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Bear and Billet

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 311886
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Today
12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Chester, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

posh chips thick cut with are meal great.Fantastic real ales with a real fire burning away . This is a must if in the City .

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Thank Cheffey
Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this pub on a cold Saturday and found it really welcoming, fab roaring fire. We read that the pub quiz was on the next night & went back for that too. Very friendly and the free sarnies at half time were a treat, didn't win but enjoyed the taking part :)

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Thank Jane R
Coimbra, Portugal
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196 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the few dog friendly pubs in Chester (that we found). Spent a few enjoyable hours the other evening in this warm, friendly pub. Only drinks, but the food being served looked very nice. Sat by the fire on this chilly evening, the dog nestled under the table and a couple of pints of real ale....a perfect evening...

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Thank Richard B
Rhyl, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this establishment on Tuesday 2nd November, for a meal with friends. Looking at the menu, I chose The Posh Corned beef hash, which was topped with a fried egg, making the meal very appetising on the whole. Very nice pub on the whole, was my initial reaction to the place.

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Thank davidwright212121
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here last night with a friend. Had a great table by the roaring fire and got cosy. Kicked off with a spicy bloody mary made by Alex, perfect! I had the steak, fries the works and it was all cooked to perfection. My friend had the chilli and said it was gorgeous. With 50%off on a thursday through... More 

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Thank Lou B
Paignton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We went into the historic pub to watch the rugby and have some food. It was so cosy and welcoming. I loved the Halloween decorations. We sat upstairs and there was plenty of room. I had the brie and cranberry baguette which was delicious. I loved the chunky chips. Our friends had tortillas with pulled pork. It looked lovely. The... More 

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Thank Kate T
United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Popped into this pub and what a delight, the staff were friendly and very jolly. We love to sample real ales, this place had the best ale I have tasted so far TITANIC ale, a plummy porter, they know how to keep their ales too. There was an open log fire which was lovely. Although we didn't sample the food... More 

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Thank Ms B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely traditional pub with friendly bar staff and log fire! We didn't eat here but nice place to stop off for a drink. Good selection of spirits and real ales.

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Thank Sarah M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, lovely pub grub, although a little on the expensive side. Right in the middle of chester near to the river. Would recommend this place. Not the first time I've been here and won't be the last.

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Thank fluzysuzy123
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Looking on line for somewhere in Chester for my birthday lunch. The online menu ticked the wife and mine's boxes, and we remember Terry Wogan visiting with his taxi driver and it looked good. However when we looked at the menus on the tables, the dishes we fancied wern't there and nothing else appealed. So we ate elsewhere. Come on... More 

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Thank Mike H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?