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The Angel, Poole

28 Market Street
BH15 1NF
Phone: 01202666431
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Leased (Marstons)

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E TA left this review about The Angel

There has been a pub on this site since the 18th Century, but the current buildings dates to 1890. It is currently run by Ringwood Brewery. It consists of a single U-shaped bar and a small garden. There was a strong smell of disinfectant on entering. The bar has wood everywhere, on the floors, walls and bar-counter. The wood theme even continues into the toilets. There are a few areas of exposed brickwork on the walls, including around the fireplace. One side has a small carpeted area occupied by tables for diners, while the other has comfy chairs and sofas. The third wall has tables and chairs for drinkers. The staff are not very welcoming; their primary concern is to provide down-market meals, while those simply wanting a beer are made to wait longer than necessary. Families are catered for, and there is a cake counter and sweet vending machine adjacent to the dining area. Free wifi is available. There were 2 ales on – I had Banks's Sunbeam which was in good condition. It's convenient for the shops and especially for the registry office opposite, and I would consider including on a crawl but wouldn't want to make a night of it.

On 26th March 2015 - rating: 5
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Quinno _ left this review about The Angel

Nice enough but essentially a blandly modernised pub. The grey external livery gives way to a generic light wood interior (with an island bar) that does at least contain a proper fire which was thankfully lit on a nippy day (unlike some other pubs nearby). Generic refit complemented by bland muzak though there was a dart board and some old b&w pics of old Poole. Five pumps with four ales; Ringwood Best, Porter, 49er and a guest - Banks Sunbeam - which was on the turn, should have taken it back in retrospect. Also Thatchers Traditional cider. Nothing here to pull me in again.

On 26th November 2014 - rating: 5
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Malden man left this review about The Angel

Painted externally in two shades of grey with a minimalist pub sign, you kind of know what to expect inside. There is an opened out large single room with a central island bar, a light and airy feel with white walls and ceilings, lower walls wainscoted in powder blue. Light wood tables and bar front, stripped wood fire surround, boarded flooring, ruched blinds and vases of flowers arranged on the window cills. There is a bit of décor in the form of the usual old B&W photos plus prints of ads for a wreck sale and a ship conscription.
The area to the rear of the bar was exclusively set for dining although no one was at just after 12 when I entered, one bloke did come in soon after and ordered a steak baguette but he sat at a bar table. The rear tables are for the more upmarket stuff, I didn't see an a la carte menu but a chalkboard listed sea bass/lemon sole with Mediterranean veg and new potatoes, £21.95/18.95.
There were two sets of matching handpumps, Ringwood BB and Fortyniner plus Bank's Sunbeam. The beer and service were fine, what I took to be the landlady was on the other side of the bar quaffing an early lager, she was friendly enough with a hello, a comment about the weather and later a goodbye. She may of course have been a customer and I missed a trick!
The corridor leading to the toilets had a load of framed beermat collections which I thought might have added some more interest to the bar area rather than being secreted away but then again I'm no interior designer.
Despite initial misgivings this wasn't too bad a spot, it may be different at peak food times.
Some outdoor tables to the front and a garden to the rear.

On 1st July 2014 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by Blackthorn _
Poole, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Hamworthy, 2.06 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Parkstone (Dorset), 2.29 miles, 44 min walk (show)
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14th May 2020, 18:33
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14th May 2020, 17:46
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 13 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 May 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
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