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Big Hand Alehouse, Chester Central, Chester

85 Watergate Street
Chester
CH1 2LF
Phone: 01244316100
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Steve C left this review about Big Hand Alehouse

Big Hand Alehouse is a cellar bar found down a few steps from the street so there is no disabled access. Next to the entrance is a water station for our four-legged friends who are more than welcome. The interior consists of a front bar area with counter on the left wall that faces high tables. At the rear are another couple of seating areas and bar billiards. There are no televisions, but there was some background music playing.
The bar is stocked with premium keg and supports eight handpumps. These were drawing Big Hand Brewery’s Little Monkey, Milestone’s Eagle APA, Stringer’s Blonde, Bristol Beer Factory’s Milk Stout, Cocksure’s P’Ale, Peerless Brewing’s Peerless alongside Ascension’s Shimmy Cider and Snails Bank Orchard Dry Cider. Various pies are available from the Pieminster menu, pie and mash for £7.95 seems very reasonable to me.
This place is much bigger than the outside suggests. The friendly barman informed me that they opened back in August last year. I was the only customer during a recent Tuesday afternoon visit, I am sure it gets much busier in the evenings.

On 28th July 2019 - rating: 7
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Rob Hunter left this review about Big Hand Alehouse

Saturday evening visit. Much more spacious inside than I expected. 8 hand pulls at the bar, one of which was off, three were by Big Hand and two were ciders. I had the Pendragon by Big Hand which was quite nice. Service was friendly.

I noticed they do food, the menu seems to be various pies - pie and gravy for £6.50, pie, gravy and mash £7.95 and pie, mash peas and gravy for £8.95.

Definitely worth a visit.

On 21st May 2019 - rating: 8
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Quinno _ left this review about Big Hand Alehouse

Modern subterranean cellar bar. The main room has a curved ceiling and plank panel walls, to the right is more of a lounge effort. Off left is a bagatelle table which was good to see. There was an oddly overpowering smell of joss sticks mixed with Lynx Africa inside which didn’t appeal. A very friendly welcome at the bar where eight pumps all on with Fewer Big Hand beers than you’d expect from their, err, brewery tap - just three! My half of their Red was an NBSS 3. Guest beers were Farmageddon Gold (NBSS 3.5), Grey Trees, Hophurst and Mobberley as well as a decent set of kegs. To compound the bizarreness of a brewery tap not pushing the company’s produce, we noted that none of the Big Hand beers were available in bottles! A bit of an odd one, really.

On 1st March 2019 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by ROB Camra
Chester, 1.21 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Bache, 1.62 miles, 31 min walk (show)
Capenhurst, 6.32 miles, 2 hr 2 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Big Hand Alehouse, Chester
28th Jul 2019, 15:29
Review submitted by Steve C
 
24th Jul 2019, 12:49
Review submitted by Quinno _

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : Yes - Bagatelle - last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 28 July 2019 by Steve C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 28 July 2019 by Steve C
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 21 May 2019 by Rob Hunter
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 July 2019 by Quinno _
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