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The Poole Arms

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19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 673450
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This small historical pub on Poole Quay offers a range of different and tasty fish dishes. Not much choice for on-fishy people but that's not the point of visiting it. Food is well prepared and delicious and service excellent.

1 Thank Steve H
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We head here first as soon as we get to Poole don't 'FLOUNDER' around but try the ARMS. If you love fish, this is the 'PLAICE'. IF you like real ale this is the 'PROPER JOB' Sometimes it is rather busy so you may have to 'MUSSEL' your way in. May I suggest you ring in advance and book for... More 

1 Thank malcgarden12
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm vegetarian but the landlord did a beautiful salad for me. The rest of my party had fish and it did look amazing! I also had the sticky toffee pudding which was so light it practically floated off the plate! Will certainly be back!

1 Thank Autab
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Live this place. Amazing oysters and smoked haddock pot is to die for, fresh seafood every time. One of a handful of real pubs in Poole serving amazing food.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Warwick, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I visited this pub with a group of friends. I recommend you book in advance as it can be very popular and there aren't many tables. Between the 5 of us we tried: Starters - Herring Roes, Moules Mariniere & Cornish Sardines. For the Mains - Local Crab Salad (wasn't served with any sauce and on a bed of basic... More 

1 Thank RebeccaAyris
Ringwood, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a cold, dark November night in 2015 my husband and I were visiting the area and looking for somewhere to eat. Not many places were open and the Poole Arms looked from the outside like just a drinking sort of pub. We were about to walk on when a chap standing in the doorway for a smoke told us... More 

1 Thank fuzzerno9
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love fish meals then this is the place for you, although now they do offer a meat meal as well. If you're expecting chips then you will be disappointed. I've had several different meals here and they were all 1st class. There is also a well stock bar as well if you fancy a drink or two. The... More 

1 Thank John P
Sandwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is good the service excellent, friendly but not servile, considerate and not over- bearing. The location is fascinating, a busy quay-side. The building is fascinating and the loos an education.

1 Thank Terry W
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Saturday 6th May and I have to say it was a marvellous meal, great atmosphere and lovely staff, it's not a massive restaurant and I would suggest booking as it fills up extremely quickly and the chance of getting a table by walking in is slim. The food was fresh very tasty and worth every penny, although... More 

1 Thank collette p
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228 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every time I am here I always come to this pub. The seafood here is the best in poole. Had a fish pie (Friday night) and came back on Saturday for a crab sandwiches! Great value washed down with some great beer. Service is superb!

1 Thank ChrisB090

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$36
Bar, Seafood, British, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 19 The Quay | Poole Harbour, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Poole
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 673450
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 pies and seafood casserole.

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