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The William Chester, Market Drayton Central, Market Drayton

Pub added by Alan Hurdle
20 Shropshire Street
Market Drayton
TF9 3BY
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Reviews of The William Chester (Average Rating: 7 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Bucking Fastard left this review about The William Chester

A shop conversion to a bar rather than micropub,a lot of money has been spent here on a varied interior.The large shop windows give a lot of natural light to the front section with bench seating to the left,the bar to the right and a drinking shelf along a front window with bar stools.Sadly these same bar stools are moved by bar blockers in front of the handpumps which is annoying.
In a mid building section there is an intimate darts throw,well lit while a back lounge has comfortable fitted benches in brown leather ,brittania tables,a real fireplace in modern pine and all sorts of traditional pub ephemera such as toby jugs,copper vessels,old photos and the like.This lounge is carpeted and given all the small nic nacs the area does have a discrete cctv camera to spot pilfering.
There is a corridor to a rear courtyard which is a good suntrap.However the muzak inside was an awful 80's funk track ,surely Micheal Jackson is non PC these days yet the barmaid was singing along,minus one mark.
There were 4 handpumps offering on my trip Winckle Wibbly Wallaby,St Austell Sunshine,Front Row Crafty Flanker and a very decent Salopian Oracle at £3.
If you want to avoid the Joules pubs with their awful beer and the cheap and nasty 'spoons ,this is probably your best bet for ale in Market Drayton.A wider selection of beer style and higher ABV in their ale choice,together with a more acceptable and quieter muzak would have given this place a far higher score.

On 19th August 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1977 recommendations about 1977 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Latest updates View all updates for The William Chester, Market Drayton
19th Aug 2019, 13:40
Review submitted by Bucking Fastard
 
10th May 2019, 15:59
Request to add pub to area Market Drayton Central by Old Boots 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 19 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 10 May 2019 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : Yes last updated 19 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - terrestrial TV - last updated 10 May 2019 by Alan Hurdle
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 August 2019 by Bucking Fastard
  • Real Ale : Yes - 4 changing beers - last updated 10 May 2019 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes - 1 changing cider - last updated 10 May 2019 by Alan Hurdle
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - rear entrance - last updated 10 May 2019 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 May 2019 by Alan Hurdle
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 0:30am
Monday3pm - 11:30pm
Tuesday3pm - 11:30pm
Wednesday3pm - 11:30pm
Thursday12noon - 11:30pm
Friday12noon - 0:30am
Saturday12noon - 0:30am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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