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Watergates, Chester

Pub added by Al Bundy
11-13 Watergate Street
Chester
CH1 2LB
Phone: 01244320515
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Brainy Pool left this review about Watergates

Greene King tourist pub similar to their chain in London, and sadly it’s just as dull as you expect despite the character of the interior. full of rowdy types on a Saturday afternoon, it really wasn’t worth bothering with. GK IPA, Speckled Hen and Old Rosie was the very poor selection on the handpumps. There are plenty of interesting independent pubs and bars in Chester, GK don’t need or deserve your custom with lazy offerings like this.

On 1st February 2020 - rating: 3
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Steve C left this review about Watergates Bar

The split-level Watergates Bar has seating by the entrance at street level before some steps that lead down to the long bar that stretches down the left-hand wall. At the rear are a couple curved roof seating areas that I imagine were once full of wine racks and vats. A roof garden is advertised, but I did not visit. In the bar area are a couple of plasma screens that were airing muted Sky Sports News whilst some background music played. I spotted a live music advert for the weekend.
One of the four hand pumps supported by the bar was unused. This left Eastwood Ales Eastgate alongside Greene King IPA and Abbot as the cask ale options. Peroni, Amstel and a standard keg range were also available. Pub Co food is available all day until late.
I found the service to be friendly and there is a 10% CAMRA discount.

On 20th August 2018 - rating: 6
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Oggwyn Great left this review about Watergates Bar

We visited here twice over our Chester visit , once on Thursday evening and again on Friday afternoon , pretty quiet on Thursday evening mostly with people eating , busier on Friday Afternoon where we went on the small sunny roof terrace , the roof terrace has its own bar , open on busier times and for private functions .
Four handpulls with two from GK and two locals Cheshire Stout and Brew Brothers Gold which was fine , staff were a friendly bunch , i liked it here its OK

On 6th May 2017 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Chester, 1.05 miles, 20 min walk (show)
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Latest updates View all updates for Watergates, Chester
1st Feb 2020, 20:34
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1st Feb 2020, 20:31
Review submitted by Brainy Pool

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Rooftop terrace - last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Discount withdrawn - last updated 28 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 30 August 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Darts : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Function Room : Yes - Roof Terrace for Private Hire - last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 21 August 2018 by Steve C
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 June 2014 by David McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 06 May 2017 by Oggwyn Great
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 June 2014 by ROB Camra
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