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The Poole Arms

19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (68 reviews)
“cajun catfish” (9 reviews)
“chowder” (24 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 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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1 - 10 of 854 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great pub and restaurant found by chance. A very good menu full of fish dishes. Great food with great service. Highly recommended

1  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 2 days ago

I love this pub for so many reasons. Friendly, welcoming staff....great atmosphere and the best seafood. All three of us had the seabass fillets in lime, ginger and chilli.....cooked perfectly and served beautifully. Would strongly recommend if you're in Poole

Thank Grahamoldershaw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

been there for the first time in my life. went in because the smell of fresh cooked mussels with garlic was irresistible. waited at the bar for over an hour to get a table to eat and it was worth waiting for.... will come again...More

Thank Volker M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a family we have been coming to this pub for years well, not anymore ! We booked a table via telephone for 9 people and when we arrived, I was the first to walk in the door carrying my 5 month old baby who...More

Thank Vacationer229298
Reviewed 4 days ago

Monday evening - packed out at 7.15pm with people being turned away - shows how far Poole Arms has come recently. We enjoyed 2 x fish meals from the main menu and they were delicious. A small pub with good atmosphere - they don't allow...More

Thank BristolSteved
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Just had a great meal here in this little pub. Good atmosphere, staff, location and food! Will definitely be going back. Possibly tomorrow🙂

Thank RichnLee
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful friendly pub (one of my locals) visit quite a bit and never fails to please. Good menu and good quality food at reasonable prices, good service with a smile and the whole prawns in garlic are to die for as well as the rest...More

Thank Maria B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little pub, warm, friendly vibe. The oldest pub in Poole it seems. The seafood is done well - we are NOT talking battered fish and chips. There is a range of seafood options done with care, not in a chain pub way. Could not...More

Thank Mark2913
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place always seems to work when I crave crab sandwich. Lovely see food menu at reasonable prices but today I wanted crab. Only comment was that the bread could have been fresher/ better but the crab was lovely and beer was good.

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are first time visitors to poole, we saw the outside of this pub and was intrigued.... we certainly wasn’t disappointed.... soon as you walk in you can feel the history of the place... and the smell... soooo nice(well if you like fresh fish and...More

1  Thank Jenny L
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Questions & Answers
dawn s
24 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Michelle S | Property representative |
Hi Dawn, We serve food 12.00-9.00pm Sunday-Thursday and 12.00-9.30pm on a Friday and Saturday. Thanks Michelle
11 May 2018|
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Response from Michelle S | Property representative |
Hi we do normally have a chicken dish on our specials. If you book a table maybe mention at the time of booking to make sure we do have available for you. Thanks Michelle
Pauline K
10 May 2018|
Response from Michelle S | Property representative |
Hi Pauline, Yes we can cook a lot of our fish without flour, our fish pie and haddock pot and seafood chowder wouldn't be an option for you but if you make our staff aware that you need gluten free and dairy free they will... More
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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: 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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