Chester 'Clockwise' and Parking

For those who haven't been able to visit Chester recently, there is currently a 'Clockwise' One Way system around the city centre, whilst essential drain work maintenance is being completed.

Our car park will only be open to blue badge holders and crew members whilst the roadworks are in place, and to allow for social distancing whilst we check you in to the garden.

This may affect your journey to us, so please plan plenty of time to ensure you can get to us, and your booking on time. You can find more information at www.clockwisechester.com

Our outside space is now open – Hooray!

We can now welcome those from 2 households or groups of up to 6 people from mixed households (including children), to enjoy some alfresco eating and drinking. We do have outside areas that can be booked online between April 12th and May 17th or alternatively, we are keeping some tables aside should you just want to pop down and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat without a booking. (Please note, from May 17th when we’re able to open inside the pub, you won’t be able to book outside tables online. Any bookings made from May 17th will be for inside the pub.).

Whilst we are obviously all keeping everything crossed for good weather, it’s best to come prepared for every eventuality, so wrap up warm, bring a blanket and perhaps even an umbrella, just in case. If the heavens do open, we’re really sorry but we won’t be able to allow you to shelter inside the pub.

We can't wait to see you all again.

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Click and Collect

We are pleased to say our Click & Collect menu is continuing! Simply follow the link below for all the info and to place an order:

CLICK AND COLLECT

We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.


Welcome

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

We are named in honour of Thomas Harrison, a prolific architect who designed the building as his own residence, along with designing Grosvenor Bridge and much of Chester Castle.

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 buzzy, pubby feel to things, with glazed doors leading out to the dining terrace.

As a city centre pub, our parking is sadly limited and quickly fills up, so apologies. However, there is plenty of parking close to the pub, see a map of them here: Car parks near the Architect...

Menus

Our passion lies in finding quality fresh ingredients and preparing, cooking and presenting them in a modern but unpretentious way. Our menus have a spine of classic British dishes complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world. We upload them to our web site each day before 12 noon so that you may peruse them at your leisure.

Click to see today's menus

Recommendations

Thanks to our customers recommending us, you'll find us in the:

2020 Good Pub Guide


Other recommendations
  • Good Pub Guide2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Love pubs? Like walking? Read on...

AllTrails 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 savyness required -Ed)

The Architect and River Dee (Chester) an AllTrails walk

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