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Accommodation

Accomodation listing -

Acorns Guest House - Acorns is an AA rated Four Star Guest House. Tel: 01202 672901 Fax: 01202 672901 Acorns is a well established, quality guesthouse catering for private and commercial business. We offer a relaxed and friendly service to ensure your stay is an enjoyable one. We are centrally located only 5 minutes drive to Poole Town Centre, major industrial estates and main bus/train stations

Arndale Court Hotel - Tel: +44 (0)1202 683746 Fax: +44 (0)1202 668838 A warm and friendly welcome awaits all guests at this well established 3*** hotel, offering good quality en suite accommodation with an added touch of a natural relaxing atmosphere. The location could not be better being situated within the major feeder links, for the holidaymaker, or business traveller alike.

Beesknees Guesthouse - Tel: 01202 734509 We have recently been awarded the AA's Highly Commended Four yellow stars award, which means we are now within the Top 10% of Bed and Breakfast establishments in the UK for quality and service. Lying between Bournemouth and Poole our Bed and Breakfast is an ideal location to explore Dorset's fantastic scenery. From the famous Jurassic Coast Line to Thomas Hardy's famous Dorset Country side, there is always plenty of things to do. With many top tourist attractions like Brownsea Island and the beautiful Compton Acres gardens to visit.

Danecourt Lodge - Tel: 01202 730 957 Danecourt Lodge is a fully graded 4 star Bed and Breakfast, recently awarded the prestigious Gold Award.

Haven Hotel -

Oakbourne Bed and Breakfast - Tel: 01202 678211 Located within easy reach of Poole Town Centre, the ferry port, Tower Park Leisure Complex and the beautiful blue flag beaches, Oakbourne still retains the 'in the country' feel.

Quay Holidays - Tel: +44 (0)1202 683333 Being Poole's Premium Letting Specialists, we only offer you the highest quality luxury holiday apartments in Dorset, comprehensively and comfortably furnished and every one Visit Britain accredited. Quay Holidays was set up in response to what we perceived to be a significant gap in the Poole and Dorset holiday lettings market, namely in the letting and management of top quality self-contained luxury holiday apartments. Whilst there are agents locally who offer a one-size-fits-all approach to letting traditional ‘bucket and spade’ holiday properties in Poole nobody, we felt, offered a comprehensive service geared to the expectations of more discerning clients seeking 4 and 5 * accommodation.

Salterns Harbourside Hotel - Tel: 01202 707321 Fax: 01202 707488 A stylish and romantic AA 3-star coastal hotel in Poole Harbour with spectacular sea-views. Located by the waters edge on the prestigious Salterns Marina. Set in an area famous for its history and outstanding natural beauty. (Poole Harbour is the second largest natural harbour in the world). The Hotel is an ideal venue for meetings, conference, private parties and celebrations. Within a mile of Poole town centre and the Sandbanks peninsula, offering a special location for Hotel accommodation for either the business or leisure traveller.

The Quarterdeck Hotel - Tel: 01202 740066 The Quarterdeck is a friendly relaxing Hotel situated overlooking Poole Park, which consists of over 100 acres of Park land, lakes and amenities including bowling greens tennis courts & a putting green. An ideal place to drop anchor and discover the interesting park of Poole and the nearby beautiful beaches of sandbanks, Canford Cliffs and Shell Bay. The new forest countryside, golf courses, the holiday resort of Bournemouth and Christchurch are within easy reach. The ferry service to France and the Channel Islands are only a few minutes away. We have the ideal location for business, holiday or just a stop over for the channel channel ferries. Whatever your reason I am confident your stay at the Quarterdeck Hotel will be one of those happy memories and you will be tempted to return again and again.

The Saltings - Tel: 01202 707349 A Marine Style, Art Deco B&B set in a peaceful location, just a 20 minute walk to the award winning Sandbanks Beach and 100 yards from the exclusive Salterns Marina. This small, friendly B&B has a light, fresh and contemporary feel. We have two rooms to offer, both very light and spacious, well decorated and furnished with king-size beds, fully ensuite with a separate dressing area.

Community

VR Poole - Virtual Tour of Poole

Education

Bournmouth & Poole College -

Poole Grammar School - Tel: 01202 692132 Fax: 01202 606500

St. Edwards RC CE VA School - Tel: (01202) 740950/747342 Fax: (01202) 733702 St. Edward’s is a joint Roman Catholic - Church of England VA school, one of just a few nationally. The school is voluntary aided and supported by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Plymouth and the Anglican Diocese of Salisbury.

Food

Bamboula Restaurant - Tel: 01202 665154 Bamboula Restaurant opened in June 2008 and has fast established an enviable reputation amongst locals and tourists for serving great food in beautiful surroundings at competitive prices. Unlike the more traditional interiors of most of the restaurants on Poole Quay, Bamboula has a simply stunning contemporary interior designed by professional Interior Designers Absolute Designs. Languish on the soft leather banquettes or perch on the stylish bar stools as you take in the relaxed atmosphere of Bamboula Restaurant and Bar with its friendly and efficient service. Great for every occasion from romantic dinners for two to business lunches for 20 - book now for the gastronomic delight that is Bamboula Restaurant, Poole.

Bar Custom and The Custom House - Tel: (01202) 676767 Fax: (01202) 677737 Our menu is a tantalising mix of modern english /french cuisine specialising in fresh fish and seafood - naturally with the harbour being on the door step - and prime british steaks and other meats all sourced from approved farms by :- SCFF Beef and Lamb Producers Club. The restaurant is open seven days a week and is the ideal venue for business lunches , the romantic dinner for two , special occasions , corporate function and the ultimate wedding reception.

Corkers Restaurant and Cafe Bar - Tel: 01202 681393 Fax: 01202 667393

Eat out Poole - Eatoutpoole.com is jam packed with listings of restaurants in Poole and features lots of information such as menus, wine lists, testimonials, pictures and special offers!

Gurkha Oriental Palace - Tel / Fax : 01202 672805 With a stunning location, easy parking, and the exciting, lively, cosmopolitan atmosphere of Poole Quay, the new Gurkha Oriental Palace restaurant is the ideal destination for a truly memorable culinary experience.

MEZZALUNA RESTAURANT & BAR - Tel: 01202 742842 Completed in June 2007, Mezza Luna occupies a stunning position on the edge of Poole Park lake. During the day you can eat, drink and relax while watching the boating and the swans on the lake. In the evening you can dine watching the sun set over the lake and Poole Harbour. The view from our balcony is one of the best around. Specialising in Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, Mezza Luna is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.

Stormfish -

The Thai Restaurant - Tel: 01202 672440 Mob: 07979 640181 The Thai Restaurant situated in Poole, a short walk from the famous Quay is a warm & inviting restaurant specialising in Thai Cuisine. With it's blend of traditional and modern techniques the Thai Restaurant offers guests a magnificant dining experience whether you are enjoying an evening out or a working lunch! With it's vast range of South-East Asian cuisine The Thai Restaurant offers the perfect place to relax and enjoy the fruits of Asia. With all dishes available for takeaway you can even enjoy the renowned cuisine at home with a 15% discount!

Health

Poole Hospital NHS Trust -

Leisure&entertainment

BBC Dorset Entertainment -

Gravity Wakeboarding - Gravity Wakeboarding is the South Coasts premier watersports centre. Whether you are a beginner or a pro we will get you on to the water. Not only do we have the leading brand supporting us but we have the best instructors money can buy. We understand that every one has diffrent needs and capabilities so we will customise your time with us to suit you.

ITV FIXERS - TV Fixers is a major media campaign in the ITV Meridian, ITV Thames Valley and ITV West regions supporting young people (16 - 25) to take action on any issue they feel strongly about - changing things for the better. What they choose to do is up to them; as long as it’s something useful that helps someone else. They make a film showing what they’ve done and share it online at ITV Local, with the chance of being featured on television too.

Mr Kyps Live Music Venue - Hosting some of the best bands and live entertainment around. There's something for all tastes - up and coming new bands, the best tribute acts right through to original musical legends! Mr Kyps is becoming widely recognised as one of the best venues on the south coast. They have a capacity for 200 people in complete comfort and one of the most impressive sized stages around - great for both performers and the audience.

Poole Greyhounds - Tel: 01202 677449 Enjoy an evening at the dogs with Poole Greyhounds

Poole Lighthouse -

Poole Pirates - Official website of the Poole Pirates Speedway Team

Poole.gov.uk what's on -

Splashdown Water Park - Splashdown is the South's Ultimate Waterpark. In winter there is a choice of 8 fantastic rides. Each one with its own twists and turns generating a real buzz for the rider and loads of laughs, thrills and spills for all. The Spacebowl, Red River Roller and have you met our Dragon? Later in the year the outside comes alive, first the Mississippi Drifer makes it way outside and into the Grand Canyon and then when summer starts, well for us anyway (May Day Bank Holiday) there are more great rides; The Screamer - yeh, it will make you scream! The Tennesee Twister and the Louisianna Leap - sorry Mum and Dad, strictly for the under12's.

The Dolphin Shopping Centre -

Localauthority&government

Poole council - The official website of the council of Poole, delivering services for residents, businesses and visitors of Poole

Poole Harbour Commissioners - Poole Harbour Commissioners ensure that all the varied interests operate in harmony, both for the common good and for the long-term sustainability of the whole harbour and its stakeholders. The Harbour Authority is empowered to consent or undertake operations in relation to land or waters within or adjacent to a European Marine Site, and is a relevant authority under the Habitats Regulations. As such the Commissioners have functions in relation to the Poole Harbour European Marine Site.

Poole Town Centre Management - The Poole Town Centre Management Board was established in May 2000 supported by a handful of town centre businesses along with the pro-active Tourism and Communications Department of the Borough of Poole.

News

BBC News Dorset -

Bournemouth Echo - Latest news from the Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch area.

Shopping&business

Dodson Shop Fitters -

Poole Harbour Watersports - Open 7 days a week from 9.00 to 5.30 Poole Harbour Watersports offers an extensive range of watersports equipment. Together with a large range of new and used windsurfing kit we stock wetsuits, waterskis, wakeboards, body and surfboards, surf clothes and kitesurfing equipment. All the staff are or have been instructors and so understand the needs of anyone just taking up watersports. They can also advise the more advanced through their own experience of the sports we offer.

Poole Percussion - As the foremost independent Drum Store in the UK, we import many USA custom drums such as Orange County Drums (OCDP), SJC, Drum Workshop (DW), Pork Pie, Dunnett and Craviotto as well as stocking all leading brands, such as: Tama, Pearl, Yamaha, Roland, Mapex, Ddrum, Gretsch, Sonor, Ludwig and Pacific. We also hold in stock over 400 different cymbals by Zildjian, Paiste, Sabian, Ufip, Meinl and Wuhan. Being the complete Percussion Store, we also offer all types of Congas, Bongos, Djembes and hand percussion from Gon Bops LP, Toca Rhythm Tech and many more.

Poole Pottery - Throughout the years Poole Pottery has become renowned for excellence in design and commitment to developing innovative collections.

Travel

Brittany Ferries - Poole Ferry Port Guide -

Voluntary&charity

Charity Shops In Poole - Touch Poole Charity Shop -

Friends of Poole Park - The "Friends of Poole Park" is a voluntary organistation supporting the development of the park, which is widely used by the people of Poole and visitors to the town as a valuable recreational and leisure area.

Help the aged -

Poole Volunteer Centre - Who are we? Poole Volunteer Centre has been in existence for over 20 years and is one of over 300 volunteer centres across England. We are currently a project of Poole Council for Voluntary Service. What do we do? For those of you looking for voluntary work: we provide a free information service run on similar lines to job centres. We hold details of over 300 different voluntary jobs, plus details of overseas volunteering. For charities and voluntary organisations looking for volunteers: we advertise your opportunities both in paper form and on our website. In addition, we organise training workshops; volunteer co-ordinators group meetings; produce our newsletter, ViP for volunteers working in Poole and generally give support to voluntary organisations seeking our assistance.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Home of the Poole RNLI Station

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