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 Bickerton Poacher, Malpas, Chester

 

Bickerton Poacher
Wrexham Rd
Malpas
Cheshire
SY14 8BD

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01829 720226
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liz
oh my word, now i am really worried! I have recently booked a christmas night out for all the staff where i work and most of us have opted for the carvery option and an evening playing skittles...please someone out there, tell me it is not going to be a disaster!!! has anyone had a skittle evening there for a large party of people...ie30+
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

John
The food is awful
I was on my way to Wrexham today and stopped for lunch. The only edible part of the carvery was the pork and red cabbage. The beef and roast potatoes were overcooked and the beg undercooked. The caulifilower was so rubbery it almost bounced of the plate when I tried to cut it with one of the blunt knives provided. As I was driving I asked for Coke, but when it arrived it tasted like watered down dental mouthwash
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Gail
Excellent
Being regular visitors of the caravan site and pub we have always found the service provided by the staff and the quality of the food to be consistently excellent.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Kelly Griffiths
Myself and my family hav just spent the wkend at the bickerton poacher in our caravans and i have to say after reading these comments i was not going to have a meal but after seeing the carvery i changed my mind and am so glad i did it was delicious and the service was great the carvery was amazing so nice that i had one on the sunday too,we were made to feel very welcome,i have 3 children and they lovd it,they spent most of the weekend on the park and in the skittle alley,we will definately be returning to the bickerton poacher,i cant wait for another carvery..!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Rating: rosettes

Colin S
Couldn't Agree More
The food is awful and the atmosphere is non existent.

Service is something the staff leave at the door.
Monday, April 27, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

Martin & Jackie
worst carvery ever!

Billed as the best carvery in Cheshire....I can only say the food was cold, the roast potatoes were like eating sponges, and the service simply appalling!
Monday, April 27, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

LAURA JACKSON
ME AND A FRIEND VISITED THE BICKERTON POACHER ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON (3rd JANUARY 2009) BOTH WITH OUR 3 YEAR OLD CHILDREN, WE DECIDED TO VISIT HERE AS WE HAD HEARD GOOD REVIEWS ABOUT THE FOOD AND SERVICE FROM THE STAFF. HOWEVER, THE SERVICE WE RECEIVED WAS SHOCKING AND APPALLING!!
EVEN THOUGH THEY INDICATE THEY ARE FAMILY FRIENDLY, THEY ARE MOST CERTAINLY NOT!!
WE WERE TREATED IN A VERY PREJUDICED WAY BY A WAITRESS WHO CLEARLY APPEARS TO DISLIKE CHILDREN!!
WE WERE UTTERLY SPEECHLESS BUT RECOVERED ENOUGH TO DISPLAY OUR HORROR OF HER ATTITUDE AND TREATMENT TO OUR CHILDREN, WHO WERE WELL BEHAVED!!
IF THERE IS AN ORGANISATION WHERE I COULD REPORT SUCH TREATMENT I WILL BE DOING JUST THAT. BEWARE ALL DINERS - DO NOT VISIT THIS PUB IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN.
Monday, January 5, 2009
Rating: No rosettes

John & Sarah Bond
Sunday Carvery fantastic
About time we found a great pub with great service. The sunday Carvery is the best around. Thankyou to Ben and the team for giving me and my family a great daay. Even had a game of skittles in the alley. what more can you ask for .
Friday, February 9, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Alex Jones
Great Night Out
My Family and I dined and played skittles last night and ive got to say, WHAT A GREAT NIGHT, brilliant atmosphere we where well looked after and had this really nice skittle room to our selves. Had a fantastic meal and top service. Would like to thank all the staff again for ensuring me and my family had an excellent evening keep up the good work, we shall be back
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Rating: rosettes

Tracy Pearce
Fantastic meal
I visited the Bickerton Poacher serveal times last year. The Pub has wonderful decoration and the refurbish restauarant is great. The staff work really hard and offer great service, they realy care.We hired the Skillte alley with some friends and what a great night. So much fun. All night the staff could not do enough for us. Thankyou for making it special. The food was fantastic.
Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Rating: rosettes

k hughes
dreadful service
my family and i dined for the first time at the poacher last night. and it shall be the last. the food we ordered wasnt correct. this wasnt rectified after asking twice. after complaining we recieved no explaination until we chased up the barmaid who made a feble excuse i would not reccomend anyone who either wants value for money or good customer service. to dine here.
Sunday, December 31, 2006
Rating: rosettes

darren
Bickerton Poacher
Having visited the Bickerton Poacher for the first time in around 13years, since I left sixth form college, I have to say that I was truly amazed by the changes that have taken place within the pub itself. The decor and funiture choice, creates a roomy & cosy atmosphere. We visited the pub with our parents yesterday afternoon & to say we had a lovely afternoon out is quite an understatement. Our parents did tell us when we sat down that prior to having all the Stainless Steel Gas Food Heaters for the carvery, they had what was almost like tea light (candle) warmers. Which of course couldn't generate enough heat to keep the food warm (HENCE THE BAD COMMENTS EARLIER). They appear to have really got there act together now, the food was lovely and so were the sweets, the price of the carvery is also rather tasty at 7.95 per person. The only downside to our visit is when the waiters offer to get drinks, they seemed to forget about us and we had to remind them that we were waiting. I would give the Bickerton Poacher 5/5 if the service from the waiters/waitresses was 5/5, however I cannot. But if you want value for money and be that full up that you roll out of the pub then I recommend this beautiful rural pub to all of you.
Monday, December 18, 2006
Rating: rosettes

ryan williams
staff
i went to the poacher for a meal with my family. the waitresses were dreadful very unploite adn plus the food was cold the only bit of iit i liked was the pudding which was gorgeous
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Rating: rosettes

John Barnett
Bad meal and even worse service!
My wife and I dined at this pub last week and, it is safe to say, we will not be returning.

We found the meal to be entirely unsatisfactory - lukewarm, badly presented and worst of all, the chicken was not thoroughly cooked! A recipe for disaster!

Almost worse than this, however, was the attitude of the staff, who seemed more interested in talking to their friends and were most discourteous.
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Alan Walker
A must
I have spent all my working life in the service industry and I realy thought that I had seen and experienced almost every thing.
I had passed the poacher on numorus occassions and never stoped so I did I had heard that new people had taken over and it was out of this world especially the Carvery on a Saturday night and all day Sunday.
Great enviroment great decor and what a greeting, real skittle alley,wishing well, real ales o and then the food.
I have to say it again one of the best if not the best Sunday dinner I have ever had.
Well done so good to see that some places realy care and can get it right.
Friday, October 20, 2006
Rating: rosettes

Anne Shirley
Mediocre
Used to be a lovely pub 3 years + back. Some of the staff need to learn basic customer service (manager was nice though). What happened to Whizz the parrot? I miss the Belgian Waffles
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Sian Davenport
Save your money...
...after arranging a meal at the Bickerton Poacher for a friends birthday for 10 of us (one of whom was over from Australia on a rare visit) we met there at 5pm on a sunday got to our table and ordered our food off the friendly waitress.....after over an hours wait we complained and we given a free drink whilst we waited yet another 35 before receiving any food, then a chair collapsed from under one of the party (she is about 6st wet through) but worst of all she was holding her little baby at the time. She badly hurt her back and was offered a free pudding by the pathetic excuse for a waitress who didnt even mention the accident book let alone tell the manager what had happened. The meal was poor and the food was cold. Really a terrible place to eat. I will not be visiting again. EVER.
Monday, September 11, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Andy Davies
poor service
Absolute shocker - service is non existant! We made a 20 mile journey to visit this pub on recommendation on Sun 20th August at 2.45 hoping to enjoy the carvery. We spoke to one of the waitresses when we entered and asked if we needed to book, she said it was'nt aproblem as they were quiet and showed us to a table and said she would be back in 2 mins to take our order. 35 mins later she still had'nt been back, but in the meantime had sat down and served 2 other family groups. WhenI approched her to ask about taking our order she just turned her back and walked into the kitchen!!. I would have understood if it was a busy time but there were only 10 (max) diners there. Give this place a miss if you have any sense.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
Rating: No rosettes

Dan Wallace
Well Ace
Well I used to work @ The Poacher before coming to Uni and it was ace, locals were sound, we had a laugh and it was a friendly atmosphere! If it was so bad- why was it packed on a Sunday all day, and then packed on Sunday Quiz Night? The food was very good, and we always got compliments!

Try it out- its amazin!
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Rating: rosettes

GraceCourt
Don't know about the food - there wasn't any...
We had passed this pub a few times and had heard that it was worth a visit, but on calling in there with colleagues one Wednesday in February (party of 4) they weren't serving any food (?). We went to the Copper Mine a few miles further on, at Broxton, and that was superb.
Friday, April 7, 2006
Rating: rosettes

David Parkes
Brilliant
The Bickerton Poacher is a truly amazing pub. It is set in a rural hamlet, over shadowed by Buckley Hill. I have been visiting the pub since I can remember, as my Dad used to take me for walks up the surrounding hillsides. Now as I am older I visit it with my girlfriend much more frequently than I used too. We love the food and drink in the pub, and the staff are always friendly.

If you have never been before, I recommend this place. If you have children, the play area outside is fantastic, along with the brilliant out door seating. It is a brilliant outdoor area, especially during summer months.

The inside of the pub is large but cosy. It has an indoor well, how many pubs can say that. The menu can be quite limited especially if you are in a large group. However the actual food quality makes up for that.

The only downside to the pub is that it is too far away from Nantwich (where I live).
Overall, Fantastic, Friendly Cosy
Monday, February 13, 2006
Rating: rosettes

will c
The Bickerton Poacher
the poacher is brilliant because of the staff that work there esp nat frazer and if u read this will u go out wid me love u will
Wednesday, January 11, 2006
Rating: rosettes

CG
Poacher Life
Well, what can I say, being a fellow member of the 'Glum Club' all that can be said is the Pils keep on flowing esp. on a Sunday night !!

Weather is here wish you were lovely
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Mrs A Walker
about the poacher
i am a regula customer on friday and saturday nights i fully enjoy my drinking in there, they know how to pull a good pint. There is a great atmosphere between everyone. The staff make you feel very welcome and is a fab drinking pub!
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Natalie Stevenson
about the poacher
i work at The Bickerton Poacher there is nothing wrong with the food there its is great we have a new chef that is a great cook so don't be put off by other peoples comments come and try it for your selves
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Rating: rosettes

natalie fraser
about the poacher
i work at the poacher as a waitress, and there is nothing wrong with the food there,the poacher is a good place for the locals to come on a night out for example sunday nights which is quiz night were everyone fully enjoys themselves,
so if anyone has any problems with the food there the can come n see me
Tuesday, November 8, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Mrs Bonser
Lovely food
My family and I visited the Bickerton poacher recently for lunch, we had a fab meal and service was great, much improved on previous visits and the atmosphere was lovely.
Tuesday, November 1, 2005
Rating: rosettes

Martin Hughes
Don't book as a party
Having been there a couple of times for lunch which was very good, we booked our car club in as a party - the menu was limited and the food was truly awful. One member complained on our behalf but this was met with total disinterest
Thursday, June 16, 2005
Rating: No rosettes

 
 
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Bickerton Poacher
Wrexham Rd
Malpas
Cheshire
SY14 8BD

Contact:Unknown
Tel: 01829 720226
See Map

 



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