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The Sportsmans Arms

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Bar, British, Pub
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Burwardsley Road | Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9QF, England
+44 1829 770233
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11:00 - 23:30
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Came here for food but the chef was away. Nicely set out inside and quiet too. Dog friendly and good service from behind the bar.

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Thank Amy_Lea_10
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I love the food here now it's so yummy! The staff are all very friendly and there is a good outdoor area at the back

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Thank sarahmatthias
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, we aim to please and work hard to keep everyone happ x More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

There is no doubt that the staff are very friendly and the pub has plenty of room. We had a lunch time meal, 3 of us, and not at the weekend when roast dinners may be the order of the day. But the 3 of us found the food to be average; nothing special. So we would not go back... More 

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Thank William M
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Sorry you found us average, we do our best to please everyone who eats here,we only have fresh veg and real chips, very little frozen, all homemade, we are cheaper than the other eateries in the area and of course we have a home made Greek menu too, yours is the first review that has not been good and of... More 

Altrincham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Arrived here about 5 p.m. after a boat trip from Tattenhall Marina and enjoyed a lovely Sunday roast of excellent proportions and were also given a complimentary dish of cauliflower cheese. We were given a nice "snug" with comfortable seats as we had a small dog with us, which the pub was happy to accommodate. Spacious with nooks and crannies,... More 

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Thank slightlydisapp0inted
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments, we are of course dog friendly and try to please all tastes with our home made English and Greek food More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Just finished my roast lamb, wow!! Firstly it was massive, secondly hot and thirdly definately homemade. It is without a doubt the best roast i've ever eaten. I had the sticky toffee pudding too. I cannot fault any of it. The pub is clean, welcoming and very traditional. The staff are very very friendly and funny. Will definately be back

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1 Thank southerner87
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments, we work so hard to please everyone and to know you are all enjoying the food, makes it worthwhile x More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We've just been to this beautiful country pub, amazing home cooked food.....really really good food actually. My dad and i ordered a roast, my eldest daughter a curry (shes still raving about it) my youngest a lovely pasta dish, and my husband a stifado from the greek menu! Very friendly service and great prices. Whats not to like! We'll be... More 

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Thank Sarah L
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments, we are a small family run village pub, we make everything as much as is possible here on the premises and these wonderful reviews make it all worthwhile x More 

Long Eaton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Sportsmans Arms again on our trip to Chester 22/07/2016 -25/07/2016 As before we could not fault it Wendy&Darren the Owners run this Lovely Country Pub a very friendly&welcoming environment and all the staff are so nice too it is a pleasure to visit 😀😀 We had several meals here and they were absolutely Fantastic,Desserts Too and Excellent... More 

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Thank Rachelandfred
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind compliments, people like you make all the hard work worthwhile x More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Second visit in two years although owners have changed twice since last visit in August 15 but still great service and terrific homemade food on offer. English & Greek cuisine on offer however no food service currently on Tuesdays. Great selection of Lagers and Thwaites Real ale available and for CAMRA member's the pub had been awarded a Cask Marque.... More 

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Thank Lazerlight
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments, my husband keeps an excellent cellar and beer, for this he has been awarded the coveted cask mark, he also makes all the pies, burgers, curries, chilies and the wonderful chocolate fudge cake, I make all the Greek food and the rest of the sweets, including Greek baklava, hard wok for both of... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the pub a few times now. The food is fantastic. One of the only pubs left who serve true home cooked food. The Sunday lunch is amazing. Even the puds are home made and are georgous! Very spoilt for choice. The staff are very friendly too. Highly recommended!

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Thank Janfox5
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, people like you make it a pleasure to cook xxx More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Fabulous food, entertaining hosts, vibrant atmosphere and eclectic music. The Sportsmans Arms is hands down pub of the year...if not every year! Add to that the various entertainment and constant immaculate service the positives of this fine establishment are beyond words. Must visit, excellent selection of beverage all round and fantastic menu!

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Thank DaveLea85
zantenan, Manager at The Sportsmans Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments, we work very hard to please all our customers and appreciate the feedback x x More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burwardsley Road | Tattenhall, Chester CH3 9QF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1829 770233
Description
The Sportsmans Arms has new owners, Darren and Wendy Depuis, both local,having successfully run Two other local pubs over the last few years, have now returned from Zante in Greece, bring with them a small Greek menu of home made village food, to go with the home made English pub food menu, The village Pub is now returning to the way it always was, " We don't serve fast food, but try and serve, good, old fashioned, home made food, as soon as possible "

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