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The Poacher

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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Irish
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436 Pearl St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2N1, Canada
+1 905-639-6291
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11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Victoria, British Columbia
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We saw this Pub/Restaurant published in our hotel booklet and thought we would give it a try....my father and I both ordered the Steak and Kidney Pie...we haven't had one this good since we were last in the U.K. Well worth the visit, especially if you like the British Pub atmosphere and food!

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Thank Barbara W
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to visit, small pub off the beaten path, good food, and staff are friendly. Amazing Scotch selection that is hard to beat. Food is good too. Pool tables in the basement. Washroom score 4 out of 10 toilets.

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Thank Brad B
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere...very busy...mostly regulars...great food and excellent service...will definitely go back.

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Thank LizCraig1952
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This pub is very tired and needs to be totally refurbished. The washrooms are awful the smell down there puts you off eating and drinking - they say you can judge an establishment by its washrooms!. I hope people don't think this is a typical British pub because it is not, standards are a lot higher than this in England.... More 

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Thank Pippa2425
Burlington, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The Poacher is very close to our home - so we are there at least twice per week. It is the best British Pub in the area.

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Thank Shadowprs2014
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100 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I've been to the Poacher a number of times. The food is really hit and miss. I've had some decent dishes such as chicken wings, spring rolls, etc. and then some that are really not that great. They have a good patio for a downtown location. The place has lots of potential, would like to see them improve their menu.... More 

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Thank Jamie O
Hamilton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Nine people there tonight All ordered numerous drinks Some ordered off menu Five ordered the special of wings It states no take out for the wings It does not say you cannot take out any you may not be able to finish The waitress was terribly insulting and told us if we came back we could not order wings again... More 

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Thank parosum
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Very authentic british pub. Always alot of British people eating here or playing darts/pool. I really like their fish and chips, and I really like their patio in the summertime.

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Thank Mike C
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Nice place...Location is good. The waitress was great. Ordered 2 draft beers. One was cold the other was not so much. Mentioned it to the waitress who went inside.to talk to her manager. When she returned she said sorry the manager our lines are fine we can bring you another pint but will have to charge you for the last... More 

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Guelph, Ontario
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294 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

On Sept 2, 2016 I dined at the "The Poacher" They had white fish from Alaska on special but nobody knew what fish - so I ordered the burger and fries. Glad I did - great burger and fries. Good service and nice atmosphere. However if you are going to offer a fish dinner you should know what fish you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 12
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Irish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Pearl St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-639-6291

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?