User name:



Sign in with Facebook

Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW

Chat about:
pubs galore bar with Mobyduck on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Four Horsemen
Image posted by E TA
Submitted on Saturday, 22nd November 2014
With picture contributions to 630 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (7 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Four Horsemen, Bournemouth

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
77-79 Commercial Road
Phone: 01202900676
Correct details

Served areas

Tweets by The Four Horsemen
Four Horsemen Pub Four Horsemen Pub 2-4-1 on our Rocktails from 5pm onwards, go ahead and treat yo's a bank holiday after all! 12:48 PM Apr 20th 2019 from Facebook
View the full twitter feed for Four Horsemen Pub

Reviews of The Four Horsemen (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

E TA left this review about The Four Horsemen

Originally The Bakers Arms, this single-width Victorian terraced house has a ground floor bar, well described below, and a basement bar which serves as a function room; the bar counter in the latter only opens when functions or live music or DJ acts are in progress. Three gravity fed casks behind the bar, a selection of European and British beers and two ciders on draft. Food is the down-market burger style, not expensive and fine for a quick lunch or early dinner. The drinks were well kept, though the draught drinks were a bit too cold. Staff were pleasant, the customers a very mixed bag. It's a good place to include in a crawl and makes a useful day-time bolthole.

On 13th August 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2600 recommendations about 2573 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Quinno _ left this review about The Four Horsemen

The big new noise on the Bournemouth pub scene (‘scene’ being a pretty flexible term here). It’s a fairly small main room with some additional (unexplored) downstairs seating. Mix of ledge, high table and sofa seating. Framed invertebrates on the walls plus a large snake skin. Busy and buzzy on our late evening visit, with students and hipsters making up a large chunk of the clientele. And well they might, as live music and DJ nights were heavily advertised. The bar area is at the far end, hosting four stillaged barrels with two ales actually on, Harbour IPA and Otley Oxymoron which both drank well (usually stillage in pubs = trouble). Also loads of upscale keg and bottle options. I quite liked this one and in a town as dull for pubs as Bournemouth, it’s well-worth checking out.

On 25th November 2014 - rating: 7
[User has posted 4042 recommendations about 4030 pubs]

Please Note: This review is over a year old.

Pub SignMan left this review about The Four Horsemen

Formerly the Bakers Arms, this pub in Bournemouth's Triangle, at the top of the main shopping area, has rebranded itself as a craft beer outlet - the town's first foray into this expanding market. It's a surprisingly small affair, with a simple ground floor layout which sees the servery tucked away in the rear left corner. Large folding windows were open during our unseasonably warm November afternoon visit, allowing those sat in the standard seats to the front a good opportunity for people watching. Elsewhere, high stools and drinking ledges make up the alternative seating options. The walls have been painted white except for some bare brick sections and the place doesn't yet have that 'lived in' feel that new pubs take a while to acquire. The décor is pretty eclectic and included an awful lot of gig posters (live music is a regular feature here), one of BB King's guitars, framed and surrounded with ticket stubs for shows he played in Bournemouth, some large deer heads, framed insects, bats etc... and a huge snakeskin. There is a function room upstairs which I didn't explore, although I assume it is where the live bands would play, as the ground floor is too compact. A decent soundtrack played throughout our stay and covered a range of music from various eras.
There were four casks racked on stilage to the side of the bar, but four of these were unlabelled and one of them (Hop Studio Prototype 1) was off, leaving Waen Brewery Landmark as the sole option. This was quite a strong brew which I didn't fancy tackling so early in the day, so I turned to the keg range which included beers from national producers like Brewdog and local micros such as Sunny Republic as well as a couple of ciders. The Sunny Republic Beach Blonde was fine but posed the usual problems faced when switching from drinking cask to keg. The barmaid was friendly enough and helped us decide what to try, whilst the clientele was mixed, including a young alternative crowd, football fans and a few old blokes probably wondering what the hell had happened to their pub. Hot food is available from a burger-led menu.
This is an interesting venture into the world of craft beer in a town and county not particularly receptive to trying anything other than Ringwood and Badger beer. I'm not sure the location is ideal for attracting passing trade, but I suppose the premises is fairly small, so they don't want to get swamped. I hope the place beds in well and that the locals take to the place as it has the potential to make a decent double-header with the nearby Goat and Tricycle, but for now it's still a work in progress.

On 17th November 2014 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2545 recommendations about 2545 pubs]

View more reviews of The Four Horsemen (4)
External web links for The Four Horsemen

No known official website for this pub.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Bournemouth, 1.41 miles, 27 min walk (show)
Branksome, 1.75 miles, 33 min walk (show)
Pokesdown, 3.12 miles, 1 hr 0 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Four Horsemen, Bournemouth
13th Aug 2015, 08:02
Review submitted by E TA
18th Jan 2015, 09:33
Review submitted by Quinno _

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Darts : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 17 November 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 November 2014 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 January 2015 by Quinno _
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed