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Big Hand Alehouse, Chester Central, Chester

85 Watergate Street
Phone: 01244316100
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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
[User has posted 348 recommendations about 329 pubs]

Alan Hurdle left this review about Big Hand Alehouse

The former "Fat Cat", "Linenhall", "Mockingbird" and "El Sotano" has reopened yet again as "Big Hand Alehouse".

This time, under Big Hand Brewery of Wrexham, with eight handpumps to pull their beer, it stands a much better chance of success.
Entering down several steps, the bar is the basement below a two storey building. The curved arch ceiling with support props give a real underground feeling. Beyond the bar room is a larger room and a small cosy area which has a bagatelle table. Outside there is a covered seating area and a barrel of "Big Paw 0%" for four legged drinkers!
This bar is an excellent addition to the Chester drinking scene.

On 14th December 2018 - rating: 9
[User has posted 641 recommendations about 593 pubs]

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Al Bundy left this review about The Linenhall

Now called The Mockingbird Tap Room. Below street level bar emphasising on food. Has 3 real ales. Small bar area as you come in extending into eating area. Trendy kinda place. Incessantly annoying jingly jangly Spanish music being piped through. Not good. The drinks are ok.

On 2nd April 2015 - rating: 5
[User has posted 3269 recommendations about 3187 pubs]

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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
21st May 2019, 09:56
Review submitted by Rob Hunter
17th May 2019, 19:49
Web Link submitted by Rob Hunter approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Occasional - last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 June 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 September 2018 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 21 May 2019 by Rob Hunter
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday3pm - 11pm
Tuesday3pm - 11pm
Wednesday3pm - 11pm
Thursday3pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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