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“One of the best old traditional pubs in Chester”
Review of The Brewery Tap

The Brewery Tap
Ranked #39 of 593 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 22
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Traditional British style pub set in a wonderful historic location offering great value local food and ales in warm and friendly surroundings
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited the Brewery Tap on Old Bridge Street for a lunchtime drink on Friday. Straight from the street, after climbing a few steps, you enter directly into the bar area which is like going back in time. The building dates from 1620 when it was the magnificent house of a wealthy merchant family. The bar area is the former majestic hall of the property. You can still see an authentic panel of wattle and daub partition wall behind a perspex screen next to the attractive bar.

Real ales are the order of the day here and very good they are too. In fact, after a couple of excellent pints, we decided to stay for some light lunch and another beer. A fine decision this was too as the sandwiches were generously served and very tasty. We opted for an additional serving of chips to share between the two of us (another fine decision). These were large potato wedges (gorgeous).

Although we chose sandwiches as we had a good breakfast earlier, the menu looked very attractive so I am sure that the selection of starters, main courses and desserts on offer here were all excellent.

When you combine the quality of the real ale, good food, friendly staff and the unique history of the main bar area, this is a very special pub in which to enjoy refreshments. Enjoy.

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Yes folks, it’s Chester, a pint and a large wine exceeds £10. That’s nearly London prices. Food not cheap either. However, what is important is the beer and food is top class. Advice, don’t treat the light bites as a starter, they are a meal on their own. By example, less than 30 miles away I can get real ale and the same wine for just over £5. What is it with Chester?

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

A lovely meal including the steak and ale pie, homemade chips and red cabbage, was down with a wonderful pint of Thirstquencher. Superb as always.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

A large, bright room with uncrowded tables, a large selection of beers, some interesting and tasty food and friendly staff behind the bar. What more could you want? We had a very pleasant lunch there.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Called in on a Saturday afternoon looking for a pint of bitter. They had nothing to offer but 2 lagers and a pale ale. We left.

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Brewery_Tap_Chester, Manager at The Brewery Tap, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2018

Hi Tara,
We're sorry the cask ales were off when you visited last week. One of our beer line coolers failed (though the cellar temp was unaffected) so the beer was too warm at dispense. We pride ourselves on the quality of our real ales so had no option but to take the cask ales off for about 4 hours and for the only time since we created the Brewery Tap 10 years ago. We had a replacement cooler installed later on Saturday afternoon and were then back to having the fantastic beer selection for which we have become so well known. We hope you call in again soon and enjoy your visit.

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