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Watergates Bar, Chester Central, Chester

Pub added by Al Bundy
11-13 Watergate Street
Chester
CH1 2LB
Phone: 01244320515
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Pub Type

Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of Watergates Bar (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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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Real Ale Ray left this review about Watergates Bar

A busy Taylor Walker pub in the heart of Chester's busy shopping thoroughfare. Formerly a wine cellar and part of a Medieval stone undercroft. You step down a couple of steps into the bar from street level. This part of the pub had a drinks shelf running along the front with high stools, where you can sit and watch Chester's shoppers scurrying past.
A traditional style Mahagony bar was over on the left, displaying four handpumps, with three on, offering GK IPA, Speckled Hen and London Glory. The back of the pub hosted two cellars, which were set up for dining. Through a side archway took you into the stone undercroft, which had a small and private looking seating areas.
Well worth a visit for the novelty factor alone, but gets very noisy when busy, hence the low brick ceiling height.

On 12th January 2016 - rating: 6
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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 Bar, Chester
20th Aug 2018, 15:35
Review submitted by Steve C
 
10th Apr 2018, 13:18
Pub added to pub crawl (Chester (Completed)) by Callum Jordan

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 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 : Yes - 10% - last updated 30 August 2014 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
Opening Hours
Sunday11am - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - Midnight
Thursday11am - Midnight
Friday11am - 1am
Saturday11am - 2am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: February 9th 2018
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