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The Quay Inn, Wareham

The Quay
BH20 4LP
Phone: 01929552735
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E TA left this review about The Quay Inn

Well described by Maldenman below, this listed Georgian building is an excellent example of a traditional Dorset town pub. Food is the standard pub fare plus they do steak nights on Tuesdays, plus they sell locally caught crab specials. The TV screens were showing BBC News. Three ales on were Landlord, Ringwood Best and Purbeck IPA, all in very good condition. Well worth a visit and an essential part of a town crawl.

On 18th November 2016 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Quay Inn

An attractive pub in an attractive setting, two rooms connected via an arched doorway, lowish beamed ceilings, the front room has a large exposed brick fireplace, patterned carpet and regular seating. Décor has the usual framed stuff, of particular note was a picture of an enormous 203lb sturgeon which was apparently caught nearby in the River Frome to the front of the pub. The side room has rather cheap looking laminate flooring, another smaller fireplace, chunky tables with flowers in small vases. Menus suggest this is now the preferred dining area, a couple of smaller tables were without. Décor here includes old pictures of the pub in it's days under Strong & Co of Romsey.
There are two banks of handpumps, beers repeated, Ringwood BB, Timothy Taylor Landlord and Purbeck Jurassic Joule (£3.10). Boxes of cider, Joe's cider, Dorset Dabinett, Fiery Fox and Broad Oak. Food looked fairly priced with steaks from £12.95, F&C £10.95.
Garden to the rear, the outdoor seating to the front would be a great spot with views of the river apart from that view being obscured by parked cars.
A nice pub however, friendly service and amusingly so dog friendly that at one point group after group entered seeking lunch towing a hound that virtual bedlam ensued, especially when one was brought in off lead which was so giddy as to be hilarious. I don't however suggest this happens most days.

On 1st July 2014 - rating: 6
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Quay Inn

A stylish white rendered Georgian styled cottage, with green paint work and dormer windows. It had front and back patio areas. Like PSM below, i visited when the music festival was taking place in the quay area.

The interior has two rooms forming an L-shape and both are in white and wood panel, with beams. The one room is for dining and has a wood floor and fireplace, the other room is a bar/lounge, with a fireplace and a sofa. Some old photos were dotted about and the TV wasn't on. The service was functional at best, and i put this down to the busy nature of the pub - the place was rammed with a good mixed clientele. Sadly, beer was served in plastic glasses, but at least it wasn't a Carl*ng glass! I didn't eat here so can't comment on that.

Beer; tap stuff, With Purbeck IPA, Sharpes Doombar and Bingwood Bitter - the Doombar was fine.

The kind of place i would go to eat and drink, rather than just drink, although i would pop in for a pint - definately on a more quiet day though

On 19th December 2010 - no rating submitted
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Wareham, 0.72 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Holton Heath, 3.22 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Hamworthy, 7.36 miles, 2 hr 22 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Quay Inn, Wareham
18th Nov 2016, 08:00
Review submitted by E TA
1st Jul 2014, 19:49
Review submitted by Malden man

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 18 October 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 01 July 2014 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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