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The Brewery Tap

52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester Ch1 1RU, England
01244 340999
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Ranked #28 of 387 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional British style pub set in a wonderful historic location offering great value local food and ales in warm and friendly surroundings
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Derby, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Have just led a group of 13 on a trip to Liverpool and Chester and we ate here on Wednesday night. Hadn't booked so we were lucky to get two adjacent tables. Building (old Jacobean townhouse) is splendid, very good range of real ales - vital for our team ! Menu fairly limited but turned out to excellent quality, value... More

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Seattle, WA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was the worst pub experience I had on my recent trip to the UK. I walked in and (as an inexperienced pub goer) asked if I should order or find a table and she looked at me like I was stupid. No thanks. Took a look at the menu and wasn't impressed enough to deal with her attitude so... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Think this was one of husband's favorite meals. Yummy beef steeped in beer with puff pastry topping. Beer and hard cider were delicious.

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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Had lunch here on our first day in Chester. Our sandwiches came as huge rolls, with loads of filling, but ended up being hard to get down, as quite dry! Average service, but good choice of beers.

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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We popped in here on the way back to the hotel, and hubby wished we'd got in a lot earlier as there were so many lovely sounding beers he wanted to try! We didn't eat, but the menu looked good. We'll be there earlier next time we're in Chester! A lovely building, too.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

good selection of beers, quirky atmosphere but menu a little unusual and didn't appeal to me, unless you fancy pigs trotters, heart, ox tongue or kidneys. A little too medieval for me.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Good beer and a hearty meal in historic surroundings. Fish and chips for just under, and home made pie and chips for just over a tenner.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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85 reviews 85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is a bar like no other as it was originally a grand banqueting hall where King Charles is rumoured to have dined in olden days. Very atmospheric and it serves great beers from their own micro brewery. A real ale delight accoring to my husband. Also a really nice menu is available. Always busy but there is plenty of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Visited the Brewery Tap on Sunday night for a few drinks as it had been recommended to us by the owner of our hotel. It's quite a strange little place, reminded us a bit of a church hall in atmosphere and was a little echoey in there. Great range of real ales on tap, very reasonably priced at between (I... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

An atmospheric pub restaurant in a very historical building. A flight of stairs up to the front door, which opens up into the dining hall. Apparently there used to be a gallery above - the place was dined in by King Charles I - and a troop of minstrels would have completed the effect. We visited after 7pm on a... More

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