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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%
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“fish pie” (58 reviews)
“cajun catfish” (9 reviews)
“chowder” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The sole, I do not need to say more. The ambience, Michelle & Carl and a friendly cook, willing to share her knowledge. We enjoyed every second of our stay in the Poole Arms

Thank p_westenberg2
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

3  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 5 days ago via mobile

The Poole Arms is a great pub down on the Quay. Serving excellent food in a cost friendly pub. If it's a fish meal you are after this is the place to go. The staff are friendly and helpful, although we managed to get a...More

Thank elovabloke
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week 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 1 week 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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
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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
USD 20 - USD 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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: 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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