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The Poacher

$$ - $$$, British,
436 Pearl St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2N1, Canada
+1 905-639-6291
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
436 Pearl St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2N1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very reasonable prices for wine and beer and appetizers. Lovely to sit on the patio on a warm summers evening after a long day at work.

Thank BabsD212
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Drove by the place and noticed the patio. Walked in to an old school British pub, like walking back in time. Wasn't sure what to expect. Wasn't very busy, server was quick and polite. Menu was as expected for a pub. We ordered the basics,...More

Thank Rich S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for beers on a Sunday funday. The bar is well-stocked and the service is friendly. A variety of bar munchies are offered to soak up all the alcohol, too.

Thank Ana-Drezdin
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We lucked out by getting a table on the patio on a hot Friday evening. The fish and chips and the quesadilla special was good with decent portions and reasonable prices. The service was not the best. We had to go into the restaurant to...More

Thank Post11
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Poacher is the best little pub in Downtown Burlington. Food is good, plentiful and reasonably priced. There is always new beer on tap (with a guest tap every month) and even a good selection of wine. While it isn't the newest establishment and the...More

Thank Joe T
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Another pub I frequent. Fantastic pub food with a large assortment of drafts on tap. Ciders also for the gluten intolerance. Always friendly staff and locals that accommodate us. Top rated for me is the fish/chips, curry and burgers.

Thank wavesailor
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Always great food and service at this pub. The inside needs updating as the upholstered seating and the carpets smell very old. We only sit on the patio when they are open.

Thank s2ngel
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner and sat on the patio. Got hummus as an apprtizer and then beef dip sandwich and steak and mushroom pie for dinner. The service was nice but the food was just your average pub fare. The menu had the same food...More

Thank jessicaroseoh
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Our waitress was lovely and everyone loved the food. The upholstered bench I sat on was dirty and falling apart and the tables were sticky and heavily marked up. A few updates would do wonders but still keep the rustic charm.

Thank Neil38
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The top side of the poacher is great, the bottom side tends to over serve, if someone seems intoxicated why should I as a patron of your establishment have to tell you to stop serving them after their fourth yagerbomb with additional shots and free...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 436 Pearl St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2N1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Burlington
  • Phone Number: +1 905-639-6291
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