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The Acorn, Kinson, Bournemouth

1492 Wimborne Road
Kinson
Bournemouth
BH11 9AD
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E TA left this review about Gullivers Tavern

This large town pub could be quaint and welcoming, but somehow it isn't. It sits on the corner of a busy high street area, and it has a small seating area to the front with tables and chairs. Inside, there are three main bar areas served by a single counter. On the left as you go through the main door is a small, dreary saloon which also serves as the way to the ladies' lavatory. The public bar is carpeted and is also quite dismal, and there is a games area at the far end with a pool table and a collection of offensive drunks. In the centre is a large chimney breast with exposed brickwork, currently stacked with firewood. There are exposed fake beams, and the wallpaper is well beyond its use-by date. The whole pub feels grimy and unwelcoming. The staff were fine, but the locals were fairly obnoxious, mostly those too idle or inebriated to make their way to the nearest Wetherspoons. Those still capable of coherent speech talked mostly about sex and football, showing Lilliputian vocabularies in Brobdingnagian mouths. There is an enormous TV in the public bar showing BT Sport, and there is free WiFi available. Three ales on, I had a pint of Harry Chapman's Bitter, a reasonable session ale but not that well kept. I felt uncomfortable here and am unlikely to return when on my travels.

On 9th July 2015 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Branksome, 3.94 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
Bournemouth, 4.28 miles, 1 hr 22 min walk (show)
Parkstone (Dorset), 4.32 miles, 1 hr 23 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Acorn, Bournemouth
16th Apr 2020, 14:19
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16th Apr 2020, 13:52
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 04 August 2022 by paulof horsham
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes - changing - last updated 09 July 2015 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 June 2015 by E TA
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