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Poachers Inn

95 Ingersley Road
Bollington
SK10 5RE

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Opening Times

5.30-11 Mon; 12-2, 5.30-11 Tue-Thu; 5-Midnight Fri; 12-Midnight Sat; 12-11 Sun

Meal Times

12:00-14:00 Mon; 18:00-21:30 Tue-Sun

Owner

Free house

About the Pub

The Poachers is a pleasant, very friendly genuine free-house and flagship real ale community pub with fresh home-made food run by Helen and Rob Ellwood.

Two of the five hand-pumps are reserved for Weetwood Old Dog and Macclesfield’s Storm Brewing’s Beauforts Ale. One of the three changing guest beers is frequently from Happy Valley Brewery making The Poachers the most local of regular outlets for this Bollington brewery. The two other guest beers support a wide variety of micro-brewery real ales. Dark beers are more common at weekends, but 20 diverse Belgian and other bottled beers ensure there is always a wide choice.

Internally the pub offers a warm, relaxing and surprisingly quiet niche by the entrance door, where you can sit in comfortable lounge chairs and stare into the coal and wood open fire while enjoying a pint of real ale. In the centre, diners and drinkers mix affably around the bar, and a large table is often surrounded by members from one of the many local groups that use the pub as a meeting point (e.g. cycling, walking, investors club, beer festival meetings) or by an extended family celebrating a special event. Towards the bottom end sumptuous sofas and armchairs allow visitors to sit back, relax, gossip and appreciate their beer. Outside, a secluded beer garden is nestled to the rear of the pub providing a real sun trap on a lovely summer's evening.

Positioned at the foot of Blaze Hill, on the very edge of the village as you enter from the Peak District National Park, just a couple of hundred yards up the hill, and with both the Gritstone Trail and the Middlewood Way passing nearby, The Poachers is very popular with walkers and their canine friends (real ale for the walker is complemented by thirst-quenching bowls of water for the 4-legged companions and dog treats can be bought).

Good, reasonably priced food is available lunchtime and evening Tuesday to Sunday with both full restaurant and bar menus to choose from, including Sunday roast dinner. The lunchtime meals are particularly good value and very popular with local residents. Wednesday is Pie and a Pint Night with a choice of 2 or 3 pies and a drink included. The pub is closed on Monday lunchtimes and the kitchen is closed in the evening, but you can order a take away meal from any local food outlet and the pub will provide crockery and cutlery.

Regular quiz nights (last Sunday in the month throughout the year, and during winter only also the second Sunday in the month), Monday jam sessions and the golf society ensure The Poachers is very much part of the local community.

Regular Beers

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Storm Beauforts Ale
  • Weetwood Old Dog

Changing Beers

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Happy Valley - varies

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Poachers Inn, Bollington

Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Events Events

    Quiz, last Sunday in month (in winter also second Sunday in month)

  • LiveMusic Live Music

    Monthly.

  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

    Covered.

  • WiFi Wifi

Guest Beers

  • Weetwood Old Dog
    Permanent
  • Storm Beauforts Ale
    Permanent
  • Happy Valley Black Magic
  • Adnams Fat Sprat

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Sat Nav Reference

53.297696, -2.087716

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Nearby Bus Routes (300m)

10 (Daily, Late Eves Fri-Sun only), 392 (daytime not Sun)

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  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
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  • Real Fire Real Fire
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  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Function Room Function Room
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals Evening Meals

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  • Real Ale Available Real Ale Available
  • Real Fire Real Fire
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Traditional Pub Games Traditional Pub Games
  • Parking Parking
  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Sports TV Sports TV
  • Wifi Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes Close to Bus Routes

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  • Cask Marque Accredited Cask Marque Accredited
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly
  • Pub Garden Pub Garden
  • Lunchtime Meals Lunchtime Meals
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  • Smoking Area Smoking Area
  • Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
  • Newspapers Newspapers
  • Sports TV Sports TV
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