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Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, England
01740654268
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Ranked #48 of 256 Restaurants in Durham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $24
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
Durham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Nice pub, very friendly service, good range of dishes that are well cooked and nicely presented, oh and HUGE portions. The pub was very busy when we dropped in but the owner found us a space and made us welcome. Easy to get to and plenty of parking. We will definately return.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Love the poachers! Great service and even better food, abit pricey compared to other pub grub however you can defiantly tell in the quality of the food and there's always a great selection!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A lot of food but very nice would definately return. Good prices friendly atmosphere. Will be booking to come again very soon.

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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What a refreshing change to find a little gem hidden away.Excellent Sunday lunch with the nicest beef i have had for a long time.Other meals available all excellent quality.Would recommend any time

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Six of us went on New Years Eve for tea. Although we had not booked we were given a table on the agreement that we would be finished by 6.30. This was not a problem. We ordered our meals and did not wait long, when served we were not disappointed. Both starter and main meal were hot and tasted lovely... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Went here sat 27th december 2 out of 13 meals were stone cold sent one back the waitress was misrible n not appologetic they never even came and asked if meals were ok we have gone to this pub for years n always been very good but last couple of meals dreadful long time before we come back need to... More 

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durham
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5 reviews 5 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

First I would like to say the food brilliant some of the waitress nice friendly but ........ The bar staff are so rude and talk about bar humbug !!! Put a sour taste in my mouth !!!!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

four of us went for a birthday meal we looked at the menu and thought main and dessert sounded really good . we had to wait quite a while for our main course nearly an hour but it was really busy .staff helpful and friendly always asking if every thing ok and did we need anything which was nice ,when... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Party of the ten for Christmas night out. Gorgeous starters and even better main course. Salmon was cooked to perfection and lovely fresh vegetables with it. Finished off with fudge cake and rum and raisin ice cream. We left stuffed and thoroughly enjoyed!

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Address: Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, England
Phone Number: 01740654268
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
Cuisine: English

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