Brewery Tap

Address: 52-53 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RU, United Kingdom
Telephone: 01244 340999

- Budget

4.2

No fuss food in a terrific and fascinating Chester pub.

I wasn’t going to recommend another pub for food in Chester, not when the [node:167847] 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 – [node:167161], for its simple loveliness as a city centre pub.

Food and drink
4.4
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Service
4.2
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Food and drink
4.4
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Value for money
4.3
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Ambience
4.4
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Location
4.4
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Food and drink

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.

Recommended dishes

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.

Ambience

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!

Service

Nothing out of the ordinary, as honest and real as the food and ale.

Location

In Lower Bridge Street; within the City Walls but a few minutes’ walk from the centre “proper”. [node:167781] is just up the road if you fancy more modern decor for an after-dinner drink.

Price advice

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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Families with teenagers
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Travellers with pets
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss
  • Chilling out
  • History

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