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Brewhouse & Kitchen, Poole Town, Poole

3 Dear Hay Lane
BH15 1NZ
Phone: 01202771246
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moby duck left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

A little detached from the main town but within easy striking distance of the train station its certainly one of the better pubs beer-wise in town. Large open plan and a little rambling inside, also some decent outside space for the summer months. There was five or six of they're own brews on, I opted for Telemark Extra American IPA, the last and best pint of the day. A decent spot worth a visit.

On 14th June 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub SignMan left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

This Grade II listed pub, just off Poole High Street and relatively handy for the train station, was originally called the Brewers Arms, before being renamed the Rising Sun in the late '90's and switching to a gastro pub format initially offering Thai food, but latterly a standard gastropub menu. Recently, the pub has been taken over by the ever expanding Brewhouse and Kitchen chain (not to be confused with the unrelated Brewhouse pub on the High Street), complete with its own on site brewery. The pub was formed by converting two late 18th Century houses into a single premises, resulting in a very wide but shallow interior. You enter, via a decently furnished front patio space, into the mid section of the pub, with the servery directly opposite. There is a lot of copper on show around the bar area, hinting at the brewing process, and the servery has a standard counter and part white tile bar back with keg taps attached, as seems to be in vogue these days. Seating in this area is restricted to high stools along a drinking ledge with some old suitcases and travelling chests nailed to the wall above and filled with bits relating to the brewery. To the right is a bright space with a mixed range of seating options, some colourful art on the walls and eclectic décor, plus a large TV screen showing live rugby coverage. This seemed like the 'pubby' half of the room, whilst over to the left was a slightly more formal section with a good deal of standard seating in a traditionally decorated area best suited to those wanting to eat perhaps.
The beers all come from the in-house brewery, with the options on this visit comprising Telemark Extra, Brewers Arms Bitter, Squirrel Island, Swing Low, Shaky Boat, Rhodes Test and Code Name, with one handpull remaining unclipped. There were nine taps on the bar back serving craft keg beers and ciders, plus a few more taps on the bar counter and a decent bottled beer range as well. I gave the Telemark Extra a try and thought it was a pretty good brew, whilst similarly positive feedback was received from others in our group regarding the Swing Low.
I'd never bothered visiting this pub in the past as it always stuck me as a dull gastro pub of limited interest to anyone just wanting a drink, but it is now very much a wet-led venue and I really enjoyed a brief visit here and would be keen to return for a longer session. A good addition to the town's drinking scene.

On 28th November 2015 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about Brewhouse & Kitchen

Previously The Rising Sun, it is a narrow town pub just off the High Street which brews on the premises. There is outside seating at the front and back. The building is Victorian and has been extended into a barn-like structure which may have been the stables for the original inn. The pub is family- and dog-friendly, although they ask dogs to avoid one of the dining areas. Food is OK, nothing special, delivered on scrappy old bits of wood and in twee enamel buckets by cheerful, if overworked, waitresses. There were 8 handpumps on the bar dispensing 3 home-brewed beers and 2 guests. On the wall behind the bar is a bank of taps with a selection of keg, foreign beers and ciders. Take-away beers are available in sizes from 2 – 72 pints at very reasonable prices. Free WiFi is available. I had a pint of a dark mild called Overlord, served in a jug without having to ask, and which was an excellent pint and cheap too. This current incarnation is a huge improvement over the old Rising Sun, and I’d be most happy to spend time here enjoying their beers.

On 27th July 2015 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Poole, 0.18 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Parkstone (Dorset), 2.11 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Hamworthy, 2.22 miles, 42 min walk (show)
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Pub Details

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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 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% discount on house beers - last updated 14 May 2019 by hondo .
  • Car Park : No - public pay and display right outside - last updated 04 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 May 2015 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 May 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 November 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 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 05 May 2015 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 May 2015 by E TA
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 10:30pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - Midnight
Saturday11am - Midnight
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