The Yachtsman is the pub of the week

A friendly Dorset pub that sees its staff and visitors as ‘one big family’ – The Yachtsman is Pub of the Week.

The Yachtsman, built in the 1950s by Edward Woodhouse, is a well-known village pub with a nautical theme.

The pub is located in Hamworthy, on the edge of Poole and a few hundred yards from Hamworthy Park and Beach, and has become a favorite with visitors and locals alike.

General Manager Olly Kenny said: “Locals are a big thing for us here. There are three pubs in the area, and they all come here, and they love it.

“The team are invited to things outside of work by them. It’s a real community, it’s a big family inside a building”

The yachtsman

Olly took over as manager 14 months ago, but had worked on-site as head chef before his change in role.

One of his favorite things about the Hall and Woodhouse pub is the decor of miniature yachts, pictures of historic ocean liners, anchors and wooden oars can be seen throughout the establishment.

He said: “I’ve worked at five different companies in my life and I’ve never seen so many online features with the pub name. We are The Yachtsman and there are yachts everywhere. I like this.”

But it’s not just the coastal theme that attracts visitors; The Yachtsman is also popular for its classic English cuisine, weekly specials, refreshing drinks and weekly theme nights.

Bournemouth Echo: decor at the YachtsmanDecor at The Yachtsman

Guests can enjoy Pie Night on Wednesdays, Burger and Quiz Night on Thursdays, and Steak Night on Saturdays.

Throughout the week, locals also have the option of enjoying cheap prosecco, a 15% discount, or a free kids’ meal.

In addition to a busy Monday-Sunday schedule, The Yachtsman regularly hosts one-time community events and plans to host live music performances in the future.

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Olly said: “We’ve just had our sausage and cider festival. We’ve had so many great responses. We’ve been calling local houses and asking when we’ll do it next. Even the people who didn’t come have phoned to say they loved seeing it from home.

“One said he’s lived across the street for 19 years and that’s the best thing he’s seen coming from the pub.”

The Yachtsman is on Lake Drive in Hamworthy, Poole.

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