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Bear and Billet

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 311886
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Bear and billet recently with my partner and another couple of friends. We did have to pre book a table for the football match as it gets quite busy but that was fine. Upon arrival we were shown to our table. My friend had her little dog with her so we could have the table upstairs as... More 

Thank Rach_isla
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a pub lunch with a few mates and the kids. The usual great selection or beers and drinks, and a nice variety of food on offer. It's fairly middle of the road price wise, certainly not cheap for a pub but the food is freshly cooked and tasty to boot so you don't mind paying more than... More 

Thank StuAndClareAndBump
Chester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After trying to get in somewhere else down river and not wanting to wait as long, we thought we'd chance this pub which I'd been meaning to try for a long time. Beautiful interior, absolutely riddled with character, and a really homely feel. Quick service, good food, proper home cooked size portions too! No scrimping on that! Also had local... More 

Thank Thorrbjorn S
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37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having eaten here three times I can say the food is consistently good and the soups excellent. Traditional pub food on the menu. I had the mince/veg pie which was fab, may have been a tad salty for some but I loved it, full of flavour and perfect pastry. Portions are great. My partners burger was described as only ok... More 

Thank Hellybelly224
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely afternoon again in the Bear in front of there roaring open fire. Great burger as usual and a great choice of bitters. A true pub where everyone is welcome, children, dogs, and united supporters. The only low point always an ignorant customer making a drama out of a minor issue which the staff dealt with very professionally... More 

Thank cgg5072
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here back in December after visiting the Christmas markets in Chester and the food was great! Had been here before for just drinks but never food so didn't know what to expect. The roast dinners were really good and you can tell they are made fresh. All the other food we had was also lovely. Will definitely visit again... More 

Thank HollyJervis
Neston, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the Gammon must I say it was splendid, I heard the Nachos were to die for! Great large portions so very good value for money. However, the woman who appeared to be the manageress was quite rude and abrupt, other staff seemed to be rushed off their feet. We shall be returning!

Thank MiaFrankie14
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Terrific beer served by a very helpful "John" the barman. I ordered the warm goats cheese on mushroom salad. 10 out of ten. Going back soon to try more food and beer. lovely comfy pub.

Thank silver600wing
Kettering, United Kingdom
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351 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Chester for Xmas shopping. We went looking for a nice old pub for real ale, nice food and an open fire.We found it all in this pub. Roaring fire, great pub food and lovely real ale. The young barman was one of the friendliest staff we have met and he was a credit to the pub.The toilets were... More 

Thank NorthernSouly
Deeside, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This is our second visit here for our work Christmas meal. We visited 3 years ago and had a lovely meal, this year's meal was the same. Lovely meal, great choice of real ales and great atmosphere. Food was served hot. Roast potatoes tasted freshly cooked and were crispy, turkey cooked perfect and veg was tasty and not overcooked. Overall,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 311886
The Bear & Billet is a terrific 3 storie pub located inside the walled city of Chester which was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury & built in 1664. The Bear & Billet offers a great friendly place to enjoy food and drink. We have a wide selection of cask ales and well as draught and bottled beers from around the world. We have a full homecoo0ked food menu available everyday day with Sunday lunch available every Sunday from 12pm-7pm.

Not only that we have function rooms available for hire as well as live sport shown throughout the year with 5 flat screen T. V's available on 3 floors.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?