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Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Pied Bull is perfectly situated within Chester city wall in heart of town. Shops all around, cathedral 200 yards etc. Found the Inn was decorated with seasonal decorations, staff friendly and pub/dining area very traditional and cosy. The room was small but clean and modern, with tea/coffee making facilities. Had a set of keys with 24 hour access. Couldn't... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I have to say I felt like we got the short straw with our room at the Pied Bull. Room 1 on the first floor, right at the top of the stairs above the bar. Upon entering the room all you could hear was the drone of voices and music below...no chance of a quick half hour nap after a... More 

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking the oldest Inn with it's own brewery just felt right for our two day stay in Chester. At £128 for our twin room for two nights,perfect.The booking in process was smooth and the young lad did well considering he was barman / reception/ waiter.Our room was clean with a good en suite shower room.On the face it was good... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looks lovely on the website and when walking through the main door you feel like you have stepped back in time to the old coaching inn that it was. Reception was tucked away at the rear of the property so you have to make your way, luggage and all through the pub and patrons in order to check in then... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, good beer and great room. Friendly staff and handy for all that Chester has to offer. We stayed in a cottage room. Plenty of space for the two of us, bathroom was spotless and we could access our room from the door on the side street. We will be staying again.

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Thank Paul S
davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We at the Pied Bull are very happy that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to us and we look forward to seeing you again the future. Many Thanks More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely hotel, clean and food was good. My only complaint was that the room was cold with no heating on when we went back. The staff were also helpful and courteous. The hotel is just out of the centre of town, but only a 5 minute walk to shops and pubs

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The heating is on a timer but in between that portable heaters can be obtained by the staff for the bedrooms if cold. We at the pied bull are very happy that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to us and we hope to see you again in the future. Many Thanks More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed Sunday lunch on our arrival and room was very clean and welcoming We were woken early morning with street noise, but we did have window open? We came down for breakfast at 9 am and while we were filling a glass of orange juice we're passed the the breakfast menu. While we were still at the self service... More 

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Breakfast does finish at 9am mon-fri which is the only reason i can suggest that you was asked if you would like a cooked breakfast immediately (as the kitchen does close down at this time to prepare for the day a head) All items on the cooked breakfast are fully cooked by the chef on... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just returned from a 3 night break at the Pied Bull. Great welcome. Lovely beer (brewed on the premises!) and wine. Fantastic breakfast. We had a new room behind the pub. Very very clean, great shower. Downside to the room, very small, very warm without the ability to adjust the temperature. More coat hooks would be helpful too. All in... More 

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to us here at the pied bull. It appears that you enjoyed many aspects of us which i am very happy about and also that you would recommend us in future. Regarding the heating it is set on a timer over this cold period of... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed overnight and paid £177 for a double room. I booked on booking.com and was annoyed when we got a message on the way up to Chester offering a room there that same night for £99! It really isn't worth the money, our room (2) looked straight across into another and our friends room (4) was cold, small and... More 

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time out to review the Pied Bull. Just like all hotels or B & B's prices of bedrooms fluctuate on availability. For the best possible rates it is best to book direct. Upon booking a room here at the Pied Bull it is clearly stated on any site used the 'check in' and 'check... More 

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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a very old coaching inn, but rather than feeling quaint it felt almost clinical in the bar area and downstairs rooms. The lights are very very bright and seemed to strip away any warmth and comfort from the place. We had breakfast here in these rooms and the food was really excellent. However the service was a... More 

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and informing myself of your unfortunate experience with us at the pied bull. I can only apologise that you feel like this about ourselves, as i am sure you may have seen on trip advisor we are always praised to the highest level on having the friendly staff and terrific service. The pied bull management... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Pied Bull Inn

Address: Northgate Street, Chester, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range: $120 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pied Bull Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Quieter rooms in annexe. Best rooms in upstairs of pub.”
 of 5 bubbles riff2309, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Had suite at rear of hotel so was quiet but low ceilings, uneven corridor floors so anyone with walking disabilities would need assistance.”
 of 5 bubbles hjj892, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only stay here if you are under 45”
 of 5 bubbles Larbik, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles andywG5763LC, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles rays616, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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