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The Brewery Tap

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
01244 340999
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food and tasty beer. Lovely pub, great service and dog friendly too. We had the steak and ale pie, red cabbage and fat chips - delicious!

Thank hilarysmith35
High Wycombe
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened to be staying close by and was lured into this bar with the promise of craft beers - I wasn't dissapointed. The bar is situated in a historic grand hall. The range of real ales is good and the food well priced & delicious. The Brewery Tap is a great find and heartily recommended.

Thank RobHighWycombe
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by for a pint on way to a pre-booked meal elsewhere. Have to say, though, that the meals that we saw being brought out looked very tempting. Nice interior (premises are within a Jacobean great hall) and friendly staff. The beer we sampled was very good although, if being picky, I found it a touch too cold. Not sure... More 

Thank RobinB1957
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having decided I wanted to find a none chain, none brightly coloured, plastic world's food venue, in Chesters ever expanding " forget history, just visit us for food" city, I stumbled upon The Brewery Tap.... First, the history of the building was fascinating, secondly, it's location, handy for parking, buses and shopping and the lovely friendly staff.... Asked on the... More 

Thank archobabe
London, England, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This interesting real ale house is a must to visit in Chester (In Lower Bridge Street). The staff are very friendly, a lovely selection of real ales (and other drinks, of course) and I do recommend there very tasty food menu too, one of the best meals we had in Chester - Great place to go to!

Thank Carol E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing pub. Huge high ceiling (see photo) in an old 17th century building lovingly restored. We had excellent deviled whitebait with delicious home made tartar sauce to start. Then I had a steak pie (again see photo) while my lady had sausage and mash. Both were great. They have a wide selection of beers. We arrived just... More 

Thank Gruzenberg
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good quality of food , they take their food seriously with homemade ketchup,mustard and chutney.My steak and kidney pie was excellent.

Thank Paul F
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Chester should always include a stop at the Brewery Tap. Always a warm welcome with superb beers on offer. Was really nice to see dogs welcome too, I'm not an owner, but think they add to the vibe.

Thank Gibbo501
Southport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always come to this fab place when visiting Chester. We love the beers here...spitting feathers is a personal favourite. We stopped off after a day of shopping & enjoyed the Welsh rarebit and a few beers. Yummy! Will be back on our next trip thanks!

1 Thank Louise W
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very warm welcome from helpful North Easterner who explained the range of ales on tap. Decided on the breweries own Thirst Quencher. That's its name and that's what it does. The girls picked Deaths Door from the choice of gins. Very good with slight hint of aniseed Fresh orange for grandson. Didn't eat as we had eaten recently but the... More 

1 Thank Ian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $22
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?