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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

The nights are drawing in and so before we know it, the 'most wonderful time of the year' will be upon us. Whether you fancy a meal with family and friends or have received the huge honour of being nominated the 'Office Christmas Fairy' we promise to make things as easy and as Christmassy as possible. Click below to see our festive menus and to make a booking.

OUR CHRISTMAS PLANS

Sun 15th Dec - Santa Paws Pack Walk

In association with Almost Home Dog Rescue. Meeting at 9.30 for take away teas and coffees.
Raffle and 'Best Dressed Pooch' competition. Get your Christmas jumpers and hats on and come join us.

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
  • Good Pub Guide2014, 2015, 2016
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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