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Welcome to Dive Bar

A new bar, diner & nightspot in a very familiar part of Ashley Cross.

Dive Bar – formerly Le Bateau – is modelled on a typical Australian dive bar, with our quirky décor, even quirkier staff and relaxed vibes. With live music every Thursday night, DJs playing till 2am every Friday and Saturday and great food served every day, Dive Bar will continue to be the beating heart of Ashley Cross.

Chilled and relaxed during the day, Dive Bar comes to life at night with live music and DJs entertaining the pretty young things at weekends and live music every Thursday night. Popular with the locals of Ashley Cross, Lilliput, Whitecliff and Penn Hill as well as visitors from Poole, Bournemouth and beyond, Dive Bar is set to remain central to the night life of Ashley Cross for some time to come.

Dive Bar Shark
A busy Friday night at Le Bateau

Dive into Dive Bar

Le Bateau, the original surf bar and diner was set up in Commercial Road in 1998 to attract the surfer dudes and board babes that met up around Sandbanks and Poole Harbour. New owners, Clare and Martin, continue to be avid water sports lovers and wanted to retain the nautical roots – and so Dive Bar was born.

Live DJs at Le Bateau
Dive Bar Vodka
Guest Ales at Dive Bar

Bar & Nightspot

Grown up drinks for grown up drinkers

There’s a lot of pubs and bars in Ashley Cross so always working hard to give our customers the very best drinking experience. Our bar is always stocked with a wide range of draught beers and lagers, and we always a have a number of featured craft ales and ciders available. We’re proud to have some of the best mixologists in the south so just ask for any classic or bespoke cocktail you like. With spirits from around the world and oodles of wine and fizz, Dive Bar covers all the bases.

Join us for Happy Hour from 4pm til 7pm.
Classic Cocktails 2 for £15 & House Prosecco £15 bottle.

Glorious Food

Whether it’s a Brisk Brunch, a Lazy Lunch or a Dusky Dinner, Dive Bar serves from noon right through to 9pm. We have an imaginative take on pub food with plenty of wholesome vegetarian options and freshly-prepared small plates for casual dining. Our head chef is always looking to try new flavours and combinations and we’ll often have seasonal specials or adventurous delights for you to sample.  

Dive Bar Small Plates
Dive Bar Sunday Roast
Dive Bar - Dirty DC

Face the Music

Ever since the much-missed My Kyps closed down in 2018 there has been a dearth of live music in Ashley Cross. Dive Bar will look to address this with Dive Gigs every Thursday night (and some Sundays). From rock, blues, country, folk, reggae and their many hybrids, you can enjoy a varied range of live artists with a drink or two or while dining with friends. Just keep your burgers out the mosh pit!   

Dive Bar - Dirty DC

Check out our events calendar to see the latest live music at Dive Bar.