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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: 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

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Visitor rating
  • 122
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very nice

Last time I visited it was a very big let down . Poachers is back at its best , gr8 food . Had fish and chips very nice

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
hendy1066
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  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Billingham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Hubby's birthday meal last night, i had fillet steak which was lovely, my daughter had gammon we expected a nice "chunk" what she got was very thin it looked like an Asda pre packed slice, hubby had mexican rump and my son had surf and turf with rump. Both the rump steaks were over cooked, certainly not medium as asked... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Last time I visited it was a very big let down . Poachers is back at its best , gr8 food . Had fish and chips very nice

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Visited here at 4pm on a Sunday afternoon. Overall ambience not good, feet stuck to carpet ,do with a clean .found a table set but not wiped. No meat left for Sunday lunch. No healthy options on menu. Chose roast chicken with new potatoes and veg. Chicken overcooked and greasy, pots ok, veg tasteless ,gravy lumpy all in all not... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Been visiting the poachers for years. Always value for money with decent portions. Friendly staff and great atmosphere.

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England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

We visit The Poachers regularly, whether it be on a lunch time, afternoon or evening we have throughly enjoyed it each time. The food is delicious, good quality and really good quantity. You get a fantastic meal for a fantastic price! The staff ensure you are served quickly, they are always helpful and friendly. The pub has a warm welcoming... More 

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Chester-le-St
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145 reviews 145 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Called into the ph for a lite bite meal and found it excellent with the food and service very good.The ph was busy and there wasn't many tables spare at 2:30 ish on a Saturday with lots of families in with their children.Drinks ordered easily at the bar and food ordered at the bar from the lite bite menu which... More 

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Durham, UK
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42 reviews 42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Had a really lovely meal here on Friday 27th March. Served by a lovely friendly waitress. Only complaint regarding the food was that there wasn't as much veg in the side dish as usual. Would have sacrificed some of the mountain of chips for a few more carrots. The only other aspect to spoil our visit was the behaviour of... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

What can I say , great service no sooner had we ordered our drinks and meal appeared and it was fantastic I can highly recommend the poachers for Sunday lunch

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Durham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I have been to the Poachers many times and it never fails to impress. The food is simply exquisite. I love the refurbishment, so modern. For my family and I The Poachers is a lot more than the usual run of the mill pub. I can honestly say that I have never eaten somewhere that has this style without paying... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

wow.. I can't believe some of the very negative remarks on here about the Poachers ! I live only a few miles away and eat here on a regualr basis (or even sometimes pop in for a drink) I am yet to have a bad meal in this establishment which is why I always return for good homecooked food (none... 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 7 - 30
  • 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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