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The Poachers

Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, England
01740654268
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Ranked #51 of 252 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $27
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Poachers, Metal Bridge is a very warm, friendly and inviting pub which offers great food as well as great service. We accommodate all needs and are more than happy to help whenever we can. Any special requirements don't hesitate to ask - we will always go the extra mile to pleasing our customers.
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English first
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

been to the Poacher's for the first time tonight, and was very impressed. staff were all very pleasant, food was delicious, and atmosphere was generally nice. can't wait to go again...

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Beautiful tasty home cooked food, huge portions and all at excellent value. Home cooked kids meals too, friendly staff can't do enough for you and this restaurant has plenty of character. Great for families, couples or friends

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Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

The Poachers is a hidden gem, impossible to just stumble across unless someone has recommended it to you! That said, it must get an awful lot of recommendations as it's always busy. The menu itself is expansive not to mention the huge range of specials on offer as well. The dishes are all fairly priced (five main meals for £50)... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I went with a party of 5 late lunch time . The food was generous snd we couldn't eat it all. The staff were pleasant and helpful. We asked gor a jug of water for table which came with ice and plentu of lemon. Would definitely come again.

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Durham
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Was recommended this place by a work colleague who had been midweek. We called in on Sunday looking forward to a fantastic lunch!! Where do I start? On entering the building you couldn't move for bodies waiting. I was knocked on 3 occasions by staff rudely pushing past with no apology. I waited over 10 mins to order drinks which... More

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Redworth
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

cant understand why the wife has enjoyed going her for years! I havent been for over two and understand why I love to avoid this place. Food okay lovely home made chips but you cant get past the old batter lax behind the bar! everything is a chew on for her! the place is tired and needs revamping or a... More

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Lossiemouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I was taken here by my girlfriend who ate here many times growing up in the area. She promised hearty food in generous portions and I was not disappointed! She had a huge piece of cod and chips- the batter was thin and crispy and the fish very tender. I can vouch for the quality of the fish and chips... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We had a nice meal at lunch time. A little weird to get veg and salad with some of the courses. Green tai curry with veg, salad , chips and nan bread!!! Food was cooked very well and presented nicely.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is our second time at the poachers. The food and service were both great. Portions are pretty big and the atmosphere was good.

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Durham
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic meal with fresh ingredients and was plenty of it. Service excellent and staff very helpful, manager/chef was very polite and engaging!!

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