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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 menu changes are regular when it comes to the choice of Fruit and Vegetables. Our suppliers, Adam's Apple from Northants contact us on a weekly basis to inform us of what British produce is in season and suited to our menu. Willingham Country Butchers supply us with our meats and even produce our own 'Poacher Sausage' for your enjoyment, with many different types of Sausages available we work hand in hand to have the best range on our 'Butcher's Choice Sausage Menu', with at least four varieties on our boards every day, our Hand Made Burgers are also very popular with some classic flavour combinations along with a few twists on the Menu. 

David the landlord has over 25 years experience, specialising in village pubs over the last 10 years and also runs a consultancy business within the public house industry. His passion and love for the pub game comes accross in the way The Elsworth Poacher is run and his staff portray the same commitment to looking after every customer that comes through the doors.

Our New Spring Menu has been composed by David and our New Head Chef Charlotte Lepski. Charlotte joined the team in December and is a young chef with a passion for traditional top quality pub food, 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 now available with Meat Free Glamorgan Sausages, Homemade Quiches & Quinoa, Honey & Vegetable Burgers plus many other dishes. Our NEW Monthly Curry Night on the last Thursday of every Month is now up and running, this will run along side our normal menu and will cost just £10 including selected drinks. 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.

With Quiz Nights, Food Themed Evenings, Karaoke Discos and for Summer 2017 a New Garden Menu, 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. Go to our Events Page for more detail. We would also like to have some Live Music in the garden this Summer, so if you are interested in playing for a few drinks and some food do no hesitate to contact us.

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 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 for events here at The Poacher as we hold monthly Quiz Nights and regular Food Theme Evenings.

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

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