52-53 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RU
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Travellers with pets, Chilling out, History, No fuss, Relaxation
Expert review of Brewery Tap
I wasn’t going to recommend another pub for food in Chester, not when the Old Harkers Arms is such a strapping opponent. But I just love “the Tap”. It’s candle-lit in the evenings, always busy and buzzing, and has a fantastic history as a former Jacobean great hall, originally home to a wealthy merchant family. I’ve also recommended it in my nightlife guide – How to have a good night out in Chester, for its simple loveliness as a city centre pub.
Honest and filling pub-style meals. The good folks at the Tap, which has a range of proper beers and ales on tap, say they offer “real ale and real food”. Can’t argue with that.
I recently enjoyed a piece of steak, with pepper sauce and chips, that any high-end steakhouse would be dishing up. It was sublime and I mopped up every last bit with the massive chips.
Friendly and warm. Kids and dogs happily mingle with older folks and young couples – you’ll even find the Simonseeks staff in there from time to time!
Nothing out of the ordinary, as honest and real as the food and ale.
In Lower Bridge Street; within the City Walls but a few minutes’ walk from the centre “proper”. Oddfellows is just up the road if you fancy more modern decor for an after-dinner drink.
The aforementioned steak and chips was just under £10 and some lighter dishes plunge down to around a fiver. Not exactly “cheap as chips”, but ok value.
More information on Brewery Tap:
- Price guide:
- 52-53 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RU
- 01244 340999
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon-Sat noon-11pm, Sun noon-10.30pm; food served daily from noon-9.30pm
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Not necessary