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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: 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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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
special beer's bar

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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628 reviews 628 reviews
503 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We call into the Brewery for a pint whilst in Chester, good range of real ales and great food served in historic surroundings. Flagged floors and tapestries, well worth checking out such a beautiful building.

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Poole, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

What can I say about this superb establishment. On entering I found myself stonewalled and stone flagged lounge bar, hung with tapestries like a medieval hall, incredibly warm, welcoming and atmospheric. The bar had 7 well kept local ales, and I had trouble choosing one, but what I id choose was superb. I ordered my meal, the starter of which... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

A building to marvel at, the sense of place is wonderful. But the Brewery Tap is not just about place, the service is both attentive and welcoming, the 'beer menu' is comprehensive and very ,very interesting . The food is excellent both in terms of quality and price. Well worth a visit!!!

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Iv have visited the brewery tap twice now and each time it still surprises me with how good value for money it is. Me and my partner have fallen in love with the pub for its excellent food and the added bonuses of allowing dogs inside. 10/10

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Tried this pub on a Monday night. Very helpful young guy who made me feel welcome. Had a nice hoppy beer and had the halibut. Unusual leek cold side dish with the halibut was generally unpleasant. Halibut was overlooked a shame for an expensive fish. Still it was edible. Revisited on the Tuesday to try something else of the menu.... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Called in after a nice long walk with our dog Maisie. The Tap stopped allowing dogs in so we haven't been for a bit but that's changed :) Hand pulled cider. A lovely big latte and a bowl of water for Maisie from a really nice batman. Food....devilled kidneys as ever for me and a huge ham n mustard barm... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We always call into the Brewery for a pint if out in Chester, good range of real ales and nice food served up in historic surroundings. This pub is well worth checking out if you are visiting the city. Only very minor issue is the furniture is now looking worn and dated but not in a good way, it just... More 

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london
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332 restaurant reviews
314 helpful votes 314 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We came here twice as we were so impressed the first time. There is not a huge menu so we did not come a third time however the dishes we had were all very high quality pub type food with a few rather smarter dishes such as the home smoked venison. The steak and ale pie was lovely and tasty,... More 

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London
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Great historical place to have a drink as the place has a wide varieties of Ale. The place specializes in changing the Ale as it's never the same selection each week. The food is pretty basic and not a place to go if you are hungry. I had the ox tongue which was dry but my friends had the pie... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?