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Submitted on Monday, 30th April 2012
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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: Absorbed by the restaurant next door

Joseph Benjamin, Chester

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140 Northgate
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ROB Camra left this review about Joseph Benjamin

Be aware that this bar is closed all day on Monday as we found out last week when we tried to visit.

On 19th April 2013 - no rating submitted
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Pub SignMan left this review about Joseph Benjamin

Having walked about three quarters of the way around the city walls, we decided to stop off in this self proclaimed 'Restaurant and Delicatessen' for a tea and a bite to eat. I wasn't expecting a great deal until glancing through the window I spotted a line of pump clips stuck on the wall behind the cash register. As it turns out, they keep one real ale on the go at all times, usually from the Woodlands brewery, so my tea quickly turned into a half of Woodlands Old Faithful.
The place feels like a restaurant, which I suppose is its main function. The interior is divided into three vague sections with pastel coloured walls and bare brick pillars. Seating is mostly standard tables and chairs in formal arrangements as you might expect, but there are wooden banquettes at the far end of the room underneath large mirrors. Decoration comes in the form of some modern art prints and old photos of Chester, plus some small book shelves which act as partitioning. Quiet classical music played in the background and the service from the waitress was prompt and with a smile.
There is a small produce shop near the till and a kitchenware display upstairs. Menus are detailed on blackboards in the window and looked pretty good, although we didn't sample anything beyond their chocolate brownies. My Old Faithful was underwhelming and hinted at a slow turn-over in ale sales.
This is probably a nice spot for some good food and it certainly served its purpose for a quick pit-stop with the unexpected bonus of a local beer to boot. However, it's not the sort of place you would go just for a beer and so scores low for the purposes of this website.

On 23rd February 2012 - rating: 3
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Map location corrected by Pub SignMan
Chester, 1.06 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Bache, 1.24 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Capenhurst, 6.13 miles, 1 hr 58 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Joseph Benjamin, Chester
30th Aug 2021, 19:58
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
30th Aug 2021, 19:58
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Gone away: Absorbed by the restaurant next door

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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : No - Not always available! - last updated 25 August 2013 by Alan Hurdle
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