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Welcome to The Elsworth Poacher

A traditional village pub in the heart of beautiful Cambridgeshire

Welcome to The Poacher at Elsworth, a traditional village pub where service and quality are a priority. Originally known as The Fox and Hounds a pub has stood on this site for hundreds of years with it becoming The Poacher in the late 20th Century.

Fantastic real ales are a speciality of the landlord, being a Freehouse a wide range is available to choose from so the pumps regularly change, a quality wine list is also highly recommended.

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 produce a unique range of sausages for our 'Butcher's Choice Sausage Menu' including a 'Gluten Free' option, all our Steak Burgers are also 'Gluten Free'. We specialise in traditional pub food, and are well known for our fantastic Homemade Pies and stunning 'Burger Menu', Gammon Steaks and Slow Cooked Meats also feature. Our Autumn and Winter Menu has been composed by David (the Landlord and Chef) 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. We have some fantastic Vegetarian Options with Meat Free Glamorgan Sausages & Specialist Vegetarian Burgers now available plus hearty Chillies, Moussaka and a Warmed Vegetable and Stilton Salad on our Evening Menu. Our NEW Monthly Curry Night on the last Thursday of every Month is hugely popular, this will run along side our normal menu and will cost 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.

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!

Our Christmas Menus are now available, we have so much going on through the festive season and you can find all the details in our Christmas and Events section of this website.

So thank you for looking us up and we look forward to seeing you soon at The Elsworth Poacher.

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 local produce




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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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Christmas 2017

Join us for a wonderful Christmas and New Year at The Elsworth Poacher. We have our Festive Buffet & Lunch/Dinner Menus available from Sunday 26th November. Special events include our Christmas Quiz and a Karaoke Party Night.

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