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The Poacher, Elsworth - pub details

Address: 1, Brockley Rd, Elsworth, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 8JS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19691) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 10 users)
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George and Dragon, Elsworth (0.3 miles), White Swan, Conington (1.8 miles), Golden Ball, Boxworth (2.0 miles)


user reviews of the Poacher, Elsworth

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I went for a quiet Christmas pint with my two cousins and my brother-in-law. We enjoyed the atmosphere, range of ales, and banter with friendly fellow-drinkers. At 9:00pm, we were approached by three aggressive, intoxicated locals, who told us that it was “a local pub” and that we “looked out of place among the regular drinkers”; we felt trapped in an episode of The League of Gentlemen. One of them, a man of 6 foot 5, interrogated my cousin, grabbed his arm and threatened him. Simultaneously, an irate Scotsman warned us that “there is a zero tolerance policy on drugs”, despite the fact that we were sober except for a couple of pints each. Intimidated by drunken locals, and considering calling the police, we looked to the landlord for support. However, he (showing sound business sense, I have to admit) opted not to eject the aggressors – as they are clearly the backbone of his business – and attempted to blame us. We left quickly, fearing for our safety. Avoid if not local!
mitchelljamie - 28 Dec 2013 00:59
Old thatched country pub with a modernised interior, that has not been completely spoiled. Only a handful of locals were present, including the landlord. Broadside, Wherry & Spitfire were the beers, whilst Aspalls was the cider of choice.
blue_scrumpy - 21 Nov 2011 20:33
Forgot to mention the number listed for the Poacher is WRONG here and in other places on the net.

CORRECT NUMBER IS 01954 268167
chrisb99 - 2 Jan 2011 13:19
A cosy little place with excellent ale. There were three on when I rocked up for a birthday lunch. Small menu of freshly prepared dishes and beer that was so good I sneaked back the next day for another go at it.
chrisb99 - 2 Jan 2011 13:16
New owners who really care for the customers. Good food cooked simply and honestly. All tht you can need in a village pub.
edandcorinne - 15 Aug 2010 18:33

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