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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 - 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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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

a group of us visited the tap again ,its a real ale mecca ,the quality and choice of beers are outstanding

1 Thank johnswilliams
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Has a good selection of real ales and the food looked great though we didn't eat (wish we had!) . This place was a real surprise, almost don't want to share it as it was really special. It's in a big hall with fantastic carving and a beautiful fireplace which they should make more of rather than being part of... More 

Thank 82Kathleen49
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good choice of real ales in a very interesting building.Always like to visit here when in Chester. Serves food but have never tried it but did play dominoes although one was missing!

Thank patsymaggieannie
Manchester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The idea was to pop in for one as we were staying over the road and ended up having a few ales and food. Was a really nice place, the bar was busy but had a quieter bit at the back. Had a large selection of ales and did lager and cider, the food was amazing and reasonable priced. Definitely... More 

1 Thank MartinM636
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wide choice of beers and great food. The portions are decent with good quality chips. All the food is freshly cooked. Prices are reasonable.

Thank Tracey H
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131 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared to get a stiff neck looking upwards at the incredibly high ceilings of this 'beer hall'. The building is magnificent, partly dating back to 1620, with a grand fireplace incorporated into the bar, creaky wooden floors and tapestries on the walls. I am not a beer expert but there are about a dozen fine tasting ales on tap.... More 

1 Thank CarolineSMelbourne
Brookmans Park, United Kingdom
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553 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting close friends in Chester who invited us to join them at The Brewery Tap which they described as their "local that serves good beer and good food". What an experience. This is a must-visit place if you are in Chester. It's a beautiful building on Lower Bridge Street that has been tastefully decorated. They have a wide... More 

1 Thank breweruk
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51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Tap for the wide range of real ale available and reccomended by CAMRA. The menue was quite unusual for a pub, interesting food with lots of fish all expertly cooked and presentd. Very enjoyable and reccomended.

Thank StuartRoss-on-Wye
Chester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great pub out of the way of the usual tourist. The selection of real ales is fantastic and the food is fab also. They do a lot of of what some would call 'Offal' based dishes but really i would call them more 'unusual' and they go with teh ethos of using more of the animal. Braised pigs cheeks are... More 

1 Thank toobs2016
Bourne, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb city centre Ale House. Sit in a baronial great hall and sup top notch Ale, what could be better?.....Oh and they allow dogs so get bonus point from me!

Thank Andrew M

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