Book direct with us to enjoy:

Best rate guaranteed

Free cancellation, up to 12pm the day before arrival

No pre-payment need

Book Direct - Best Rate Guaranteed

Our local area


Whether you’re staying for business or pleasure there are a large number of fantastic places to visit on our doorstep. From paddleboarding on Branksome beach to nature trails on Brownsea Island, plan ahead and make your trip one to remember. Feel free to speak to Danny and the team here at the pub for plenty of ideas and inspiration on places to visit.

British Beach Polo Championships

Hosted on 12 & 13th July, these championship is  largest beach polo event in the world, this event is a fantastic day out and brings spectators from far and wide. Book your stay in one of our cosy bedrooms, then take a 5 minute stroll down the beach to Sandbanks to watch all the action. If you don’t fancy staying on the beach for the after parties, join us in the garden for a fun night to remember.

The Beaches

We’re fortunate to have some fantastic beaches close to our hotel, the two closest being Canford Cliffs, just a three minute walk away and Branksome Chine, just a 14 minutes walk. Both are blue flag beaches, with the tranquil Canford Cliffs is home to some of the oldest beach huts in Europe and, being backed by a steep sandy cliff face, plays the perfect backdrop for your holiday snaps.  Branksome Chine is a wide sandy beach, with fabulous views of The Isle of Wight and Ballard Downs, making it a popular destination for tourists in the Summer.

Brownsea Island 

Accessible only by boat, this beautiful island is owned by The National Trust and sits in the middle of Poole Harbour. With its dense woodland, heathland and a lagoon, it plays host to a wide array of wildlife, including peacocks, deer and the native red squirrel. If you’re bringing the family along, this island provides the perfect day’s adventure with tree-climbing trails, Tracker Packs and a natural play area. This island feels like a different world from the moment you step ashore.

Compton Acres

Take a leafy stroll through Compton Acres, one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. With 10 acres of beautiful gardens, including a stunning Italian garden, rock and water gardens, a wooded valley, a heather garden and a Japanese garden, which is regarded as one of the finest in the country! You can also relax in their charming café and tea rooms.

Give the ultimate gift

Be it a birthday, thanking mum on Mother’s Day or treating dad to say thanks, give your friend or loved one the ultimate gift, the gift of the pub!

Contact Us

Book a table or give us a call

The Plantation

53 Cliff Drive, 

Canford Cliffs

Poole, Dorset

BH13 7JF

plantation@youngs.co.uk

01202 701531

Train Branksome Station & Parkstone Station
Bus No. 50 bus from Swanage to Bournemouth
Airport Bournemouth International
Car Private car park