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“what a disappointment”
Review of The Square Bottle

The Square Bottle
Ranked #132 of 553 Restaurants in Chester
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“what a disappointment”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

On a short break in Chester and decided to eat here in the evening. Menu looked average as other pub menus do. But we were short on time so decided to give it a go.
The pub wasn't busy, only a few people drinking. Tables were dirty and sticky and there didn't appear to be many staff around. Hubby had a mixed grill and I had a gammon steak with egg.
All meat was very greasy and tough, mushrooms were almost swimming in fat and mixed grill meat was hard to distinguish as it looked all the same. We were told to help ourselves to condiments on the table in the corner and then left alone.
We left some of our food and made a quick exit. We don't use rate Wetherspoons as they're pretty average, but this excelled at being awful.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Teresa425
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“As expected”
Reviewed 19 May 2014

We usually eat at a Wetherspoons pub wherever we go and this was as good as any of them. Clean pleasant atmosphere. Friendly staff, good food and average prices

Visited May 2014
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Thank Margaret M
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Chester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Cracking little find”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Have always walked past but saw the frontage open today and popped in for a nose. Had a peri chicken and a craft beer both were perfect. Place seems to be on the up, with cold beer and hot food it's a winner for me

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Jimmy1206
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Criccieth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Amazing service whilst packed on Race day”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Called into this Wetherspoons for breakfast on Ladies Day 8th May and it was packed.4 of us got onto a table for 2 and placed our order at the bar ,and very promptly the breakfast orders arrived looking delicious.How the staff cope when it is so manic is hard to understand.
The staff are all friendly and are constantly clearing dead glasses and empty plates and keeping everything moving.
A couple of years back we also ended up in this pub at the end of the day when it was also packed and we thought we would be lucky to get any grub if we could get a table.The food was excellent and served promptly despite our reservations ,so full credit to this establishment for being able to deliver when under pressure.Good value of course as all Wetherspoons pubs.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Gaz M
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Middlewich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Value”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Recently visited the Square Bottle when out shopping in Chester with friends, the menu was very good, with a good variety at very reasonable prices, I opted for fish and chips with a drink. The bar staff were quick to serve and very polite. My meal arrived in less than 10 minutes and was very good. Also the recent Toilet refurbishment looks great. Overall a good experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Kimberley S
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