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The Old Harkers Arms

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1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
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10:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Durham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a quite table at The Old Harkers Arms for Saturday night. I had cottage pie, green beans, mustard mash and carrots and my wife had the cumin and chilli chicken. The service was good, nothing was to much trouble, a wide beer selection and lovely food in pleasant surroundings. The pub gets rather busy so a quiet table... More 

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Thank Trevor T
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a drink before checking in to our hotel nice location but wasn't my thing full of business men and people who looked down there nose at you would be better sat outside if weather permits

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Thank Samantha C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, service was first class and atmosphere was just perfect! If you visit Chester then you can't miss Harkers!!

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Thank Fraser B
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just popped in for a birthday birthday drink with my two sons. Extensive range of real ales, ciders, lagers (draught and bottled). Friendly, efficient service. Good atmosphere in this 'traditional pub.'

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Thank PaulusP2802
Chester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been going here for years. Good selection of food from light bites to a Sunday roast and a great selection of beers and wines. Canal side seating and 10 minutes walk from city centre.

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Thank Ruthie206
Northwich, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great little gem of a pub with a healthy dollop of character mixed with heaps of very friendly staff. We sat by the bookcase and had a great evening - we can't wait to return!

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Thank christopher_clark
Dorset, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited a few times over the last few months whilst away on business. Lovely pub with no fruit machines, good service, great food and good selection of beers. I would have given it 5* but I often found it a little loud for my personal tastes, but I guess that's just because it is very popular

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Thank ILWUK
Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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336 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Good selection of beers and wines on the board, we went on a Sunday and it was busy. Lots of people sitting outside too. Good to see it's dog friendly with biscuits on the bar!

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Thank Cathy S
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Try this gem tucked away with a great selection of drinks with great staff and excellent polite customers who welcome strangers to their local

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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Fabulous food & lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Bit mean with the bread for the individual Camembert but otherwise food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 22
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:00
Thursday
10:30 - 23:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
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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Dyserth
6 months ago
Chester, United Kingdom
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?