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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” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
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11 - 20 of 912 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was amazing, perfectly cooked and quick. Service was attentive without being intrusive. Strongly recommend this place. Oh, and if you travel In by boat you can moor right outside!

Thank shezza100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to the Harkers on numerous occasions and knowing that they have excellent food and drinks we were hoping for our usual great experience, however we ended up being really disappointed. It started off by my husband having to return his craft beer as...More

Thank TDWKent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great canal side location. But very busy on Friday after work. Obviously very popular. We only stopped for drinks. Friendly staff.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I am not sure this pub/restaurant has service as a priority. Yes the place has atmosphere and the food is good - The halloumi chips and beetroot hummus are delicious. So no complaints about the food. So what about the service? Our booking wasn't properly...More

Thank chris b
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Great building on canal; buzzing & busy - so book in advance if you would like a quieter meal in the 'restaurant area'. Above average pub food, reasonably priced, with a bit of tweaking could be very good.

Thank love2travellove2eat
Reviewed 7 February 2018

My experience started well when I received a friendly greeting from the barman Paul. It was a busy period but he went out of his way to get me a table. It pretty much went down hill from then. I waited 15 minutes before a...More

1  Thank Mozza1970
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Just been to the Old Harkers and had a fabulous experience Good selection of real ales and the ruby beer was excellent as was my food Had the beetroot hummus to start followed by the haddock & salmon fish cakes and both can be recommended...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

I came here with 2 friends and a little furry friend today. The food was lovely and the staff ver welcoming and helpful. Cant wait to come again x

Thank peter651
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Came with large group of friends for drinks and catch up. Good large pub and we managed to sit at a table. Only downfall were the toilets..... very strong and unpleasant smell when opening the door through to the ladies and gents toilets. Put a...More

Thank Tilly188113
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

As a middle aged couple with no kids but a 'fur child' we LOVE the 'no kids but dogs allowed' policy here. Drinks are reasonably priced. Servers are friendly and helpful and the whisky and wine selection is divine. Feels like a perfect English pub...More

Thank JourneysWanderlust
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25 November 2017|
Response from chucklebuns | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this answer is so late . better to give them a call and book as busy which of course means good steve
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$ 10 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
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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