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Bickerton Poacher

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Bar, British, Pub
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Wrexham Road | Bulkeley, Malpas SY14 8BE, England
+44 1829 720226
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good service from the warm, friendly staff on hand. The food was good and the spicy tomato soup served with the sandwich hit the spot.

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Thank DaveinCrewe
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the Poacher after a lovely walk on the nearby Bukley Hill to be 'greeted' by the manager woman with 'you've got muddy boots take them off here-and don't walk back on the carpet'! We were apologetic and stood feeling very stupid in the bar area. Felt very patronised and as she continued to try and get my children... More 

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Thank Kelly-Ann D
Bickerton_Poacher, Owner at Bickerton Poacher, responded to this review

In response sorry you felt you were not greeted accordingly but I'm quiet sure every one who reads your review would have said exactly the same thing if I'd have walked into your house with dirty boots and shoes and as for loosing the £100 you might have spent It will cost us that much to clean our carpet More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So whilst I am fully aware my family was probably not the target market of the Bickerton Poacher, having 2 vegans, 5 veggies and 1 meat eater, the Bickerton Poacher was appalling at accommodating anyone with a slightly unusual diet. Two members of the family went in about a week before boxing day to book our table and enquire as... More 

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3 Thank scarlettannesmith
Bickerton_Poacher, Owner at Bickerton Poacher, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments we spoke on the day in question and I personally apologised to you and said I would look at what happend and what on this occasion went wrong you obviously are agreeved as you have posted things on face book and trip advisor so we on this occasion let you down and we apologise you... More 

Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked well in advance for this visit , was not disappointed with the quality of food available. Staff looked after us very well, once ordered, food arrived piping hot and delicious. Parking can be a bit of a mare when it's busy but overall I enjoyed my visit and so did our family and friends.

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Thank jeffoclarko
Crewe, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great landlord and staff we will come back stumbled in by accident grat atmosphere busy but still a nice vibe, sat at bar and we had some food too.

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Thank Vernon N
Boston, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stopped for lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the homeliness and warm welcome in this pub. Good choice of cask beers and other alcoholic beverages. I opted for the fish finger sandwich with a portion of chips and my other half had the selection of breads with a couple of dips. We were both pleasantly full.

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Thank Malcybabe
Bickerton_Poacher, Owner at Bickerton Poacher, responded to this review

Thank so much for your comments we really appreciate the feedback we love our pub to thank you again More 

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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stunning place give it a go as it's really worth it, lovely and warm, that's the building and the staff, the food is first class, atmosphere is ace, really worth the visit, thank you all, I will be coming back

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Thank Kevin T
Bickerton_Poacher, Owner at Bickerton Poacher, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments we really appreciate you taking the time to make them a very merry Christmas to you and we look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Cheshire, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We went for an evening meal here on Friday 9-12-16, the place was nice and warm on this cold evening, the staff were excellent, the food served was first class, including the puddings, my partner has been here lots of times over many years but it's new to me and I was impressed, all in all it was a very... More 

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Thank cheshiretravel0001
Bickerton_Poacher, Owner at Bickerton Poacher, responded to this review

So glad you had a great time and thank you so much for your comments We look forward to seeing you again Merry Christmas from all of us at the Bickertonpoacher More 

Wrexham County, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Visited for Sunday carvery lunch. The restaurant was busy but we were not kept waiting for the table we had reserved. The food was good, vegetables plentiful and not overcooked. Choice of two meats which were adequate considering the cost of the meal. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Thank Isycoed98
Bickerton_Poacher, Owner at Bickerton Poacher, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments we really appreciate them we look forward to seeing you again in the future all the very best for the festive season More 

cheshire
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We love this pub x There are so many pubs in the area serving mediocre food at restaurant prices, the poacher serves great pub food at pub prices. The staff are great, really helpful and nothing is too much trouble. It is family and dog friendly and there's always a lovely atmosphere.

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1 Thank roobydoo
Bickerton_Poacher, Owner at Bickerton Poacher, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments we love traditional pubs and it really is great when we get recognised for our efforts Thanks again More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wrexham Road | Bulkeley, Malpas SY14 8BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Malpas
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 720226

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