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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
+44 1244 340999
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Rome, Italy
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306 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch as the bistro we usually use was closed for post Xmas break. Lovely surroundings, pleasant staff, small menu with something for everyone. Food a delight, my wife had the flounder which was excellent, I had fish pie and had I known how big it was would not have ordered and extra plate of chips, which were however... More 

Thank David W
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a quick drink whilst waiting for a restaurant table opposite. There was a good range of drinks including ales and the place was busy and buzzing. Well worth a visit.

Thank michelle g
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another visit and never disappointed. Brilliant food-devilled kidneys and battered whiting. Sheppys cider. A wonderful tree. Lovely staff.

Thank mikemac1958
London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Chester for a day, and came across this old "Ale House". From the outside, it looked old and dated back to 1620. We went inside and were immediately impressed by the old drinking house. We had a couple of real ales - the host were amenable to us having a taste before buying. Hot... More 

Thank Kolimpia
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

Called in to the Brewery Tap for a quick drink after shopping in Chester. Please note: Entrance is at the top of a steep set of stairs which are uneven and slippery when wet. The bar is bigger than I'd imagined with plenty of seating. Great selection of drinks if you like real ales though slightly expensive. Over £10 for... More 

Thank RandRH
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101 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

There's a very good selection of ales and the menu is also pretty good. I had the steak and ale pie and it was good. My only criticism would be that it was just pastry on top. The filling itself had quite a thin sauce but was tasty so some bread would be a good idea. Quite a quirky pub... More 

Thank Grinder22
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Lovely old pub with a good selection of real ales that were keenly priced. Worth a visit if real ales are your thing.

Thank StuC21
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Well worth visiting this quirky pub! Steeped in history, great ales and guest beers, and a fantastic atmosphere. Well worth a visit!

Thank 158David1607

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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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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