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The Old Harkers Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
“pie” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Very Nice Pub situated Canalside on the Road into Chester from the Railway Station . Well worth a visit Good Premises, well trained staff and excellent Food and Drink. We particularly enjoyed a Pint of Cheshire Cat!

Thank AndyA104
Reviewed 4 days ago

We live in Chester, but don't often head down to Harkers for more than a drink occasionally, but we fancied a change and headed to the canalside for Sunday dinner. We were originally going to Artichoke, which does a great roast, but it was full...More

Thank Shantele72
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ever changing menu so always something new to try but with the old favourites there when you want them. Fantastic Sunday roast on offer & good use of local produce. A firm favourite with a good atmosphere, popular but doesn't feel the need to be...More

Thank triploverCheshire
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only called in for a quick drink on our walk into town very busy but managed to find seats out side as it was quite mild for November

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this pub when having their pie week on the menu the one I had was excellent and also there was a great choice of real ales to pick from. The atmosphere was good and although the pub was extremely busy the staff were very...More

Thank Iain A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent many hours in this cracking pub whilst in Chester but decided to dine here on our latest visit as the food always looks so good... Made use of the Harkers' website booking system and reserved a table the day prior. Recommended you do this...More

Thank malcolm r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always pass this pub on way to the shops so on a stop over one night we tried this pub, arrived in the evening and had drinks. The pub is lovely inside with decor all warm and cosy it was busy so we sat outside,...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in Late afternoon fora drink ,pleasant staff decided to go back early evening for something to eat . It was heaving couldn't get a table .Didn't expect it to be full early evening on a Monday night. It looks like booking is the...More

Thank DerbyshireKando
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really friendly welcoming pub with a great atmosphere. Excellent selection of real ales, really nice food (lamb shoulder was superb). Brilliant setting right on the canal side.

Thank 2Key
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After staying close by we stumbled across this lovely pub on the side of the canal. Had a lovely meal I had Sunday roast and it was very tasty and I got a massive plate full. Washed it down with a few bath tub gins...More

Thank Elainethepain
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23 September 2016|
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Response from 35SteveR | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, Yes the Pub is in the Town Square, amle parking available. Best Wishes, Steve
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344525
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