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Poachers Rest - CLOSED

Denhead | Auchmacoy, Ellon AB41 8JL, Scotland
+44 1358 722114
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
20 Mar 2014
“Rural Gem.”
27 Aug 2013
“Lovely lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Denhead | Auchmacoy, Ellon AB41 8JL, Scotland
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Reviews (21)
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 20 March 2014

We have eaten often at the Poachers` since it opened, and have never been disappointed with the standard of service, or the quality of the food on offer. The menu changes seldom, but there has always been a "Specials Board" to supplement the main menu...More

1  Thank Dan T
Reviewed 27 August 2013

Visit regularly and am never disappointed If you want a quiet drink, lunch, evening meal or Sunday lunch and you are in the area go see for yourself. Staff very friendly and attentive food excellent Will definitely return

Thank SHEENA1956
Reviewed 9 June 2013

Had a lunch here recently, had actually tried to come previously but they only serve lunch 12-2 so make sure you check before going. Food was excellent, very wholesome. I had the Steak and Stout pie, meat was lovely and tender. My partner had the...More

Thank Harriet_Scot
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2013

Thank you for your complimentary review, glad you enjoyed your visit to the Poachers, come back soon!

Reviewed 7 June 2013

Good food, good company, meal, dessert, glass of wine all under £20, what more could be asked for? Staff very pleasant and attentive to all requests, not my first visit here, this visit has been consistent with previous visits, will go again

Thank Maglit
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2013

Thanks for your gracious review, and hope you'll be back again soon to the Poachers!

Reviewed 3 June 2013

i have been here once with a group of friends and had a lovely meal. would go again if i had the chance. would recommend. not a big place so nice and cosy.

Thank ms K
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2013

Thank you for your kind review, we're glad that you enjoy coming to the Poachers!

Reviewed 28 May 2013

We visited the Poachers Rest last week for the first time. I had heard good reports but didn't really know what it would be like. I somehow expected a 'Ye olde country inn' kind of feel to the place with a name like that, but...More

Thank Nick S
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2013

Hello, thanks for your review, I'm glad that you enjoyed the food and the service here at the Poachers, I do think that is our strengths along with trying to keep our prices reasonable. Hope to see you back sometime!

Reviewed 15 May 2013

We visited last week. Food was reaaly good and inexpensive. Service was excellent. It is definitely worth trying. The only thing that let them down was the surroundings were very bland and basicMore

Thank moragaberdeen
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2013

Hi, glad you enjoyed the food and the service, unfortunately because we try and keep the prices affordable, we are unable to spend money on the decoration and surroundings but try to renew things when we can afford it. Hopefully you will be back on...More

Reviewed 19 April 2013

Visited this evening. Food was fantastic and the service excellent. Good value, we wIll definitely be returning. Cosy and relaxing surroundings.

Thank Tez20
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2013

Thanks for your complimentary review, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to the Poachers! See you again soon.

Reviewed 15 April 2013

A cozy restaurant where the food is served fresh and piping hot. Even the tartare sauce is homemade and the coffee is proper filter coffee and not instant. As far as we can tell, this place serves nice, wholesome food at a very reasonable price...More

Thank Newtstein
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2013

Thank you for the great review, we're glad that you enjoyed the food and service in our small restaurant and will welcome you back next time you're in the area.

Reviewed 18 March 2013

Visited mid week for an evening meal. Friendly atmosphere in a characterful bar and restaurant. Food excellent and fresh. Fine selection if Scottish beer and whiskey. Definitely going back. Looking forward to sampling the pub garden in the summer.

1  Thank Vader843
Joan S, Owner at Poachers Rest, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2013

Thank you for your positive review and look forward to sunnier days so you can sit out in the beer garden!

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 8 - USD 55
Cuisine
British, Pub, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Denhead | Auchmacoy, Ellon AB41 8JL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Aberdeenshire  >  Ellon
  • Phone Number: +44 1358 722114
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Description
Small family-run restaurant/bar just off the main Aberdeen to Peterhead road at the Auchmacoy roundabout, serving lunches from 12 noon until 2pm, and evening meals from 5pm until 8.30pm Tuesday to Sunday. Booking advisable. Beer garden and bar area if only drinks required
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