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Welcome to The Elsworth Poacher

A traditional village pub in the heart of beautiful Cambridgeshire

Welcome to The Elsworth Poacher, a beautiful village pub run by David Taylor and his partner Colleen Allwood, they both have high standard traditional values for looking after people and believe that the pub is an extension of their living room with an ethos of 'Great Home Cooked Food in a Relaxed, Warm & Friendly Environment'. David looks after the food side of the business and is passionate about producing great quality dishes at sensible prices, Colleen takes care of looking after the Poachers 'Friends and Customers', and both of them are very proud of this 'Chocolate Box Pub', with Woodern Beamed Interior, Open Fire Place, Stunning Garden and beautifully looked after Flower Baskets and Boxes The Elsworth Poacher really is everything a village pub should be.

Whether you fancy a lunch time light bite or an evening meal there is something for everyone with British produce and local suppliers used wherever possible, Seasonality is also very important, so changes are regular when it comes to our menu. Adam's Apple from Northants supply our Fruit and Vegetables, they contact us on a weekly basis to inform us of what British produce is in season and suited to our menu. Willingham Country Butcher's provide us with are fantastic range of meats, especially our Steak Burgers and Barnsley and Pork Chops used for Sunday Roasts. We specialise in traditional pub food, and are well known for our fantastic Homemade Pies and stunning 'Burger Menu', Wonderful Gammon and Minted Lamb Steaks also feature. Our Spring and Summer Menu has been composed by David and Colleen and is full of flavour and great value for money. We are very price sensitive especially on our lunch menu and obviously some items cannot be locally sourced, but are must haves on a pub menu. Within the Lunchtime Menu there is also a large range of Gluten Free dishes and Salads, please do not hesitate to ask for any of these in the evening if you have any dietry requirements. We have some fantastic Vegetarian Options with Meat Free Sausages & Specialist Vegetarian Burgers now available plus some exciting new dishes on both our Lunchtime and Evening Menu. We also have a superb ever changing Dessert Menu, everything is Homemade and is always full of traditional favourites, such as Bread and Butter Pudding, Apple Crumble and Bakewell Tart. Our Monthly Curry Night, on the last Thursday of every Month is hugely popular, this runs along side our normal menu and costs just £10 including selected drinks or £14.95 for two courses. We try to cater for all dietary requirements so please feel free to telephone us before you book if you have any special requests or needs.

Fantastic Real Ales and a Superb Wine List compliment the Menus, ales change regulary and there is also a Hand Pump Cider available. Our wines have been selected to include a 'New World Sauvignon Blanc' and a classic 'Argentinian Malbec', the list is based on quality wines at sensible prices. (Please go to our 'Wine Section' for the full list)

David has over 25 years experience in the Pub and Bar industry, he has a unique passion for keeping 'Village Pubs' alive and feels that they should be the 'hub of the community'. The Elsworth Poacher is his 'Pride and Joy' and the flagship of his business. David is also a consultant in the industry and regulary assists Pub Companies, Breweries and Individuals, he is well known for fighting to keep Country Pubs open and working against 'Branded Pub Companies' taking over. Please do not hesitate to contact David if you wish to find out more or would like some assistance in keeping your village pub open.

With Quiz Nights, Food Themed Evenings, Karaoke Discos and Curry Nights, there is something for everyone at The Elsworth Poacher. Our Monthly Folk and Poetry Evening is becoming very well known in the area, local musicians are welcome to come along and join in, infact we are keen to have some more music in the pub on a regular basis, so if you would like to play at The Elsworth Poacher for a couple of drinks and a bite to eat please get in touch. Go to our Events Page for more details on what's going on!

So thank you for looking us up, David and Colleen look forward to seeing you soon at The Elsworth Poacher, and do not forget to look out for their two adorable Huskies, Roscko and Steven as you come into the pub!!!

Find Us


The Poacher

1 Brockley Road

Elsworth, Cambridgeshire CB23 4JS

Contact us:

Email: elsworthpoacher@hotmail.com           Facebook: Elsworth Poacher       Twitter: @david_poacher

Telephone: 01954 267722 


Delicious home cooked traditional pub food with a quick and simple lunchtime menu followed by an evening menu that specialises in seasonal produce from local suppliers




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Come and join us at The Elsworth Poacher for our regular Quiz Nights and Curry Evenings. We also have monthly Folk & Poetry sessions and even the occasional Karaoke!

We also can provide outside bars for any occasion and provide the  Temporary  Events Notice

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Outside Catering

We can provide full bar and catering services for events in Village Halls, Community Centres and Outside Fetes etc...

For more information please go to the Outside Catering Link or contact David or Colleen by email or telephone

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