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The Brewery Tap

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$$ - $$$
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52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 340999
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

So we set off with a list and map of our beer tour of Chester. Our second port of call was the Brewery Tap - 6 more to go then! But.. What an amazing room, something about it makes it hard to leave - so we didn't! Sat there for 7 hours and enjoyed every minute. Of course hunger set... More 

Thank DavidAWooo
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just down the road from our hotel and perfect for a pint or three between wedding commitments. Great choice of beer, all well kept. We didn't eat (wish we had) here but the menu and food looked great!

Thank DJLucas77
Devizes, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly this Jacobean Style Hall with very high ceilings and dining room to side is unique and steeped with history a previous owner having been a prominent Chester Royalist in the Civil Wars who hosted King Charles l the night before battle. I did not at first fancy anything on the menu but that changes when my Old Walvertonian pie... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great real ale pub full of history and and character serving excellent beers. The added bonus is that there are no added distractions such as bar games and loud music just a friendly and cheerful bar service. Not to be missed this one.

Thank milnerdcmilner
Dorking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking to escape from fruit machines, piped music, promotions and all the rest, this place will bring you solace. Awesome selection of outstanding ales, perfectly served with a friendly manner in historic and beautiful surroundings. What's not to like.

Thank Sogreche
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful old building with an amazing fireplace which has been turned in to the bar. Stunning high ceilings and plenty of atmosphere. I would highly recommend a visit while you're in Chester, you won't be disappointed

Thank Helen E
West Midlands
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83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in for a pint during a trip around the city centre. This is one of the most unusual and atmospheric pubs I have visited. The quality of the ale I tried was spot on . I didn't try the food but from what I saw it looked very nice. This may not be my last visit, if I come... More 

Thank MJC123
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Revisited this great pub again last night after a 4 year gap ( 4 hr journey from home ) Didn't disappoint. As it was a Saturday night and at 7.30pm it was busy with no free tables ( not bookable ) however we got a table within 30 mins. Great selection of ales and great food yet again, the braised... More 

Thank Heather B
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Good range of beers.... lovely environment to have a beer... food looked good but didn't partake... maybe next time!!!

Thank Mike H
Hereford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

Really good food and an interesting menu not pub food at all. Although the outside of the building was uninspiring glad we made the climb to the entrance. Very friendly and helpful staff. Well priced and excellent food and an excellent range of beers.

Thank anitad168

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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: +44 1244 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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