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The Old Harkers Arms

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1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
10:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 23:00
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Try this gem tucked away with a great selection of drinks with great staff and excellent polite customers who welcome strangers to their local

Thank paulbyrne24
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous food & lovely atmosphere. Friendly staff. Bit mean with the bread for the individual Camembert but otherwise food was excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank mumtoamygem
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The little things, bar stools at the bar, foot rails. I loved this bar, vintage yet felt modern. For such a big bar inside an old mill it was also very warm - excellent staff.

Thank Jane S
Chester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here several times and the food is always excellent. Staff always friendly and helpful. Usually prepared to make small changes to a meal if its not quiet what you want. Good selection of local draught beers

Thank traveller5659
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff, its best to book a table if you want to eat. Very busy place. Close to Premier inn. Would be lovely in summer as next to canal

Thank Doreen M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My 1st visit to Chester and what a find this was. Lovely food, great atmosphere and fantastic service. I was on my own and all the staff made me feel very comfortable in particular Paul the manager and Olivia. Will definitely visit again when I make my next trip to Chester. Highly recommended.

Thank Kathy W
Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arranged to meet a number of friends at this restaurant due to its convenience and based upon a previous visit. Phoned and booked a table as we were quite a few in number and found it quite strange the bluntness of the question you don't have any kids in your party do you! We didn't as it happened on... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eaten here lots and it never disappoints. Sunday lunch is awesome. Staff always friendly and bar has a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Nicola L
West Wales
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this place, it had great food and a lovely choice of beers too, so we were sorted. The location was nice (it would be lovely in warmer, drier weather) and the premises were clearly popular as it was busy on each of our visits. Yes there were people with dogs there on each visit, dogs and owners... More 

Thank OrdinaryJoeandCo
west yorks
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159 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whenever we re in Chester for the weekend we head here. Food is always good and service is always friendly and efficient. Its very popular with dog owners which we like to see. Beer and wine is always good and food tasty. Nice to sit and people watch as the canal is always busy.

Thank nickyholmfirth

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cheshire  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +44 1244 344525

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Chester, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?