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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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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, 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
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
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
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fantastic use of a very old building. Food excellent and the beer is even better. Sorry unable to reserve a table but they turn over quite quickly

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
r11dmw
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Stafford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

fantastic use of a very old building. Food excellent and the beer is even better. Sorry unable to reserve a table but they turn over quite quickly

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Food was great, traditional and homely... I was told the ale was great, the bar is quite sparse but it still rely homely. Read up on the history of the building, very interesting.

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Perth, Australia
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We called in quite late on a Friday night (9.00pm) and asked if the kitchen was still open for dinner and were delighted to hear that they are open until 9.30pm. The bar was busy and loud but to the right of the bar was a dining room which was much quieter. The menu is not large but interesting and... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Perfect spot to take a breather from all that sightseeing. Really good ale choice and historic surroundings. The hall has an interesting past and it's well worth a look at. Location perfect too.

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Dover, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Having just seen a couple of other reviews made recently, I wondered if we are reviewing the same place. This was my second visit and there would have been many more if I did not live 300 miles away. Great, perfectly served beers at a reasonable prices. Extremely tasty food and plenty of it and, when we were in there,... More 

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Telford
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very arrogant staff, who feel themselves above the customers. We ate a very below par meal in here, which certainly isn't priced as such. The staff were very curt and felt like they were doing you a favour. Although priced at the lower end you'd be much better getting something from Greggs! There are so so many better places to... More 

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uk
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Been many times before ,however tonight very disappointed . Tasteless food jersey potatoes from yesterday fish over 90 percent skin and bone only saving grace extra of cauliflower cheese, No asked if meal ok or if we enjoyed. Well no we didn't and will not return up your game there is much better to fe found

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Denver, Colorado
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36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Microbrew with local Spitting Feather brews. Tasty food, good service, good beer. Enjoyable atmosphere for a pub break.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very popular pub/bar and centrally located in Chester. Food was OK, but nothing special just normal pub fare. Best part is the choice of beers to have with your meal.

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Excellent recommendation from the Chester Vistor Center for pub food within the walled city. Just what we wanted - local food and beer in a interesting and historic atmosphere. The staff were lovely! I would definitely come again.

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Restaurant Details

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: Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Dining on a budget

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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