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The Old Harkers Arms

) #34 of 391 Restaurants in Chester $$ - $$$ , British,
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak burger” (9 reviews)
“sunday roast” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
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1 - 10 of 817 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited here after going to the open-air theatre in the park. The staff are very accommodating and eager to look after customers. It is incredibly welcoming and in a lovely setting right next to the canal. They serve black dragon cider (7.2%) out of...More

Thank Chris S
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

we came n sat by canal had a few drinks and had a nice light bite to eat staff lovely and attentive food amazing I had a beef n horseradish sandwich n my partner had steak sandwich atmosphere is Amazing

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Chester for a night out and after a few drinks in the afternoon called here for something to eat. We timed it right luckily and managed to get a nice table between the lunch and evening busy periods. Great service from the...More

Thank Digby98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub. Really good selection of ales and they serve good pub grub. I like the atmosphere in here and you get a good mix of nice people.

Thank Famrev2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked on the day and were given seats requested. Had bar platter between us then Cheese board for both. All food was excellent and staff cannot do enough for you. We always try to visit when in Chester. Please note though no children allowed but...More

Thank scooby0907
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked here for my Gran's 80th Birthday. The food was delicious, the staff were friendly and without asking they arranged a candle with a fancy dessert and sang happy birthday to my Gran. Would defo recommend. The fish was to die for

Thank Ortoncm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying locally and decided to try this restaurant. We had excellent service from friendly staff and our food was lovely. Wine perfectly chilled and lovely atmosphere. Obviously a popular spot with the locals too.

Thank louxloux
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub was right around the corner from where we were staying and for us, the sign out front was inviting. Had a couple of points, decided to stay for dinner and were not disappointed. Made reservations for the next day as the races were...More

Thank Tim M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff. Had a lovely lunch sitting outside by the canal. The food was tasty with okey prices.

Thank Randi I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had booked a table a month in advance for a meal on Saturday evening as knew it was a busy time. Welcomed by a girl who said ,"you should have been here at 7.30...we have you as a no show". Showed her the email they...More

Thank pat g
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23 September 2016|
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Response from 35SteveR | Reviewed this property |
Hiya, Yes the Pub is in the Town Square, amle parking available. Best Wishes, Steve
29 July 2016|
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Response from TwirlyNel | Reviewed this property |
It is really close and should only take about 5mins depending on your activity level.
Janet S
5 June 2016|
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Response from JoelHLondon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry just seen the question. Harkers would certainly fit, best to book. Not sure if they do upside down pints for the Ozzies.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 23
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Bar Scene
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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