The Custom House, Poole Quay

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POOLE’S Custom House certainly has a colourful past. About 250 years ago it became the site of the most famous incident in British smuggling history, when a cut-throat gang of 30 smugglers smashed their way into the building and stole two tons of contraband tea.

When the Grade II listed building became redundant it fell into disrepair, but today it exudes its original Georgian splendour once again, having been restored and converted into a downstairs bar serving drinks and snacks, with a plush restaurant on the second floor.

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  • Uploaded on November 18, 2012
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    by Gordon670
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2012/11/18 12:04:18
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