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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, Drinks, Lunch, 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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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
Good real beers and wholesome food

Nice selection of real beers which the bar-staff, who were so friendly, are content to let you try. On the food front we had fish and chips/lamb with potato dauphinoise followed by ice cream and eccles cake with cheese. Nice big ancient hall sympathetically decorated.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
andmorgn
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice selection of real beers which the bar-staff, who were so friendly, are content to let you try. On the food front we had fish and chips/lamb with potato dauphinoise followed by ice cream and eccles cake with cheese. Nice big ancient hall sympathetically decorated.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Excellent food and great service. Was surprised to find such good food in such an understated venue. A very good vibe in the bar all night ad all the staff were extremely friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back to try another meal. Excellent beers too.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Brewery Tap is easily missed. It's up a few steps and when you enter you can tell this is not a luxury establishment. Decor is basic so as to maintain the feel of an old building, which it is. 8 real ales, which is a great place to start. I had Beef and Old Wavertonian Pie, although I never... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We were visiting Chester for two days and stopped in for drinks and dinner. Beer selection was good and the beers we tried were very good cask ales. The ambience is quiet, simple and uncluttered - an interesting tap room in a 16th c home with a terrific history. Service friendly and warm. Food was exceptionally good. We had braised... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

a lovely building that grabs your attention as soon as you step through the door. The history of the building is explained on a number of places. They always have a great range of well kept beers on tap. The food menu is really interesting and worth trying I was a coward and had the sausage and mash which tasted... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We tried the local dark brew, which was very nice. The side salads were huge. Especially liked the smoked haddock sandwich, which brought back memories of smoked fish from childhood.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Whenever we go to Chester, with different groups of friends, this is one of THE places they all home into. Real ales, great food, character - its got the lot. Its a bit different but I really can't fault it. Chester has lots to offer but I think if you like real ale, a big high ceiling and generous tables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I visited here recently with family for tea and a catch up, for the men of the family they were very happy with lots of different ales to try and we were all very happy with the food, we were looking for pub food, but the food here was above expectations, simple but lovely! Also good portion size, will be... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

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