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The Falcon, Chester - pub details

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Address: Lower Bridge Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 27686) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chester (0.8 miles), Bache (1.6 miles)

Brewery: Samuel Smith's

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> Current user rating: 6.6/10 (rated by 34 users)
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As others have noted this is a fine and very old building. Apparently, it was almost derelict but was restored and turned into a pub a few decades ago, so as a pub its relatively 'new'.

Its a Sam's place so everything on sale is a Sam's product - fine if you like Sam's stuff, not so good if you don't.

About the first thing I saw when I found my way from the outside to the bar were all the tatty, A4 size, laser printed notes on the walls saying, "no smoking" (fair enough and obvious), "no swearing", "no electronic devices", etc. It seems so po-faced and kill joy.

The atmosphere not helped by it having a very 'locals feel' to it. Not exactly unfriending but not warm and welcoming either; it was mid afternoon - perhaps its better later in the evening.

On my visit in June 2019, I had a pint of OBB - not bad at all. I only stayed for the one though, place wasn't my cup of tea.
on_the_brightside - 31 Oct 2019 13:03
Lovely historic pub selling Samuel Smith brews, nice interior.
alistair_cross - 28 Oct 2019 20:56
A Sam Smiths pub on the edge of the city centre (just the wrong side of the inner ring road). Although genuinely old, it has apparently only been a pub for about 40 years – though I can certainly remember it from the early 1980s, when I started drinking. It’s a bit of a rambling warren of a place. From the main entrance, you pass directly into the room, with the main bar almost immediately on the left, BUT you have to turn sharp left before it and pass through a passageway to get to another room with a smaller bar. On the right from the entrance you pass down some steps into another smaller open plan area (with toilets hidden behind a corner). In season the main room features a large real fire, but unfortunately there is nowhere to sit to take advantage of the warmth !

As I said, a Sam Smiths pub, so I don’t need to say anything about the beer. Except that on my latest visit, my OBB was far too cold.

Not sure about food. They certainly did it in the 1980s, but I couldn’t see any sign of it on my latest visit.

Martinsh - 28 Feb 2017 21:52
Nice friendly good looking pub. Can't rate it above say 7 because it is Sam Smiths (some will like that but it's not really for me the lack of choice of other beers though as said this does have a better range of bottles than most SS pubs).

It's worth a look for one or two though for the building and friendly staff/punters.
mike_s - 8 Sep 2016 18:07
Was actually en route to the Brewery Tap, when myself and my cousin stumbled in here. We were both pleasantly surprised to find it being a Sam Smith's house, as users previously commented.

1000 times better than the other Sam Smith's pub in Chester - The Boot Inn. Lovely bar area with pleasant bar staff and a wider range of SS bottles on offer than I have seen in other outlets. I clocked a bottle of Imperial Stout in the fridge, and their wheat beer and Indian Pale ale on pump.

Place was busy on a Sat mid afternoon. There was a plaque up telling the history of the building but I can't remember what it said now.


realalerules1983 - 27 Apr 2016 20:33

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