The Porterhouse

About Us

Firstly let me outline that this is not the official website for the Porterhouse in Westbourne, however it has helped to promote the pub over the past 20 or so years.

Long before it was a drinking establishment the Porterhouse 113 Poole Road, Westbourne, Dorset it was owned by C Dales Photography & also Watchmaker, Jeweller Optician and Electrical Engineer skilled in the repair of all scientific instruments.
Around about 1978/80 I can remember it being opened as a wine bar “ Valentinos “ it had a cellar bar with a disco 6 nights a week which is now the pubs cellar, a culture shock for Westbourne.
It was granted a licence for beers wines and spirits and changed its name to the Old Thumper, a tradition style wood panelled one bar local, populated by regulars, shoppers and office workers. It was formerly a Ringwood pub cosy local traditional British pub, with bustling atmosphere, where conversation dominates. Full of character; it still has a wooden floor, oak panelling but no longer has the hops adorning the bar.
Ringwood brewery changed the name from the “Old Thumper” to the Porterhouse pity really as it is still known as the old thumper and the old thumper is still one of the breweries best beers.
Today it is owned by Marstons the furniture is basic and the atmosphere remains free from jukeboxes, gaming machines or other distractions. There is WiFi.
Although not that ancient, it gives the impression of an old fashioned boozer whose food menu sticks to the basics all at reasonable prices.
Situated in the Westbourne area of Bournemouth, to the west of the town, in the middle of a Victorian shopping parade, well worth a visit.





















































Wines & Spirits

The pub offers a good selection of wines, spirits, largers and stouts including draft Guinness


Porterhouse, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9BG



Open Every Day
Subject to Covid regulations.

Mon – Thur:  am – am
Fri: am – am
Sat: am – am
Sun am – am

Porterhouse,  Westbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH4 9BG


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