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The Bickerton Poacher

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Wrexham Road | Bulkeley, Malpas SY14 8BE, England
01829 720226
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good carvery

Good big country pub. Nice outside area in the summer Good value carvery on a Sunday - massive portions

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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English first
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

50th Birthday family weekend staying nr Malpas, not a clue where to have a celebratory meal, called Bickerton Poacher Saturday evening to see if any availability for a table for 9 including young children. Polite young gentleman said whilst extremely busy should be able to accommodate us. Arrived at pub half an hour later to find great table set aside... More 

Thank shrek992015
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mr and my wife have always passed this place on the way to Wrexham but never visited. Always looks busy so a good sign. Coming home from chester we decided to pop in for some tea. So glad we did what a lovely clean and friendly pub. Great menu with loads of choice. Some great specials on the board too.... More 

Thank Chris H
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here today with family and friends and hadn't booked. The staff were very accommodating a found us a table for 5 within a few minutes not always easy around Sunday lunch. A full extensive menu was offered alongside the Sunday carvery which we decided to have. The food was outstanding lovely meat and fresh vegetables including sprouts no empty... More 

Thank LozHale3
Tarporley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious and we didn't have to wait long considering it's all home cooked. Staff were really on the ball : friendly, polite and provided great service And the fire was roaring away! On the whole a lovely experience.. Would recommend!

Thank shauna78
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called at The Bickerton Poacher on Thurs 05/11/2015 Great food nice atmosphere large choice on the menu. Wife had Pasta Carbonara I had Steak Pie both excellent. We will be going back very soon.

2 Thank Gary J
Mold, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unlike many lazy restauranters who serve pre cooked meat heated up in a microwave and soaked in gravy, the Bickerten Poacher served us with a selection of perfectly cooked joints, carved in front of us along with an excellent range of fresh vegetables. The staff were attentive and very friendly, the surroundings were very pleasant and most important of all,... More 

1 Thank UKTravellers89
Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good big country pub. Nice outside area in the summer Good value carvery on a Sunday - massive portions

1 Thank NicNIcXXX
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today I took my mother for lunch to celebrate her birthday. At arrival we were told to 'sit wherever' which after working in hospitality for four years I know is a rather careless thing to say as it does make the customer feel unimportant, which it did. At first the woman serving us seemed lovely, she took our drinks order... More 

Thank candeadventures
Manchester, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is great, a large unpretentious pub the goes out of its way to appeal to all, and it succeeds. Have eaten here a few times, food is served in good sized portions, nothing over fussy and reasonably priced. If you want a decent pint, good wholesome food then you can't go wrong here. If you want a romantic... More 

1 Thank smh111
Nantwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Decided to come for Sunday lunch as we have had many nice lunch's here after Sunday walks around Bickerton. Sadly the taste seems to be lacking. The seasoning from the root and potato mash just wasn't there. The beef was dry and the crackling was far from crispy it was soggy pork fat. The price has gone up, but the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wrexham Road | Bulkeley, Malpas SY14 8BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Malpas
  • Phone Number: 01829 720226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 23
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?