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The Brewery Tap

$$ - $$$, British,
Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 340999
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
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Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We just popped in as my partner had never been before. Inside was loverly, old and original. We both tried one of the ales. After watching the meals coming through we decided to try it ourselves. My first option had sold out but I certainly...More

1  Thank SusanOldham2013
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I have been here a number of times and the ales are great. I have also been on the tour of the brewery which is excellent. Spitting feathers all the way!

1  Thank Chris S
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Lovely place beautiful architecture. Food looked lovely too. Just wish that they had a stronger beer on the ones that they had were nice though.

Thank Zena B
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

This place is a delight ! I have been going to the brewery for years ! It is a hidden gem, rather difficult to find and access, but it is worth it. Everything is freshly made, they change the beers on a weekly basis, the...More

Thank Géraldine T
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Great Pub. Great selection of Ales. Great food. Friendly atmosphere. Quick service. Plenty of places to sit.

Thank Manabadman
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I often nip in here for a pint when my wife is smashing the credit cards. Great range of beers that change often, efficient service and a nice ambience.

Thank Peter J
Reviewed 3 June 2016

Loved this pub, great real ales and good food and friendly staff. There are games such as chess. draughts and scrabble for customers to use during their visit if they so choose. Old furniture but very eclectic place which makes a nice change from the...More

Thank Ms B
Reviewed 30 May 2016

This place had been recommended to me for its food so I took the family for lunch. It was really disappointing, large tasteless portions and a badly thought out menu. I would suggest you go for the beer and eat elsewhere.

2  Thank 84805PeterS84
Reviewed 26 May 2016

My wife and I met friends here for a meal. The main room is full of historic character and the atmosphere is relaxed. We all enjoyed the food and there is an excellent selection of well kept beers. The bill was very reasonable and I...More

Thank lordboughton
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Our first time here and we were not disappointed. Excellent choice of ales and wine. The food was modern, well cooked and delivered timely by very friendly stall. I am not sure if this a pub with really good food, or a restaurant that allows...More

Thank Bacchus1357
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Thomas L
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Response from Andrew C | Reviewed this property |
To be honest, conventional is not really their thing. Don't let that put you off though. You can have a Sunday Roast any Sunday you want. You can't always try and enjoy the great food and beer that is served here!
Gaz O
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!
20 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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
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