NESTLED just off Poole Quay is a historic traditional pub- The King Charles is Pub of The Week.

One of the oldest pubs in Poole, located in Thames Street, is a ‘cosy’ tavern with a ‘great atmosphere.’

Licensed more than 300 years ago, The King Charles is rich in history.

The 14th-century building was attached to the adjacent Poole Museum before it was separated and became a public house named The New Inn around 1770.

Its name was eventually changed to commemorate the occasion in 1830 when King Charles X of France landed at Poole Quay while fleeing the English ship Great Britain after the Second French Revolution.

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Branden Cheeseman, the general manager of The King Charles, said: “We have a great local community base. But we are also a tourist hotpot, people love to learn about the history of the pub.

“I love how peaceful the atmosphere is. Everyone enjoys themselves.”

Branden said people come to the pub for its good food and live music.

The pub is well renowned as a live music venue, putting on acts every weekend in the oldest part of the pub, dubbed the medieval room.

On the first Monday of every month, The King Chares hosts sea shanties and folk music, and on the last Thursday of each month, there is an Irish music session.

A pub quiz is held every Thursday.

Branden said: “We are popular for our music. We get crowds of 150/200 people come to listen to the bands.”

In addition to being a popular music venue, The King Charles serves ‘fresh and delicious’ home-cooked food.

Chef Shane Warren said he prides himself on his specials.

Shane said: “I put a lot of time and effort into my cooking.

“We are popular for our seafood, which I get in fresh every day.”

Shane said he buys his crab from a local fisherman at Poole Bay.

The pub also hosts functions such as weddings, birthdays and business conferences.

Shane said he provides personalised buffets for special occasions.

The King Charles is open Monday to Sunday from 12pm.