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The Poachers Pocket

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Market Lane | Gateshead, Whickham NE16 4TJ, England
+44 191 597 5454
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“pudding” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Market Lane | Gateshead, Whickham NE16 4TJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

we visited here on NYE afternoon as it was a sunday so we fancied one last sunday dinner. How dissapointing! We'd heard the pub had been taken over and that the food was lovely now...how wrong they were! The yorkshire was hard, the veg was...More

1  Thank Thenorthernfoodie
Keith M, Manager at The Poachers Pocket, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

This review is really not something I would expect to see nearly five months after your visit, since the date you visited we have had a complete refurbishment and also introduced a Sunday Carvery along with our main menu which runs daily with options for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here before and called in again to take my mother for lunch. The staff are second to none on customer service. They are friendly and always go the extra mile. We would definitely recommend a visit. The atmosphere is relaxed with plenty...More

1  Thank Ginny267
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for lunch with my family. the food was ok - ish. Didn't have all of the food that we wanted -they wouldn't serve the fish that two of the party ordered because "it didn't look nice", offered plaice instead which neither of them...More

1  Thank Valb56
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Warm Welcome We popped into the Poachers Pocket after an afternoons sledging on the nearby hills. The children were soaking wet/freezing and were instantly attracted to the massive open fire, which was blazing!!! I must comment on the friendly warm manner we were greeted by...More

1  Thank Andrew J
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Came for lunch with my husband and little boy. Service was very quick. But the food was dreadful. Chips burnt. Children’s pasta was a ready meal, with oily garlic bread. Ham sandwich was mustard overkill!! Table was dirty and floor covered in other people’s food....More

3  Thank Emma W
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Really nice pub with lovely staff! Will definitely return..the food is great and very filling! Really homely atmosphere with a wide selection of food and drinks!

2  Thank Erin M
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Visited there today with 12 other people for lunch, I ordered steak it came out freezing cold, extremely poor quality and service, only 1 person working the bar and taking orders, I would never ever go there again would not recommend it to anyone

2  Thank Angie H
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Called in on Saturday when hubby picked me up from work and I'm so pleased we did. It was fairly quiet we got our drinks and were informed the conservatory was out of bounds as a party had reserved it this was fine as plenty...More

1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Prawn cocktail , scampi and chips and hunters chicken. Great service, not much healthy on the menu but it was cheap and quite tasty. Torn seats cover bit shabby looking.

Thank Rachrew
Reviewed 15 December 2017

After visiting earlier in the year we booked a "festive dinner" for our family birthday treat. The choice was excellent, with two vegetarian options. Our meals were served promptly and all delicious. As before the staff ( two lovely ladies whose names I sadly didnt...More

Thank john e
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Currently we serve Sunbeam 4.2% & Boondoggle 4.2%
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Lane | Gateshead, Whickham NE16 4TJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Whickham
  • Phone Number: +44 191 597 5454
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There's always a warm welcome at The Poachers Pocket offering a selection of meals from our main menu with a variation of special offers daily, our food is served between 12 midday and 8pm Monday to Saturday giving you time to get home from your daily routine and joining us with plenty of time to enjoy your meal, our Carvery is available every Sunday from 12 - 5pm and Wednesday 4-8pm with three plate size options to choose from, at the bar there are a choice of ales/beers on tap, spirits and of course soft drinks and also tea & coffee, we are a dog friendly venue with a segregated area in which to eat with your four legged companion, there is also a large play area for the kids to play on with ample parking space, just 2 minutes from the A1 and Metro Centre we are the perfect place to have a break on your journey or end your shopping trip before heading home.. closer to home we have a regular events look out for details.. We look forward to meeting you soon. Team Poachers!
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