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Bear and Billet

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Bar, British, Pub
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94 Lower Bridge St, Chester Ch11ru, England
+44 1244 311886
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here for lunch; it was a bit busy with a large group having just arrived, but we didn't have to wait too long to be served, and the food was a bit of a wait but not unreasonable. This pub has a great range of beers, and the one I tried was well kept. I'd say the food... More 

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Thank MatthewVernon
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for a drink after Chester Races. Busy Pub with a good atmosphere. Plenty of choice in Beers Ales etc. Lovely comfy seats and food area. Bar staff were extremely helpful.Ended up stopping for a couple!!

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Thank Janet W
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting this pub for many years now and it never disappoints. Cosy, charming and traditional, roaring fire and real ale. We moved away from Chester almost 10 years ago (this place is special to us we had our civil partnership here on the top floor and were pleased to see Alex is still managing the place as... More 

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CuriousTraveler007
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143 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our day visit to Chester we decided to stay for dinner. The building is from 1664 so immediately I wanted to check it. The place is very comfy, food is very good and price reasonable. We had the fish and chips which was very good. Quite a few selection of beers!

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Thank CuriousTraveler007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beer great but no seats very busy. Also very hot inside the main bar. But staff very friendly and helpful

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Barry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Popped in for a cheeky glass of red wine during our walk around the wall in Chester. We immediately felt at home in the pub and decided there an then to return in the evening for a meal rather than going to a restaurant. The wine was a lovely merlot, which was one of the house wines (the other was... More 

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Thank axiswidow
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

I visited the bear and billet earlier today at around 8pm with my girlfriend after walking past it almost daily for about a year and never trying it. My girlfriend wanted to try the steak there as We eat out a couple of times a week so when we walked in I expected to be greeted politely as any paying... More 

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Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Great selection of beers here, it has a really good atmosphere & always seems popular, didnt eat here so cant comment

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Thank Harry B
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A group of visitors from the US wanted to experience a proper English pub and bear and billet ticked all the boxes for us: traditional building in a great location, proper pub food and an excellent selection of ales. they coped brilliantly with a large group and the service was excellent. Tom looked after us and ensured that everyone had... More 

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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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374 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Just popped in here for a drink Friday evening and what a nice find! Lovely pub from outside then nice inside! Quite cosy and food looked nice but we didn't try it..Recommend :)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $16
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Lower Bridge St, Chester Ch11ru, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 311886
Description
The Bear & Billet is a terrific 3 storie pub located inside the walled city of Chester which was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury & built in 1664. The Bear & Billet offers a great friendly place to enjoy food and drink. We have a wide selection of cask ales and well as draught and bottled beers from around the world. We have a full homecoo0ked food menu available everyday day with Sunday lunch available every Sunday from 12pm-7pm.

Not only that we have function rooms available for hire as well as live sport shown throughout the year with 5 flat screen T. V's available on 3 floors.

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