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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, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
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  • 13
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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
lunch

Food is great good basic pub food. Lunch time menu (before 6) cheap good food bacon n brie is lovely.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Kathryn R
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County Durham, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Called in for lunch. Extensive choice on Lite Bites menu. Service was quick and large portions of chosen sandwich, chips and salad arrived. I had the Pulled Pork and my wife had the Bacon, Brie and Caramelised Onion. Both of us were happy with choice. I looked at the full menu and there was a great choice available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Had lunch yesterday, good service excellent food and varied menu, good value for money, ace puddings

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love this place, the food portions are huge and the chips are beautiful. Perfect place for a nice meal and a few drinks.

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Sedgefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Came here last week with a friend, pub is love and has a really nice atmosphere. All the staff were friendly and helpful. The sharing starter was AMAZING , packed full of flavour- maybe a little spicy for some but lovely for us. We both had chicken fajitas for main and these were lonely. Good price for fab food

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

The lady behind the bar was very abrupt and rude when we were asked for ID at 7pm. She then told us we weren't able to have any food due to the fact not all of us were 18. We weren't wanting alcohol and there were also several children running around, obviously those children were not 18 and yet there... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Food is great good basic pub food. Lunch time menu (before 6) cheap good food bacon n brie is lovely.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Food is always good, and at a decent price. Nice local pub for a quick bite to eat and drink with plenty of choice

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My wife and I called in here on Saturday afternoon, about 2ish, for a quick bite to eat as we were passing, we slightly apprehensive after reading recent reviews but we decided to give it the benefit of the doubt. As we had already made plans for dinner we both decided to order from the light bites menu, I chose... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015 via mobile

We went there for an afternoon lunch and have never been so disappointed for a long time.. The meat was as tough as old boots and the Yorkshire pudding was rock hard.. The g/f didn't even try to eat the beef due to me having problems chewing it.. Haven't been back since

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Tried here for the first time in a long time and will definitely be back. We both had the sirloin steaks and were not disappointed. The sides were fresh and very generous. The steak, tender and juicy and the toffee desert to die for. It's priced well and the portion size is well worth every penny. HIGHLY recommend it.

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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: English, 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: English, 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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