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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

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    Very good
  • 18
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  • 12
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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
By Far the Best Pub in Chester

Brilliant real ales, gorgeous atmosphere and food to die for. I come here an awful lot and it still brightens my day! Best time to visit is at Christmas when it has this wonderful charm about it. Quirky and just plain excellent.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
ImogenS93
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Chester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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362 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Brilliant real ales, gorgeous atmosphere and food to die for. I come here an awful lot and it still brightens my day! Best time to visit is at Christmas when it has this wonderful charm about it. Quirky and just plain excellent.

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Wokingham
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149 reviews 149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We came to this impressive building on CAMRA's recommendation for the beer (excellent range and quality). Then thought we'd stay for lunch - what a good decision that was. Interesting choices on menu, high quality food which was freshly cooked.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Friendly staff. Great range of real ales. Tasty food. Always a great experience here. A must on our frequent trips to Chester.

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

One of our favourite places to stop off for a drink when we're in Chester. Nice selection of beers and wines and the chunky chips are to die for! We've eaten here in the past and always had nice meals. I always enjoy looking at the features of this old pub, the original walls, fireplace, doorways. Friendly staff too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The Brewery tap in Chester is one of the best places to go if you like local real ale.Located on Lower bridge street there are always lots of real ale choices to choose from plus Spitting Feathers real ale a Chester brewer.The building this establishment is housed in is unbelievable all white walls inside very high ceilings exposed wood and... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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47 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Historic old building, sympathetically restored and furnished rustically with a great atmosphere. It's connected to a micro brewery but serves a wide choice of ales in addition to the excellent local beer. The front-of-house staff were friendly helpful & enthusiastic. The food was possibly the best pub food we've had in years - a small but interesting menu all freshly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Came here on our way to a weekend away for Mothers Day to Wales. Found the pub on a dog friendly web site as we had a small shih tsu with us. It didn't disappoint. The pub itself is lovely, really friendly staff, 'oldy worldy' feel, you can even enjoy a real ale whilst playing a spot of scrabble (both... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food is so amazing here - mushroom and Cheshire cheese on toast and the bubble and squeak soup. Vegetarian options and locally sourced products. The room had a great ambiance and the servers were so helpful and welcoming. Lots of locals hanging out - usually a good sign.

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30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

A small, but more than adequate menu, all items on it done very well. Nice ambience in the place, too. Would have liked to have seen more beers from the Spitting Feathers Brewery on the bar, though (only one at time of visit) - when there are six or so handpumps, it's always better to be able to try the... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Whenever we are in chester we just make a point of going to this great beer bar. On our last visit we decided to go for a meal and sample some of their superb range of beer's and real ale's. The pub/restaurant was quite full but we got a nice table and to begin we ordered a beer each from... More 

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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: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, 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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