Whether you fancy a lunch time light bite or an evening meal there is something for everyone with British produce and local suppliers used wherever possible here at The Elsworth Poacher, seasonality is also very important, so changes are regular when it comes to our menu’s. Adam’s Apple from Northants supply our Fruit and Vegetables, they contact us on a weekly basis to inform us of what British produce is in season and suited to our menu. Fenstanton Family Butcher’s look after all our fresh meat requirements and have total traceability on everything they supply, from our Handmade Chef’s Burgers to the Butcher’s Sausages and Pork Chops we always try to use the Best of British.
We specialise in traditional pub food and are well known for our fantastic Homemade Pies and stunning ‘Burger Menu’, Wonderful Horseshoe Gammon and Half Roasted Chicken also feature. This year’s Autumn and Winter Menu has been painstakingly composed by David and Colleen with a focus on real hearty favourites and great value for money. We are very price sensitive especially on our lunch menu and obviously some items cannot be locally sourced but are must haves on a pub menu. Within both menu’s there is a large range of Gluten Free dishes, and we have some fantastic Vegetarian options with Meat Free Sausages and Specialist Vegetarian Burgers now available plus some exciting new dishes on both our Lunchtime and Evening Menu, such as Homemade Vegetable Curry and a Mushroom Stroganoff Pie. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have specific dietary requirements.
We have a superb, ever changing Dessert Menu, David, a chef for over 25 years makes all the desserts and specialises in traditional favourites, such as Bread and Butter Pudding, Chocolate Fudge Cake and Syrup or Jam Sponges.
New to this season is our ‘Roscko and Steven’s Doggie Dinners’, we are very dog friendly here at The Elsworth Poacher and have an area in the pub where we allow man’s (and women’s) best friend, why not treat them to a meal while you enjoy yours. We would like to thank ‘Oscar Free Range Dog Food’ for their assistance with this new feature.
Fantastic Real Ales and a Superb Wine List compliment the Menus, ales change on a regular basis and we always try to use local breweries. Our wines have been selected to include a ‘New World Sauvignon Blanc’ and a classic ‘Argentinian Malbec’, the list is based on quality wines at sensible prices. (Please go to our ‘Wine Section’ for the full list).
David has over 25 years’ experience in the Pub and Bar industry, he has a unique passion for keeping ‘Village Pubs’ alive and feels that they should be the ‘hub of the community’. The Elsworth Poacher is his ‘Pride and Joy’ and the flagship of his business. David is also a consultant in the industry and often assists Pub Companies, Breweries and Individuals, he is well known for fighting to keep Country Pubs open and working against ‘Branded Pub Companies’ taking over. Please do not hesitate to contact David if you wish to find out more or would like some assistance in keeping your village pub open.
With Quiz Nights, Food Themed Evenings and Karaoke Discos, there is something for everyone at The Elsworth Poacher.
So, thank you for looking us up, David and Colleen look forward to seeing you soon at The Elsworth Poacher, and do not forget to look out for their two adorable Huskies, plus the brainchild’s of the new ‘Doggie Dinner’s’ Roscko and Steven as you come into the pub, you cannot miss them, they certainly can be pretty vocal and love a fuss or a ‘selfie!’
Outside Bar & Catering Services
Not only at The Elsworth Poacher can we take care of all your needs within our beautiful pub but we can also provide a full outside bar and catering service for any occasion.
With draught and keg beers available plus wines, ciders, spirits and soft drinks there is much to choose from if you are holding a fuction and require a bar.
Landlord and Chef David Taylor has numerous years in the catering industry and is more than happy to discuss any requirements you have for 'Outside Functions'.
The Poacher 1 Brockley Road, Cambridge, CB23 4JS 01954 267722