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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 good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“club sandwich” (3 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
436 Pearl St, Burlington, Ontario L7R 2N1, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Yep, Men's room here. Stand in urine, stink, and ammonia at the urinal. Just disgustingly brutal. Been told if you complain to the management you will get barred. I like the people at the pub, but THE BOG IS THE WORST. Never again.

Thank O9318QFmichaelg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with a few friends at the Poacher. The decor is good and the seating is comfortable. The noise level is perfect, good ambiance but low enough to be able to have conversations. The staff was super friendly. Our orders were delivered quickly and...More

Thank Lynne H
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here with a number of other people and each of us said that our food was really good. The choices at our table ranged from bangers & mash, a Caesar salad with chicken, a club sandwich and my own choice of a...More

Thank wazhiz
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$12
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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