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The Poole Arms

19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (66 reviews)
“chowder” (25 reviews)
“cajun catfish” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
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Reviewed today

I was in Poole, and because of an appointment in the lunch period I was unable to eat until 15.00 when several places had closed. So I called into the Poole Arms, which was shrouded by canvas because of building repairs, not expecting a lot....More

1  Thank GToMoscow
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 9 July 2017

This pub was so good, we went back the next night. For my first meal, I had the salt and chilli squid which was absolutely delicious, this was followed by the Cajun style catfish for main course. I have never eaten catfish before and it...More

5  Thank PeakyBlinder92
Michelle S, Manager at The Poole Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Thank you for your recent visits to the Poole Arms, I pleased to hear that you enjoyed both of your visits with us enjoying the food and drink and that our staff were friendly and helpful! We look forward to seeing you again, Regards Michelle

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Found by accident, but what a gem. Outside being renovated but my husband fancied the chowder so we went in. Inside looked olde worlde but the service and the food were second to none. Very fresh, hot and tasty. Really enjoyed it. Xx

1  Thank Shokey17
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a little gem, dont be put off by the outside this place is a must visit. The best and freshest seafood we have had in the UK. Friendly staff, great service, hot food and great tasteing.

Thank boomshackalack
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I took friends to the Poole Arms as a treat as I love the friendly staff and the seafood. It was tricky as my friends like fine dining and I was taking them to a traditional pub however we all had a great evening. The...More

Thank CarbonChris
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was advised by my b&b owner to come here as they had great seafood. He was not wrong. I had only 3 of the West Mersea oysters but that was enough. Lovely. The Lemon Sole was very tasty indeed. Well cooked and fell off...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well returned to the Poole Arms and wasn't disappoint again the service was second to none and the food was out of this world my wife had the fish pot it was heaven and i had the catfish and what a dish spicy and full...More

Thank gino478
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glad I checked trip advisor and found this pub / Restaurant , & I really would recommend, great fish menu, we both had starters and mains , both had different dishes and all of them were very good . If you fancy a great seafood...More

Thank Tony Q
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t be put off by the outside or first impressions of decor, the food here is excellent. Pub food with a difference - fresh sea food with lots of tempting choices. The afternoon tea and cake was also very good value. A very good find,...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent seafood and a great little pub to boot definitely worth a visit Michell Carl and the team do a fantastic job

Thank Grahame C
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Questions & Answers
26 January 2018|
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Response from Michelle S | Property representative |
Hi, we are a seafood bar so our menu is mainly fish/shellfish at lunchtime we do have a sandwich and ploughmans menu there are a couple of vegetarian options there otherwise we do a cheese and couscous salad also if you know... More
29 September 2016|
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Response from Michelle S | Property representative |
sorry but dogs are not allowed in im afraid
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$39
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 673450
  • E-mail
The oldest and best family run fresh fish and seafood Bar/Restaurant on Poole Quay. If you love fresh fish and seafood this is the best, no batter on the fish and not a chip in sight.Fresh local fish and shellfish,Oysters,Crab,Lobster, fish soup,Fish pies and seafood casserole.
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