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Bear and Billet

$$ - $$$, British,
94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 311886
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went for an evening meal and a pint of real ale. Chose the rump and red (meat and a glass of wine) but the drink added nothing to the quality of the occasion! Will stick to ale if I ever return. The meal was nothing...More

Thank JHS010
MarketTownTaverns, Marketing Administrator at Bear and Billet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there JHS010 Thank you for taking the time to contact us although I am sorry to learn of your disappointment. At the Bear & Billet, we have the Rump & Red offer every Thursday which includes the rump steak and a glass of red...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a real old English public house, fine selection of ales and even though we have never dined here the food always looks appealing. Love the fact they allow dogs in the pub as it's a real pitstop for anyone on a walk through...More

Thank JezBayl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went in here with friends for a post Christmas catch up .I had a glass or two of the mulled wine which was delicious.We noticed that they slow well behaved dogs in the bar area ,although some people were eating!

Thank sueflintshire
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We returned to the Bear and Billet this year for our office Xmas meal and it was a very good choice - the food was plentiful, very tasty and just what you expect for a traditional meal. They even have real cider on draught. The...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Last minute catch up with friends we managed to get a booking here at the time we wanted. We all enjoyed a nice meal upstairs whilst listening to some great live music from the bar below. Great choice of quality cooked food and a good...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Lovely old place great food awesome staff Stepping back in time with log fires and a warm welcome from the staff what more could you want at a price that will not break the bank.

Thank 20Sanderson
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

This was a good English pub great service and lots to drink choices with real ales and ciders and Gins The burgers are amazing and well worth every penny

Thank james r
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We hadn't booked and when we arrived the place looked full. We ordered our drinks and food and settled in for a long wait. To our surprise the food turned up quickly and was delicious. I can recommend the vegetable tagine. I'm not vegetarian but...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Excellent food and drinks, good service but portions are too small for the price. The menu offers a variety of food cooked and served in the nouvelle cousine style, delicious.

Thank Silvia M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

Historic pub near the River Dee. Downstairs was busy so investigated upstairs. Full of character and lovely Christmas decorations.

1  Thank goldfinch101
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Tony J
26 July 2017|
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Response from MarketTownTaverns | Property representative |
HI Tony J, The Bear & Billet features an area at the back of the pub with tables perfectly positioned to relax in the sun with a pint or two. Kind regards, Lauren Marketing Administrator
Ashley d
15 June 2016|
Response from Ashley d |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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
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The Bear & Billet is a terrific 3 storey 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 homecooked 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 TV's available on 3 floors.
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