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Saddle Inn, Chester Central, Chester

21 Grosvenor Street
Chester
CH1 2DD

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Steve C left this review about Saddle Inn

The Saddle Inn is a rock themed pub with karaoke on Fridays from 21:00, live music every Saturday and open mic on Wednesdays from 21:00. The bar area is adorned with music paraphernalia and there are a few high tables leaving plenty of standing room. To the left of the bar is a small lounge area and up a few steps behind the bar is a pool room (50p per game and free on Tuesdays and Sundays, as is the jukebox). To the right rear are another couple of seating areas and a door leads to a courtyard with covered seating. Accommodation is available, but not sure I would want to stay here with 00:30 closing Sunday to Thursday, 01:30 on Fridays and 02:30 on Saturdays. During my recent Tuesday lunchtime visit the plasma screens were showing muted BT Sport and there was some background music playing from the jukebox.
The bar is stocked with standard keg products alongside Amstel and I counted three hand pumps which all have guitar handles. One was unused which left Caledonian’s Deuchars and Wychwood’s Hobgoblin as the cask ale options. Traditional pub food is available 11:00 – 15:00 Sunday to Thursday and 11:00 – 19:00 Friday and Saturday. I decided to try the £5 burger which was extremely good.
I normally find live music venues to be a bit grubby, but this place is clean, and the welcome was very friendly. Next time I am in the area I will be sure to revisit for another burger.

On 28th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Oggwyn Great left this review about Saddle Inn

Once multi-roomed pub now opened up into one large room with a seperate pool room . Formerly the Chester Bells it has had a decent re-furb and is all neat and tidy inside and out .
Usual keg taps and three handpulls with Deuchars , Saddle Inn Ale and a OKish Buttcombe Bitter .
Worringly quiet for a Friday night , most of the customers appeared to be of the Stripey shirt and Rose wine brigade

On 19th October 2014 - no rating submitted
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Al Bundy left this review about Chester Bells

This is now called The Saddle Inn.

On 21st June 2014 - no rating submitted
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Soup Dragon left this review about Chester Bells

A half stone, half black timber and rendered detached corner pub.

The interior is open plan with a pool area and a nice wood bar. The decor has red, white and terquiosey coloured walls, with some wood panel and a moulded ceiling. There was Sky TV and the music, whilst charty, was at a decent level. Service was fine, but the place was very empty.

Beer; all tap stuff, with Theakston's Dark Smooth, which was Ok and Wells Bombardier being the only handpull.

The diappointing beer choice means that i wouldnt seek this place out again, however, if i stumble back in one day so be it. If real ale doesnt matter to you, there is nothing wrong with this place.

On 12th November 2009 - no rating submitted
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Dale Miles left this review about Chester Bells

I have been to this pub many times because its one of the best pints of fosters in Chester, the staff are friendly and the price of alcohol very fair, they have some very good bands on at the weekends, a very good place to watch football on the big screen as well, at the back they have a patio with good seating arrangements, very good for the city centre only 2 minutes walk for all the sites and the Chester races.

On 12th May 2008 - rating: 8
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Debra Moore left this review about Chester Bells

Sounds a sorry story with accomodation but the pub was very good the other night. Bar maids who know what you are drinking after the first round and they know who has been waiting the longest! Remarkable!! Saw a great band, The Raynemakers, playing rock and blues. We stayed all night, so watch out for them. Nice patio, pool room and decor though some real ales would have been nice. Locals very friendly so a good place all round. Dont know about the rooms though!!!!

On 15th May 2007 - no rating submitted
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joan kirk left this review about Chester Bells

this pub as a b&b is as basic as they come. not knowing chester we booked not knowing any better the place could do with a good steam clean and money spent on towels etc. stay only as a last resort. the boss was on holiday so no breakfast. the staffwere very nice and helpful but wouldnt use it again and not a bargain at £50/56 per night with no breakfast. my party of 8 are all in the same mind in fact 2 wouldnt stay as the room they were shown was so dirty with no offer of a change

On 22nd August 2006 - rating: 4
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