Chester City Centre Pub Guide

Albion  
Park Street
Black Sheep Best Bitter, Taylor Landlord, Jennings Cumberland Ale, Guest Beer
Multi award winner. Three roomed. Great War artefacts.  Real fire. Grub. B&B.
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Alexanders  
Rufus Court
Guest Beer
Atmospheric music / comedy bar. Ale often from Wychwood.

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Bear & Billet  
Lower Bridge Street
Okells Range plus guests
Stunning 17thC former town house. Three storied. Multi windowed. Real fire. SKY sports. Cider. Food.

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Boathouse 
The Groves
Lees beers 
Waterfront location. Comfortable lengthy bar. Beer garden. Food.

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Boot Inn 
Eastgate Row
Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter 
Narrow. Low roofed and wood panelled. Splendid rear parlour. 

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Brewery Tap
Lower Bridge Street
Spitting Feathers ales, Guest Beers
First floor level. Former banqueting hall. Stone floors. Candles. Tapestries. Six ales plus stout. Cider. Food.

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Bridgewater Arms

Crewe Street
Shepherd Neame Spitfire
Backstreet terrace local. Pub sports. Near station.

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Canalside Inn

Canal Side
Guest Beers
Hotel bar. Outside seating. Near station.
 

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Chester Bells
Grosvenor Street
Boddingtons Bitter, Theakstons Bitter
Rock bands. Pool. TV. Near Chester races. B&B.

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Chichester Arms
Garden Lane
Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Shepherd Neame Spitfire
Local pub in studentsville. Two roomed. Pool, darts, juke box. Football miscellania.

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Coach House
Town Hall Square
Thwaites beers plus guest
Smartly and comfortably modernised. Food . Outside cafe-bar style seating.
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Cross Keys
Duke Street
Caledonian Deuchars IPA, Wells Bombardier
Red brick. Comfortable and open plan. Function room. Front verandah. Food inc Thai. 

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Dublin Packet
Market Square
Wells Bombardier
Bar and partitioned corridor style lounge. TV. Dixie Dean once ran the place.

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Duttons
Godstall Lane
Lees beers
Hidden down boutique alley. Smart. Food by day. Lively music bar at night. Outside seating.
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Falcon
Lower Bridge Street
Samuel Smith Old Brewery Bitter 
Half-timbered. Oak beamed. Wood panelled. Cosy. Upstairs room. Daytime food.

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Fat Cat
Lower Watergate Street
Theakstons Bitter, Guest Beer
Smart cellar-bar. Sofas and stools. Food to the rear.

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Forest House  
Love Street
Guest Ales
Wetherspoons Lloyds No 1. Multi-roomed. Quieter downstairs bar. Music. Food.

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 Frog & Nightingale
(off) Frodsham Street
Wells Bombardier, Greene King Old Speckled Hen
Spacious. Live music. TV sport. Canalside seating. Food.

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George & Dragon
Liverpool Road
Greene King Range
Big. Open plan. Games. TV sport. Students. B&B.
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Marlbororough Arms
St John Street
Stonehouse beers
Small and narrow. Spartan decor. Wood / tiled floors. Green walls. Cider.

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Mill Hotel  
Milton Street
Coach House Mill Bitter, Weetwood Bitter. Guest Ales
Occasionally hectic hotel bar. Over ten ales (inc mild and cider). TV sport. Jazz night Monday. Canalside seating. Food. B&B.
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Oddfellows Arms
Frodsham Street
John Smiths Bitter, Tetley Mild 
Corner pub. Locals. Back patio. Weekend karaoke popular.

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Old Cottage
Brook Street
Cains Bitter, Guest Beer 
Local flavour. Pool, darts, real fire. 1960s prints of Brook Street.

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Olde Custom House
Watergate Street
Marstons Pedigree, Jennings Cumberland Ale, Guest Ale
Modernised 17thC townhouse. Central bar. Verdant patio garden. Food. Guests from Marstons list.

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Olde Kings Head
Lower Bridge Street
Wells Bombardier, Greene King Old Speckled Hen
17C. Mock tudor facade. Open plan bar. Log fire. Upstairs restaurant. B&B.

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Old Harkers Arms  
Russell Street
Thwaites Original, Weetwood Cheshire Cat
Upmarket converted canalside warehouse. Diverse range of micro-ales. Cider.
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Pied Bull 
Northgate Street
Guest Beers 
Old historic coaching inn. Jazz on Sundays. Food. B&B.
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Plumbers Arms
Newgate Street
Thwaites beers
Tucked away. Small and bright. Movie icons on walls. Beer garden. Bar snacks.

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Queen Hotel 
City Road
Weetwood Cheshire Cat 
Opulent bar opposite station. Interesting artwork and pictures. B&B.

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Ship Victory 
George Street
Tetley Bitter, Guest Beer 
Small. Community focused and charity raising. Microbrewery guest. Singalong and karaoke nights. 
 

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Shropshire Arms 
Northgate Street
Wells Bombardier
Open plan. Tidy upstairs seating. TV football. Live bands.

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Square Bottle 
Foregate Street
Guest beers 
Stereotypic Wetherspoons. House ale from Spitting Feathers.

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Stanley Arms 
Brook Street
Shepherd Neame Spitfire, Wells Bombardier
Two roomed. Modernised and functional. Food. 

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Telford's Warehouse 
Tower Wharf
Taylor Landlord, Thwaites Original, Weetwood Cheshire Cat, Guest Beers 
Spacious. Big windows. Canal views. Cargo crane. Live music. Upstairs seating / restaurant. 

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Temple Bar
Frodsham Street
Spitting Feathers Beer
Lively front bar. Attractive rear restaurant. Bands and karaoke.

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Town Crier
Station Road
Guest Beers
Opposite station. Large lounge. Separate bar. Pool. Large garden.

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Union Vaults  
Egerton Street
Everards Tiger, Guest beers 
Split-level. Characterful earthy locals. Bagatelle table. 

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Victoria
Watergate Row North
Wells Bombardier, Theakstons Bitter, Guest Ale
Low ceiling. Central bar. Rear patio. Loud music. Weekend party atmosphere.

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Watergate Inn
Watergate Square
Plassey Welsh Fusilier
By racecourse.

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