At one time, Poole was considered to have more pubs per mile than anywhere else in the UK, with over 50 in the old town its self! Many have now gone but throughout Poole there remain many interesting and original establishments. Poole quay has a variety of pubs, many of which offer live music during the summer, like the Lord Nelson well known for its Sunday afternoon and evening bashes, and Wednesday evenings in the summer. From the Custom House, walk away from the Quay, past the half timbered King Charles towards The Old Town, where amongst the historic buildings, you will find some of the quaintest and oldest pubs in Poole.
Poole Nights Out – Live Music
The area is well served when it comes to live entertainment, and boasts some fine live music venues, such as intimate venues such as Mr Kyps in Poole. There is also a thriving pub music circuit (although the new licensing hours seem to have had a negative effect). The Malt ‘n Hops can be relied on for good rock bands and the Grange in Southbourne have dancing to live music most Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year. And there’s no shortage of local talent either (witness the number of music shops in the conurbation).
Poole Nights Out – Tower Park
One of the first complexes of its kind, Tower Park is apparently named after the large concrete water tower that dominates the site. Situated about 3 miles to the north west of Poole centre, attractions include a SplashDown water park with flumes, slides or whatever you call them, a Megabowl bowling alley, UCI cinema, Gala bingo, numerous restaurants and fast food outlets plus a huge supermarket. A