About Us

Recognition of committment

Voted East Dorset CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023, Wessex & Channel Island Pub of the Year 2023, making it one of the top 16 CAMRA pubs in the country – The Barking Cat Alehouse is the No.1 destination Pub in the Parkstone Area of Poole. Managed by Mark Ambrose and his son (and business partner) Michael Ambrose, you’d be hard pushed to be disappointed with the choice of Ale/Cider/Craft Beer! With a total of 24 different products on tap at all times – and with all casks ever-changing and 6 out of the 10 keg lines changing all the time and with every style you could possibly ask for… why would you go anywhere else?!

Managed by Mark Ambrose, a well known Licensee in the area, the other staff are mainly Family and business partners…. Manager: Mark Ambrose (Director/Manager), Michael Ambrose (Director), Thomas Ambrose, Leo Ambrose, Krissy, Noah, Maddie & Char … Together we make one hell of a team! 🙂

Meet the Top Cats!!

Michael Ambrose


Mark Ambrose

Head Cat!

Thomas Ambrose

Bar Staff & Business Developement

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