Real Ale Pub Crawl in Chester, England 

Chester has some excellent Real Ale pubs and here is a tour of 10 of the best in my opinion. The tour stars at the traditional Albion Inn and ends at the Bull & Stirrup which has a late license.

Use the map below to see the route. The route is shown in yellow starting at the bottom right. The pubs are shown with a red mark.

Chester Pub Crawl Map
Chester Pub Crawl Map

1.The Albion Inn – A great place to start the route with some fine beers and food. Decor is from the 50/60s .. a lovely pub.

The Albion Pub Chester The Albion Pub Chester

2. Bear & Billet – Take Duke Street down to Lower bridge street and turn left. Here is the Bear and Billet. If your interested they usually have Sky Sports.

The Bear & Billet Pub Chester The Bear & Billet Pub Chester

3. The Cross Keys
– Across the road is the lovely Cross Keys that serves Joules beers. Excellent.

The Cross Keys Pub Chester The Cross Keys Pub Chester

4. The Brewery Tap – As you walk up Lower Bridge Street on the left is the pub. It’s owned by Spitting Feathers brewery and has all their ales plus several others

The Brewery Tap Pub In Chester
The Brewery Tap Pub Chester

5. The Old Kings Head – Reported as the most haunted pub in Chester. Good beer and often Live music.

Kings Head Pub Chester Kings Head Pub Chester

6. The Falcon Inn
–  Further up on the left is the Falcon which used to be a Merchants house.  Samuel Smiths beers here.

The Falcon Inn Chester The Falcon Inn Chester

7. The Boot Inn 
– The oldest pub in Chester and another Samuel Smiths one. Worth visiting to see the old walls and inside. It’s located on the rows not street level.

Boot Inn Pub Chester Boot Inn Pub Chester

8. The Pied Bull
– After leaving the Boot Inn come down of the walls and head to the Pied Bull which often has a craft beer festival.

The Pied Pull Pub Chester
The Pied Pull Pub Chester

9.  The Red Lion – The penultimate pub is the Red Lion which is next door to the Pied Bull so an easy walk.

Red Lion Pub Chester Red Lion Pub Chester

10. The Bull & Stirrup – The final pub on the route and a good place to end as it has a late license. Lots of good beers here as you would expect from Wetherspoons and always good value.

Bull & Stirrup Pub Chester Bull & Stirrup Pub Chester

So I hope you enjoy this route. If you need any more advice on other pubs in Chester please get in touch or follow me on Twitter @hardy_travel

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