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Artichoke, Chester - pub details

Address: Steam Mill Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5AN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 45897) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chester (0.3 miles), Bache (1.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 5.5/10 (rated by 2 users)
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user reviews of Artichoke, Chester

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A review from my last visit here in February 2017

This canalside establishment describes itself as a “cafe bar / bistro”, which is probably a more accurate description than a pub, because most of the space is set out for dining with a waitress service. However, there is space at the bar for people only wanting to drink. Which means you can avail yourself of the most unusual feature of this establishment – a bar stool made entirely out of Lego ! [ It does have a cushion on top for you to actually sit on though ]

Being in the ground floor of an old warehouse, it has thick beams, giving more of the feel of a basement bar. The floors are polished wood and the walls bare brick with a number of “abstract” paintings featuring racing themes.

There are 4 handpumps, which have a changing array of local beers. On my latest visit, I tried the Cheshire Brewhouse Engine Vein which was too cold for my liking, and initially had a strange metallic taste (suspect due to it being first pint of the day ]. There are also 10 keg lines mostly featuring less than usual continental beers, but I also spotted Titanic Stout.

As I said, the place is mainly set for dining, though the chairs looked plastic and uncomfortable. I had a quick sneak at the menu (divided into starters, “classics”, grills and pizzas), but hurriedly put it back when I noticed the prices !

6/10 – reasonable, but better places nearby.

Martinsh - 16 Aug 2017 23:06

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