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Poachers Bar

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Raithwaite Hall Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST, England
+44 1947 662662
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

Poachers Bar is so warm and welcoming and comfortable that you do stay awhile. Log fire, comfortable chairs and sofas, newspapers as well as drinks, alcoholic or hot drinks with cake it is the perfect place to chill out especially if weather is a bit grim. A great place for a light lunch too, all served fresh and hot. The... More 

Thank yorkshirelass5004
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A comfy chair, glass of local ale, a bowl of soup with a tasty selection of bread, in front of a log fire is a perfect way to enjoy lunch out of the wind and rain of north Yorkshire weather

Thank John J
Pickering, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Very relaxing bar in beautiful surroundings. Quality wines and spiritsand attentive staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank edenmedia
Epping, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Recently stayed at the Raithwaite Estate and had a drink and lunch at the Poachers bar. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the lunch we had was plentiful and tasty.

Thank Dave E
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Can't believe that Raithwaite have taken the decision not to offer bar food in the Poachers bar after 5pm!? This is a lovely hotel but the menu in the Brace restaurant isn't to all tastes, however supplement with food in the bar this covers those who don't want a formal meal. Unfortunately the hotel has withdrawn this service at the... More 

Thank Suzie S
Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016

If not dining in the main restaurant then this bar and lounge does a lovely meal. Plenty of choice on the menu and cooked to perfection and served quick and effciently

Thank sue_hetherington
Clearwater, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

the staff were attentive and great at there job made you feel welcome and the service was awesome. the bar was clean and very nice with some beautiful art pictures of sights of Whitby.

Thank alanquakersman
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2015

The bar is friendly, service is very good as expected in a hotel of this quality. The bar food however was quite expensive. However saying that the food was very nice.

Thank JacquiSh
King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

We were staying at the hall and had lunch in the bar and several drinks over our stay. The food is of a very good quality but more importantly the staff was simply amazing - so very efficient and friendly. Lovely choice of seats/armchairs/sofas. Recommended!

Thank Forrester42
West Yorkshire
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

The menu at the Poachers is small but there is something for everyone. The quality of the food is excellent and the service is brilliant.

Thank sarahcWestYorkshire

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Raithwaite Hall Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Scarborough District  >  Whitby
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 662662

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?