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Poole Arms, Poole Town, Poole

The Quay
Poole
BH15 1HJ
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moby duck left this review about Poole Arms

Good looking exterior covered in Green Glazed tiles, inside it is on the small side, a little modernised but still cosy, they major in Seafood here. Beers were Flack Manor Double Drop, Dartmoor Jail Ale, Exmoor Hound Dog, Ringwood Forty Niner and St Austel Proper Job, not a bad selection given the local opposition.

On 14th June 2018 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about Poole Arms

The oldest of the quayside pubs in Poole, this narrow piece of the Town's heritage remains one on the quaintest despite the various modernisations it has undergone over the years. The bar is part carpeted, part flagstoned, and there is a lot of timber on display, much of it cosmetic. There is a brick fireplace, anachronistic but the overall effect is pleasant and gives a cosy feel. The walls are adorned with the usual nauticalia. They offer an interesting seafood menu which is not too expensive, while there are salads available for the non-pescavores. The ambience was calm until it was shattered by the arrival of a gang of sagalouts from somewhere well North of Salisbury demanding immediate service and occupying as much of the limited space as their Zimmerframes would allow. It was tempting to wait and see how they would cope with the lavatories, which are down a narrow, slippery back alley behind the pub and only accessible by going outside. There were two ales on, both from Ringwood. I had Best and Fortyniner, both served too cold but otherwise in reasonable condition. Given its location it has done well to fight off many of the ravages of tourism, and it's somewhere I would be happy to visit for a pint anytime .

On 13th February 2015 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about Poole Arms

Beautiful green glazed tile exterior and an unusual little building, what with its tightly-pointed apex. The interior - a small, simple room - is entirely wood clad (apart from the carpet/flagstones on the floor!) straight out the 1950’s. Nautical ephemera including some knots in cases, ships wheel etc. The gents is outside, down a wind tunnel alleyway. Big on seafood (the menu was almost exclusively from the water) and doing a brisk trade amongst the older more genteel Poole residents; I was almost tempted to get some myself but had already decided to have a pie at the Stable instead. Two ales, Ringwood Best and Fortyniner (so-so). Quite a nice atmosphere inside, got chatting to an elderly couple on the table opposite. Not a destination drinking venue by any means but worth putting on a crawl list due to its idiosyncrasies and maybe to sample the seafood too?

On 26th November 2014 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Graham Coombs
Poole, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
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24th Jun 2018, 10:48
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24th Jun 2018, 10:46
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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 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 09 April 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • 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 Music : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 21 June 2015 by Pub SignMan
  • Pinball : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 01 August 2013 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 20 January 2015 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 09 April 2015 by E TA
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
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