Monday - Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday - Saturday
11:00 - 24:00
11:00 - 22:30
Monday - Thursday
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
3 Dear Hay Lane,
T: 01202 771246
We’re a bit different from your traditional British pub. We brew our own amazing craft beers right here in the pub itself – you can even watch our Head Brewer working his magic at the micro-brewery!
We love great beer, good food and exceptional wine – browse through our interesting range of bottled beers and wines from around the world to see what we offer
Whether you’re looking to pop in for a quick lunch, after-work drink or celebrating with friends, you can be sure to be looked after by our friendly, knowledgeable team
We really want to call this Rye India Pale Ale ‘22’ not only to showcase its hard-hitting, punchy spicy and sour-like rye grains that hit your taste buds with an explosion, but to link it to the amazing fact that the RNLI are responsible for saving 22 lives EVERY DAY! Manned by volunteer crews, the RNLI service keep people safe at sea and throughout the shores of the whole of the United Kingdom and Ireland – and it all started here in Poole in 1824, the vision of Sir William Hillary.
Session bitter - English Style Ale
In celebration of the history of pubs whose mediaeval origin comes from when brewing was carried out in the home by women, and as beer grew in popularity the best ‘ale wives’ started to open up their homes and sell their beer, and as these became gradually more commercial in the 19th century, the ‘public house’ was born. This very site was one of these; changing its usage from a domestic house to a ‘public house’ and locally named as the ‘Brewers Arms’ in testament to the great beer it produced.
Our dark, full-bodied oatmeal stout packed with interesting characteristics is a fitting tribute to Poole’s Spymaster John Le Carre, and his Cold War espionage novel ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’ where a masterful use of code names finally uncovered the identity of the Soviet double agent operating at the top of the British secret service.
Smoked Amber Ale
Prominent town dignitary and head of a very successful trading company in Poole, Thomas Pitt acquired his nickname of ‘Diamond Pitt’ and subsequent vast wealth by purchasing a 410 carat uncut diamond, in 1701, from a merchant in Madras, India. You can still appreciate the beauty, clarity and uniqueness of one of the 141 carat stones that was hewn from its mass, as it is became one of the French crown jewels, La Regent, and is on display today at The Louvre, Paris.
Enjoy a pint of this delicious chocolate stout, somewhat more popular with ladies – with its origin of being famously created for Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia, after she ordered a stout to be sent to her from England, and toast our great and beautiful ladies of Poole origin, namely Anne Sidney and Sarah-Jane Hutt, who both won the title of Miss World in 1964 and 1983 respectively.
Spiced Wheat Beer
Designed and made here in Poole this Spiced Wheat beer celebrates the national institution which is also Poole born & bred, namely ‘E.R.N.I.E.’ the ‘Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment’ that selects winning Premium Bonds and has been responsible since 1957 for literally changed the lives of its Jackpot winners. This beer won’t change your life but hopefully it will bring a smile to your face.
Golden Ale - English Style Ale
As a tribute to an English gentleman who was one of the greats during the ‘Golden Age of Cricket’ – the England and Yorkshire cricketer Wilfred Rhodes whose world records as: The most appearances made in first-class cricket (1,110 matches); most wickets taken (4,204) – completing the double of 1,000 runs and wickets in an English cricket season, no less than 16 times; and in his final test in 1930 was the oldest player at almost 53 yrs, to play in a Test match, chose to spend his twilight years in Dorset where, despite his blindness, followed local cricket matches and was still able to provide advice and opinion to cricketing fans who sought him out.
This English IPA, with its hoppy character and strong backbone of caramel, bready malt, pays homage to our fearless ‘swimmer canoeists’ who make up the Special Forces unit of our Naval Service, SBS, or as they’re sometimes referred to as ‘the Shaky Boat squadron’. Enjoy this craft beer and toast their strength and guile!
Cream Ale - American Style Ale
This light and refreshing American Cream ale is brewed with a subdued hop and malt flavour, but with an assertive character, just like its namesake and American export ‘Shire Reeve’, AKA ‘Sheriff’, demands. The duties and responsibilities of the Sheriff are not as onerous today as they were in the past, where they collected taxes, kept the gaol – including organising hangings, commanded military force and were responsible for peace and order! Poole has one of the only 16 Sheriffs left in England and Wales today.
American Amber Ale
Our Amber Ale was inspired by the beautiful, timid, local neighbour, the red squirrel – once indigenous to England, is now seriously under threat of extinction by its larger, disease (squirrel)-spreading grey cousin, only existing in tiny pockets of the UK, one of which being Brownsea Island.
Harvest Ale - English Style Ale
The order of Trappist nuns that once lived at Stapehill Abbey, near Wimborne, would have welcomed a glass of this Spiced Winter Warmer, English ale – as after pledging a vow of silence, they lived without heating and existed on a diet of bread and beer twice a day!
Although reported as being filmed on location in Norway, the block-busting 1965 war film ‘The Heroes of Telemark’, based on the true story of the Norwegian heavy water sabotage during World War 11, featuring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris, was in part, actually filmed in Poole harbour – with many Poole residents being drafted in as ‘extras’!
American Style Ale
Enjoy a pint of this simple Pale Ale with truck loads of piney, grapefruity American hops and raise a refreshing glass to our American cousins – you could almost believe you were in a brewpub in Poole, Buffalo USA
Spend a day learning how to brew beer in our microbrewery with our Head Brewer: Breakfast, Lunch, ample beer tasting and a 5 litre mini keg to take home all included… sound like fun? Click the link to find out more!
Sample 8 different beers (some of which are brewed right on-site in our microbrewery) under the guidance of one of our in-house beer experts. Nibbles and the option to add a B&K burger to finish included!
Seated: 45 / Standing: 60
Seated: 26 / Standing: 50
Seated: 16 / Standing: 20
Seated: 12 / Standing: 20
Book your event in our largest dining area and you can enjoy the experience of being in an 18th century pub! We can accommodate 45 people in a relaxed dining set up across four tables or we could hold a function of up to 60 people having a drinks reception or in a buffet style for standing room only. Different configurations of this area allow us to accommodate most requests.
This is where it all happens, you can book your party in the brewery & bar area and be in the heart beat of the pub, right next to our fermenters that are happily brewing our beer for you to enjoy! This area is great for that informal party setting, after work drinks or just getting your friends together, a very popular choice!
This is the more casual and smaller of our bookable dining areas with soft seating more suited to light snacks and drinks parties. From these seats you get to see the chefs hard at work and all the lovely smells that come form the kitchen, if you weren’t hungry when you arrived you will be very soon! You will be right in the middle of the hustle & bustle and enjoying a great atmosphere if this is your choice!
If you would like a more private, personal gathering to hold your event then this has to be the choice for you. You can sit and enjoy the ambience and history of our pub with friends & family. There are 2 options of table layout in here, choose between 2 tables of 8/10 guests or 1 square table with 12 seats all facing each over for that knights of the Square table experience!