68 High Street
Open all day
This was the brew pub of the Poole Brewery. It has now been taken over by the Milk Street Brewery and serves their ales. The inside hasn't changed that much yet, but I'm sure it will.
The obligatory CD jukebox might put off some, but it does not detract from the beer.
Others may be put off by the lack of seating - standing room only at busy times. Being in the High Street it is close to the train station (5 mins walk) and the bus station (8 - 10 mins walk). This is good as there is no accommodation.
When visited at Xmas 2007, it had 4 beers on, all from the Milk Street range. All were well kept and tasted great. All of these beers are well worth the trip to find, especially as it is in the middle of the shopping street and you can have a tipple while you spend.
Also worth mentioning are the prices for the beer; you can get a pint for as little as £1.90.
A real drinking pub.
Open all day.
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