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Al Fresco Drinking in Poole

Everyone in Poole loves to enjoy a drink outside when the sun is shining, so it's good to know which bars and pubs are the best for outdoor drinking!

Al fresco drinking in Poole - whether it’s boiling hot or there’s a chill in the air, there’s an undeniable charm to enjoying a drink in the open air, especially in this beautiful town. Catch some rays whilst enjoying some drinks at these gorgeous beer gardens and outdoor bars. 

If the cocktail menu is tempting you remeber to book your United Taxi home in advanced. 

 

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The Britannia

Location: Ashley Cross

About: The Britannia is a lovely, family friendly pub and brasserie in Poole's Ashley Cross. Enjoy a drink in their stunning garden ready for the summer months, plus there is a stunning outdoor fire that is a great corner to huddle during the cooler evenings.

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Al Fresco Rating: 4/5

Address: 20 Britannia Rd, Parkstone, Poole BH14 8BB

Telephone: 01202 402212

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Jenkins & Sons

Jenkins & Sons

About: Jenkins & Sons Poole are a warm and bustling spot for quality beers and food. Perfect for a Friday night with friends over a craft beer or decent wine, or a hot spot for a Saturday night.

Their buzzing bar is the perfect place to unwind, spend time with friends or get mixing your favourite tipple. Their bar is chock-full of beers, wines and spirits. Since they've opened they've served over 120 different craft beers on tap and they stock over 20 different gins.

They have a beautiful summery outdoor seating area where you can enjoy the beaming bright sun with a few cheeky drinks!

Address: Bank Chambers, 7-8 Penn Hill Avenue, Poole, Dorset, BH14 9NB

Telephone: 01202 746604

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No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

No.9 On The Green Café & Bakery

About: This warm and inviting Wimborne café provides a divine handcrafted and homemade menu. Serving delicious light bites and sweet treats as well as an array of popular alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

When the weather is on our side you can opt to sit outside and enjoy their wholesome menu in their splendid 16th century surroundings. 

Address: 2 Cook Row, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1LB

Telephone: 01202 887765

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Wimborne

Little Pickle at the Mill

Little Pickle at the Mill

About: Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to organise your thoughts, a relaxing afternoon with friends, or a private gathering next to a beautiful river, Little Pickle at the Mill is the perfect place to hang out when the weather is on our side.

This family-run café has a stunning river terrace, courtyard, and garden that provides the ideal space for ]drinking al fresco style when the sun is shining.

Listen to the birds, spot trout in the river and look out for the heron, nature is beautiful and so is their beverages.

Address: Walford Mill Crafts, Knobcrook Road, Stone Lane, Wimborne, BH21 1NL

Telephone: 07961 347721

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Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa

Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa

About: Mercure Bournemouth Queens Hotel & Spa have a beautiful outdoor garden that's perfect for when the sun is shining. With an extensive drinks list that provides an array of delicious cocktails, mocktails, wine, spirits, and soft drinks, it's the ultimate location to relax with friends and family.

Address: Meyrick Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH1 3DL

Telephone: 01202 554415

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Poole

Temple Bar

Temple Bar

About: Temple Bar in Ashley Cross is a delightful destination for al fresco drinking. Nestled in the heart of this vibrant community, Temple Bar offers a charming and inviting outdoor space.

Their thoughtfully designed outdoor seating area is adorned with comfortable furnishings, vibrant greenery, and a relaxed ambiance, making it an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy a refreshing beverage.

Whether you're basking in the warm sun during the day or basking in the soft glow of outdoor lighting in the evening, Temple Bar's al fresco area provides a perfect setting for catching up with friends, sharing laughter, and soaking in the local atmosphere.

With its exceptional drinks selection, attentive service, and welcoming outdoor environment, Temple Bar undoubtedly captures the essence of al fresco drinking, creating a memorable experience for all who visit.

Address: 18 Bournemouth Road, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0ES

Telephone: 07925 836323

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Ashley Cross

Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

Drgnfly Pan-Asian Restaurant

About: The Drgnfly not only serves sensational Japanese cuisine but also offers an array of impressive and utterly delicious beverages. Serving a divine selection of concoctions made by their extremly talented bartenders who aim to push themselves to create innovative, memorable & unique cocktails that explore the boundaries of flavour.

Address: Ashley Cross, 1 Bournemouth Rd, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0EF

Telephone: 01202 252133

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The Cliff

The Cliff

About: The Cliff is located in the heart of Poole and is set amongst the Sandbank beaches. It's a stylish and luxurious restaurant offers a huge range of drinks including cocktails, gins, wines, beers & ciders to enjoy in the picturesque outdoor seating area when the weather is nice!

Address: 6 Ravine Rd, Poole BH13 7HX

Telephone: 01202 492921

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The Yachtsman

The Yachtsman

About: Located in the village of Hamworthy on the edge of Poole, The Yachtsman is a perfect example of a friendly, quality English village pub that we all know and love - it's dog friendly as every great pub should be, with a large garden featuring a terrace with plentiful seating and a kids play area!

Address: Lake Dr, Hamworthy, Poole BH15 4LW

Telephone: 01202 674568

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Queen Mary Inn

Queen Mary Inn

About: Queen Mary Inn is your quintessential olde worlde pub, catering for locals and visitors alike. The pub has been owned by the same family for over twenty years. Close to the old town and the quay and with a large enclosed garden for the long sunny days, they offer fresh home cooking, good beer, real ales and good company.

Address: 68 West Street, Poole BH15 1LD

Telephone: 01202 661 701

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The Canford

The Canford

About: The Canford is a beautiful pub, perfectly positioned moments from the village of Canford Cliffs and is known amongst the locals for its great selection of gins, premium beers and seasonal menu, all to be enjoyed of a lazy afternoon in the garden, soaking up the sunshine.

Address: 53 Cliff Drive, Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 7JF

Telephone: 01202 701531

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The Rope and Anchor Poole

The Rope and Anchor

About: The Rope and Anchor is a traditional English pub, set just off Poole Quay that serves quality home cooked food and cask ales. They play host to a warm and inviting outdoor garden space that is perfect for when the weather is on our side.

Enjoy an array of some of the finest real ales whilst sitting outside in their beautifully looked after garden whilst the sun is beaming bright.

Address: 4 Sarum Street, Poole, Dorset, BH15 1JW

Telephone: 01202 675677

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