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Better than expected

Quite expensive compared to pubs in the vicinity, how ever good atmosphere and great staff... read more

Reviewed October 12, 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
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Great Pub - Great Tasty Food - Great Staff

6 of us visited for a bite to eat before we went back to our hotel. For some it was the second... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
Braunstone, United Kingdom
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Canal Side | Frodsham Street, Chester CH1 3LH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Manager seemed in a bad temper! Went on a groupon deal. Offered cheesburger or chicken burger as changed menu and no others were available. No vegetarian option available! The online menu boasts a great burger menu. Only chips available not sweet potato fries as advertised....More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank shellsina
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

We started our day out in Chester by having a real ale in The Lock Keeper Pub down by the wonderful Chester Canal and when heading back to Chester Train Station we finished off our day out in Chester by having a final real ale...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

Called in with friends for a quick drink while walking along the canal. First impressions are that it is a nice little place - not a vast choice of beers compared to other places but they had something that I liked so no complaints. Staff...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 80mikea
Reviewed November 12, 2018

This place looks great from the outside but there are surprises in store. The inside smelled and the beer was not so good. I have learned to order half pints at first in pubs new to me. My wife went to the loos and came...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Quite expensive compared to pubs in the vicinity, how ever good atmosphere and great staff. Enjoyable

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank twar1979
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

Just popped in for a pint on the way to check in at my hotel up the road. Great peaceful place to sit and enjoy if the sun is shining. Rather pricy for draft beer but maybe that’s Chester prices? Didn’t try any food and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mingram_uk
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We were hitting some of the great pubs that Chester has to offer and and this superb canalside pub was always on the top of our list of pubs to visit. The pub looks superb, great decor and furnishings including a cool looking serving bar,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 293neilk
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

6 of us visited for a bite to eat before we went back to our hotel. For some it was the second visit but my first. Was really busy outside but quiet in. Good menu with some choice but so excessive that you get Stuck...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JoM52
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Came hear for afternoon drinks after shopping! Great service from one of the ladies, order three starters the calamari came out cold at first however after speaking to the lady she changed it straight away and a fresh calamari came out popping out! Good drinks...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank FAH23
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Our food was served on 2 split boards that had food residue in the cracks! Yuk! Although the chef was arguing with customers behind us insisting all food was cooked fresh, he couldn't swap skinny fries for chips!  The couple on the next table asked for...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 11, 2017|
Response from russellhp | Reviewed this property |
I'm seem to remember there is a car park across the road. The pub sits next to the canal and alongside a road. There is a car park next to Iceland.