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The Poole Arms

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19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We called into this lovely little pub by chance last year and were lucky enough to go there again yesterday. The food here is superb and we could find no fault. The sea bream and plaice was fabulous and the veg cooked to perfection. Wouldn't go anywhere else for lunch when in Poole even though slightly pricey - but we'll... More 

Thank oldfunlovers
Didcot, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Proper pub located on the harbour with good ales, great seafood menu and friendly staff. I wish it was my local.

Thank Shanksmoon
Ventnor, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to this predominantly seafood pub for lunch, to try the smoked haddock pot. It was very good and came with a wedge of fresh bread and two pats of butter. The sauce was excellent, though I felt for £11.50 there should have been rather more smoked haddock in it. As described, the dish was served in a pot... More 

Thank Gregory T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal, fish was beautifully fresh, simply prepared and the service was top class! The atmosphere was friendly and location good.

Thank Susan C
Southampton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Ate and drank here Sat 14th Jan. Sardines, haddock pot, squid and sea bream all excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. We have visited this pub on trips to Poole for over a decade. We love the pub. The rather conservative selection of real ales is well kept but not exciting. However, the food and the pub''s character are what we... More 

Thank Yotheif
Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here before and enjoyed their fresh fish dishes and the friendly staff We were not disappointed and enjoyed a plate of fresh local spratts to share as our starter. I had a superb smoked haddock pot and my wife a fish pie Both were very well prepared and finished with a cheese topping My lunch was complete... More 

Thank David T
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on quiet Tuesday evening in Jan. Staff very friendly and had a card for the birthday celebration. Sprats and mussels for starters, and sea bream and plaice for mains. The plaice in particular was cooked excellently. Will definitely revisit.

Thank Stu331
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my friend who had not been to Poole in months and really wanted the mussels!! As always all the food was fabulous so he was more than pleased to be back. Hungry after a long drive so even had extra veg!!! Staff fab and helpful. There's only good stuff to recommend!

1 Thank Fran H
Lyndhurst, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Poole Arms for a late lunch. It was still busy, but we didn't have to wait too long for a table, and it is possible to reserve. There was also a bit of a wait for the food, but that it quite reassuring, as it normally means that it is being freshly prepared. We had a... More 

1 Thank DiFlies
Ferndown, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Claimed to be a the oldest pub in Poole it certainly looks the part. The were several real ales on pump plus a few of the regular popular branded beers. The food was excellent, Freshly cooked and well presented. It also tasted very good. Prices were reasonable. The outlook was onto Poole Harbour which would probably be obscured in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$34
Bar, Seafood, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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 pies and seafood casserole.

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