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The Poachers

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Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, England
+44 1740 654268
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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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  • 138
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
See a man about a dog

We did actually go as the title says "see a man about a dog" on our way back from seeing 6 beautiful springer puppies we nipped into The Poachers in Metal Bridge, we all agreed the food, service and atmosphere in the pub was excellent thank you a great night. Unplanned ones are always the best x

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
CaptJackSparrow33
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We did actually go as the title says "see a man about a dog" on our way back from seeing 6 beautiful springer puppies we nipped into The Poachers in Metal Bridge, we all agreed the food, service and atmosphere in the pub was excellent thank you a great night. Unplanned ones are always the best x

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This place is always busy, so arrive early to get a table, this place has many things going for it, the light bite menu is great value, the portion size can not be faulted and the main menu has plenty of choice. Maybe I made a poor choice the day we were there, I had sweet and sour chicken, not... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

My wife and I and two friends went to the poachers pocket for a meal last night 21/8/15 . there were no tables available when we arrived, within one minute a lady came and said as soon as a table was available for four persons she would come for us, true to her word we were seated at a suitable... More 

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Spennymoor, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lovely food, cooked fresh to order, great portion sizes. Outdoor seating area for the odd sunny day! Would probably benefit from a kids play area. Beware you cannot reserve a table unless its Christmas or for a very large party and sometimes this results in a bit of a wait.

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

3 of us went for lunch today & foolishly ordered a starter & main course it was massive!!!! ha ha. the food arrived promptly & can defiantly recommend the fishcake & black pudding starters which were like a main course alone, when the main courses arrived we were amazed at how much you got and the great thing was EVERYTHING... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Go there quite often reasonably priced good quality food, never had a bad meal in all the time we have been going, Service top notch too

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Durham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I've been taking my family here for years, mainly for the light bite menu (before 6) staff are friendly and food is fantastic pub grub (there is also a good selection of more refined food). Located just down from Durham services, if you are hungry it will definitely fill you up! Try the 'Whale and Chips' (Cod) it only just... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Me and my girlfriend and son went to the poachers for sunday lunch, we arrived 2-15pm and the pub was busy, but not packed out, after getting our drinks we found a table. All of us decided on the roast beef sunday lunch. £8.95 The food was ordered and within 10 minutes it arrived, now thats fast service. the waitress... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I love this place, the staff and the food. We go every week if work allows. Never had a bad meal yet and if I ever (doubtful) do I wouldn't hesitate to say something because I know I won't be treated with any attitude. I wouldn't feel the need to go on here about it. Everyone doesn't go round with... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I have visited the poachers pocket on many occasions, however this was the first for a Sunday lunch. Unfortunately the standard of the meal was much poorer that our previous visits. Within two minutes of ordering and returning to my table our food arrived, two beef and 1 chicken roasts. Potato was tasteless and the cabbage was probably the most... 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: +44 1740 654268

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?