BOURNEMOUTH has long been the ideal place to grab a pint.

Many roads once had a pub on it – some of them more than one.

Over the past couple of decades dozens of watering holes have shut, including those featured in these pictures.

Each served as a gathering point for locals and their loss is often lamented.

The Daily Echo has gone back through the archives to remember some of these lost hives of social activity.

The Fox Inn

The Fox Inn was situated at 16 Terrace Road. This pub opened in 1970, following the closure of an earlier Fox Inn on the opposite side of the road. It was closed in the 1990s before being demolished and replaced with flats.

The Poet's Corner

The Poets Corner was once situated on the corner of Westover Road and Hinton Road. The pub is now a restaurant.

The Woodman

The Woodman pub on 380 Poole Road, Branksome, is now a HSL furniture store.

Strouden Park Hotel

Strouden Park Hotel was built around 1932 on the corner of Castle Lane West and Shiphouse Lane, now called Woodbury Avenue. The pub closed in 2001 and was demolished the same year to make way for Castlepoint.

The White Horse

The White Horse was once located at 947 Christchurch Road. The pub was demolished in 2003 and a block of flats built on the site.

The Ensbury Park

The Ensbury Park was on Columbia Road but was closed and converted into a Co-op store in 2015.

The Prince of Wales Hotel

The Prince of Wales once stood at 48 Commercial Road. The building has since been demolished and Primark now occupy the site.