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The Island Pool

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Bar, British, Pub
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Wolverhampton Road, Kidderminster DY10 3RX, England
+44 1562 850311
12:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Tue 12:00 - 20:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a relative for a meal, we ordered two steaks and a vegatarian lasagne the steaks were very tough and lots of fat, the lasagne came completely white the pasta sheets were undercooked and tough, very little filling , and no cheese on top. Very disappointing,will not be returning. T

Thank Trish7378
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Party of 10 paid a visit (booked), can you believe if sunday afternoon 3pm, but I must say all went really well. No problems. carvery and trimmings all very very nice. Staff very friendly. Decor now looking a little bit tired and just 1 other moan would be the toilets could do with sorting out. All in all a lovely... More 

Thank CarolAnnAstley
Wordsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice food, carvery was nice. Not happy on arrival to discover that only carvery is served on a Sunday until 6pm. We asked to have drinks on a tab, they told us we would have to leave our bank card behind the bar??? Not prepared to do this as anyone could steal the card, the bar staff couldn't understand why... More 

Thank Annette W
Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As an ex licensee and having seen some of the less positive reviews I can say its not all bad Im sure if you want to find fault you can this is at times very busy and can be quite overwhelming the staff do their best to seat you and serve you in a timely manner yes at times they... More 

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Cookley, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was told that they were doing a Carvery for £3.99 with children eating for nothing but didn't believe it. Me & the other half went (no kids) & couldn't believe how much we got & how good it was . The other half is only a small eater & they provided a doggy bag for her. So for £3.99... More 

Thank Bill S
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excuse the title, I couldn't think of what to put. I hadn't been before but had tried to get a booking the previous week to no avail. We were seated quickly but some of the tables are rather too close to the carvery and we found people were queuing around us as we ate. The table was sticky and wasn't... More 

Thank Bristolfamilyof
Dudley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This has become our regular for an excellent carvery. However, on the last two occasions we have been very disappointed. On one lunch time, the chef had not turned up so the rest of the staff had to set to and cook - they did their best. Last Wednesday, the vegetables were far from cooked - the sprouts had not... More 

Thank C H
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for carvery Sunday. Meat carver (kelly) was lovely. As got our meat n there was no roast potatoes or mash. So meat was going cold. She put up to keep warm for us. Gravy was vile so salty every mouth full kids are they was coughing because was that salty... vile defo not going again

Thank beckiD36
Level Contributor
74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not been here for years, came with friends had a lovely meal. Good menu plus very good carvery. Two had the mixed grill which was great value and they really enjoyed, I had the fish very nice and one had the carvery which she said was very good and lots of choice. Staff very friendly will be going again.

Thank molliecat
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Used to love coming here when it was The Cookley Arms. How things change. However, let's come out of happier times and come to the now. We have debated for many years about trying here and finally decided to for a family meal. Very crowded (unaware of half-price Monday's). Two of us went and sat down, two of us at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wolverhampton Road, Kidderminster DY10 3RX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Kidderminster
  • Phone Number: +44 1562 850311
The Island Pool is a clasic country pub serving not only a high standard of food but great tradional ales. We have to offer, a carvery with a choice our locally sourced meats accompanied by a wide variety of fresh locally sourced vegetables. Alongside our carvery we have an extensive menu with a range of foods to suit any and every pallet. We are proud to offer exquisite beef steaks, also sourced locally, and are all cooked to perfection.For Bookings or any information, send us a message or give us a call! We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?