Poole's Public House serves family fun | Restaurants
Don't let the sleek interior, TVs everywhere the eye could scan and uniformed wait staff fool you, Poole's Public House on East Hastings Road is no chain restaurant.
Quite the contrary, the eatery defines family-owned as Scott and Lisa Poole team with lifelong friends Skip and Kim Templeton to open the “neighborhood UK-themed sports bar.”
“We have a different take on bar food,” Scott Poole said. “There will be no pre-packaged deep-fried stuff ever served at my place.”
The Pooles are both from North Spokane, and were dreaming of opening their own restaurant for about 10 years. Scott had been actively searching for a space to lease for eight months before he found the location at 101 E. Hastings Rd.
“It's nice to be back on the North Side,” Scott said.
The restaurant has a 120-inch HD TV that will show “all the big games” – especially if a local team is involved.
“We've already been approached about viewing parties for Grizz and EWU games,” Scott said. “We can't wait for football season.”
The Pooles are self-proclaimed “sports nuts,” who fitted their restaurant with an “owner's box” – an area with leather sectional couches facing an HDTV. The owner's box is the only place in the restaurant that can be reserved ahead of time.
“It's kind of like watching the game from your own living room,” Lisa Poole said.
The restaurant opened Monday and will have a grand opening celebration sometime in March, according to Scott. But, in the meantime they will continue to serve family-inspired dishes such as homemade grilled stuffed jalepenos, bangers and mash and Poole's garbage gut.
Scott said, “Our menu's different. Seating's different. Probably because I'm different.”