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The Brewery Tap

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52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
01244 340999
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Traditional British style pub set in a wonderful historic location...
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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    Very good
  • 21
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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A lovely pub near the Wall

This is our second visit to the Brewery Tap. The first was several years ago after it first opened. It was good then, and we wondered if it had maintained it's quality. We were not disappointed. There was a good selection of Real ales available. There is something to quench the thirst that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Robert M
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is our second visit to the Brewery Tap. The first was several years ago after it first opened. It was good then, and we wondered if it had maintained it's quality. We were not disappointed. There was a good selection of Real ales available. There is something to quench the thirst that should appeal to anyone's taste. There was... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

After ordering at approx. 8:15, starter of whitebait took a while to come. Then two main meals arrived, meat pie was good, fish and chips was cooked twice, hence batter was over cooked and in edible . At approx. 9:20 asked for cheese and biscuits order to be served to be told my husband had not ordered it. So I... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When in for a drink, would not like to do the stairs after having a few drinks, nice pub but quiet like drinking in a library.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Brewery Tap is a fine airy two room pub with more than a hint of history. The range of real ales is a very good reason to mount the stone steps which carry the thirsty into this lovely place. The food is another cause to go here with some very good dishes including on the day we visited turbot,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon the Brewery Tap via Google Maps 'nearby me' when looking for somewhere with pub food. We weren't disappointed - the food was delicious! The pie was enormous, and very tasty (and the red cabbage deserves a special mention too). My boyfriend had the sausages and mash and really enjoyed that too. Would definitely recommend!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This has to be the perfect pub for real ale fans and those who want a relaxed drink out. Great beer in an unusual, historic setting. I didn't eat but the food looked good, hearty fayre. Wish I lived a bit nearer so I could enjoy it more regularly!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Just a really nice pub to visit recommended to us by our tour guides...lovely food, service was good and nice atmosphere...highly recommend!

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Mumbles, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Brewery Tap came up on Trip Advisor as rated highly as well as featuring on Guardian cheap eats in Chester. Very glad we decided to go here - the place itself is a fantastic setting and must go back hundreds of years. Couple this with a huge array of different beers which the staff are happy to let you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I really like and recommend this pub. My American undergraduates and I came for dinner on their first night in the UK. Despite their fatigue and the very busy environment from the Chester races, they loved it for food and undeniably historic atmosphere. I keep bringing them back for a group meal every year because it is so consistently good.... More 

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Good real ale house - perfect for a couple of drinks peacefully at the end of the night. Did not eat here but heard from locals that the food was fantastic. The building is old and owners have preserved a wall dating back to the English Civil War - you can see the raw materials that the building was originally... More 

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Additional Information about The Brewery Tap

Address: 52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
Phone Number: 01244 340999
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:30 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 01244 340999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups, Doing business

Description

Traditional British style pub set in a wonderful historic location offering great value local food and ales in warm and friendly surroundings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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