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The Poole Arms


Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, Seafood, British, Vegetarian Friendly

Location and contact

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. Sorry due to our licence no children allowed in the bar.
US$20 - US$37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, Seafood, British
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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great Pub on Poole Quay. Went to the Poole Arms today for lunch. Had the best Moules Marinieres I’ve had for ages. Great place, buzzy atmosphere, friendly staff. Can thoroughly recommend it. Will be back to try the Cod Loin soon ! ! ! No...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank Chris M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here whilst staying locally for a weeks break in September. We had seen this restaurant on Trip Advisor so thought we would try it ourselves. Predominantly fish on the menu we were not disappointed, my half pint of prawns to start was a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank NyrsKate
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great meal with my two sons at a reasonable cost. Served real ale beer (my preference), although you could have wine. Best to book as it gets very busy, but not to the detriment of service. Will go again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jeremyjem10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on The Quay this friendly small pub serves up great food and a good pint of amber ale. We visited on a stormy Saturday night early March and it was full. Can recommend the fish casserole and sticky toffee pudding. Only reason not five...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Holstenkid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this should be a restraunt not a pub very old and quaint friendly staff and a very good selection of sea food one of us had fish soup to start with and the other had scollops .fantastic.flavours were amazing . The main dishes one...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jackie a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very enjoyable lunch. Made very welcome. The food was excellent flavour, well cooked and plenty of it

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just enjoyed another excellent Sunday lunch. great selection of wines. Salt and chilli squid - amazing! Followed by a Fabulous smoked haddock pot. Service superb and very attentive. Overall a yummy dining experience, thanks a million we will be back.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank janet d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 400 year old pub is definitely worth a visit full of character. Sent in beautiful surroundings. In years gone by you could have imagined the pirates and smugglers all wheeling and a dealing. We received a warm welcome. Excellent menu choices all meals cooked...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Mickc101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are coming for lunch far too often, used to be the occasional treat but have been in twice this week. All the food is great and staff so helpful. It is adults only which suits us after a busy week. If you like fish...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jjland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a cracking lunch here. A delicious seafood bouillabaise, which did look like the picture for the Poole Arms on Trip Advisor. Very cozy only about 45 covers, a crackling atmosphere created by diners not music. Good real ale and selection of wine. No Children...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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4 February 2019|
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Response from Michelle S | Property representative |
Hi, our menu is mainly fish however we normally have a chicken dish and a vegetarian dish on our specials. Many thanks Michelle Smith Poole Arms
dawn s
24 May 2018|
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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
10 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
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