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The Old Harkers Arms

) #35 of 391 Restaurants in Chester €€ - €€€ , British,
1 Russell Street, Chester CH3 5AL, England
+44 1244 344525
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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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 829 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

They don't seat or serve children! That may be your thing... but pouring rain and no alternative for us on a Sunday and parking being an issue with three children and one dog meant we left Chester hungry! Customer reviews need to point this out!...More

Thank Evangeline T
Reviewed 5 days ago

By the canal this pub has a great range of beers with great service. I didn't have any food but what I saw looked great. Could do with cleaning the toilets when it gets busy

Thank Clive_Churchward
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub has an excellent location along a canal in Chester. The bar is gleaming wood and lined with many kinds of whiskey. I am not sure if the locals appreciate all of the tourists there. It seemed to ave a large list of cocktails...More

Thank Sam1223
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just called for a drink a bit on the overpriced side but still a nice place Staff helpful and friendly which made up for the slightly over priced drinks

Thank WalsallIan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited Harkers with a friend on a Saturday lunchtime. Lovely and friendly staff gave us a warm welcome. The menu was varied but would have liked to see maybe another vegetarian option available. Food was fresh and tasty and service was very prompt despite...More

Thank JerryGezza
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called for a drink as it was by the canal when we were walking by. Just a bit pricey, but most pubs are these days.Menu looked good,although we didn't eat there.Nice atmosphere , friendly staff and lovely period interior.

Thank loretta R
Reviewed 1 week ago

During our three night stay in Chester, we dined here twice. Not only are the staff friendly and helpful, the food is excellent. It is very popular and gets busy, so early dining is recommended. Good choice of ales and wines.

Thank HelenPlumb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like a good ale then visit this great pub. Usually mobbed on a Friday or Saturday, if you can grab a seat then you're lucky. They have a range of great ales to try and their food is also lovely. 5/5 - ask...More

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Food was delicious Staff were very helpful and friendly Lovely location for sitting out in good weather 😁

Thank Alimeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little place this, the atmosphere is lovely and relaxing, good choice of beers and lovely food also served. Added benefit is that it's alongside the canal with outside seating. A must to visit when in chester

Thank Ray B
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Questions & Answers
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
4 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
US$9 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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