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“Don't miss this place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Brewery Tap

The Brewery Tap
Ranked #22 of 548 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Traditional British style pub set in a wonderful historic location offering great value local food and ales in warm and friendly surroundings
england
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131 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

This is a rare combination of a first rate pub, with a first class menu. The pub has a wide selection of local real ales, set in a high ceilinged Jacobean Great Hall. It has a real local feel, with folk of all ages chatting away. The huge original fireplace is the backdrop to the bar. (The original timbered outside walls had to be clad with brick by decree, after the Great Fire in London)
The food is some of the best I've eaten anywhere, and ridiculously good value for money.
My all time favourite Chester pub was the Boot, but I may have to reconsider.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wow!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Eaten at a number of restaurants around Chester and Liverpool, but the Brewery Tap is both on the less expensive side and some of the best food I've had (it's hearty, British food but that doesn't mean typical pub or greasy spoon type). I'm into locally sourced food and other products, the Brewery Tap is all about real food and ale. The bartender was friendly and had great suggestions for the menu! Their menu changes daily I believe. We had pork, which comes from heritage breed pigs that are fed the left over hops at their brewery!!! They sure tasted like happy pigs....

The building is beautiful with a lot of history, and they've got no television or music so it's perfect for a romantic night or gathering with friends!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Olivia H
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Chester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great night out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

Came here on a Saturday night with a friend, great selection of beers, friendly service, great atmosphere and a great space. Looking forward to trying the food next time!

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North East
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lazy Saturdays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Just the place to hole up with the paper, a pint and a sarnie; good selection of all. It was nice to have a light, airy pub; without the cram of stag-nighters (although we were there at lunchtime)

Visited October 2013
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Burwell, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Unpretentious good quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

The Brewery Tap is an unpretentious inn and restaurant. the building is interesting and historic, the staff efficient and friendly and the food well-cooked and well presented.

Visited October 2013
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