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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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  • 223
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
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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
Great place for food and drink

Couldn't fault the food and good Spitting Feathers beer too. More adventurous menu than your average pub. Had pollock, cauliflower, apple and pistachio; and mushroom and Cheshire cheese on toast. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Batchain
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Couldn't fault the food and good Spitting Feathers beer too. More adventurous menu than your average pub. Had pollock, cauliflower, apple and pistachio; and mushroom and Cheshire cheese on toast. Highly recommended.

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

After an enjoyable previous visit we were very disappointed this time. Ordered the beer battered fish - very greasy with lots of batter and not a lot of fish. No veg with the meal so we ordered a side of what I thought was a selection of veg but it was a dish of cabbage. Won't be going again.

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Every time we go to Chester we always come here for food and drink. The food menu always has a great choice and it changes depending on season and availability, I have tried most things on the menus now and I have never been disappointed even on the food you never see on other menus (ox tongue). Got to mention... More 

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Grashoek
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed a lovely meal at the Brewery Tap, relaxed atmosphere in a roomy and characteristic interior. Will definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Found the pub in the good beer guide so thought we would give it a go. Great place, Great selection of ales and the food was spot on(try the chips). It was so good we went back the next day!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited the Brewery Tap not knowing what to expect on the inside. I was well happy with the interior. It is a large, almost medieval, type of hall. Behind the bar is a large 17th century sandstone fireplace. To the left of the fireplace is a large exposed piece of the original wattle and daub construction, which is protected... More 

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Cardiff
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Had the pie and chips - looked like it was homemade from scratch, pastry and all. Excellent selection of beers and ciders. The major draw is obviously the place itself, what a fantastic venue!

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Ascot
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167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Lovely atmosphere and lovelier beers, even the surly barmaid won't stop me giving 5/5 as I'm sure it was because she was the wrong side of the bar. Really enjoyed our meals from a hearty well designed menu. Would strongly recommend if you have high quality drinking eating and socialising in mind. 'Pint of Stella' man / woman you are... More 

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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Our favourite watering hole when we visit Chester, there is always an excellent selection of hand pulled ales and ciders, and food is consistently good. The mushrooms on toast with Cheshire cheese and a green salad was delicious and the ‘chunky’ chips equally as good. Excellent as always.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

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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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?