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The Brewery Tap

52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester Ch1 1RU, England
01244 340999
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Ranked #24 of 383 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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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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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Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went into the Tap tonight for a drink after a meal in one of Chester's restaurant. What a gorgeous place full of character a real gem. I love it when bars also sell coffee, fantastic latte and it was great to see two people with their dogs. This will definitely be added to my places to go with our... More

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Turin, Piemonte, Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

A peaceful place to have a rest. The atmosphere is nice, as the people, the food is REALLY good, with fresh and local ingredients, so tasty. They have got a large choice of craft beer, all cask served . We were really satisfied

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Chester
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

All the wonderful reviews of this of this unique pub are perfectly true . However my first hand experience of the staff when experiencing a difficult situation - were somewhat different. Visiting the ladies I chose the first loo door that was open. I closed it but on trying to get out it was firmly locked. I was trapped in... More

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Schenectady
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87 reviews 87 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

You don't go to an English Pub to experience 'nouvelle cuisine' and as such, my expectations to get a good traditional meal in a Pub have been exceeded. The Brewery Tap provides a small menu but the food we had (we went twice during our vacation in Chester) was very good. The mash is creamy, the sausages well spiced and... More

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Lovely Beers in a Jacobean old hall, friendly atmosphere and good ale, a must visit on a night out in Chester.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Recommended to visit this property due to the quality of the real ales and history of the building. Neither disappointed.

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We found this in the Internet and thought we would give it a try as we were in the city visiting friends. It is a lovely old building dating back to the early 1600s. We had an excellent meal - Devilled kidneys and Pigs Trotter on Toast to start with, Chicken and pigs trotter pie and boiled ox tongue and... More

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