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Commercial Hotel, Chester

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Was keen to find and visit this lovely pub and we are really glad we did.
Very clena very well presented with good beer and good staff, we did not eat but would look to try the food when we go back to chester.
GILHIL66 - 22 Mar 2010 04:27
This pub is simply really cool. The decor and ladies loos are fab. the music is fab and even the bar guys are hot! We ate there on a Saturday and for pub food you can't do better in chester. Would like more chips next time tho. Defo one on the circuit and as open till 2am one to stop on for a late drink
boshed - 5 Mar 2010 23:06
Now reopened after what seems like a long period of closure. It's about as central as can be but still difficult to find, nestling in a yard behind the handsome St. Peter's church that overlooks the crossing point of Chester's 15th century shopping streets. The yard is accessed by 2 narrow alleys that go either side of the church.
The pub is thoroughly refurbished and can be desribed as stylish and contemporary. a lobby leads you to 2 front rooms and 2 back rooms, although this distinction is blurred as it's pretty open plan. The bar is to the right and has access from the front and back right hand rooms of the pub. Polished floors, whitewashed walls and leather sofas abound, although period wallpaper and a handsome central staircase (presumably part of the hotel) add a rustic touch.
Ostensibly it seems to be a Stonehouse brewery place, with their beermats on every table. However the Stonehouse Bitter was complemented by Weetwood Cheshire Cat and Bomabardier, the latter served behind a curious metallic font that I can only assume is trying to attract 'yoof' over from their nitrofizz. Cheshire Cat was excellent, and at 2.60 seemed reasonable- you expect to pay more in these kind of places.
Two real fires burned in the front rooms which was a major plus point for me and brought character to what may otherwise have been a stark environment.
It's not usually my kind of place but I found it strangely enjoyable, and it's certainly an improvement considering the lenghth of closure. Not a must but the beer is good and if you've done the rest it's definitely worth a visit.
Carlurmston - 25 Jan 2010 12:21
This Pub has CLOSED
chestertouristcom - 6 Jan 2008 14:55
March,presently closed for major re-furb
Chesterman - 5 Mar 2006 16:14
Great little pub, 4 good hand pulls. Great value for money home cooked food. Friendly pub mainly frequented by regulars which is getting rare these days for a city centre pub. Have been drinking there off and on for 30 years. Decor a little jaded and perhaps could do with a lift, but thats my opinion and perhaps thats its charm. 1 0f 3 pubs in St Peters church yard.
billy_squibble - 18 Oct 2005 23:07

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