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Poacher’s Inn

SatNav – OS: SJ942778, Postcode: SK10 5RE


Macclesfield and East Cheshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010!

A recent refurb has opened up the dining end and there are new carpets and soft furnishings throughout – a great improvement, now more comfortable than ever!

Right on the official boundary of Bollington (the farm across the road is in Rainow), this handsome stone building, adorned in summer with luxuriant window boxes and hanging baskets, houses a friendly and cosy award winning country pub. The staff are chatty and cheerful. One of only two free houses in Bollington and with an entry in the Good Beer Guide. Regular winners of CAMRA awards, they were awarded Macclesfield & East Cheshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010!

Monthly Quiz night (last Sunday in the month, 8.00pm).

Address: 95 Ingersley Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5RE
Contact: 01625-572086, website
Hosts: Rob & Helen Ellwood
Open hours: Monday: 5.30 – 11.00Tuesday – Thursday: 12.00 – 2.00, 5.30 – 11.00
Friday, Saturday: 12.00 – 2.00, 5.30 – 12.00 (12.00 – 12.00 for some TV sports events)
Sunday: 12.00 – 11.30Food is served at every session Tuesday to Sunday. On Mondays customers are invited to bring in their own food or a takeaway and plates and cutlery will be provided!
Brews: Featuring beers from Happy Valley Brewery.The Poachers also carry three regulars including a Storm Brewing ale, with Boddingtons on gas, and two or three additional guest cask ales on at all times acquired from right across the country. Awarded Cask Marque status. Variety of lagers. Weston’s Stowford Press cider and Guinness complete the lineup on the bar.

There is an outstanding selection of continental and eastern European bottled lagers available. For the wine drinkers they have a competent range of bottles, and there’s a generous range of spirits, particularly in the single malt section.

Food: One of the most popular tables in town. Everything cooked on the premises. Crisp fresh vegetables. Bar snacks are copious and always freshly prepared. The wine list is modest but sound. Book for peak periods.Regular special events featuring favourite menus and dishes – Thai evening, Indian evening, etc.
Other facilities: Pleasant rear garden, access through the bar with smoker’s shelter. Barbecues in summer, weather permitting. Car park across the lane at side of pub.

WiFi internet access available to customers.

Finding it: At the north east end of town, from the bus turn round outside the Turners Arms, go up Ingersley Road; the Poachers is at the end on the right.