Recently renamed back to 'The Bell', it spent several years with the bizarre name of The Seabournes. It has along history and is well loved in the area. It is a traditional boozer directly opposite Pokesdown Station. Well stocked with excellent real ales from Ringwood Brewery, as well as your normal lagers and ciders, it is popular with all sorts of drinkers. Mark and Laura have slowly been improving the pub from a pretty sorry state, and soon we hope to see food served as well. To be fair, if you haven't been here for a while there has been a big improvement. Dog friendly and shows live sport.
It has great little garden which is a wonderful spot in the summer. Whilst there are various events throughout the week it is also busy for AFC Bournemouth home games as one of the main drinking holes prior to matches. The forum also has a strong association here and many will be aware the 2012 Christmas event was held here :-)