The Jolly Miller in Poole

#1
Stood in Falkland square in Poole today dodging the rain and looking at Waterstones and Mothercare and having flashbacks to when those shops were the Jolly Miller pub. Great pub when on courses, even better when your based at Bovvy. When 1 RTR were RAC Centre Regt ( Nov 82/84) I was virtually resident in the place ( well at weekends I was). Wall to wall totty and virtually no punch ups.

So sad to see what it has become.
 
#3
The Jolly Miller was round the corner from Falkland Square, it's been renamed or closed or summat, :? but it was still there in the 90's... tbh, we preferred The Jolly and the Nelson on the Quay, with a trip up the curly stairs to finish the evening off... and then off to the nurses home at Poole General. 8)
 
#4
sfub said:
The Jolly Miller was round the corner from Falkland Square, it's been renamed or closed or summat, :? but it was still there in the 90's... tbh, we preferred The Jolly and the Nelson on the Quay, with a trip up the curly stairs to finish the evening off... and then off to the nurses home at Poole General. 8)
Surely you mean nursing home :twisted:
 
#5
I logged on to ask if the Brewers Arms was still there and then got to thinking how long ago it was I used to drink there! If it really was 26 years ago I'll just go sit in the corner with a tartan blanket in my lap and start leaking wee!

(Mind you, that's how I would end up after a night out 26 years ago, just without the rug.)
 
#6
The brewers used to have a brilliant grab a granny night on thursdays, which was a pain in the arse, you had to be on F.P. fri a.m. Unless you were an absolute nerd you had to pull a gran !! The occassional flurry of fisticuffs but a good boozer.
 
#7
aghart, couldn't agree more. Used to have great times in Poole 81-83 and the Jolly Miller was top of my list.

Happiest days of my singly life.
 
#8
A met a Navy guy there once back in the late '70s, his name was Seaman Staines.
 
#10
There are plenty of guys who cared for mothers in there when it was a pub so its quite apt actually!
 
#11
I always thought the Miller was for gays........but then, I am a local.

What was the name of the, so called, night club on the quay? Woodies/The Viking Club? I forget. It'd been a while.

Any one else shag little Lisa?
 
#12
I always thought the Miller was for gays........but then, I am a local.

What was the name of the, so called, night club on the quay? Woodies/The Viking Club? I forget. It'd been a while.

Any one else shag little Lisa?

Was that the tranny?

PS--No I didn't--but the wife did say it could stay with us in Guzz,anytime!!---frantic return phonecall,prompted by me.(ie.-no room at the inn)
 
#13
What was the name of the, so called, night club on the quay? Woodies/The Viking Club? I forget. It'd been a while.
Ahh, the Viking Club!

It was always amusing to read the list of assumed names in the sign-in book on the door - I remember Theophelus P Wildbeast was on the list before me once!

Also remember pulling a girl with a classic 80's perm - until my 'mate' pointed out the resemblance to Kevin Keegan. After that, point I couldn't concentrate anymore, and had to go back to the bar for another plastic glass of watered-down Hoffmeister.

What was the dive opposite the bus station? I think it was Grey's before it became Chili's...
 
#14
I logged on to ask if the Brewers Arms was still there and then got to thinking how long ago it was I used to drink there! If it really was 26 years ago I'll just go sit in the corner with a tartan blanket in my lap and start leaking wee!

(Mind you, that's how I would end up after a night out 26 years ago, just without the rug.)

The Brewers was renamed the Rising Sun some years ago. It became a Thai restraunt/pub. It's still called the Rising Sun but is now a Gastro/Pub whatever that is. Many Marines from Poole used to have the Brewers as their local until the New London Tavern was renamed the Cockleshell (after the heroes) and has the RM badge as it's pub sign.

As for Woodies/Viking club. It has now closed down. In fact my ex brother in Law used to own the place.
 
#16
The Viking club has been gone for a good few years now at least 7, and Chillies is now (or was, as I'm not too sure if it is still open!) Mr C's, or was it that before it became Chillies? I can't remember as it changes names so very often. Now I personally prefer to go to some place on the Quay, but I can't remember the name!!! It has insects in the counter on the bar.


TPBD
 
#18
Used to drink in the swan/mucky Duck/Flying Boat. Seemed to change names every other week. Had some good nights in the Nelson on the quay with gold and purple when they used to let us play with their kit....
 
#19
Used to drink in the swan/mucky Duck/Flying Boat. Seemed to change names every other week. Had some good nights in the Nelson on the quay with gold and purple when they used to let us play with their kit....

The Swan/Flying Boat eventually became an Irish theme pub. That did not last long and it closed down completely. It has now reopened as a tourist attraction aimed at familys ( it is no longer a pub). The strongest liquid on sale is I think Ginger beer. Not totally sure as I have not entered the place.

The Lord Nelson on the Quay is one pub that has hardly changed since "our day"

The one pub that is totally unchanged since the 80's is the Poole Arms, this is the place with the green tiles on the outside. It is on the quay.

The Helmsman which was on the corner opposite Corkers wine Bar is another pub that has undergone numerous name & theme changes over the years, it is currently The Spotted Cow. As for Corkers? still there but not the place it was. It is now a cafe/bar I used to drink Sangria by the jug in that place.
 
#20
The King Charles, just off the quay in Poole old town has now closed down. This is the one with a large bar upstairs, almost like an upstairs barn. It had a table and chair in the roof beams for the resident ghost!
 

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