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The Poole Arms

The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (58 reviews)
“cajun catfish” (9 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
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1 - 10 of 663 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We had such a great meal on Friday 13/10 we went back yesterday. Wonderful food served promptly in a lovely atmosphere. I can't rate it high enough. Much better than the 'posh' place up the road!!

Thank Ray B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went in here to see the oldest pub and found a real gem. Very friendly from the moment we arrived, luckily found a table as all others reserved. Delicious meal, fresh fish and lots of other things on the menu. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Sue T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Had to eat here 2 evening's in succession as it is so good ... you may need to book, it's on the quay side.

Thank Ivan I
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in to the pub to get out of the rain, what a stroke of luck, the food and hospitality were so great we went back a second time the night after. The place was packed both nights, but despite the staff being so...More

Thank Dunk44
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always come here, when visiting the area. We were certainly not disappointed. Food was tasty, plentiful and well presented. Staff were friendly, and the pub had a good atmosphere. Can't wait to get back to Poole again.

Thank Glynis C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have often had a drink sitting outside this pub and only recently noticed they served food! We finally ate there last Sunday evening and what a delicious meal we had! We didn't have a starter as we wanted a sweet and cheese course. So...More

Thank dihargrave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great fresh food,great service, I had the Place and my wife had Moules,great value for money although they were very busy the food arrived fairly quickly and was great ,would recommend you try it

Thank 1969Monty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The proprietors of this tavern were very attentive and their service excellent. The fish pie was the best I have ever had and the menu exceptional.

Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good choice of food, served hot, good service, made to feel very welcome and very helpful staff. Reasonably priced. Good ambience. A very pleasant and relaxing experience having just walked 30 miles on the coast over 3 days!! And climbed nearly 5000 feet!!!

Thank David P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visit dorset 3 to 4 times a year and now have to make sure we factor in a visit to the poole arms for lunch each time! The welcome is friendly and lunch well worth the visit! Dont come here if you want chips,...More

Thank Sandra H
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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$20 - US$37
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, View, Special Occasion Dining
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: 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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