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Bear and Billet

Lower Bridge St, Chester, England
+44 1244 311886
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Ranked #120 of 375 restaurants in Chester
Price range: $7 - $21
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
devon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Friendly staff, great lunch at a reasonable price, went a couple of times during our stay, a very historic building

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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We were a party of 20 celebrating a retirement, food booked for 2pm as we had to pre order due to be a large group. Efficient service from a friendly waitress who was very polite and helpful, food was plentyfull, well presented and tasted fab! Traditional pub decor which was cosey and welcoming! Would definitely go again and recommend to... More

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We ate here on a Friday night which was steak night, my partner had the steak and I had the homemade curry. The hand cut chips were amazing, top marks to the chef for the man size chips! The peppercorn on the steak was also super tasty. We also returned on Saturday night for tea with my sister and her... More

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Yorkshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Was recommended to visit here as they were showing the World Cup games. We decided to eat here on opening ceremony night and it happened to be the Curry Night. Choice of 3 curries which came with 2 large popadoms and dip and a choice of rice or naan, also a drink included. All for £9.95. Good food, staff friendly,... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Went in to the Bear and Billet for lunch with friends during a day trip to Chester. Good, honest pub food. I had chicken strips with pasta cooked in cream, wine and garlic - spot on. My friend had the same and her husband the lamb curry special. Food really tasty. £32 for the 3 of us incl. drinks. Serving... More

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Rugeley, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Nipped in here whilst shopping in the afternoon. Good choice of ales & lager. Friendly welcome by the staff, very traditional but definitely worth a visit, tried and sandwich and it was nicely presented and didn't have to wait too long considering it was reasonably busy. Would like to go back of an evening to see what it's like then... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

My partner and myself dined here Monday night and had as good a pub meal as anywhere else we have ate in a pub. I had the home made steak and ale pie, i was not too hungry to be honest but I ate every last piece, well done chef. The pub is a nice genuine proper English pub and... More

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Merimbula, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We popped in for a pint on our sojourn around lovely Chester city and was extremely pleased and satisfied with a ripper lunch of cod and chips and peas and curry sauce here! My wife was truly in heaven. Well done. Friendly staff and nice ales on tap.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The food was OK but on the expensive side. We would have preferred a separate dining room, the bar was far too noisy to enjoy a meal, and the lighting where we sat was too dim to read the menu properly.

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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129 reviews 129 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Tried this ancient inn because the Cross Keys across the street was closed. At lunchtime? Odd! But four of us had excellent, freshly-made sandwiches and a couple of very decent real ales. Quiet, clean and friendly. Just the job.

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