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The Mary Shelley

) #173 of 591 Restaurants in Bournemouth £ , British,
Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 2AD, England
+44 1202 786510
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good36%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 2AD, England
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Going to try all spoons in bournmouth. 1st one. Very nice big and comfortable. Food look nice but just a drink for now my be back

Thank s g
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Brilliant place for groups of friends to meet. Didn't eat here but had drinks on a couple of occasions. Reasonable priced drinks compared to some other eateries but no frills. Can get very busy and noisy. Friendly staff who have their work cut out during...More

Thank Norma M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

A very nice pub with very good prices. Adversely it was extremely busy and consequently very noisy. The staff were very friendly but it would have been easier for them if more staff were on duty.

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Food nice and enjoyable. The staff however very unprofessional. Sat in the booth behind us and just chatting away about who fancies who and who is good looking etc. It seems the manager has no control over his staff. Such a shame that the staff...More

Thank ojanem
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Came here had a brekkie with the wife and kids demolished the lot, cant complain feed and full for £15 good vakue for money, 3 hash browns, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, beans, tomatos, mushrooms, 2 bacon 2 pieces of toast, proper grub

Thank 936Paul_S936
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Whetherspoons living up to its reliable reputation. Efficient service and reasonable priced breakfast and beer 🍻 A good place to catch up with friends at a reasonable price

Thank paul k
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Went here for Lunch. Food was nice and reasonably priced. Staff friendly and service fast didn't have to wait long for our meals.

Thank Starlightlouise
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Part of the Wetherspoons group of pubs, offering food and drinks at cheap prices. We ate here for an evening meal, tried to order the steak on special offer but the wrong steak came instead, which was more expensive. Managed to get the eggs which...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Open early for breakfast, food very good. Very good price for breakfast. In centre of town close to shops. Plenty of tables so spacious.More

Thank Martin R
Mary S, Manager at The Mary Shelley, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Hi Martin, I'm glad you enjoyed your breakfast here with us, personally I don't think you'll find a bigger or better tasting breakfast for the same kind of price anywhere but here, maybe I'm biased though hey;) Please do visit us again soon! See you...More

Reviewed 28 April 2017

Tucked away next to the Superdry shop and close to Beales store it is much quieter than other Wetherspoons in the area. Usually has a range of real ales on tap that are different from those in the nearby Moon-in-the-square. Prices are also lower. A...More

Thank ajc1945
Mary S, Manager at The Mary Shelley, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2017

Thank you for the kind words ajc, shame it couldn't be 5 stars eh;) Starting with myself and working right the way down the team we see real ale as a massive focus here at The Shelley, with a constant flow of weird/wonderful and diverse...More

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Response from Sue H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry am not sure the answer to this question, think they have to be eating to be allowed in after a certain time.
20 March 2016|
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Response from carol j | Reviewed this property |
Very near to the gardens and it was wheelchair friendly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$17
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 2AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 786510
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