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Submitted on Sunday, 29th June 2014
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Holes Bay, Poole

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Holes Bay Road
Poole
BH15 2BD
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E TA left this review about Holes Bay

A Table Table outlet attached to a Premier Inn on the edge of an industrial estate near Dorset's most boring water feature. It is reached from the main road, the car park being scruffy and crowded. It is unappealing from outside and depressing inside. Having fought our way through packs of uncontrolled children screaming dementedly (the children, that is), we reached the bar, which has the ambiance of a Spanish pox clinic with its furniture-that-G-Plan-Rejected range of seating and décor and its mix of carpeted and parquet flooring. The food is over-priced garbage and the staff are ignorant. The muzak is dull, the ornaments dotted around are mostly boot fair rejects. There are some gaming machines, and these seemed popula. This all provides a visual counterpoint to the painted exposed brickwork and stained-pine wall panelling. It's all either an ironic nod to 1970s aesthetics or a cheap and nasty interior development done by a blind gibbon – I haven't decided which. There were 3 ales on tap – I had a pint of Rev James which was flat and vinegary; it was so unenjoyable I left most of it. I would stay here for the B&B but have no intention of drinking here again.

On 3rd October 2014 - rating: 3
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Malden man left this review about Holes Bay

A modern bar a little out of town situated adjoining a Premier Inn from which the vast majority of custom arrives. Very food led as you might expect, especially for breakfast, it is a large rambling place divided up by several shelving units containing assorted vases. Painted in various shades, carpeted, mixed seating, about half the space at the far end would be considered as a restaurant. I ate breakfast here while staying next door and acceptable it was. As a pub, there are rather surprisingly six handpumps, Brain's Rev James x2, Bombardier x2, Robinson's Brazilian and Ringwood BB. Some outdoor seating, TV had Wimbledon on when I arrived in the afternoon, mornings had background music.
Externally one end has a tower designed like a lighthouse obviously as a nod to it's location opposite Holes Bay despite being across the dual carriageway. Functional but adequate.

On 29th June 2014 - rating: 5
[User has posted 1686 recommendations about 1662 pubs]

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Poole, 0.58 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Parkstone (Dorset), 2.4 miles, 46 min walk (show)
Hamworthy, 2.67 miles, 51 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Holes Bay, Poole
3rd Oct 2014, 08:02
Review submitted by E TA
 
29th Jun 2014, 17:57
Review submitted by Malden man amended by Malden man

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 16 October 2014 by hondo .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 October 2014 by hondo .
  • Darts : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 June 2015 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 October 2014 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
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