Chester Beer Guide: Your Chester guide to beer, beer bars, breweries and brewpubs

Latest reviews from Chester

78 /100 ABOVE PAYSAN, 61 BRIDGE STREET ROW
“Well the first task in regard to this place is to find it ! I’ve brought several friends here, and they have all, without exception, walked straight past ! It’s on the eastern side of the rows in Bridge Street, towards the bottom end. It’s above the wine bar Paysan – but even that isn’t massively advertised. Once you find your way up the stairs, the first things you notice are a massive La Chouffe gnome and bar stools made to look like toadstools. Then you see the beer list painted on the wall. But it’s not painted – it’s projected from behind you. Besides the bar stools, there are somke wooden pews arranged around tables down the right of the room – candle-lit amid a mound of wax. It’s when you sit down that you notice all the other quirky things. The paintings on the walls, the empty beer crates in the front window, the cage fighting Barbie dolls … Beerwise there are four (reasonably priced) cask beers, usually from small local breweries. Unfortunately, these tend to be served rather too cold. There are about 12 “craft” beers, though these include Belgian ales, German lagers. The UK crafts are normally local, and change over time. Prices for these are not too bad Also, a large stock of bottles and cans, predominately Belgian – which have horrendous prices ! The only food available is half chickens ! Toilets are downstairs in Paysan. Can’t fault this place for atmosphere or weirdness, but beerwise it’s a bit disappointing. You’ll probably find a tick here somewhere though. “
Martinsh 108 days ago
78 /100
That Beer Place... (Beer Store)
CHESTER MARKET, 6 PRINCESS STREET
“Craft beer bar and bottle shop in Chester’s indoor market. Along the lines of the (late lamented) Beer Dock in Crewe. And I understand there used to be some informal links. Main difference is here the tables are sturdy and orange ! There are eight beers of tap, plus two ciders. Beers tend to be on the more esoteric side of “craft” (what on earth is a “coffee pale” ?), but there does always seem to be a lager and at least one dark beer. There are a few beer listings posted around, but the best one is on the right hand side as you enter – gives style details and prices for all different sizes. Bottles are available either from the fridges (left and side of venue) or shelves (right hand side). In both cases prices are market with indelible pen on the bottokm of the bottle / can. Ranges on each side are similar but not identical. I’ve not tried the bottles yet, but must do so soemtime soon. At first the selection appears to be random, but then you realise there is some method to the madness. Sorted by country / region ,with a few special groupings than have been written by hand on the glass fronts of the frridges. I like big bottles being described as “top shelf” !! I do like this place and, as yet, I’ve never found it overcrowded – I shall have to ask them how busy they get on racedays … “
Martinsh 132 days ago
70 /100 1 RUSSELL STREET
“Another Brunning and Price pub in Chester, so inevitably comparisons are made with the Architect (the last pub I rated). Same upmarket target for clientele – this time with signs actually saying children not welcome. However, unfortunately, stag and hen parties and overdressed racegoers are welcome. Hence I usually avoid this pub, which is a shame because it’s nice when its quiet. Same cream coloured walls absolutely covered in old prints, bookshelves on some walls and bare bricks elsewhere. However, this time furniture is all in dark wood, and not so many oversized tables. Beerwise, about 8 real ales available – there are more pumps than that, but some are duplicated. Tend to be mainstream beer styles for small well-established local / regional brewers. However, on my last visit the was pleasantly surprised with my pint of Hobsons Dhustone Stout. Very nice indeed – turned out to be best beer of the day. In terms of food, this is really a dining orientated pub. I have eaten here in the past, but it was a good many years ago, so won’t say any more. [ Except I would eat my hat if it turned out to be cheap ! ] Will definitely try and go here more often in future – but at off-peak times ! “
Martinsh 132 days ago
68 /100
Architect (Bar)
54 NICHOLAS STREET
“Whichever direction you approach this place from you are going to be impressed by the size of the beer garden – it’s enormous ! Once you have reached the main door, turn left and the bar is on your right. This place is part of the Brunnig and Price chain, so it is geared towards posh dining for posh people. Loads of period prints on the walls everywhere, plus some bookshelves. Bar is in one corner of a large room, most of which is at a lower level. A lot of the tables are obviously sized for large groups. If you’d have turned right at the entrance there are are a couple of smaller rooms similarly done out. Upstairs there are rooms for “Private dining” ! Luckily, there is a more traditionally furnished are by the bar. On the bar you will find 8 real ales available. Usually pretty local ones – on my last visit there were 6 from Cheshire breweries, one from Lancaster brewery and Titanic Plum Porter. Apart from this latter (which is a regular) they are usually pretty much all golden ales. Beer prices are on the high side, but not terribly so, considering this is Chester. Beers also tend to be a bit cold – though not as bad as Telford’s Warehouse. As might be expected, there is a huge menu, but prices are very steep. I’ve not tried eating here, but is Fat Phil recommends it, it can’t be bad … “
Martinsh 146 days ago
62 /100 CANAL BASIN, TOWER WHARF
“A bit off the main drag this one, but handy for the Chester Walls Pub Crawl as it’s just off the north west corner of the walls. When you arrive on the road outside you will notice the first unusual thing about the place – it hasn’t got a front door ! You have to go through an archway, down some steps, past about 100 empty kegs, round the back (by canal) and up some steps to your original level. The bar is straight ahead in the main room. That room has some tables, but these are usually occupied by diners, and some are obviously catering for large parties. In the middle of the room is a large crane ! Back by the entrance, steps lead to another room, but this is only for people who are eating. There is also a games room in the depths of the building, which is where you may have to take refuge if you require a seat. [ There are tables outside by the canal as well ] There are 6 handpumps, serving a range of real ales. I believe there are 3 regulars and 3 guests. Unfortunately, the beer tends to be served rather too cold for my liking. About 10 keg fonts serving mainly continental lagers. Nothing out of the ordinary, but not the most obvious ones either e.g. Bitburger, Kirin, La Chouffe. Food is available. It is very nice but decidedly expensive. Live music events are held frequently. “
Martinsh 146 days ago
72 /100 LOVE STREET
“Ten of their own beers, six on kegs and four cask ales brewed in-house at the brewery plant to the left of the entrance. The draught beers can be bought in thirds. Wooden interiors and high ceiling. Welcome and attentive service. We had a tasty and well-made Fish 'n Chips for dinner. Central location. Likable music, classic soul and a few Clash tunes. (Visited with Finn, 26.01.2020).“
Rune 147 days ago
70 /100 85 WATERGATE STREET
“Cellar pub in brick and wood. Eight hand-pulled cask ales, ten craft beers on keg, and a fair amount of bottles and cans. Three beers from Big Hand Brewery from Wales. Rather small bar room, a larger room to the rear of the bar. Tamla Motown music at our stay. Friendly service. (Visited with Finn during a Sunday pub crawl in Chester, 26.01.2020).“
Rune 147 days ago
64 /100
Architect (Bar)
54 NICHOLAS STREET
“A spacious, airy restaurant and bar located close to the river Dee and not far from Chester Cathedral. Many rooms, nicely decorated with books and photos. A well-kept freehouse offering eight cask ales, and a good range of bottled and canned craft ales in the fridge. Two Tatton beers among the casks ales. Busy on a Sunday afternoon, lots of families and adults eating dinner. Polite service. (Visited with Finn 26.01.2020).“
Rune 147 days ago
72 /100 2 DUKE ST.
“At our stay there were six hand-pumps with cask ales, Joules beers on two of them, and a few more among the kegs. Street corner, old school pub, well-kept with mahogany furniture. and nicely decorated windows. Popular for Sunday roast, we were lucky to find a place on high stools in the bar area. First Aid Kit music in the background. Smiling and friendly barmaid. Just a few minutes further down the road from Spitting Feathers Brewery Tap. (Visited with Finn 26.01.2020).“
Rune 148 days ago
72 /100 52 LOWER BRIDGE ST.
“This outlet for beers from the Spitting Feathers Brewery from a farm called Waverton, is located in an old building, the Gamul House, with traces back to the late medieval period. Stone steps leading up to the front door of a red brick building. Two rooms, a restaurant/kitchen room to the right, and a rather large hall-like main room with high ceiling, wooden furniture. A magnificent sandstone fireplace can be seen behind the servery. At our stay there were five beers from the brewery supported by a few interesting guest ales, all of them available in thirds. Local food options from the Waverton farm. Friendly service. The Brewer Tap was established here in 2008, and is situated close to the central pedestrian area of town. Very relaxing on a Sunday early afternoon, no music, TV or fruit machines. (Visited with Finn, 26.01.2020).“
Rune 148 days ago
76 /100 57 NORTHGATE STREET
“A brewpub and a hotel bar with the microbrewery in the cellar. A clean and well-kept dark wooden room with comfortable seating, adjoining beer terrace. Four of their own beers on cask at our stay supported by two guest beers on cask and the usual fizzy stuff. The draught beers are available in thirds. Friendly and informative service, and a relaxing ambience. Opens early. We came here after walking along the old city wall, so the place has a inner-city location, close to the end of the walls. (Visited with Finn, 26.01.2020).“
Rune 148 days ago
60 /100 78-92 FOREGATE STREET
“Two rows of hand-pumps with six in each, five ciders at our stay. The cask ales we had were in good shape. Open-plan room with a long bar to the left. Central location, not far from the old city walls. Friendly service. £3.65 for my decent Sunday breakfast - good value, indeed. (Visited with Finn 26.01.2020).“
Rune 148 days ago
76 /100
Deva Tap (Bar)
121 BROOK STREET
“Local cerca de la estacion de tren, buena selecion de cervezas y trato amable, la pega es que no tenian ninguna de sus cervezas pinchadas. Local recomendable en chester.“
fombe89 156 days ago
66 /100 LOVE STREET
“Local de varias plantas, moderno, selección de varias cervezas de elaboración propia.“
fombe89 156 days ago
70 /100 LOVE STREET
“Multiroomed pub with a normal selection. Good food!“
Finn 169 days ago
74 /100 85 WATERGATE STREET
“Cozy pub in the outskirts of Chester. 8 HP. 8 kegs. Half of them Big Hand. Worth the detour.“
Finn 169 days ago
68 /100
Architect (Bar)
54 NICHOLAS STREET
“Huge place with a lot of rooms. Some Joules on tap. 2 on our visit. 6 others. Well kept.“
Finn 169 days ago
72 /100 2 DUKE ST.
“Old fashioned corner pub close to the river. Some Joules´s. Some guest beers. Cozy.“
Finn 169 days ago
66 /100 52 LOWER BRIDGE ST.
“Located one stairs up in an old building. 8 taps. Most of them from Spitting Feathers..“
Finn 169 days ago
78 /100 57 NORTHGATE STREET
“Wonderful old building with a restaurant, hotel, pub and microbrery. 4 of their own beers + 1 guest & 1cider. Lovely!“
Finn 169 days ago
64 /100 78-92 FOREGATE STREET
“Large pub with a few rooms and a handful snugs. 5 ciders on. 6 ales. Normal ´spoons.“
Finn 169 days ago
62 /100 9 EASTGATE STREET
“Worthwhile merely for the Rows situation, and a lovely interior, I feel like I'm in a vestry, in particular given the lack of piped music, and only dulcit tones of conversation. That and the bench seating. And the OAP density. Amazingly found a tick - didn't expect that from a Sam Smiths pub, but they do keep delivering. Definitely has a certain beauty to it, like many (a) Chester and (b) Sam Smiths pubs, so I would go here just for the atmosphere, and any tick would be a bonus. After a long day's crawl (thanks martinsh for curating half of it!), this was a good place to unwind and quietly celebrate how much I enjoy my hobby. Oh, it was a cheap as half a chip!“
FatPhil 183 days ago
64 /100
Deva Tap (Bar)
121 BROOK STREET
“Stop 6 on the "martinsh gets kicked out of every pub on Chester" crawl. Heading back now towards the station, this is conveniently located just north of the canal, and round the corner from the station. Dimly lit, has a bit of an underground feel to it, as if it was a secret venue, despite it being effectively on a main road! Looked very crafty, weird and wonderful beer names, so weird, the staff failed to cope with our order at first, but the liquids we were served were pretty decent. Why were there no Deva beers here, that's the question on everynoe's mind? If you're training, this has to be a must-visit venue, but if you're presed for time and in the centre the broad range of non-local craft specialities, and it's non-central location might act against its favour - you've possibly had some of these beers elsewhere in the country. If I lived in town, it's one I'd visit quite often nevertheless. martinsh completely failed to get kicked out, so we booted him in the direction of the station instead. Cheers - good crawl!“
FatPhil 183 days ago
70 /100 ABOVE PAYSAN, 61 BRIDGE STREET ROW
“Stop 5 on the "martinsh gets kicked out of every pub in Chester" crawl. Quirky location, straight out of Lewis Carroll - it's inside a cafe - just head up the spiral rabbithole at the back. Caterpillars on the red and white-spotted toadstools are no longer allowed to smoke their hookahs, obviously. Very dimly lit, which makes the projected beer menu high on the wall particularly effective. And draws attention to how high that damn wall is - it goes on for ever. I do like the Samichlaus boxes at the front too, that projects the right message to someone like me. Decent beer selection supports that message too. One tick makes you drunker, one more tick makes you fall, but the tick that martinsh shares with you doesn't do anything at all. Alas we had to return to normality afterwards, but this place could become addictive.“
FatPhil 183 days ago
56 /100 52 GARDEN LANE
“Stop 4 on the "martinsh gets kicked out of every pub in Chester" crawl. Slightly tatty environs, including the dystopian flickering light in one corner. 4 handpulls, including 2 ticks for me, both on decent form. Alas the place stank of lemony cleaning products, which spoilt the experience of the beer drinking a bit. Pleasant staff. Complete failure from martinsh to get kicked out, I don't think he's trying hard enough.“
FatPhil 183 days ago
64 /100 CANAL BASIN, TOWER WHARF
“Stop 3 on the "martinsh gets kicked out of every pub in Chester" crawl. Interesting Doom level, is this multi-player? Once we're inside the large brick building, we look for a sniping spot upstairs, but there's not enough cover, and a Demon discovers us, and tells us we can't sit there, so we have to escape before our faces are bitten off. We find the secret escape route to a side room, presumably where live entz happen as there's a stagelike area, but there's no bar. It's not obvious, but you can get through the curtains to find the room with the bar in. There graphics there are really good, lots of detail, even down to a decent sized bank of hand-pulls, and even more keg taps. We collect a couple of power-ups, martish grabbing something that we were already maxed out on, and sneak back behind the curtain, I don't think anyone saw us. We wait for our wounds to heal, but then immediately do a runner out towards the distant hall of mirros, not looking back. Good place to kill a few.“
FatPhil 185 days ago
70 /100
That Beer Place... (Beer Store)
CHESTER MARKET, 6 PRINCESS STREET
“Place 2 on the "martinsh gets kicked out of every pub in Chester" crawl. We tried to go here yesterday, but it wasn't open at the time it said it would be, but we were promised great things, so had to return. 6 keg ticks, and enough cans and bottles to make a man like me cry out of inadequacy. Almost half the beers with in the fridges, so could be drunk immediately. Yes, we filled out bags with the craftiest wonders we could find. Really friendly staff. Not the most comfortable benches and trestle tables, and the enclosed stall opposite makes the interior feel a little claustrophobic, but if you just put yourself in the mindset of being in the middle of an indoor market, all is good, in fact it's pretty cool. Great little place, every market needs one. A must visit place in town. martinsh did kinda get kicked out of here ... because we came here just before closing time, so we all did!“
FatPhil 185 days ago
72 /100 85 WATERGATE STREET
“Easy to find - just head out of town on Watergate street, and on the 2nd block on the left look out for the big hand logo swinging above head, and the "dog beer" dispenser at ground level (water). Underground club feel, and indeed it looks like it doesn entz, I'm sure I saw a clone of Trent Reznor get his neuroimplant removed in this place in a dystopic sci-fi movie last year. 8 real ales, and 10 kegs, with a quality/craft bent to both (i.e. I didn't see any dong-ding-infused potato goses made with kveik). Casks had not suffered by the presence of craft kegs. I repeat, casks had not suffered by the presence of craft kegs. All beers were on form, all keg beers were solid, and one of their house beers was absolutely tip-top. Staff was great, came out to our side of the bar for a chat about beers and beer places, and even went as far as to let us have a sneak preview of an coming-soon real ale, which was so nearly ready to be put on, most places would actually have put it on (I prefer the conditioning to provide larger bubbles, not the tight creamy ones this was still displaying). It was early in the day, and I approved it going on later that day, these thing change in only hours. And for my expertise I was rewarded with... enough beer to do a tick! Anna returned the favour of breaking down spacial boundries by returning from the loos and heading behind the bar rather than joining us all at the table! Hilarity ensued. Bizarrely, out of nowhere, a martinsh appeared! Had he perhaps been sneakily reading the SMSs we'd been sending him? These and other mysteries will be investigated in the curious tale of /The Trio with a Vague Baltic Connection Hit Chester Hard One Evening/. Anyway - excellent place.“
FatPhil 185 days ago
64 /100
Architect (Bar)
54 NICHOLAS STREET
“Oh, my, what can I say. Just from the look of the manor building as you approach this seems like it will be one of those places where you'd expect a scumbag like me to be escorted (not kicked, escorted) off the premises before I've even stepped inside the door. However, they've got the politeness thing so perfected that they even invite scoundrels like me in warmly. Period-drama dining room interior, oh how the other half live. Good selection of proper drinks though, by which I mean real ales, so they're not overtly catering to the Pimms set. It's got the ticks for the Phil, that's what matters. The middle of the day was nigh, and we wondered what the menu contained, and we liked what we saw. Didn't like the prices so much, but we're on holiday, and we thought we'd treat ourselves. Delicious, absolutely tip-top. Sat next to a bookshelf with some really interesting books in - Haldane's a scream - you can't write stuff like that nowadays without losing your tenure because you offended some screaching purple-haired snowflake.“
FatPhil 185 days ago
48 /100 LOWER BRIDGE STREET
“Banning mobile phones is luddism. Conventionally, I take beer and place notes on my mobile phone, rather than using a pen and paper - why should I carry a phone, a pen, and a pad of paper with me everywhere I go rather than take just the phone? By not letting me write any notes using the note-taking device of my choice you've prevented me from writing anything nice about your pub, or the beer I got there. I've seen bans like this before, and they've been justified with arguments like "phones make noises". In that case ban noise-making devices (and instigate something like a swear jar if your tones are heard). But no, the ignoramuses who assume every use of the phone either involves noises or privacy invasion (no cameras were permitted either) are happy to throw my baby use of the phone out with the bathwater. The illogic of X can do Y, Y is undesirable, therefore ban X is an all too pervasive wrongthink nowadays. Unfortunately, the luddites at this pub will never read this criticism, because they never use the internet. Or do they? Are they hypocrites as well as luddites? Anyway, it had a nice interior, a pleasant server despite the fascistic rules she represented, and one particularly interesting customer we chatted a lot with (I butted into their conversation, as they were veering proper north, and I'm an honorary proper northener). Beer choice limited, as expected.“
FatPhil 185 days ago
58 /100 3 ST. JOHN ST
“Whilst we'd planned on going here anyway, what piqued our interest most as we approached was the "Boris doesn't drink here. One of many reasons why you should". On enterring, there was a strong smell of joss sticks from behind the bar, so we chose a table almost as remote as we could. Only one tick, predictably stonehouse, from the 4 handpulls, but not all were on at the time. Staff was friendly, I coyly enquired about the political sentiments expressed, and it seems that much Chester was happy with the status quo, but we kept it light. Beer was decent, but not exceptional, and somewhat over-joss-sticky!“
FatPhil 187 days ago
60 /100 2 DUKE ST.
“A reasonably spacious interior, oozing history, one for those who love solid wooden panelling. However, it quirkily retains a tiny little nook that's literally only big enough for one person, so that's where I sat, and Anna sat outside it facing me. I love features that don't make sense, they're organic. The practical bauhaus ideal makes for terrible interior decs. Staff were good, beer selection was interesting, and best of all, the next upcoming beers were noted on a blackboard, to warn you about re-visit risks! Nice edge-of-town pub, I imagine it was an important building historically.“
FatPhil 187 days ago
72 /100 20 HANDBRIDGE, HANDBRIDGE
“Smallish place on the outskirts of town, but definitely worth a visit. Too much space devoted to wine, IMHO, but if the wine pays for the beer selection, then I'm good with that. Lots of UK brewers, many new to me, but many big well-hyped names, was really hard to do triage - we grabbed quite a haul of ticks, and walked away from unimaginably more. Staff was lovely - introduced us to her term "lunchbox beers", which is akin to my "kitchen sink" idea - you're going to see me use that a lot from now on. Must-visit place if you want craft beers.“
FatPhil 187 days ago
52 /100
Ship Inn (Restaurant)
18 HANDBRIDGE
“Bistro with a vague nautical theme, and incredibly chatty staff who had lots of pointers about beer in town. 4 hand pulls, containing 2 Thwaites ticks, but alas they weren't on the best of form, and it didn't seem like a place with a lot of rotation. We were heading the Chester Beer and wines, it was obligatory to pop in.“
FatPhil 187 days ago
58 /100 21 THE GROVES
“Open bright and early, after a lovely little stroll down down to the river past parks and monuments, this restaurant, hotel, and pub gave us a brilliant start to the day, with a view out over the River Dee and a bar view that revealed three Lees beers that were new to us. All proved to be tasty, but two were stunning, they clearly value how good their beers are. Had a pleasant chat with the staff about their beers too. We were treated well also by comfy upholstery and a pleasant living room/restaurant sort of feel. The main sound here was the rustling of cutlery being prepared for later in the day. It's a little remote, but its hours make it a great place to start a crawl if you're already in town.“
FatPhil 187 days ago
48 /100 CITY ROAD
“Right opposite the station, very much a railway pub, noise and smells, and another 5 pints of lager, please, love. Did have a house beer, which is apparently made by Cheshire brewer Mobberley. Provides you with one for the road if that's what you need, but really don't expect beer excitement.“
FatPhil 188 days ago
68 /100
Artichoke (Bar)
THE STEAM MILL, STEAM MILL STREET.
“Canalside location is a short walk, but on the way to the station. Nice brick building, cozy bistro feel inside. Friendly staff told us which beers to prioritise when we said we only had time for 2 but would come back later. All 4 we had were on good form, and from different brewers, all local. Good show. Food was lovely, we ate here both times, though not cheap. Great beer venue.“
FatPhil 190 days ago
64 /100 94 LOWER BRIDGE STREET
“Even late at night you can see it's a gorgeous medieval building, from the wooden beams and the gardez-l'eaux overhang. Inside it's relatively modern and smart in appearance, gastropub without the tablecloths (think Nicholson's-ish) - sit up and beg chairs round family-sized tables, but the occasional leather sofa too. Had O'Kells on tap, which is always good for the county ticker, but, just like the second beer we had, was actually a good beer and on form too, so good news for drinkers too. Efficient and amiable staff. It's pubs like these that make me want to take my non-UK mates to English pubs - these are little gems.“
FatPhil 190 days ago
68 /100 52 LOWER BRIDGE ST.
“Almost as old as our flat back home, but the bastards have a higher ceilings and more tapestries than us. Scented candles fill the air. Slightly echo-ey interior, but that goes with the territory, an air of quiet pervades, as noone wants to be that guy who's noisy. House beer as on good form, but two of the guests we had should have been taken off. Got some handy hints of other must-hit places for the coming days, so friendly staff to match the friendly prices. Highly recommended venue, one of the best in town.“
FatPhil 190 days ago
50 /100 LOVE STREET
“Imposing building, looks like it was once important. Equally imposing taircase to climb to get in. I like the interior, bricks and wood, feels very solid, but not harsh (contrasting against industrial chic). Possibly the nicest looking of the 3 BH&K's I've seen on this trip. Alas the music is way too loud, which kinda ruins the enjoyment. 4-beers-for-not-many-coins transaction was performed without hitch, but alas 3 of the 4 were not on good form at all. So the worst quality of the 3 BH&K's so far. One for the ticks only, until they raise their game, I'd say. (Do BH&K really not have an expert who can visit facilities to diagnose and fix problems?)“
FatPhil 190 days ago
58 /100
Cellar (Bar)
19-21 CITY RD
“Easy to find, just look for the balcony. A touch hipstery, but a pleasant low-lit environment, and the unimposing adult oriented rock is agreeable. Competent staff. Looks like a decent place for ticks if that's your priority, but quality of the real ales did not impress me particularly. As always with these cross-over cask and craft-keg places the real ales aren't cared for well enough.“
FatPhil 190 days ago
62 /100 8 UPPER NORTHGATE STREET
“A huge old manor with warm colours and mellow lights, plenty of nooks and small seating areas to hidea away in. The area near the bar has a more café feel, and the bar itself is canteeny, though. The beer we wanted had run out, and there weren't so many taps here, but the service was pleasant enough and the staff checked up on things, so we did find ticks, no worries about that. Also, those were the best-stuffed bacon sandwiches we've had yet from a Wetherspoons. Great JD VFM, as per.“
FatPhil 192 days ago
60 /100 57 NORTHGATE STREET
“We stayed here 4 nights, and it's a great place to stay with a central location. Drank here a few times, and it was different beers every night. However, one thread was common between a lot of them - the beer did not seem to be on form at all. Some were not properly conditioned, and others seemed very tired. The best ones were decentish, but you should expect more in situ, where they have 100% control. Events here include pop quizes where I managed to score 0/10 in two consecutive rounds! But a nice friendly community pub feel despite its town-centre location. Nice spacious interior, but with some more secluded area if you want to avoid the hubbub. Good pub, but the beer needs improvement.“
FatPhil 192 days ago
68 /100 26 WATERGATE ST
“Nice archway feel - goes back quite a way from the street, bottles all down the sides. Lots of kraft on display, fortunately the dozenish taps were orderable in thirds, so you don't need to punish yourself too much for your silly hobby. Staff and out-of-town mate were utterly hilarious, got into some crazy drunken bants with them, poisoning their young minds with Duran Duran songs as they were trying to remember Wham! ones. I think we added a couple of bottles to our bag as well as having the tap offerings, the selection was eclectic. Would go back for more tick punishment, for sure.“
FatPhil 193 days ago
60 /100 1 RUSSELL STREET
“We chose this path to be our route from the station to the centre, so my first experience of town. Has a bustling town-centre pub feel, though a middle-class well-to-do town's centre. Books line several walls, framed photos line the rest, brick pillars and beams keep the roof up. A nice environment all told. Counted 8 real ales on hand pull, and found 2 local ticks from a new brewery, and even a sparkler couldn't stop them from shining. Prices decent. Staff competent. Nice place, if this is Chester, I like Chester. Looked like pub food was quality nosh, but didn't eat.“
FatPhil 193 days ago
78 /100 85 WATERGATE STREET
“Well worth the walk to this gaff...the staff were really friendly and a great selection of bothe resl and craft on...“
Wirralbeerveg 196 days ago
72 /100 52 LOWER BRIDGE ST.
“Visited with friends the 11th November 2019 - Nice place in an old building. Very nice building, good beer selection with 8 cask. Price are friendly as the staff. Recommended.“
sir__v 242 days ago
74 /100 94 LOWER BRIDGE STREET
“Still a good place to visit 6 hp on and 2 craft available“
Wirralbeerveg 264 days ago
46 /100 CITY ROAD
“Large place across the road from the train station..run of the mill beers on ...food is good though..service is slow“
Wirralbeerveg 372 days ago