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Bear and Billet

$$ - $$$, British,
94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
+44 1244 311886
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
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1 - 10 of 423 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here for a quick drink and found it ok. Near to the river and not too far from the centre. Lower Bridge St is ideal for a little pub crawl if you don’t want to venture to the city centre.

Thank I_Spencer_9
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit and had to go in due to the antiquity of the building. Everything you’d expect an old English pub to look like. Small bar downstairs and three levels of eating. Order at the bar. Very cozy. Fish and chips were good. Didn’t care...More

Thank bacothran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved this pub. Very traditional with a great choice of ales and gin. Dog friendly. Great staff. We didn't eat but the menu was very enticing so next time we are in Chester I would like to sample.

Thank Dibrow1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is amazing best we’ve had , and lovely staff with great sense of humour ,Tara made our meal second to none , would recommend

Thank Karla C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here as my husband looked up where he could get German beer in Chester! Well what a great find. We arrived around 2pm on a Sunday and managed to get a table upstairs for food. We both opted for sandwiches which were absolutely...More

Thank presc0s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on Friday, 30th March. The first night of my first visit to Chester and I was looking forward to it. The place looked lovely inside and out. Decent beers too. We asked straight away if there was room for two for food. Yes...More

Thank Martin C
MarketTownTaverns, Marketing Administrator at Bear and Billet, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there Martin C Thank you for taking the time to write such detailed comments regarding your recent visit to the Bear & Billet. Across all our estate, we go to great efforts to provide an excellent customer experience and I am disappointed we were...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Bear and Billet is a fantastic pub attracting large crowds from nearby and far afield. It was a little disappointing to see people waiting for seats - unable to get them given that a group of staff were occupying one of the largest tables...More

Thank ArtistSueChester
MarketTownTaverns, Marketing Administrator at Bear and Billet, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there ArtistSueChester Thank you for contacting us with your feedback although I am sorry to learn of your disappointment. On receiving your feedback, I have spoken to the Manager of the Bear & Billet and at no point was she aware customers were leaving...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in here for a drink on a recent stay in Chester and I can't recommend enough. I didn't eat here, simply enjoyed a great pint of Okell's bitter sat on a comfy chair next to an open fire in a fantastic old world pub....More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great old pub within the city walls dogs were made a fuss of with biscuits on bar and water provided. ales were lovely really enjoyed the porter on tap. Did not eat but menu looked good. the log fire was lovely. Lad on the bar...More

Thank stumagoo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to leave some feedback regarding our visit to your pub on Thursday evening. Such a lovely warm environment and we were greeted by a young gentleman with ginger hair who had good knowledge of the cask ales which was very helpful. Food served by...More

Thank KenAdams80
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Tony J
26 July 2017|
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Response from MarketTownTaverns | Property representative |
HI Tony J, The Bear & Billet features an area at the back of the pub with tables perfectly positioned to relax in the sun with a pint or two. Kind regards, Lauren Marketing Administrator
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 311886
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Description
The Bear & Billet is a terrific 3 storey pub located inside the walled city of Chester which was owned by the Earl of Shrewsbury & built in 1664. The Bear & Billet offers a great friendly place to enjoy food and drink. We have a wide selection of cask ales and well as draught and bottled beers from around the world. We have a full homecooked food menu available everyday day with Sunday lunch available every Sunday from 12pm-7pm. Not only that we have function rooms available for hire as well as live sport shown throughout the year with 5 flat screen TV's available on 3 floors.
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