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Bear and Billet

94 Lower Bridge St, Chester Ch11ru, England
+44 1244 311886
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Ranked #106 of 414 Restaurants in Chester
Price range: $6 - $18
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Bear & Billet is a terrific 3 storie pub located inside the walled city of Chester which was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury & built in 1664. The Bear & Billet offers a great friendly place to enjoy food and drink. We have a wide selection of cask ales and well as draught and bottled beers from around the world. We have a full homecoo0ked food menu available everyday day with Sunday lunch available every Sunday from 12pm-7pm. Not only that we have function rooms available for hire as well as live sport shown throughout the year with 5 flat screen T. V's available on 3 floors.
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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Just had Sunday roast beef and my husband has had the lamb excellent quality beautifully presented and one of the best Places to eat in Chester

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Lovely pub near to the city walls and the river. Tasty food and good selections of food and drinks. Dog-friendly! They bring a bowl of water over everytime. Really lovely to eat good food, drink good drinks and have the dog. Lovely atmosphere.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Lovely old pub adjacent to the city walls at Bridgegate. We ducked in for lunch, while walking the walls, when it started raining and had a great meal by the fire. Good pub food - the sausages with gravy and mash are highly recommended. My daughter was very impressed that they had a vege burger on the menu, which she... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I love this place. I am a Chester girl with grown up children and the Bear and Billet is a fabulous, friendly, homely and cozy public house which serves some of the best cuisine in Chester. No exaggeration! The burgers are out of this world and the rest of the menu is varied and sounds gorgeous. Great place to watch... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Visited the B&B on a bright crisp December 28th. Lovely decor, lovely staff, lovely beers, lovely Christmas tree, great weather = brilliant visit. Staff happy to recommend drinks and food, table service with a smile, had food envy when the boys on the table next to us received their burgers whilst I was having my (admittedly very nice) homemade soup.... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We often visit this pub with our dogs, it is both friendly, welcoming and a nice mix of people. Over this festive break we have eaten tasty meals and enjoyed some good cask ales as well as getting a nice warm with the real fire and each time we get the same great experience. Food delicious, good choice and not... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Well, maybe that's a slight exaggeration but it did seem to be 'middle-aged gentleman's night' when we visited! It is a good boozer with a decent atmosphere. You cant beat a real fire (even a little one) and the beer choice is great.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Went here for a meal and checked online that the 20% off deal on Thursdays was still on offer. It said it was. Arrived and wall poster confirmed the offer. Food was fine but when we got the bill no reduction. Queried it and was told the offer didn't apply in December. Could have insisted but paid the full amount.... More 

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BearandBillet, Manager at Bear and Billet, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting our pub recently and I'm glad you enjoyed the food you had. Just to clarify a few points to your claim that you believe the bear and billet has poor management, we started a deal on Thursday evening which offered customers 20% off main meals we have been running the offer since October, since the first... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

6 of us ate here to watch the football before a birthday weekend away at Alton Towers. Pre-booked table near TV. Food great - roast dinners, burgers, soup were all ordered and devoured. Service great - staff always friendly. Handy location and normally easy to park nearby. Will definitely return.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

i was visiting family this weekend and decided to go to Chester for a day shopping sadly the weather was rubbish so we mainly moved from cafe to pub going into the occasional shop. we finally ended up in the bread and billet ! on entry the first thing we noticed was a open fire place and decent amount people... More 

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Additional Information about Bear and Billet

Address: 94 Lower Bridge St, Chester Ch11ru, England
Phone Number: +44 1244 311886
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 6 - 18
Cuisine: British

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