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Welcome

The Architect is a classic pub restaurant within Chester’s city walls overlooking the racecourse at Roodee.

We have named it the Architect in honour of Thomas Harrison, a prolific Georgian architect who designed the Grosvenor Bridge and much of Chester Castle, among many other classical structures. He designed the building as his own residence, and lived there for many years. Charles Cockerell, a fellow architect and contemporary, described the house as ‘..well conceived, broad, elegant and simple’.

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The pub is a story of two halves: turn right through the glass connecting passage and the original Georgian building has cosy, domestic rooms that naturally lend themselves to a series of intimate dining rooms in classic style. Turn left into the new garden room and you'll find a spacious open plan room with a large bar at its heart and a more buzzy, pubby feel to things, with glazed doors leading out to the dining terrace.

Our menu has a spine of freshly prepared, classic British dishes, complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world: in other words, modern British cookery.

Car parking - Apologies, but parking spaces at the Architect are extremely limited and fill up very quickly. However, there is plenty of parking close to the pub, see a map of them here: Car parks near the Architect...

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Recommendations

  • Good Pub Guide2014
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Love pubs? Like walking? Read on...

iFootpath have kindly created a circular walk from the pub to help you work up that thirst/appetite. You can view the walk details via any of the routes below. (varying levels of tech savvyness required - Ed)

The Architect and River Dee (Chester) an iFootpath walk

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Chester races are upon us and for each race meeting of the year we have special brunch menu planned.

Link to event page
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Book online

Use the calendar to book a table. If the time you're after is not available, give us a call and we will try our best to fit you in. We keep some tables for phone bookings.

Reserve a table
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The boring bit... sorry, small print
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