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The Pied Bull
Pied Bull

57 Northgate Street
01244 325 829
Fax 01244 350 322
To make your reservation call 01244 325 829
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Chester's Oldest Inn

The Pied Bull is a traditional coaching Inn located near the centre of Chester on the west side of Northgate Street just past the Town Hall. The pub is located on the Ground Floor and has a traditional feel. The entrance has a small flight of three steps. The Pied Bull is located near Rufus Court and Chester Market. To the right of the Pied Bull is a small cobbled street known as King Street.

An Attractive Town Centre Pub with rooms in the heart of Historic Chester 'as individual as you are'. Dating back to the 14th Century and once a coaching inn. The Pied Bull is the oldest continuously licensed premises in Chester, with a cellar reputedly haunted by the ghost of a cellar man. Today it's an oak-beamed town centre pub with rooms. We offer great value food and clean, comfortable and competitively priced accommodation. Our caring and efficient staff extend a bright, friendly welcome to all our guests and take pride in helping to make your stay a truly home from home experience. A welcome escape from the world outside, our 11 comfortable en-suite bedrooms) one of which has a four-poster bed) are fitted and furnished to ensure your relaxation and comfort. All rooms are fully equipped with a bath and shower, tea and coffee making facilities, television, table/working area, telephone, trouser press and hair dryer. An extra cot can be supplied. We are proud of our reputation for serving good quality value for money pub food and we serve a good selection of both cask ales, draught beers and lagers. A wide choice of wines by the bottle or glass is available plus a great selection of soft drinks and beverages. Quiz and darts nights are often held in the bar.

Rooms Eight and Nine are said to be haunted.

- The Pied Bull is the oldest licensed house in Chester still serving beer.
- In 1533 it was known as the 'Bull mansion'. (Name is taken from the near by old beast market)
- In 1784 John Paul was running a four horse coach to Birkenhead from the Pied Bull.
- In 1854 George Borrow stayed here before his tour of 'Wild Wales'.
- The Pub is said by some to be haunted by the ghost of John Davies. In 1609 it was reported that ...
- 'casually fell down a pair of stairs leading to the seller belonging to the pied bull. and with a knife in his hand .... and dyed'

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There is a black board at the back of the pub with a potted history of the pub written by local author Gordon Emery.

Detail from above the fireplace.
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Looking out the window onto Northgate Street
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Original handmade staircase dating from 1533.
Original handmade staircase dating from 1533


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Pied Bull Brewery
Established in April 2011 as a micro brewery in the Pied Bull, Chester. We now brew 8 ales, one of which is the CAMRA Award Winning Best of Cheshire - Matador.
57 Northgate Street Chester

Brewery at the Pied Bull
The Pied Bull's microbrewery reopened in April 2011. Historic records show that the Inn had its own brewery right up to the late 19th century.
This is the only working brewery within the walls of Chester, located less than 50 yards from the site of the famous Northgate Brewery.
Our range of quality ales is rapidly expanding, catering for all tastes. We aim to combine the best of brewing tradition with contemporary styles.
These are the ales which you will see on the bar over the next few weeks
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The Pied Bull is situated within the walls of the historic Roman City of Chester. Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in Chester. The pub dates from 1155 and today the interior reflects its distinctive heritage. The pub also houses an original handmade staircase dating from 1533. Serving traditional pub fayre throughout the day, the Pied Bull is popular with locals and tourists alike.

On Chester's doorstep is Cheshire Oakes Designer Outlet village, Britain's largest aquarium - The Blue Planet and the world famous Chester Zoo. Further a field it's a short drive to the many attractions of Liverpool and Manchester. Chester is also the Gateway to North Wales where stunning scenery and beautiful coastline awaits you.


Standard Room 60
Four Poster room 70
Premier Suite 75
Single Occupancy 50
All rooms are priced per room, per night excluding breakfast
Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a standard room, 3 adults sharing a triple room and 2 adult and 2 children sharing a family room.


All rooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite bathroom, colour television, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer, trouser press and direct dial telephone.


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