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The Poachers Pocket

) #3 of 14 Restaurants in Whickham $$ - $$$ , British,
Market Lane | Gateshead, Whickham NE16 4TJ, England
+44 191 488 7128
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
Travelers talk about
“pudding” (11 reviews)
“mushy peas” (3 reviews)
“roast beef” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Market Lane | Gateshead, Whickham NE16 4TJ, England
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me, my friends and family have been going to this pub regularly since it re-opened with new owners. Main Points: ● Cheap drinks ● Pool table & darts & music box ● Nice park for the children ● Free parking with plenty of spaces ●...More

Thank HayleyB384
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Average food. Beef was clearly not fresh and potatoes not cooked properly. Cheap ingredients makes for a poor lunch. Puddings clearly microwaved. Won't be returning

Thank Ali H
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

So sorry to hear the disappointment you's have had while visiting the Poachers pocket whickham. Keith & I (Corrina) have now opened the doors to hopefully a place where you like to return and give us a try. Kitchen will be reopen from 1st August...More

2  Thank Corrina M
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Visited on Fathers day for lunch. I chose the lamb shank at £11.95. The lamb and roast potatoes were nice however the carrots were so hard they were inedible, The mash potato tasted weird as if it was 'smash', The Yorkshire puddings were from a...More

Thank No1tealady
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

We visited this pub on a Sunday with our kids, the reason we chose here was because of the outside play area which the kids did enjoy. We had 3 Sunday lunches which were fine, nothing to particularly say good or bad and a scampi...More

Thank Stuart P
Reviewed June 10, 2017

Knowing how many visitors they would be feeding and drinking for our visit (over 50) I knew it was a bad omen when the first thing you see are glasses over pumps indicating beer and lager is already off and thats before we start. Drivers...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

I've been to this venue on a couple of occasions for business meetings and after the most amazing afternoon tea it has now become a bit of a local! Cal is absolutely fab and the service from her, Zoe, Charlie and Liam is second to...More

Thank Katie N
TeamPoachers, Manager at The Poachers Pocket, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

WOW Katie N, you have us blushing. Thank you so much for the great review and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon. From the little blushing team here at the Poachers, have a wonderful day

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Although I have never eaten at the Poachers I go in for drinks quite often, there was a spell where there was often only a choice of one draught lager with the rest of the pumps being off but visiting in the last month on...More

Thank lozzashots
TeamPoachers, Manager at The Poachers Pocket, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Hi lozzashts, thanks for the review. We did go through a spell of being hitty missy for drinks etc due to Marston's new contractors finally finding the fault in our appliances. We're happy to see everyone after hibernating over that chilly winter. Here's to many...More

Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

Been here a couple of times with friends and this pub has real potential to be fantastic. It's a lovely old pub with a massive beer garden and a play area for kiddies too. The range of real ale is none existent - never had...More

Thank HNcc
TeamPoachers, Manager at The Poachers Pocket, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you for your review, but we feel the information you have given is incorrect apart from potential and the description of the grounds, like any management team we all take advantage of the good weather. we have 14 taps = 9 out of 14...More

Reviewed May 8, 2017 via mobile

Thank you to all the staff who were great with my children so polite and friendly. Our food was just as great I had the roast beef it was beautiful my partner had the pork and said it was the best he's had in a...More

Thank daniellekirsop
TeamPoachers, Manager at The Poachers Pocket, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are pleased your children enjoyed the park. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Currently we serve Sunbeam 4.2% & Boondoggle 4.2%
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Lane | Gateshead, Whickham NE16 4TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whickham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 488 7128
This pub is getting ready to go strong after all these years! Here's to us all looking forward to 2016 and welcoming new owners to the Poachers Pocket Gastropub, Whickham: Food-wise it's going to be all about you and bringing back some great British favourites on the new seasonal menus. Think venison, wild boar, chicken, lamb, or steak, locally sourced cheeses that will complement, Pheasant or fish of various shapes and sizes. We have a lovely Foragers Menu for those who don't want or fancy eating meat. We'll have plenty on offer! Drinks-wise you'll find fresh British ales/beers on tap, best shared around in jug form. We know the Poachers Pocket is looking a little more lived in these days - but it's only testament to it being an ongoing Local favourite. We look forward to meeting you soon. Team Poachers!
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