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The Kings Head, Poole Town, Poole

6 High Street
Poole
BH15 1BP
Phone: 01202681150
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moby duck left this review about The Kings Head

Set in an old building the single roomed interior seems devoid of any notable character having been victim to previous stripping of any internal features it may once have had, there was though some good banter going on between the two barmen (bikers ) and punters.Beers noted were Tanglefoot, Fursty Ferret and Old Harrys Pale Ale.I'll not be rushing back.

On 13th June 2018 - rating: 5
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E TA left this review about The Kings Head

One of Poole's oldest pubs, The King's Head dates from around 1678 and is currently owned by Hall and Woodhouse. It is a small, scruffy backstreet pub, a single bar containing a pool table and sparsely furnished. There is a strange echo about the place which makes quiet conversation awkward and means there is no pleasant atmosphere. The welcome is genuine, though, and the landlady is happy to make a coffee for you if you ask. There is a large pub dog, a loud, white German shepherd, who insists on guarding the bar from undesirables but is quite friendly to most humans. Two ales on, both H&W and both in fair condition. It's a good local but not somewhere that really feels cosy or convivial.

On 19th December 2014 - rating: 6
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Malden man left this review about The Kings Head

This is a large U-shaped single room with a grassy walled garden to the rear. The main area is carpeted and has mostly regular seating, there are two pool tables and two dartboards, a bit of seafaring paraphernalia, a set of buffalo horns and strangely I thought, framed photos of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and The Statue of Liberty. The other pictures of sailing ships were a better and more relevant choice I think.
I visited on the Saturday afternoon, my last day in Poole, I had however kept tabs on the place in earlier days peering in as I passed by to see only Tanglefoot on the pumps. Finally they also had Badger First Call and Badger, nothing from Ringwood, just H&W ales. Seeing the improved number of ales I decided to give the place a try, There was a festival on around the quay and everywhere was very busy, except here. It soon appeared why, service was indifferent, strange even, I ordered a pint and was offered a bottled beer for some reason, the beer turned out to be passable from the pump. More so they had no food, on a Saturday, people were walking out. It all smacks of lackadaisical management and organisation, this together with a general unkempt feel made this probably one of the worst places I visited on my trip. I could have been unlucky but on a well publicised busy day I suspect not.

On 3rd July 2014 - rating: 4
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24th Jun 2018, 10:45
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24th Jun 2018, 10:44
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Car Park : No last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Darts : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 June 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 June 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 03 July 2014 by Malden man
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 March 2012 by moby duck
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