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It's a real pub, with real ale and welcoming staff that can pull a perfect pint.

I was visiting Poole and had heard of the smugglers pub, so decided to visit. I was in a "drinking... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Birmingham Midlands
Good basic pub

No frills and better for it! Nice real ale and cider selection. A good honest pub. Had a few... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Jon C
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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22 Apr 2017
“It's a real pub, with real ale and welcoming staff that can pull a perfect pint.”
26 Jul 2016
“Good basic pub”
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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184 Ashley Road, Poole BH14 9BY, England
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

I was visiting Poole and had heard of the smugglers pub, so decided to visit. I was in a "drinking mood" so I decided to use public transport, Bonus!! bus stops virtually outside and opposite the pub. I was impressed by the selection of beers...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

No frills and better for it! Nice real ale and cider selection. A good honest pub. Had a few relaxed nights here and always good. Not sure about the coloured changing lights though!

Thank Jon C
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I was in Poole Dorset staying at Brownsea Castle. We were delighted with this city. There is lots to do and many pubs doing really nice and reasonably priced food. The harbour is amazing and it is a very busy port. We were really lucky...More

Thank 731nikki731
Reviewed 24 July 2016

If you like real ale & indeed cider this is one of the places to visit. It's a 'no frills' pub, which was previously a Chinese restaurant, but the place is about drinking & socialising. There are usually 8 real ales, 6 ciders, some craft...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 21 July 2016

A nice place to spend an evening, an ever changing range of beers, check them out on Facebook. There is a fun quiz night once a fortnight, currently on a Tuesday, everyone is welcome, teams up to 8. And don't forget to get your Chinese...More

Thank Sue_at_the_seaside
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This place appears to be owned by a new local brewery who are not that great at making beer. I suggest that if you go there and only have time for one pint, choose one of the beers that is not from the Bournemouth Brewing...More

Thank MarkusUK
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Fantastic friendly pub serving a great selection of real ales, ciders and craft lagers. This place is a world away from the angry and aggressive cheap branded lager fuelled nights you get with the "Spoons" generation. All staff and drinkers are welcoming in this quiet...More

Thank wheels1153
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Been using the Pub for socialising for some months - brilliant atmosphere, great staff and a great variety of real ales and beers. Great for couples or small groups and caters for various lifestyles and all ages. Well recommended.

Thank richardhutley
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Passed by and decided to pop in for a drink on Sunday lunchtime. Nice selection of cider and ales. Dog friendly. No tv or music. Friendly bar manager. They don't do food but you can order from the Chinese next door and eat in the...More

Thank Mrs_T_Bags_Poole
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

An absolute joy to visit with a huge range of real ale and cider changing almost daily. A shame it is on my way home from work. Really friendly staff with a great knowledge of their products.

Thank Robert K
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