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The Poachers Inn


A Traditional Pub With Modern Values

Owners R & H Ellwood

The Poachers is a pleasant and very friendly pub with rapidly growing reputation for good quality, fresh home-made food. Formerly known as the Masonic Arms it has been created by merging half a dozen terraced cottages. Occupying a corner site it is solidly built from local stone and blends well with its surroundings. Well known for its window boxes and hanging baskets, The Poachers has won the "Bollington in Bloom" awards three times. It is situated at the very edge of the village, at the foot of Blaze Hill, a hundred yards from the Peak District National Park. Both the Gritstone Trail and the Middlewood Way pass nearby.
The pub manages to combine the interests of diverse groups in a way which defeats modern designers. Advance booking is recommended. In the centre, diner and drinkers mix affably around the bar. By the door, the comfortable lounge chairs and open fire provide a warm, relaxing and surprisingly quiet niche where you can stare into the fire while enjoying a pint of real ale. To the rear can be found a large secluded beer garden for those rare summer days and evenings.

Wednesday's Pie Night

Enjoy a genourous portion of our home made pie every wednesday and get a FREE drink into the bargain.
Phone us to pre order on 01625 572086

Quiz Night 

Join us on the last Sunday of the month for another fun quiz night. FREE to enter and always a prize for the winning team. Our quiz nights are held in aid of local charities.

Kitchen Takeover

Local buisness, .Fruits of the Forage will be bringing their expert chef to The Poachers to take over the kitchen and create a wonderfull menu. Sourcing local ingrediants from hedgerows and fields

Next Event 5th December

Dog Friendly 

With clean towels to dry your companian on those inclemant winter days and water bowls and treat bags to keep them hapy. We have all you need for a happy pooch .


With some of cheshires best roads and the picturesque Macclesfield forrest on our door step it's no suprise that you can often find cycling groups joining us for a pint or two after a hard ride.
Road or trail there's plenty in the area to keep you satisfied.


With such a wealth of fantastic countryside on our doorstep including the ever popular Gritstone trail it's no suprise that walking groups poping in for lunch is a popular site

Sam the Stag