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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, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and plenty of it good service what more do you want.

Not been here for a long long time though we would try somewhere new tonight. So pleased we did although we arrived a little after 6pm and it was very busy ( must have just missed out on a table) we were told there would be a table available soon if you didnt mind waiting. So we ordered some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Ferryhill, England, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Ferryhill, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Not been here for a long long time though we would try somewhere new tonight. So pleased we did although we arrived a little after 6pm and it was very busy ( must have just missed out on a table) we were told there would be a table available soon if you didnt mind waiting. So we ordered some drinks... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

First time here and probably the last! A young waitress acknowledged us on arrival and explained how and where to order food & drinks, we found a table and I went to the bar to place our order..well that's when it all went down hill...I wish I hadn't as the lady behind the bar was so rude and angry I... More 

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Have frequented The Poachers on many occasions, and it never fails to disappoint, we even had my daughters 18th birthday meal there and they were so accommodating bringing out her cake, and knived, plates etc. The food itself is good, 'proper' home cooked grub, and the portions are huge! Always lots of choice on the menu, the mixed grill is... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Been here meny of times always lovley meals cant fault them lovey home made chips lovey shepirds pie will be back for defnent cant beat the place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Had a great meal. Good choice and plenty of food when it came, No booking, lots of seats and usually quick service.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Never had a bad meal here but agree with some other reviewers about lady taking orders - Seems efficient but good friendly customer service is not her forte. (not a tall dark girl but shorter older lady) The portions are huge but unlike other places that do big portions of poor food here everything is delicious. If you ring and... More 

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you can get over the offhanded and disinterested woman behind the bar who has a distinct lack in the smiling stakes, then you will be well pleased with the quality and quantity of the food on offer. The waiter/waitresses are canny and do SMILE!!!

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County Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

great food but tall dark haired girl behind bar has a serious attitude problem think her name was gabby or Abby very rude to myself when ordering my food did not appreciate the I was spoken to. Shame when the food was beautiful it was spoilt by her attitude.

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Bishop Auckland, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Been to The Poachers Pocket on several occasions now and can't complain. The food is always lovely and arrives at your table promptly once ordered. Have always visited here mostly through the week and got a table no problem. On a weekend I would advise to book as this is a very popular pub serving food all day. Staff have... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

we go to this pub a lot we like the food and the very good service from all the staff ,a favorite for the boys is braised steak it comes with lots of really good chips and fresh veg , so good

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Additional Information about The Poachers

Address: Bridge Street, Metal Bridge, Durham, England
Phone Number: +44 1740 654268
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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: 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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