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The Brewery Tap

52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 340999
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52-54 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
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11 - 20 of 684 reviews

Reviewed 21 April 2017

I said to my wife as we walked in the outside doesn't give anything away, its bloody unique on the inside! Lovely place and a great welcome, I'm not supporting any particular brewery, had the cider when I was there, a nice bitter thing, can't...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Firstly, I'm not a member of any campaigning for real ale club - job done these days IMHO in most parts of the UK. That said, I do like m'beers and I think is THE place to go for them in Chester. Excellent, varied, very...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A pub and brewery (Spitting Feathers) with a long history, excellent beer and food, and very friendly staff. Our second visit for dinner and drinks and we will return.

Thank Bocca70
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Really nice building. Staff very friendly and good choice of beers. Decided to stay for tea and ordered the macaroni and pie. Big portions and really tasty as well as reasonably priced. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Worth a visit.

Thank Tracey G
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Never eaten but the beer is always fantastic. A must if you love real ale. Really relaxed atmosphere and great staff

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

After a walk around the lovely city of Chester; a beer or three needed. This ale pub holds at least 8 different beers for me to try. Also we played dominoes and Connect 4 with a few of the regulars. Much fun and great beer...More

Thank QSS-Steve
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Looking out for some where different to have a drink (real ale fan). Good selection of real ale from local brewery and different brewers. Nice to be able to drink in piece no televisions or silly back ground music, selection of games offered to play...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This pub/restaurant is a welcome retreat especially as there does not seem to be many/if any children. If you have difficulty with steps it may not be for you however even though I do have difficulty with steps I feel that it's worth it. Inside...More

Thank Ms B
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Came in for a beer and following day came in for tea. Service swift, prices reasonable, food tasty. Some of the ales are bob on and the guests especially good. It's a great room to sit in, a real gem in the heart of Chester

Thank Duggsthedrum
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Good selection of beers. The one I tried where well kept. The place smelt of fish which was not pleasant and other customers left or did not enter due to the smell!

Thank DunkieB
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Gaz O
ok for children tea time?
10 November 2016|
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Response from Natalie L | Reviewed this property |
I would say it is more for adults- but there is plenty of room!
Do you cater/have food options for vegetarians?
20 September 2016|
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Response from BR549StateCollege | Reviewed this property |
Not sure.
Richard C
It is advisable to book, if your having food ?
21 December 2015|
Response from Alice R |
The Brewery Tap don't take bookings :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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Traditional British style pub set in a wonderful historic location offering great value local food and ales in warm and friendly surroundings