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The Old Harkers Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
“pie” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
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1 - 10 of 888 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A bit of a mega-pub, canalside, 10 minutes out of the main Chester shops, towards the railway station. It was a 10.30pm visit, so we got served quickly, and it wasn't claustrophobic. It may well be different in tourist season, though, or on a Saturday...More

Thank cheshiredave
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited The Old Harkers Arms for lunch with friends over the weekend, I used to live in Chester & would regularly dine & meet for drinks with friends here. It was always cosy, fairly priced & the food was fab. Unfortunately on this particular...More

Thank Erin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go to this pub regularly and it's always good. Great beer and food, lively atmosphere and excellent service.

Thank Peter T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always eat here when we visit chester. This visit didn't disappoint. The quality of the food and wine is top notch and the staff friendly and efficient. Best to book a table if you are you going to eat. This time I had pork belly...More

Thank Jo D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by here after strolling around the city and found it very welcoming. The pub had a nice atmosphere and the staff were very friendly. An ideal place to rest your weary feet and enjoy a drink in a lovely pub

Thank PatC1953
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere , great beer , great staff what more do you want. In the 20 years ive known this place it has never let me down. A truly great British pub Thanks for making our New Year's Day

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night about twenty 50+ adults held a reunion. Most had not seen each other for 30 years. I think we all pretty much ate there and in fairness the food was good. We spent from 4pm until closing time spending a lot of money...More

Thank Hokasen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a table of 4 for Christmas lunch so we didn’t need to pre order. Great table reserved for us, food excellent and service good, great atmosphere as the pub was busy, we really enjoyed thanks!!

Thank deb r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hi I would like to report disgust at the way I was abused by doorman at this pub, last Friday I was refused entry because the pub was to busy, whilst this is fair enough I politely mentioned to doorman Errol that I was a...More

Thank amandatrenholm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice warm and cosy bar/restaurant friendly staff. Good selection of drinks and good food not too expensive On the canal tow path close to railway station and 5 minute walk to town shopping area.

Thank dave f
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Questions & Answers
25 November 2017|
Response from chucklebuns | Reviewed this property |
Sorry this answer is so late . better to give them a call and book as busy which of course means good steve
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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