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Poachers Pocket

££ - £££, British,
Chelynch, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PY, England
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (22 reviews)
“cottage pie” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Chelynch, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PY, England
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Reviewed today

Just a well cooked, nicely presented meal with friends. Poachers Pocket is a small village pub, and fits the role perfectly. Massive portions (beware)!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stu151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here every year when visiting family. Four of us had starters and main course but could not manage dessert. You really need to book as very popular and gets quite busy. The starters were lovely prawn cocktail, spicy chicken strips and creamy mushrooms with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Valerie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We often visit the pub some miles away from where we live just for a few hours out or a meal out. The pub has a friendly family atmosphere and is popular with local people. The staff is welcoming and the food excellent. Well recommended.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Henk S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently visited Shepton Mallet and were recommended a visit to the Poachers Pocket by locals, how disappointed we were. Firstly we were advised to book, so despite trying to call on several occasions the telephone was not answered so we decided to just turn up....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MVF62
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visit this pub every few weeks when we take our caravan to a nearby site. Food is excellent!! Keith and his staff are always welcoming. Make sure you book in advance as the Poachers is always very busy.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank csblake2016
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

great choice of food, well presented and cooked. Friendly staff and atmosphere. The whole family enjoyed it.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Susannah H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good varied menu and friendly staff and service. We were particularly pleased to take our friends here as one is a coeliac (allergic to gluten) and sometimes experiences problems finding food that she can eat safely. In consultation with the landlady there was a good...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank michaeldX1858PS
Reviewed 4 November 2018

We ate in the Poachers pocket on a Sunday evening, the food was good and the staff friendly with good service, it does get busy so probably best to book to be sure of a table

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sue6676
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Good home cooked food in a traditional pub. Booking is advisable as it gets busy early evening. Puddings to die for.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PJB2901
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Was very hungry after a long walk on the Mendips Way. This is good honest pub grub. Welcome was warm and service good. Menu predictable and everything rather jumbo. I asked for smaller portions but it was limited to a few items, none of which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Lincolnexpats
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Questions & Answers
Janet T
25 August 2017|
Response from suitcase19 | Reviewed this property |
Hello ,if you go through the front door it is level and wide enough for a wheelchair
9 May 2017|
Response from suitcase19 | Reviewed this property |
hello have you tried ringing the poachers pocket and asking about ivor , i have heard his name before but not sure where he worked
9 January 2016|
Response from suitcase19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do allow we behaved dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chelynch, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Shepton Mallet
  • Phone Number: 01749-88-02-20
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