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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is a very old coaching inn, but rather than feeling quaint it felt almost clinical in the bar area and downstairs rooms. The lights are very very bright and seemed to strip away any warmth and comfort from the place. We had breakfast here in these rooms and the food was really excellent. However the service was a...

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and informing myself of your unfortunate experience with us at the pied bull. I can only apologise that you feel like this about ourselves, as i am sure you may have seen on trip advisor we are always praised to the highest level on having the friendly staff and terrific service. The pied bull management...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room we had was extremely small compared to our friends and we were charged the same price, which was very expensive at £159 per night not including breakfast. It was extremely cold and the bathroom window in our room (room No 4) did not fit, thus making it draughty. There was an alarm (not from the Pied Bull) going...

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The prices of rooms are subject to availability and differ every day of the week. The price of your room that you have stated would have been on the weekend (which would have been very similar to any other hotel in the city center). All double and twin rooms are at a matched price. In...

Carmarthen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in room 16 on Sunday 6th and Monday 7th November. Website looked good and we were attracted by the location, in City centre and close to the University's Parkgate campus as we were taking our daughter back to Uni. History, micro brewery and favourable reviews about food were all a bonus. And when we booked via Booking.com we...

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davep08475, General Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel and I would like to take this opportunity to respond to your review. We do acknowledge that R16 can experience outside noise and we do highlight this fact on Booking.com for this particular room. "Please note, this room faces the street and as a result there may be some...

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice old pub/hotel excellent breakfast. Very noisy throughout night music playing until around 1 am then at regular intervals until 6 am people in room above ours were carrying out adult activities rather loudly !!! Would recommend other than that. Maybe it should have a night manager on premises.

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I can assure you that music playing untill 1am was not from the Pied Bull as we close at 11pm sunday to thursday and fridays and saturdays we close at mid night. Unfortunately people carrying out 'adult activities' in there rooms is nothing to do with the Pied Bull itself, like any other hotel people...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked through booking.com for a overnight stay for graduation. Arrived at 2.30 pm and asked if we could check in but told room wasn't ready, which was fine we sat in the lovely beer garden until check in. We booked three rooms and got allocated 1,7 and 16 cannot fault the rooms, however room 16 is right above the front...

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

I would like to begin by firstly saying thank you for taking the time out to leave a review. I can only apologise about the gents that were in room 15 on this evening. Although this was no fault of the Pied Bull we did ask them to leave first thing in the morning. Although we dont have a night...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at this oldey worldy pub with my wife on our 30th wedding anniversary. To me a real ale drinker it was paradise own brewery on site & extensive range of beers. Room was comfortable at the back of pub so quiet. Only downside was it was a wee bit cold & radiator did not seem to work so provided...

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

We at the Pied Bull are very happy that we managed to help you enjoy your 30th wedding anniversary.(many congratulations) Also as a real ale drinker that you chose the perfect location that being us at the Pied Bull. I do apologise about the heating which i can say was repaired with immediate effect. We hope to see you again...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is ideal for a family nights stopover in Chester for Graduation Day. Ideally located in the centre, close to all pubs and restaurants, Invasion of the students was brilliant. The people were so friendly. The building is very old with some of the old fitting which was amazing on the walls it told the story of the building...

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Trefeglwys, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A great old pub, but with a modern twist. We were there for the beer festival and stayed over. Really friendly staff, and the beer and food are great. Brewery down in the basement with arranged tours, and the selection of beers is amazing. the best in Chester in my opinion, and I'm a brewer! Food is good wholesome food...

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am very happy that your time with us was exceptional and that you enjoyed every moment of it. The beer festival was a great weekend at the Pied Bull which had some truly amazing beers on offer. We hope to see you again soon in the near future.

Havana, Cuba
Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place is ideal for a nights stopover in Chester, Ideally located in the centre and close to all pubs and restaurants, The building is very old therefore expect a few low ceilings and creaking boards but the rooms are nice and spacious enough for a couple to stay for a night or two, Friends complained a bit of height...

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments and recommendation. I am happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Of course being a building which dates back to the 11th century the style of rooms does base on the shape and age of the building which to that point makes us unique and is a very good selling point that people...

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Reviewed 28 October 2016

A nice clean pub, the food was very expensive and the portions small for the money, would never eat there again, Had fish pie it would have been to small for a child. My partner had ciabatta sandwich the bread was only partly cooked I would say it was warmed in the microwave.

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davep08475, Manager at Pied Bull Inn, responded to this review

I would like to say thank you for your review to begin. Being situated in the very heart of Chester and being home cooked food from local produce i would consider our prices competitive and very reasonable for the top quality food that we provide. The size portions that we serve on all items of the menu are considered to...

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Additional Information about Pied Bull Inn

Address: Northgate Street, Chester, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Price Range: RM401 - RM877 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Pied Bull Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Quieter rooms in annexe. Best rooms in upstairs of pub.”
 of 5 bubbles riff2309, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Had suite at rear of hotel so was quiet but low ceilings, uneven corridor floors so anyone with walking disabilities would need assistance.”
 of 5 bubbles hjj892, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only stay here if you are under 45”
 of 5 bubbles Larbik, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother”
 of 5 bubbles andywG5763LC, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a different hotel”
 of 5 bubbles rays616, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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