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The Brewery Tap

52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester Ch1 1RU, England
01244 340999
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Ranked #23 of 384 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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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

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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Cannock
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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Wolverhampton
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246 reviews 246 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Went here whilst having a weekend in Chester. Had been recommended the place by people who had visited before. There was a wide range of options on the menu from sandwiches to unusual bar meals and a wide selection of real ales were on offer. There was a wide range of clientele so appeals to everyone.The food was delicious and... More

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The Brewery Tap is a fabulous building which you would never guess from the outside. Once inside look up. It's like a medieval banqueting hall. Well recommended.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This was on hubby's list of places to go on our recent trip to Chester. The bar staff were friendly & offered a taster of ale to help hubby make his mind up what he wanted. We visited on a drizzly afternoon and spent an enjoyable hour or so drinking and talking in this stunning building.

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UK
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89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

If you are a real ale drinker you will enjoy a pint or two at the Brewery tap. I enjoyed the Fanny Bramble cider, and they also do an interesting menu of animal bits many people discard including brawn, ox tongue, devilled kidneys and desserts with beer in them, plus more traditional fayre. The place is steeped in history and... More

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