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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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Fleet, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited 3 evenings during the week, attentive pleasant staff, good choice of food and happy atmosphere

Thank _jharris352
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food and service!! Second time eating here and we tried different dishes, presentation is good and the flavors are well put together.

Thank nickymunson
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A small pub, always packed and not much room between tables, but what do you expect when the local seafood options are so good, and the local beers are on tap. Excellent place to visit, really feels like a proper pub and I would definitely recommend, The mussels are amazing!

Thank LizM99
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A proper pub but with an above average fish menu, beautifully cooked, with plenty of vegetables and reasonably priced. Lovely staff, thanks for the Birthday card!

1 Thank Viv161
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45 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Superb food and real ales served in this lovely old pub. We opted for the squid and plaice which was all cooked to perfection. My only criticism would be if you are a vegetarian or don't like seafood the menu is extremely limited. If you love your fish then I would thoroughly recommend.

Thank Stephen D
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a good pub with a number of good bees and an excellent fish based menu. We had which was a good sized portion and very tasty. My partner had the fish pie which was also declared to be tasty with a cheesy topping, albeit there was much too much potato. I had the smoked haddock pie which was... More 

Thank Gerald D
Hampshire, England
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Regularly use this pub/restaurant on our trips to Poole. Always good food especially the sea food chowder. Must book in the summer as seating is limited.

Thank Raglan
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After watching our football team playing Poole Town FC we visited this Pub/Restaurant in the evening as we had booked a hotel for the night. We searched on TripAdvisor for good places to go and as our friends love seafood we thought we would try this pub as it had so many good reviews. We are about to add another... More 

Thank M G
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unpretentious, good food, good value, friendly, efficient staff and real old pub atmosphere. What more could you want. Never seen boquerones or Gambas Pil-Pil on a British menu before. Terrific and the Spanish eating there clearly agreed !

Thank lynda908
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super old fashioned pub on Poole Quay; the oldest I believe. Sea food/fish straight off the Quay it was superb. Loved our lunch the food was well presented, well cooked and plenty of it. Would not hesitate to visit again

Thank MikeD1950

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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$35
Bar, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
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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