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Covid-19 update

Dear Friends,
Myself and Colleen will sadly be closing The Elsworth Poacher once again from 9pm on Wednesday evening for the second National Lockdown. With December 2nd being given as the possible re-opening time by the government (but realistically the industry feels it will be later) we really are up against it for Christmas, we will keep you posted with any information we receive.

As of Thursday we will be serving a Take Away Menu between 5.30pm and 7pm Monday to Saturday. Orders will have to be in by 2pm on the day you wish to collect, Payment will be CARD ONLY on arrival and entrance to the pub for collection will be via the back door only (Face masks on please).

We will spend the next month walking Roscko and Alaska miles and hopefully getting ready for some form of Christmas, in the mean-time best wishes to you all and please stay safe and book a take away from us.

Welcome to The Elsworth Poacher. A traditional village pub in the heart of beautiful Cambridgeshire.

Welcome to The Elsworth Poacher, a beautiful village pub run by David Taylor and his partner Colleen Allwood, they both have high standards with traditional values for looking after people and believe that the pub is an extension of their living room with an ethos of ‘British Produce from Local Suppliers with Great Home Cooked Food in a Relaxed, Warm & Friendly Environment’. David looks after the food side of the business and is passionate about producing great quality dishes at sensible prices, his ‘Homemade Pie’s with ‘Handmade Pastry’ are extremely popular and the freshly made Desserts finish off a great meal, Colleen takes care of the Poachers ‘Friends and Customers’, with an extra soft spot for our ‘Four Legged Friends’ who are welcome in the garden and a section of the pub, there is even a ‘Doggie Menu’ for them to enjoy.

In May 2019, The Elsworth Poacher became ‘Cask Marque Accredited, an award for excellent Real Ale standards, this means a much larger range of Local Ales is now available on the hand pumps, so look out for beers from breweries such as Milton, Turpins and Nobby’s.

David and Colleen are very proud of their ‘Chocolate Box Pub’, the Wooden Beamed Homely Interior, Open Fireplace and Stunning Garden with beautifully looked after Flower Baskets and Boxes makes The Elsworth Poacher everything a village pub should be.


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.


Our wines have been selected to include a ‘New World Sauvignon Blanc’ and an Argentinian Malbec the list is based on quality wines at sensible prices. (Please go to our ‘Wine Section’ for the full list).


We have a whole host of events coming up at The Poacher with monthly Quiz Nights and regular Food Themed Evenings.

We will keep you updated on our events page with all the information on what’s going on at The Poacher in Elsworth.

Christmas at The Elsworth Poacher

We have everything you need for your Christmas and New Year celebrations here at The Elsworth Poacher, our Christmas Fayre Menu will run from Saturday 1st December up until Christmas Eve, and for the first time we will be serving Christmas Day Lunch between 12pm and 4pm. Both menus have been composed by David and Colleen and stay true to their beliefs of excellent home cooked seasonal food at sensible prices. Both menus are available to download along with the Christmas Booking Form, On Christmas Day we are only catering for one sitting, so we do advise people to book as soon as possible as there will only be a maximum of 32 places available and due to the layout of our beautiful pub we will only be taking bookings of up to 8 people on the day.

Christmas Opening Hours

Monday 24th December:
Tuesday 25th December:
Wednesday 26th December:
Thursday 27th December:
Friday 28th December:
Saturday 29th December:
Sunday 30th December:
Monday 31st December:
Tuesday 1st January:
Wednesday 2nd January:
Thursday 3rd January:

Opening Hours
12.00pm – 11.00pm
12.00pm – 5.00pm
12.00pm – 6.00pm
12.00pm – 1.00am
12.00pm – 4.00pm

Food Served
12pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm
12pm – 4pm (Bookings Only)
12pm – 4pm
12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 9.30pm
12pm – 3pm

Christmas Opening Hours

Mon 24 Dec:
Opening: 12pm – 11pm
Food Served: 12pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm

Tue 25 Dec:
Opening: 12pm – 5pm
Food Served: 12pm – 4pm (Bookings Only)

Wed 26 Dec:
Opening: 12pm – 6pm
Food Served: 12pm – 4pm

Thu 27 Dec: CLOSED




Mon 31 Dec:
Opening: 12pm – 1am
Food Served: 12pm – 3pm & 5pm – 9.30pm

Tue 1 Jan:
Opening: 12pm – 4pm
Food Served: 12pm – 3pm

Wed 2 Jan: CLOSED


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, Cambridgeshire, CB23 4JS  01954 267722


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