', but i decided i needed the loo, so off i went.

The toilets were filthy, and in a terrible state of repair, the doors werent even attached to the wall, quite the worst ive ever seen. They say you should judge a place's kitchen by it's toilet, well judging by this, im just saying it was a good thing i wasnt eating there!

On balance: awful.

@annonamous barman/maid

I have to say, as a barman with a great deal of experience, i find your comment troubling.

When I started, it was a *legal* right of the customer to 20 mins drinking up time. Whilst this is no longer so, i do feel that it is simply common courtesy to allow this. If you sell a pint at time, then you should allow the customer time to drink it, 10 mins is simply not enough. That said, even if they go beyond this, there is absoloutely no call to be rude. - And saying that it is 'one of the best', is simply laughable.
chootastic - 26 May 2010 15:20
The "snorting" noises coming from behind a locked cubicle door on a friday night says it all really! never going back.
mmmvodka - 18 May 2010 10:22
What do they do to the beer in here? The Marstons Pedigree is absolutely rank. It has had the effect of putting me off the stuff altogether.
johnkn7 - 5 Sep 2008 19:38

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