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The Old Harkers Arms

1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was looking for a decent pub with good food in Chester when we visited with family. Menu looked good online and the fact that it is quite open about not accommodating children appealed. It has good character with lots of old posters and signage on...More

Thank TMDaines
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this nice pub just around the corner from the premier inn where we were stopping.right next to the canal so sat outside having a drink watching the boats going passed.staff friendly and nice,pints good and reasonable.worth popping in as its peaceful and out of...More

Thank Bruce R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food and drinks very good. Sitting outside opp the canal on a pleasant evening is great. On draw back there are two bar serving areas and staff only seem to serve in one, stood in the other but was ignored. When I went to the...More

Thank givius
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here from time to time for the past 15 years and always enjoyed the food, beer and atmosphere. Our latest visit was no disappointment, we each had a small starter and main course, with some excellent local beer. Food was very enjoyable, atmosphere...More

Thank Marydon2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here for a drink. Great atmosphere friendly staff nice outdoor space on rhe canal albeit a little small. Very nice!

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A few minutes from the train station on foot, right by the side of a canal. Indoor and outdoor seating, busy in the afternoon. Decent ambience, dog-friendly and ok prices.

Thank Ecowoman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Old Harkers Arms is a located on the canal a short walk from the train station which is a lovely place to be situated. The venue is clean and tidy with a fair amount of seating with tables spaced nicely apart. I'd say it...More

Thank David10101010
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always a firm favourite when visiting Chester... Great Pub, right on the canal, does some absolutely mouthwatering meals and has a great range of guest beers, ales and ciders.Good service too. Looks like its a favourite with the locals as its on the way up...More

Thank malcolm r
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brunning and Price always have great atmosphere and professional staff who make you feel welcome Good selection of draft beers, artisan gins

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nipped in here for a pre dinner drink. Good selection of beers and ales on offer. Nice a busy which is always a good sign. Imagine its a great place to be in the summer sat down by the river

Thank Just1MoreTrip
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Can I park nearby?
23 September 2016|
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Response from 35SteveR | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, Yes the Pub is in the Town Square, amle parking available. Best Wishes, Steve
Hi can you tell me how far from the railway station you are will we have to get a bus or taxi driver
29 July 2016|
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Response from TwirlyNel | Reviewed this property |
It is really close and should only take about 5mins depending on your activity level.
Janet S
Looking to take people from Australia want good. atmosphere and good food at reasonable price
5 June 2016|
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Response from JoelHLondon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen the question. Harkers would certainly fit, best to book. Not sure if they do upside down pints for the Ozzies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344525
  • E-mail