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The Saddle Inn

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   21 Grosvenor Street, Chester, England
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Ranked #38 of 80 Chester B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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126 reviews 126 reviews
20 hotel reviews
658 helpful votes 658 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A decent eatery / drinkery - the bar area being our only experience of this venue. The choice of drinks, more particularly real ales - while not great (there being only three to choose from) - was alright. Saddle - a bitter from the premises (?) was excellent - settled for a couple of pints. The house Rose wine was... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here recently as part of a hen weekend. We stopped in a family room with a double and 2 singles even though only 2 of us. The room was fab, very spacious and clean. Beds were very comfortable. There is some noise from outside but this is to be expected due to the fact it was late Saturday... More

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Blackrock, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed with my husband and 2 children. Had a pleasant stay, room was clean, breakfast was good. My only constructive comments would be that the bathrooms could use with some updating, but I know they are working on refurbishing it, so understood. Also, Wifi connection was pretty woeful and non-existent in some places.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Stayed on Monday 16th June for one night in a double room after my original booking in another hotel cancelled due to my age (they had an over 25's policy) ... and I am so grateful that they did because The Saddle Inn was everything me and my boyfriend were looking for- very friendly staff, lovely room (the bed was... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We stayed the weekend of 7th on a girls trip . 3 rooms over 2 floors . We wanted a nice clean environment, helpful staff and a comfy night - and we got it all !!! Location is great for town, rooms basic but clean, breakfast was lovely and between the 6 of us we probably tried most things on... More

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mark k, Manager at The Saddle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and your trip to Chester and we look forward to welcoming you again soon More

St Helens, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

It has been a few years since I was in Chester, the last time I was in this pub it was the Chester Bells....well what a massive improvement now renamed as The Saddle Inn we came in with the family and sat on the outside terrace in the sun had a superb meal and the staff were amazing, we had... More

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mark k, General Manager at The Saddle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to convey your positive experience at The Saddle Inn. We have worked very hard trying to reestablish this old pub, as The Chester Bells it had been badly run down with no customer base. Since opening as The Saddle Inn we have lovingly restored the property and our aim is always to deliver on... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

On a day trip to Chester with friends. Popped in to The Saddle Inn for a quick pre-lunch pint (about 11.45am). Place empty - no atmosphere. Barman seemed to be on a 'downer'. Ordered some pints. Couldn't connect to the wifi. The barman really wasn't interested in even trying to re-boot the router - the probable cause. We left; there... More

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mark k, General Manager at The Saddle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond we are sorry you felt disappointed to score us a poor. This is certainly not what we are aiming for. The reason why the bartender didn't reboot is because we are having technical problems with the internet and rebooting does not fix the problem. As a result we have decided to withdraw... More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a function at The Saddle Inn for a friends birthday and the hospitality demonstrated by the management and staff was superb. The pub has been refurbished and the atmosphere and ambiance was really good. The food was very tasty and well presented and the cask ales and wines were excellent. A few of us stayed over in the... More

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mark k, General Manager at The Saddle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and positive feedback. We are passionate about our guests at The Saddle Inn and whether it be a quiet drink with friends or a party for family or an intimate meal we want our guests to feel looked after. We are so glad you had a good time and found our bedrooms comfortable also. We... More

London, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Overall it was ok to stay here, with a reasonable price and although the breakfast was ok, it felt a little too highly priced as it was billed separately. The room we stayed in was a bit old-fashioned but clean and tidy but the bathroom...(see comment on bathroom below!). Considering it was a pub, it wasn't too noisy on a... More

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mark k, General Manager at The Saddle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review we only ever want our guests to have an enjoyable experience so mixed feelings is not where we want to be. The issues you were upset about were the bathroom and the wifi. Just a few months ago the building was really run down and since taking over the business we have... More

Skipton, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here for two nights with a friend, midweek. The location is close to the main street. We stayed in room 1, which was spacious, clean, and very comfortable. We paid £140 for two nights, which we thought was very reasonable. My companion unfortunately fell ill with a virus mid trip, and the staff here couldn't have been kinder... More

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mark k, General Manager at The Saddle Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. At the Saddle Inn we strive to make our guests feel welcome and are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and are planning a return trip. We are glad you took the time to sample our dining facilities and enjoyed your meal in our restaurant and the breakfast in the morning. We... More

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Address: 21 Grosvenor Street, Chester, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Saddle Inn 3*
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Chester Bells Hotel Chester

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At The Saddle Inn, we can offer the business traveller a relaxed alternative to the corporate-style hotel, without compromising on the quality of service expected. Our nine En-Suite rooms will cater for the family, city break couple or the Independent traveller The Saddle Inn is the latest bar, hotel and restaurant to hit the social scene in Chester. Located close to the amenities of the city centre and the racecourse we are ideally situated for you to enjoy a fun-filled weekend stay or a relaxing drink or meal with friends and family. The premises has undergone a complete refurbishment offering our customers a stylish and welcoming environment. A newly designed bar area is sure to impress offering a wide range of draught beers, cask ales, spirits, wines and cocktails. The newly appointed restaurant offers a range of home cooked food including light bites, pub classics, a three course evening menu and a Sunday Roast offering. You can also relax in our lounge area and enjoy a coffee and home made cake or impress your friends with Afternoon Tea. The Saddle Inn, newly established in 2014 is in a fantastic central location that enables our guests to truly immerse themselves in the city's thriving cultural landscape. The Saddle Inn is a large historical building which is located near the Roman amphitheatre. We are situated next to the museum and also within walking distance of the race course and shops. All our rooms come with comfortable en-suite facilities including: Tea & coffee making facilities, TV with freeview, ironing facilities available by request, hair-dryer by request, fresh towels, complimentary toiletries and free WiFi internet access. ... more   less 
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