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The Falcon

Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
+44 1244 314555
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“beef” (2 reviews)
“sam smiths” (14 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub
Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This a typical Sam Smith's pub. Very friendly people, excellent bar staff who readily enforce Sam's 'no swearing' rule. Clean, quiet with good beer thrown in. Well worth a visit.

Thank RussBrighouse_UK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Falcon Pub in a city with so many classic pubs has to be in the running for one of the best pubs in this gorgous city. This is an ancient tavern ,walking in and you can feel the history,exposed wooden beams throughout the pub...More

1  Thank Neil K
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Called in here on a whim for refreshment after a while wandering the shops. The cask Sam Smiths ale was a superb drink and surprisingly cheap. Glanced at the food menu although not taking part, and that do looked very reasonable. The people who were...More

Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Any visit to the historic city of Chester is not complete without calling in here! This hostelry is an oasis of no music and no incessant sport on tv! Then, this is a Samuel Smiths pub, so all the ales, lager and beer are pure...More

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Whilst there is no doubting this is an elegant picturesque pub with a good atmosphere and friendly staff, it is the quality of Samuel Smiths Real Ale that lets it down. A once great beer now a shadow of its former self. The pub has...More

Thank MrMrsHappyR
Reviewed 4 August 2017

The staff were very friendly, but we were disappointed with some of the architecture within: having been told such a lot about the internal reconstruction, Parts were worth seeing from an historical point of view but others could have been mistaken for a Wetherspoons! (sorry)!...More

Thank Frohlix
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Quick bite to eat for lunch and we were welcomed into a lovely traditional pub. The food was nice and they had a great selection of drinks. If you like a pub that sells traditional ales and beers instead of the usual types, then this...More

Thank Danny W
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

After hearing this place was haunted by Molly the ghost and from previous recommendations we went for a quick drink to cool down. The pub was so quiet, there were people inside but you could hear a pin drop which we enjoyed as in other...More

Thank beckyarya
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We visited this afternoon for a few drinks and a lunchtime snack. A pint of bitter and a double white rum and coke costs £7.00. We ordered Hunter's chicken which was served with chips and salad. The meal portion was a good size, it was...More

Thank fionaandsteve2017
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

We were met with lack of service and not a smile in the place. The staff were rude and exceptionally ignorant. Bar staff roll their eyes and manager is rude and discriminative avoid at all costs. Such a shame as a beautiful building ruined entirely...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 314555
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