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The Old Harkers Arms

€€ - €€€, British,
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (19 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
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Reviewed today

What a find this was! Recommended by our host. We were six family members, hungry on a cold evening. They have a separate dining area with good tables for six or eight. Very friendly and efficient service. Good choice of beers - and more, of...More

Thank silpinge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lost track of how many times I've been and will continue to go, when friends visit Chester always aim to introduce them to harkers. It's a proper pub in the heart of Chester but not a dingy old man way in an upmarket homage to...More

Thank TeamScelen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Superb canalside pub, with a fine atmosphere, well laid-out and tastefully decorated and furnished. Superb range and quality of cask ales, good wine list and a fine range of gins. We ate here during their 'pie week' and were blown away by the quality, in...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arranged to meet up with some friends only to find that upon arrival children weren't allowed. Fair enough. I went in to tell my friends we wouldnt be allowed in with our son only to find dogs in there. So dogs are allowed but not...More

1  Thank josevector
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly pub, wide selection of beers, dog friendly, nice to sit outside by the canal, oldie worldie inside

Thank vivien t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just visited this great pub. Great atmosphere with very friendly and helpful staff. Even though the night we visited the pub was busy the meal was served very quickly. I would recommend as a place to visit on a trip to Chester.

Thank Nelson180
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at Premier Inn next door and popped in a few times for a quick drink before heading off for somewhere to eat. Great vibe and ambience inside.

Thank Nicola F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here Saturday night and Sunday night. Great choice of drinks. Pleasant staff. Grwat atmosphere.

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the canal, Harker’s is perfect for an afternoon drinking session with family and friends. Dog friendly which is handy for our family. Pop in for a beer or two soon.

Thank Ben F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was very busy when we went in so sat outside. coming from cumbria we are used to the cold. good selection of beers and wine and my wife thought the sauvignon blank was lovely but expensive. food we had a couple of starters with...More

Thank stumagoo
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Questions & Answers
24 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Geoff B | Reviewed this property |
Monday should be ok but just give them a ring Try the Tap on Lowwer Bridge St it's very nice and a bit quieter Geoff
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
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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