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The Poacher

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Brockley Road | Elsworth, Cambridge CB23 4JS, England
+44 1954 267722
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pie” (9 reviews)
“mash” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1 Brockley Road | Elsworth, Cambridge CB23 4JS, England
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1 - 10 of 195 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for a friend and myself but wasn't sure what to expect. Was really a great meal, they kindly added a few extra whitebait onto my friends starter for me, then we had the liver and bacon and the meat pie. With great...More

Thank nonnajfw
DavidPoacher, Owner at The Poacher, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, we always try to go that little extra and love it when people appreciate our home made dishes! We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes David & Colleen

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is basically a pub / restaurant - the food on the menu is very limited but very good as most is home cooked - menu not very good for vegetarian or if you are on a dietMore

Thank ThomasSwindon
DavidPoacher, Owner at The Poacher, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, they are always appreciated, here at The Elsworth Poacher we pride ourselves on having a small but home cooked menu and regarding vegetarian food 80% of our starters are vegetarian then on our main dishes we have three options plus...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in here for a bite to eat whilst travelling down the A14 and googling (not whilst driving!) a good pub. Outside it's a well maintained thatched building and inside it's full of character with beams and tasteful decor. We were warmly greeted by the...More

Thank Andrea S
DavidPoacher, Owner at The Poacher, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I do pride myself on home cooked food and have recently revamped the desserts and I make them all myself so it is lovely to get such fantastic feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We're regulars and know the Poacher well. This was the best dinner yet! Chicken and Mushroom pie and various types of mash was a revelation. David (Chef owner) and Lenny (chef) did themselves proud.

Thank MrWolfy
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Not been here before. Dropped in spontaneously on a Monday evening and enjoyed a cracking meal ( home made pie with gravy to die for and my wife had home made Quiche). Landlord and Landlady very friendly and welcoming and will certainly return and recommend...More

Thank tim9872015
DavidPoacher, Owner at The Poacher, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you so much for your kind words, It was lovely to meet you both and we look forward to seeing you again at The Elsworth Poacher

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Just enjoyed a wonderful meal at this cosy pub. We were made to feel very welcome here, with friendly chat and perfect service. The food was very good, but a special mention goes out to the wide selection of local sausages and different types of...More

Thank Maruskaberuska
DavidPoacher, Owner at The Poacher, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

It was lovely to meet you all and thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure looking after you. Safe journey home. Regards David & Colleen

Reviewed 14 August 2017

I agree that this is an iconic country pub in an unspoilt village. We visited on a quiet midweek evening. On arrival we were assigned a reserved table nearby where a small child was playing with toys on the floor and continued to do so...More

1  Thank ga297
DavidPoacher, Owner at The Poacher, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you for your review, I always like to reply to reviews as I always appreciate it when people take time to critic our business. I was not on duty on the evening you visited The Elsworth Poacher, but I have spoken to Charlotte my...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

This is a gorgeous thatched pub in the Cambridgeshire countryside but within a few minutes of main routes. I was staying nearby for work and just wanted something traditional and welcoming. Straightforward but well prepared food, a good ale or two on tap and what...More

Thank Lambsie_the_Wanderer
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a quiet, warm Tuesday evening. Nice, fairly small, pub/restaurant, with a lovely outside area to sit. Comfortable chairs/tables and not too close together. We ordered mains only, with plenty of side dish options (I ordered sausage and mash, with 3 different types of...More

Thank Nicola C
DavidPoacher, Owner at The Poacher, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you very much for your review, we hope to see you again at The Elsworth Poacher

Reviewed 21 July 2017

Visiting from Bucks with some friends in Cambridge I experienced today both great food and drink and service of the highest standard. My friends took me to a small village about 10 miles from Cambridge to this classic tudor styled pub where we were greeted...More

1  Thank Mark T
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Restaurant Details

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    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Brockley Road | Elsworth, Cambridge CB23 4JS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1954 267722
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