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66 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, South Africa
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner
Description: Also has accommodation

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great variety on tap

I was absolutely surprised to find such a variety of beer on tap in a small town like Dullstroom. Although we haven't had anything to eat the menu caters for range of preferences. The toilet facilities however can do with a makeover. But the beer is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

While I can understand the Poacher is the place where local put their feet up - I truly feel that this institution needs a thorough health inspection. We made a turn there on a Friday evening after dinner at another establishment and made sure it was a short stay. The venue looks and smells dirty and somewhat seedy. It's well-stocked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I was absolutely surprised to find such a variety of beer on tap in a small town like Dullstroom. Although we haven't had anything to eat the menu caters for range of preferences. The toilet facilities however can do with a makeover. But the beer is great.

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The biggest disappointment ever. The food took sooooo long to come to the table. The beef trinchado looked like it was minute steaks cooked in bisto. The pork ribs were alright. The chicken livers, I ordered HOT, was bland, actually bland would be a compliment. The poacher baskets were burnt crap.

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Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for fancy, quiet and romantic don't come here! If you want to eat, drink, smoke indoors near a warm fire, dance and generally be welcomed as a local, The Poacher is the place. We went twice for dinner, all good especially the lamb and mint pie, salad pita not so great (good concept though).

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We went in here for brunch and the quality of food and service was disappointing. The service intended to be attentive but there were too many people and not enough waiters, so we were the ones who did the waiting. When the food came it was actually not very nice. My partner's chicken burger was covered by a brown salty... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

I wish we could list the entire town, but unfortunately this is the place where people were brutally attacked. Locals were saying this is what happens if you mess with Dullstromers. 4guys attacked a man and a women outside the poacher with jumper cables. Due to a disagreement. Locals phone these guys to 'sort' out whoever gives them trouble. Everyone... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excellent oxtail and butternut soup in a warm cozy pub. Pity the music too loud at night to enjoy dinner otherwise would get 4 stars. Contrary to other reviews we found the waiters helpful and friendly.

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Phalaborwa, South Africa
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a typical pub atmosphere, warm, friendly & inviting. Their pot pies & oxtail is divine & definitely worth the money. Love the roaring fire in the fireplace in the winter months & the outside tables for the summer months. Great value for money here.

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The service can inprove, prices are average, but that pot pie is the best!! Really amazing. Love the fireplace inside, Dullstroom gets really cold obviously, and it creates a great atmosphere

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

food was good value for money service was good a great night spot for the party animal also a great pub

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Address: 66 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, South Africa
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Dullstroom
Cuisine: African

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  • Address: 66 Hugenote Street, Dullstroom, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Mpumalanga  >  Dullstroom

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African

Description

Also has accommodation

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