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81 Commercial Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 0JB, England
+44 1202 722622
11:00 - 23:00
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Poole, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2015

After a slow start once sat waiting at the table - had to attract someone's attention to order wine - the service improved from there on and the food was delightful. My sea bass was one of the best and the others had steaks and duck, all commenting how good the food was. I've been to this Gastro Pub many... More 

Thank aardvark7
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Came here last year for our works night out, excellent food, very friendly staff, great atmosphere plus Doombar.

Thank vwhorseracing7 .
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Went for the first time to The Ox on a Saturday night a couple of weeks ago as a xmas present to each other, as I'd heard good things about the food. 7.30pm booking so not late, already a couple of tables in. Nice surroundings and got a nice tucked away table for 2. Friendly service, unfortunately as soon as... More 

Thank Zara M
Poole, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Our first visit to the Ox after recommendation by family and friends.It was a very enjoyable experience .The food was excellent and the staff and service Couldnt be faulted even though they were so busy with xmas parties .We shall certainly be back!

Thank Oldie942
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2014

I went in to have a drink, was waiting for 5 minutes so just asked the barman if it was possible to have a drink when he was ready, he then made me repeat my sentence pointed and said "youll have to wait" he then gave me the pint and i said "sorry, i was just making you aware as... More 

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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

very pleasant lunch. Decor inside was model but plush. We had not booked a table, but the waiter quickly found us a table. You can watch the food being prepared and I was impressed how well the staff worked together, like clockwork. Staff all had a smile and the food was delicious. It was a lovely meal, great service and... More 

Thank joyous7
Watton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Have used the Ox a few times for a family lunch, normally before Christmas. Have always been very pleased, good menu, well cooked dishes and excellent, friendly service

Thank John F
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us, so we thought it would be nice to try it out. This used to be a rundown old pub that I thought had closed but it has risen like a Phoenix. Inside is a mixture of the old pub and a lovely restaurant. The staff we friendly and the lunch menu was a surprise,... More 

Thank iotahunter
Poole, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I should confess I hate eating out in pubs on Sundays as I hate eating roast dinner any where except at home. The thought of roast beef/pork or chicken fills me with sadness. But at the Ox they had 2 alternative choices, so happily I ordered the cod and it was cooked to perfection as where the vegetables. Starters were... More 

Thank Nell100
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Me and my wife visited OX last sunday, i had Lamb ftom spit, wife choose fish option which was salmon,she loved it, overall very Good experience , will return soon

Thank alex19k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$26
European, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 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: 81 Commercial Road | Ashley Cross, Poole BH14 0JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 722622
Set in the heart of Parkstone, The Ox has a natural buzz - with a first class kitchen serving outstanding food, a great bar offering a selection of premium beers, fine kept ales, brilliant wines and a stunning boutique hotel with 14 en-suite double rooms.

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