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The Bell, Pokesdown, Bournemouth

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
915 Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
BH7 6AX
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E TA left this review about The Bell

Previously The Seaborne Hotel, this large Victorian corner pub is nicely placed opposite Pokesdown Station, at the end of a busy small shopping area, yet manages to remain a very lively local with a good community spirit. There is a small car park at the side, and there is a garden which appeared to be full of children's play apparatus. Inside, the ground floor has been knocked through to form a single, large [-shaped bar with the counter in the centre. At one end is a games area with two pool tables, while most of the dining tables are at this end. At the other end is another games area with table football. There are various TV screens dotted around showing Sky Sports. Dogs are welcomed, humans tolerated. Coffees are available, and there were 4 handpumps on the bar dispensing Sunbeam, Ringwood Best, Ringwood Fortyniner and Old Rosie, while there was a box of Dorset Sunshine Cider behind the bar. The Sunbeam was not on top form, probably at the end of its life and only just drinkable. The Ringwood beers were slightly better. A good local, and a very useful place to start or end a crawl given its proximity to the station.

On 10th February 2017 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2407 recommendations about 2386 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by E TA
Pokesdown, 0.12 miles, 2 min walk (show)
Bournemouth, 2.1 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Christchurch, 2.41 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell, Bournemouth
10th Feb 2017, 08:05
Review submitted by E TA
 
19th Nov 2016, 23:05
Pub map correction submitted by E TA approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes - The Cloud - last updated 19 November 2016 by E TA
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