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Great bar with cocktail happy hour

Love this bar modern nicely decorated area, cocktails are great, can get busy at weekends but the... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
cat642014
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Good first impression

This is a lively bar and looks the part. However, when it's busy service is very slow and the... read more

Reviewed May 1, 2018
olliebournemouth
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bournemouth
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19 Jun 2018
“Great bar with cocktail happy hour”
1 May 2018
“Good first impression”
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Hotel The Kings Arms 18 Castle Street, Christchurch BH23 1DT, England
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Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoyed cocktails before dinner at The Bar but tonight put an end to that. 2 bar staff on duty, no one else waiting but they couldn't be seen to be bothered to serve us. Walked out after a wait and spent our money else...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Katieeve03
Reviewed June 19, 2018

Love this bar modern nicely decorated area, cocktails are great, can get busy at weekends but the staff work really hard

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank cat642014
Reviewed May 1, 2018

This is a lively bar and looks the part. However, when it's busy service is very slow and the music (man with a deck) is way too loud - often more like a nightclub than a sophisticated bar. Worst though are the cocktails... happy hour...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank olliebournemouth
Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

Nice relaxing decor in a subtle shade of green. Comfortable seating. Lively at weekends. Can get raucous ...Happy hour for cocktails is a must. The bottles of red were drinkable...not too overpriced. Will try the restaurant shortly. Fidelscastrol.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed January 8, 2018

Really good cocktails and entertaining, professional bar staff during happy hour (5-7) Recommend the pear brandy and Bloody Mary

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank T2e3t4
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Bar staff were very helpful when the reception failed to show any interest in guests wanting to book in.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank marg242017
Reviewed October 4, 2017

They are expensive as all cocktails are, but at Happy Hour they're a fiver. Delish ! Go ! Why must the review be 100 long? I can be succinct about a bar, can't I?

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank SkiSal62
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a lunchtime snack. The bar was empty so we had excellent service from a charming young lady. Our food was outstanding - seafood thermidor pancake and crab and avocado on toast. But no Guinness, no draught bitter, no pale ale, no...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Just amazing! I did leave a longer review on the main page! Great bar staff! A lot of laughs and fabulous drinks

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Helenk1978
Reviewed June 29, 2017

We went here to give elderly relatives a treat and we weren't disappointed. Having booked earlier in the month for Afternoon Tea for 4. If going early in the afternoon you certainly do not need lunch! We were sat in The Bar, Dean introduced himself...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Jacqueline B
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