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The Quay

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21 The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 664380
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08:00 - 23:00
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Essex, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came in yesterday and we sat at Table 517, all very pleasant. My daughter ordered the Chilli Con Carne , she didn't eat it all as she said the rice was very Clumpy and sticking together. When we got home she was violently sick and was, through the whole evening, we had to phone the hospital to see if... More 

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Thank Yvette O
Southampton, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The sual Wetherspoons format here - a large historical building converted into a gastro-pub. The Quay is a building, a converted warehouse, which overlooks poole quay, where some very expensive yachts can be seen whilst enjoying lunch and a pint of beer. As usual too is the very acceptable price of a pint of decent beer, a well cooked and... More 

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Thank thegrumpyoldgit
Poole, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good food, polite friendly staff, thanks for a joyful lunch. Lovely fish and chips, burger followed with a coffee. Great!

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Thank Sue-Baines45
JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review Sue-Baines45! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good wetherspoons pub with good food and service. Very busy but did not have to wait to long for our food. Prices are good and the wine and beer were at a good price. Handy position for either shopping or walking along the Quay, nice to sit outside when its sunny. especially enjoyed the curry night deal we had I... More 

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Thank laulau111
JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Hello laulau11, Curry club is on a Thursday and I am very glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for your review, look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Basingstoke
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had pleasant meal. Staff were courteous Food well prepared although basic Toilet facilities v good Pleasant atmosphere Good location

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Thank turnelld
JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments turnelld, they are much appreciated! More 

Wimborne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite pubs for a coffee or beer depending on the time of day. We called in today for a coffee then saw that the managers special was a lamb shank for £4.99, ordered one each and what a steal. The lamb was cooked to perfection,fell of the bone and was served on a bed of... More 

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JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review johnmb100! More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’d recommend the special on a Tuesday where a steak and a drink cost just £9.99. I did wonder what the quality would be like at this price but the 8oz sirloin steak was really tender, tasty and cooked exactly as I’d asked. If you don’t want beef there were other meats available at the same great price and you’d... More 

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JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this Bon444. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Bergen,Norway
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103 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a chicken breast burger which was fine. Prices and service is really good in this place. Ground floor is large and cafe like, but upstairs is much more cozy.

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JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Kenneth :) See you again soon More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We'd booked a lunchtime meal for 20 students. We'd phoned a few days in advance and offered to let them know our meal requests in advance but were told that we could just order on the day. I must admit I was a bit worried how the service would go with such a large number of food orders. We ordered... More 

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JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Karen, it was a pleasure to serve you all. Merry Christmas! More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We were surprised how good the food was ! It is a weatherspoons but the food was piping hot & very tasty ! Staff were friendly & service was excellent !

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JDW_The_Quay, Manager at The Quay, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Dkm66! See you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 23:00
Monday
08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 23:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 664380
Description
JD Wetherspoons The Quay is located on the bustling quayside overlooking Brownsea Island and the World's second largest natural harbour. During the summer months The Quay plays host to various events from classic cars and motorbike nights to pirate family fun days and fireworks nights! A little bit of History: The Quay was the name of the existing pub, taken over by Wetherspoon in March 2004, and has occupied this former warehouse since c1996. In Tudor times, the Quayside was called the Great Quay, even though it was less than 200 feet long! The Little Quay was added and further extended in the late 18th century. This was the New Quay, where this pub and warehouses and wharves were built.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?