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The Poacher

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Bar, British, Pub
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1 Brockley Road | Elsworth, Cambridge CB23 4JS, England
+44 1954 267722
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent meal and atmosphere. Staff very friendly. We all had a great time. Itching was too much trouble.

Thank pjscosborne22
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Just been to this lovely old pub/ restaurant in Elsworth. Works Christmas lunch for 12 of us. Great service and food fantastic, highly recommend the turkey Christmas lunch on the set menu. Asked for a doggie bag but forget to bring it home, gutted so nice could eat it all again tomorrow! Hidden gem in this pretty village. Thanks to... More 

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Andover, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Drove from Hampshire to the area to visit a local company. Searched the internet for pubs in the area and found there to be an abundance of "gastro pubs" but we were looking for traditional pub lunches. The Poacher looked to be just what we were looking for. This turned out to be a great choice. The landlord was welcoming,... More 

Thank HuskyRex
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon while passing through and greatly enjoyed it! The owner and wtaff were friendly and service was top notch. The christmas decorations were up and it was such a lovely home feeling set in a great country location! I would definitely recommend stopping in!

Thank Flip4arb
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54 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Visited the Poacher whilst staying in Cambourne about a four mile drive away. A quaint country pub with a very welcoming landlord. A relatively limited menu but with some innovative dishes and nice local produce. Great food and service in nice ambient setting. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Keith A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Nine of us went on a six mile walk this morning starting at Elsworth,parking in the pub cap ark and after the walk we went into the Poacher for our pre arranged Xmas dinner,excellent meal,excellent service and good price.Pub was very busy but we didn't have to wait long for the food.Coffee,mince pies and crackers all included.

Thank _david2carter
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend & I were staying in Cambourne for the weekend so I booked the Poacher for dinner on the Friday night, not knowing the area at all. It's a lovely pub with great food. The landlord was very friendly & hospitable. He was telling us about his husky & bought him down for us to see at the end... More 

Thank Lynsey82771
Hong Kong, China
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Visited here with two boys in the summer to make a change from institutional food (we were staying at one of the university colleges). The boys loved the thatched roof ambience and friendly welcome from the owner, his staff and the locals by the bar. Not only that, the food was great and we spent a lovely evening until it... More 

Thank Nyahururu
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Past this pub driving through village and just had to stop and visit. Asked about lunch and although lunch time had just finished landlord said he would serve us . We were not disappointed . Service was excellent we were made very welcome. Food arrived quickly and was well presented and delicious . Even the peas tasted fresh and full... More 

Thank lynne d
Fakenham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Passing thro village, saw this really lovely looking village pub. Unfortunately dont drink beer, so cannot comment on this, but, our lunch was "good pub grub" and we went away happy.

Thank lisabet33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?