If you love feeling nostalgic while munching down on classic pub meals in the most rustic of settings, then I recommend going to The Antelope situated in Poole Quay.
The outside is beautiful, classy looking accentuated by the large and colourful décor on the outside. The doorway is small and quaint and just to the right you can see a large sign advertising the pub's carvery dinners, already wetting your palate before you even enter the place.
Upon walking through the two wooden doors (and for some ducking your head just to get through!) you can see the pillars are all made of ageing wood and there are chairs and booths surrounding you. Not too classy to be humble, but just cosy enough to feel warm and safe.
I always choose to sit in the wooden booths at the side. With just a gentle rustic light bulb hung over the table and a selection of menus presented in a little arrangement at the side, it makes for a calm and fuzzy feeling that lets you feel as if you are at home here.
Not only are the surroundings beautiful, but the food is so scrummy and just everything that you could ever expect from good English pub food.
I always end up going for a classic rump steak with the surf 'n' turf option but after attending the pub with multiple friends I also know how good the other foods look and how well presented they are in their new, fashionable, edgy oil frying pans.
This place also offers pub quizzes and Sky Sports which I have experienced both of and I think the place is very accommodating and lovely whether you're looking for a spot of lunch on a regular day of the week or for somewhere to have a family meal.
I would strongly recommend everyone pops there after a lovely stroll along the quay one evening!