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The Poachers

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Bridge Street, Durham DH6 5LQ, England
+44 1740 654268
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Durham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

first visit but wont be the last. as previous reviewers have said, the portions are very large. My father went for the light bite scampi which was as large as many I have seen at other places. fish and chips great as was the steak and ale pie. good service too

Thank colin e
Tow Law, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had Sweet and Sour Battered Chicken with rice, small salad, small pan of sauce then out came a bowl with chips peas and carrots each the meal was lovely staff are friendly, not expensive will go again And I have to say it is one of the few places that have peppermint cordial so I could have soda and... More 

Thank christineW3941ZI
Stoke on Trent
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second time I have visited this pub. Excellent food, very large portions (took half home with me) staff friendly. Look forward to coming again

1 Thank MandySpuddy1973
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was fantastic! Excellent value for money; HUGE portion sizes and really top quality food. 4 meals and around 10 drinks came to about £75 and it was worth every penny. Great service & atmosphere, the works. Definitely worth a visit

Thank TheYorkshireBeard
Durham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been to poachers for meal and as ever the food was amazing and the service superb from most of the team, however the white haired lady behind the bar needs to learn some manners. Never have I been served or spoken to by such a rude and abrupt person. Clearly someone who is lacking engagement in her job. She... More 

Thank waynedavison2004
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Real homestyle cooking with real mansized portions at a very reasonable price. The best "Pub" meals ever. The Braised Steak was to die for! It melted in your mouth, it did not need any chewing at all. Top Marks to all the staff, those in "front of house" and those working in the "engine room" as it were. Very Well... More 

Thank Gerry W
Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

real nice pub atmosphere staff very polite and helpfull been quite a few times with family and all ages including grand children everyone very pleased with the food and service and excellent value for money very cold day outside lovely and warm in here plenty of parking space on a nice level site be back soon

Thank kenf264
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been to the poachers a few times now and each time has been very good apart from one when we were not seated for a hour even when seats were available. Anyhow decided to visit again on a Saturday tea time about the. 5.00 and we got a table for 6. We all got our meals children's and adults mince... More 

Thank Gary H
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 1st visit here. Food was quickly served and piping hot. The portion size was great. We had fish and chips. Car park was easy Would come again

Thank Angela R
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My favourite place to eat with family when in the area, I dare you to tackle the mixed grill ! I try it everytime we are in the area but have never managed it yet ! great pub for food ,good value for money and an excellent place to meet family and friends . You will not be disappointed !

Thank Kev N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bridge Street, Durham DH6 5LQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  County Durham  >  Durham
  • Phone Number: +44 1740 654268
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?