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The Victoria Pub

$$ - $$$, British,
2 Watergate Row North | Chester, Chester CH1 2LD, England
+44 1244 347882
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good33%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (9 reviews)
“scampi” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Watergate Row North | Chester, Chester CH1 2LD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited The Victoria with the wife for lunch on 19th May while on a shopping trip to Chester. This was our first visit for some years, and we were very disappointed with the quality of the food. We ordered sausage and mash and fish and...More

Thank David F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location and ambience is good, food is passable and reasonable value. Service needs improvement, overall - I shall come back.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

First time visiting this extraordinarily old pub. It’s worth visiting just to see the 1,300 year old architecture. This is a pub and it serves pub food. Don’t come expecting a 5 star restaurant. But it’s decent food and affordable. Service was very good too....More

Thank bacothran
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Visited mid-week In the afternoon and its yet another splendid pub, serving great food (we were only here for a drink) friendly bar staff and Red Stripe on tap, great atmosphere inside with a pleasant surrounding, well worth a pint.

Thank TeamWard
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Ate Friday night with family..food was very poor. Chicken undercooked. Lasagne cheap and nasty. Fish all batter with almost no actual fish. Steak ale 'pie' hilarious...one tiny strip of pastry on the top that covered less than a third of the pie Loud and noisy...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Called in today for lunch, good old fashioned pub just the thing I like to support. Ordered 2 drinks and asked the barman if he could hold off payment until we had decided what we wanted to eat. No tabs in here I was told...More

Thank Graham H
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This pub is on one of the rows and so is amidst the ambience of the historical rows. It has lots of little snug areas and serves good food and good beer. It is very popular though so you may have to hunt for a...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Enjoyed the beautiful very large bowl of soup and crusty bread. Staff friendly and welcoming. A nice atmosphere. Didn't wait long for our soup which was hot and rolls were warm and fresh. As one of the bar staff went off duty he presented me...More

Thank ablanchflower
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Went in for a 'home cooked' lunch whilst visiting Chester. The fish and chips I ordered was inedible. Very overcooked fish with hard batter and the fish inside dried to nothing. The chips were frozen and were pale and not properly cooked. I returned this...More

Thank HAREM3
Reviewed 10 March 2018

my friend and I had sunday lunch here whilst on holiday in chester. In terms of value for money and the quality of food it was one of the best sunday lunches we have had. The service was great and the staff very friendly

Thank karen p
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Watergate Row North | Chester, Chester CH1 2LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 347882
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