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“Outstanding friendliness and service”
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Pied Bull Inn
Ranked #15 of 79 Chester B&B and Inns
Bendigo, Australia
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88 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Outstanding friendliness and service”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

The first taste of the micro brew was great. To our surprise we scored a huge room at the back with a four poster bed and two huge armchairs. It was so comfortable. The breakfast was cooked individually and the breakfast girls were so friendly. We were given directions to the laundrette which worked perfectly for us to have our washing done while we went sight seeing. The hotel was so old and charming, reception was welcoming right down to the directions for car parking in the council car park. Which leads me to the best part, one of the young barmen left the hotel and carried both our cases and shouldered a backpack and walked us right to the car park, with a smile and no expectation of reward. That is Class! Would happily go back to stay and eat there.

Room Tip: We heard no noise from street or bar, we had room number 3.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

Location is perfect for a couple of days away in chester. The staff treat you like long lost friends that are returning. Real ale very good as it has it's own micro brew down stairs. All in all the only let down we did not see a ghost. Ha. Would Defo return.

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

Great beer, courteous staff, but accommodation overpriced. Bed and bed linen very tired and in serious need of replacement. Home toolkit would have been useful to turn bath cold tap on and off - a serious health and safety issue!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed here for 1 night with another couple, just to visit Chester. Staff were pleasant and welcoming. The room was small but comfortable, although the bathroom could have done with updating. An amazingly powerful shower though- top marks for that!!
Breakfast was less than averagely good- I asked for toast, which was dry, cold and tasteless. The cooked breakfast didn't look much better.
However, we slept well and the central location meant we could walk anywhere. Parking at the NCP down the road for £5 for 24 hours couldn't have been better.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Really enjoyed our stay here for our 2nd wedding anniversary. When we got there, the bloke who checked us in even drew a detailed map of the walled city and showed us where to go for sight seeing and drinking. The pub had two lovely home-brewed beers on hand pump plus three or four of the usual favourites such as Adnams Broadside. The room was enormous (we went for the one with the four poster bed) and comfortable. Breakfast was a lovely fry up- the works including black pudding and fried bread- and/or cereal. The only thing that stopped me giving a perfect score was the early end to breakfast, and check out (9am and 10am respectively).

Room Tip: Would recommend the four poster bed room (No. 3)
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We were on a day trip to Chester and while looking for somewhere to have lunch found the Pied Bull near the market with notices saying "award winning" I am not sure what the award was for but assume it was for appalling food. My wife and I had haddock and chips and ham and chips.
The fish was overcooked and greasy and the chips seemed to have been pre-cooked and reheated, the ham was tasteless and the eggs (supposedly free range) were tiny. At prices respectively of £10.95 and £9.95 we were expecting far better quality. If you are in Chester avoid this establishment for food, far better to walk about 100 metres and have a meal in the restaurant in British Home Stores at half the cost and infinitely better quality

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This was such a disappointing first visit to Chester and to see an old school friend after many years!We were not told of a private party on our 2nd night which went on until 2am and this was worsened by an nightclub in the same road emptying out at 4 - 5 am with noisy drunken youngsters .The staff on duty were totally unresponsive to our concerns and as yet we have had no response to our letter to the manager.I would never recommend that anyone stayed here.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: Pied Bull Inn
Address: Northgate Street, Chester, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Chester
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 79 B&Bs / Inns in Chester
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Pied Bull Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 13
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