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Bear and Billet

$$ - $$$, British,
94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 311886
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“burger” (48 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Plenty of beer, or other beverage of your choice, but served in a location that keeps it true to what it is - a historic beer spot! Not your average pub, so don't expect music and craziness - just pure enjoyment. The building is incredible,...More

Thank ttill
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Another visit to the Bear and Billet this afternoon and once again had a wonderful experience. The Sunday roast was very tasty and the brownie was amazing!! The assistant manager Jack was very very helpful with choosing a gin from their wide range available, he...More

Thank emmaknowles
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a drink in the Bear & Billet on our first night in Chester and found the pub very warm and friendly, we decided to go back on our second night for food - excellent Really friendly staff, we were made to feel very...More

Thank DebbieW71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bear and Billet is always a stop over for a drink on every visit to Chester. This place maintains the architectural heritage of Chester. Lovely atmosphere and character after the refurb (can't wait for the real fire in the winter). Comfy furniture, very friendly...More

Thank mbialowas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a drink after meeting friends on a Sunday night. Lovely atmosphere - hand pulled local beer, historical Tudor pub with friendly staff. We were lucky to find a corner table with a copper top and big leather armchair seats. Enjoyed the...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere and whilst we just popped in for a drink on the way to the races the food we saw being served looked superb! Characters abound and the staff are very friendly. We will pop in again when we visit in December.

Thank Latchford1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, good price and exceptional staff ! Really recommend this pub in the most fabulous building! 👍🏻

Thank rebeccak2606
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely pub, looking great after the re-furb but pleased to see it hasn't changed too much. The two for one burgers on a Tuesday must be one of the best deals in town, always an after work favourite with us! Never ordered anything disappointing, it's...More

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub, gin was lovely! Food was really nice although 2 pies were a bit cold in the middle! Waiter was really helpful though and sorted it out straightaway! Reasonably priced, would recommend.

Thank Johnson012
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink and spent all afternoon ! Wonderfully charming pub, landlady was really friendly and knowledgeable about the local area. Bar man, Jack was great and talked us into having food. The corn beef hash was amazing! Can't wait to return

Thank marjandhomer
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Tony J
25 July 2017|
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Response from MarketTownTaverns | Property representative |
HI Tony J, The Bear & Billet features an area at the back of the pub with tables perfectly positioned to relax in the sun with a pint or two. Kind regards, Lauren Marketing Administrator
Ashley d
15 June 2016|
Response from Ashley d |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 311886
  • E-mail
The Bear & Billet is a terrific 3 storie pub located inside the walled city of Chester which was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury & built in 1664. The Bear & Billet offers a great friendly place to enjoy food and drink. We have a wide selection of cask ales and well as draught and bottled beers from around the world. We have a full homecoo0ked food menu available everyday day with Sunday lunch available every Sunday from 12pm-7pm. Not only that we have function rooms available for hire as well as live sport shown throughout the year with 5 flat screen T. V's available on 3 floors.
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