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The Brewery Tap

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Bar, British, Pub
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52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
01244 340999
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Four of us ate here last night and it was a great experience. The menu includes a range of interesting choices including some traditional dishes not readily available elsewhere (Ox tongue for example). The devilled kidneys get a special mention as they were excellent: very rich and hearty. The portion sizes are generous so we could only manage two courses.... More 

Thank Stephen A
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like real ale this is the place for you, some very good beers a good price. If you like pie then it's also the place for you as the beef pie is amazing and very large! Not cheap but good value for money.

Thank Gordon0504
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love simple, high quality traditional food served in an building of significant historical interest, with an excellent choice of real ale and all this for more than reasonable price then the Tap is a must.

Thank Richard B
Preston, United Kingdom
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701 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent selection of hearty food and good beers. Cottage pie was spot on and Ox tongue first class. Busy place but still managed to find space for a small group.

Thank NinaTom
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been before to this place it was good then even better this time food was great great welcome for dogs light and airy place good range of beers four of us had lunch here all very satisfied customers .The young lady waiting on could not have been more helpful and charming.and good value for money.

Thank taffboy2014
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stumbled across the Tap when looking for an early tea with the young family. Very friendly towards young children apart from a flight of steps to carry the pushchair up, and no high chairs. Beer excellent, food good, with large portions. Amazing old 16th century interior - well worth a visit.

Thank John E
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited as a family group, two lots of parents, two couples, two teens and a 5 year old. Everyone found something on the menu they where happy with. It is good old fashioned home cooked English food. It isnt high end dining but better than average pub food. We shared a couple of starters which were lovely. 3 of... More 

1 Thank Hellybelly224
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable pint of ale in the interesting surroundings of the Brewery Tap, which evokes a great historical atmosphere. My visit was however let down by the steak and ale pie, which whilst tasty was extremely watery, and lacked a decent pastry base, just the mass-produced pie lid. Service was OK but nothing special.

Thank NickBradshaw
Chester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building has real character with very high ceiling in bar, albeit with cobwebs. It wasn't very busy at Sunday lunchtime and service was fine. My chosen beer was very cloudy, so tried Spitting Feathers which was good. I ordered roast beef with all trimmings. Veg, Yorkshire pud, and gravy were OK, but beef was inedible. Manager offered free drinks... More 

1 Thank BillJones4080
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We looked in the good beer guide for a suitable place and boy The portions are enormous and the food and service Fantastic We had whitebait. The most I've ever had followed by an enormous roast all beautifully cooked

Thank joystar_13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $22
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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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