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“Great pub/staff/location!”

The Old Harkers Arms
Ranked #37 of 553 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $23
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Manchester, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great pub/staff/location!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014

Stopped off for a quick bite to eat for lunch and glad we did! Lovely location by the canal. Nice to sit outside and watch the barges go by and the ducks. Food was really good, with a varied menu. There was a great atmosphere and service was excellent. Staff were very friendly and attentive. Will definitely call again when in the area. Well done to all!

  • Visited April 2014
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Chester, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great pub, better food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink and some directions. After seeing the menu we decide to grab a bite to eat, opting for the pulled pork on a toasted bloomer. Very impressed best pulled pork I've ever had. Service was good, although very polite we were very prematurely asked how our food was (about a minute after receiving it and one bite in), but nice to see a pub in such a busy location still offering table service. Lots of items on the menu I'd love to come and try, would definitely recommend to anyone I know visiting Chester.

  • Visited May 2014
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Chester, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Pleasant canal side”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2014

Always good quality food, great service pleasant atmosphere.
Nice location down at the canal side outside seating -on a good weather day.

Visited March 2014
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing food once again! ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Been here a couple of times before and would recommend it to anyone. Brilliant food and excellent service.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

After a day at Chester Zoo, an evening spent in a no kids pub was what was needed! We do have kids, but this one was for us! Situated right on the canal, with outside seating to (also kid free zone!), it had a buzzing atmosphere. We loved it because of the diverse age range in there, plus it had its fair share of locals as well as visitors. The menu was lovely, not too large but quite diverse, I'm not a veggie but often choose the veggie options, and I thought what was on offer was a bit different to the norm, and it made a welcome change. The service was excellent, on what was an extremely busy Sunday evening. Thoroughly recommend it.

Visited May 2014
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