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The Falcon Inn, Chester Central, Chester

Lower Bridge Street
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Rob Hunter left this review about The Falcon Inn

I have never really been a massive fan of Sam Smiths beers and as such have never really gone out of my way to venture into Sam Smiths pubs. The last one was over a year ago and my memory of the Old Brewery Bitter on cask didn't really leave me craving a repeat experience. However, fast forward to October 2018 and I find myself in Chester on a weekday. The Falcon is in my sights. I've done my research, I know it only has OBB on cask, so I decided to see what the keg options were. Keg beers are dispensed from those little illuminated square boxes which are quite charming (with the exception of one which was on a taller tap) and look reassuringly old fashioned. At the Falcon there was a choice of Extra Stout, Dark Mild, Taddy Lager, Alpine Lager, Pure Brewed Organic Lager, Sovereign Bitter and Cider Reserve. I went for the Extra Stout, which set me back £1.15 for a half, and was rather nice - and you definitely can't knock the price! Served in a Sam Smiths branded glass, head spilling over slightly, it actually looked like a thing of beauty.

Service was friendly, the pub was not busy at the time of my visit but I am sure with its prominent location and the age of the building it must pull the custom in without too much trouble.

They actually have a leaflet inside giving the history of the Falcon and its restoration, which you are free to take away, which I thought was a nice touch.

Overall a nice old pub, and I'm glad I called in.

On 11th October 2018 - rating: 7
[User has posted 249 recommendations about 235 pubs]

Alan Hurdle left this review about The Falcon Inn

Visiting the Falcon for 1st visit in years. The (boring brown) Sam Smiths bitter is in excellent form. After "risking" a half for £1, I have returned to the bar and shelled out £2 for a full pint (yes it was full!).
A very pleasant relaxing time in this old beamed pub. It made my breakfast and pint in Wetherspoons seem expensive.

On 28th March 2018 - rating: 8
[User has posted 614 recommendations about 568 pubs]

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Al Bundy left this review about The Falcon Inn

Definitely an older worlde look and feel to this Sam Smiths pub and though there are better pubs for real ale nearby this but is still worth a visit. The 2 rooms are equally as good as each other and, though not a big fan of Sam Smiths beers I quite like this pub. Also I think its better than the other Sam Smiths pub, The Boot, up on the main drag.

On 26th February 2016 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3212 recommendations about 3127 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Soup Dragon
Chester, 1.12 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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11th Oct 2018, 13:12
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
8th Oct 2018, 19:38
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  • Car Park : No last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 August 2013 by Oggwyn Great
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Last inspected: May 18th 2018
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