As soon as you step into this traditional pub hidden on the centre of Bournemouth it’s easy to see why it has consistently won awards for its excellent service.

Walking up to the bar, I was greeted by the very smiley landlady of the pub. It seems I chose to review the pub on the very day of the crossover of landlords, but it didn’t matter a jot!

A Wadworth brewery pub, the Goat and Tricycle houses a huge range of ales. My partner and I tried one of their special ‘palettes’, a choice of three 1/3 pint glasses filled with ales of your choice.

The bustling, yet relaxing ambience of this ex-folk pub is noticeable when you sit at a table of your choice. Once scouring the well-stocked menu it didn’t take us long to choose the Beer-battered Fish and Chips (of course cooked in Wadworth Beer) and from the specials board, the Goat Curry. (well, when in Rome!) Both dishes were SO well cooked and just the correct amount. – I completely recommend the hand-mushed peas. Yum!

We managed to squeeze in some puds. It had to be the homemade apple crumble and custard and the Eton Mess. They were perfect to finish off a lovely ‘proper pub’ meal.

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