There’s no shortage of high-quality public houses in Chester, and many serve snacks and sit-down dinners alongside cask ales and pints on draught.
Whether you’re a local looking for a new haunt or are a day tripper visiting this renowned Roman city, read on for three pubs that are great for grub and a pint.
From English pale ales like Otis and White Rat to Belgian beers like St. Bernadus Pater 6, those looking for a real ale experience will love the Cavern of the Curious Gnome on Bridge Street Row. However, other appetites can also be satisfied with cheeseboards and plates of chicken with frites.
A village pub at the heart of Farndon in Chester, The Hare invites diners to enjoy food and drink on its sunny terrace. The pub brews its own beer and the menu is packed with hearty dishes like cottage pie filled with slow-braised beef and ale. Those with a sweet tooth can try Earl Grey and date pudding with caramel sauce and cream.
Along with serving a selection of ales, this Love Street venue serves a signature dish called Beer Can Chicken. A whole free-range chicken is rubbed and roasted while kept moist over a can of the Brewhouse’s American Pale Ale. A special menu is also available designed especially for kids.
With somewhere between 100 and 120 pubs operating within its walls, it’s impossible to list every option, but it’s safe to say you’ll never be short on choices for a beer and a bite in Chester.