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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” (18 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
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11 - 20 of 853 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with high hopes as it has plenty of cask ales and had been told it was always well kept and a good variety !! I was left disappointed to be expected to drink something that smelt of vinegar and tasted worse this was...More

Thank 123 P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our evening meal and drinks at this canal-side pub. The menu was extensive and there was a fabulous range of real ales. The prices were really good and we were impressed with the friendly staff and the warm and welcoming atmosphere. Thoroughly...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Came here for lunch on the recommendation of a friend, and she was spot on. This is a really good pub. Good choice of beers, both craft and real ale, as well as the standard lagers and bitters. The staff were amazing. Friendly, attentive, and...More

Thank pbmc2014
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Went for a walk and came across this pub for a late lunch. Had a very nice French Savingnon Blanc whilst my husband enjoyed a couple of real ales. We both ordered Burger and chips and were pleased with our meals. We have been there...More

Thank paulineswaby
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

This is a pub with an excellent selection of food. We went to this place for lunch and found the staff helpful and loved the food and desserts.

Thank Navin C
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A good pub selling a range of real ales. Nice location and a good feel. Sometimes standing room only. Friendly customers and staff. A nice place to visit on a warm sunny day to sit outside by the canal. Didn't stay for food although it...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We were told of this bar, which sits next to the canal, and luckily was just a stone throw from our hotel. We had a very good ale, they have a really good selection available, so if you like your ales this could be just...More

Thank kelandchez
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub in a nice setting. Lots of choice with food and drink. Sunday lunch was awesome - a little pricey but worth the treat. The staff were attentive but not in your face. A lot of tables were already reserved so not much choice...More

Thank Janet A
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is one of my favourite pubs in Chester. Down by the canal, great atmosphere and good for people watching. Called in for a drink and had a great time.

Thank 99katy
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Rustic setting with an excellent range of meals, beautifully prepared and served by friendly staff. A very good place to eat.

Thank Wendy T
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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
29 July 2016|
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Response from TwirlyNel | Reviewed this property |
It is really close and should only take about 5mins depending on your activity level.
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Business meetings, 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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