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The Poachers

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Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, England
01740654268
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Poachers, Metal Bridge is a very warm, friendly and inviting pub which...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely friendly Staff & Delicious Food - We'll be back!

We came up with our Boxing Club Berinsfield ABA as one of our girls was in the Youth Championships. We were recommended by Days Inn just up the road. Such a lovely Pub/Restaurant. The food was delicious. Fresh. Great value as you get a lot for your money. Our Coach had steak a couple of times... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
GeorgieWhite
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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227 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oxford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We came up with our Boxing Club Berinsfield ABA as one of our girls was in the Youth Championships. We were recommended by Days Inn just up the road. Such a lovely Pub/Restaurant. The food was delicious. Fresh. Great value as you get a lot for your money. Our Coach had steak a couple of times cooked perfectly. My chicken... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

It's been a while since I've been here. When I first arrived I was pleased to find that the miserable older woman who is usually behind the bar wasn't there. Unfortunately the quality of the food has fallen since my last visit. The food was lukewarm and the chips were undercooked. It won't be returning in a hurry.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The meal was so big we could share it between two of us. The food was tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went for a family meal, food on the whole was ok (big portions) the coke tasted very watery. Desperately needs a makeover, looks tired and worn. The waitresses seemed nice enough but the older woman behind the bar is very rude! She was really irritated that I didn't order my food fast enough and gave me a glare that would... More 

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice atmosphere, really good and attentive (but not overbearing) service. Food quality and value is second to none. All 8 people really enjoyed their meal and not a single complaint (apart from the quantity of food being too much which is an unusual complaint these days!). As a result of having too much food for the main course we were... More 

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Always a good sign if you have to wait for a table so wait we did. Didn't wait long to be seated and while we waited it gave us chance to read the blackboard menus this place offers lots of variety but since it was Sunday we chose the lunch we both had roast beef which came with massive Yorkshire... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Went for a meal on Friday the 13th had a lovely meal only thing which upset both myself and my boyfriend was the older lady behind the bar very rude to me when I went to order our food . Then she ignored my boyfriend when he went for a drink and served someone else before him even though he... More 

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COUNTY DURHAM
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Friday night meal for two, must say food was great and plenty of it, however the older lady behind the bar spoilt it by being very brash and abrasive, we thought it may have just been us but overheard another table saying much the same about her, it was fairly busy but that is no excuse for a bad attitude,... More 

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co durham
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Decided to call in for Sunday lunch. We arrived just before 12 and there were already a good few people already there. By the time they opened the doors and they don't let you in till right on 12 there was a good que formed. They have a system were one line is for ordering food and the other for... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This was our 3rd year here for our works Christmas meal. The staff are always friendly and very accommodating, even when we turn up with more guests than we estimated. The menu is extensive (check out the blackboards as well as the menu) and the prices are really reasonable. The quality and quantity do not disappoint. Don't be put off... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: 01740654268

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 25
  • Cuisine: English

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions

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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