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The Poacher, Portishead - pub details

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Address: High Street, Portishead, Bristol, Somerset, BS20 6AJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 24396) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Avonmouth (3.4 miles), Shirehampton (3.8 miles), St Andrews Road (3.8 miles)

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Worn looking bog standard chain pub with poor selection of ale. Does food, though is fine for people to have their pooches in around the dining tables.
Snarling_Mallard - 15 Jun 2016 11:26
Thursday night and the place was heaving, with a disco going also, mind you it was someone's Birthday, so could have been all part of that. Same old array of drinks, and service was quick, My Doombar not bad at all. The refit is questionable, from what I could see, but seems to suffice. The toilets you could get lost in, as compared to the white Lion up the street. Still the big screen TV.? I have my own at home.
So, the locals seem to like the place, the one's that use it that is.

james55westhead - 13 Jun 2014 06:52
Well what a change.
If you have not been to the Poacher for a while try it. It now appeals to a much wider customer base, it retains a great traditional bar with a good real ale selection but the other areas have been transformed into a modern style with great coffee and cakes from a deli counter, a mix of traditional good pub food alongside continental food with a carvery counter for Sundays.

The pub has had a really good makeover in January with new owners and offers great atmosphere, and still is able to offer live music and sport in the Ale bar,and is open from 9am for breakfasts, morning hot drinks, cakes and lots more in the lounge and conservatory all day. Something for every age group all day. Breakfast was great value. Good value food and drink in relaxed surroundings
tanya911 - 13 Feb 2014 13:09
I'm sorry Reagan was disappointed with the re-opened Poacher, but I found it much as before and quite welcoming. Decor wise it hasn't changed, the fire was still blazing away, and the barmaid was attractive and friendly.

Food is not currently offered, but is apparently coming soon. I'd say the only downside was the fact that there are now plasma's at either end of the bar, and last night they had The Gadget Show on with the volume up rather too loudly.

Beers on this occasion were 6X, Butcombe Gold, Doom Bar and GWB's Maiden Voyage. Cider's remain Blackthorn & Stowford Press. Still a 7/10 from me.
Blackthorn - 1 Mar 2011 15:19
What a difference six months and a pub closure make. Called in last August and the place was warm, friendly and served a good pint of real ale. After a short closure apparently, the place reopens and what was a welcoming pub suddenly makes you feel you have gatecrashed a party you weren't invited to. Seriously poor service, dodgy punters who seem to either want to chant at the top of their voices or generally make the place look untidy and the worst real ale (Butcombe) I have tasted on my travels in a long time. Seems the last of the good pubs in the town has now joined the downward spiral. Hopefully I can get a different truck run so I won't have to stay so long in that part of the world. For an up and coming town the lack of quality pubs is quite astounding. Nought out of ten Poacher, whereas last year it hovered on the 8-9 mark. Baz
Reagan - 16 Feb 2011 16:47

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