Contact & Info

The Architect
54 Nicholas Street

Tel: 01244 353 070

Email: [email protected]


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Local Attractions

There's plenty to do in the area, you could make a day of it and visit a local attraction before or after you come to see us.

Grosvenor Museum

27 Grosvenor Street, Chester Ch2 2DD

Tel: 01244 972197 |

Open Monday to Saturday 10.30pm-5pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm.

Houses various collections exploring the history of Chester.

From the Architect - about 100 yrds to/from Grosvenor Museum. Just around the corner

Military Museum

The Castle, Chester, Ch2 2DN

Tel: 01244 403933 |

Open Monday to Sunday 10am - 5pm.

Exhibits history of four famous army regiments connected with Cheshire from 1685-present.

From the Architect - about 100 yrds to/from Military Museum.

Deva Roman Experience

1-2 Bridge Street, Chester, Ch2 1NL.

Tel: 01244 343407 |

Please visit their website for up to date opening times.

Historical tourist attraction.

From the Architect - about 0.8 miles to/from Dewa Roman Experience.

Chester Cathedral

12 Abbey Square, Chester, Ch2 2HU

Tel: 01244 324756 |

Open Monday to Saturday 9am - 5pm, Sunday 1pm - 4pm.

Chester cathedral is the mother church of the church of England

From the Architect - about 0.6 miles to/from Chester Cathedral.

Cheshire Oaks

Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9JJ.

Tel: 0151 3485600 |

Open Monday to Friday 10am - 8pm, Saturday 9am - 7pm, Sunday 10am - 5pm.

The uk's largest designer outlet.

From the Architect - about 6.9 miles to/from Cheshire Oaks.

Blue Planet Aquarium

Longlooms Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 9LF.

Tel: 0151 357880 |

Open Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm and on the weekend 10am - 6pm.

A world of underwater waiting to be discovered.

From the Architect - about 7.2 miles to/from Blue Planet Aquarium.

Grosvenor park open air theatre.

Grosvenor Park, Chester.

Tel: 01244 402202 |

Open 5th July - 25th August.

Open air theatre.

From the Architect - about 1 mile to/from Grosvenor park open air theatre.

Chester Zoo

Upton by Chester, CH2 1EU.

Tel: 01244 380280 |

Open from 10am Daily.

Uk's number one zoo, home to over 11,000 animals

From the Architect - about 4.6 miles to/from Chester Zoo.

Chester historic walls, rows and Ampitheatre.

All visitor attractions in Chester available on this website.

From the Architect - easy (minutes) walk to the walls, rows and Ampitheatre.

National Waterways Museum

South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4FW.

Tel: 0151 335 5017 |

Open 10am - 4pm daily.

From the Architect - about 9 miles to/from the National Waterways Museum.

Cheshire Farm Icecream

Newton Lane, Chester, CH3 9NE.

Tel: 01829 770 446 |

Open 10am - 5.30pm daily.

40 irresistable icecream flavours.

From the Architect - about 8 miles to/from Cheshire Farm Icecream.

Chester Races

Chester Racecourse, Ch2 2LY.

Tel: 01244 304 600 |

One of the oldest racecourses in the country. Please check their website for the next race meetings.

From the Architect - just across the road to Chester Races. Enjoy the view from the garden

Opening times

DayOpenDaily menu
Monday12noon - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Tuesday12noon - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Thursday12noon - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Friday12noon - 11:30pm12noon - 10pm
Saturday12noon - 11:30pm12noon - 10pm
Sunday12noon - 10:30pm12noon - 9pm

Disabled access

Disabled access is via the front car park and through the main entrance. We have a disabled loo at ground level, so if you need a table that is close to disabled amenities, please let us know.

Car Parking

Apologies, but parking spaces at the Architect are extremely limited and fills up very quickly, however there is plenty of parking close to the pub. Give the map a click to download it as a PDF.

Children and minors

The Architect is essentially an adult's environment, although supervised children are welcome. We have baby changing facilities in the disabled toilets, and we have high chairs available.

Prams and pushchairs

Due to the constricted nature of some of the dining areas, we would ask you not to bring prams or pushchairs into the pub on busy sessions.


We do take bookings, but we try to make sure that there is room for customers who are not able to book in advance, so if you have not made a reservation, it's not the end of the world. If there are no tables free we run a waiting list from behind the bar.

Please make bookings by calling or using our online bookings calendar link at the top of the page. Unfortunately we are not able to take bookings via email or facebook.

We don't reserve any of our outside tables so if you enjoy a little alfresco dining these are on a first come first served basis.


Dogs of the well-behaved and on-the-leash variety are welcome in the bar area.

Sadly due to our operation we are not able to cater for very large parties or groups.

Private dining room

We have a private dining area on the first floor with a table that seats twelve, which enjoys excellent views over the racecourse.


Abbey Taxis, Chester - 01244 318318

King Kab, Chester - 01244 343434


We are afraid we are unable to accommodate wedding parties or functions.

Meal Tickets

As a little reminder, a Meal Ticket is received for each main course or light bite purchased at full price. Six tickets can then be exchanged for any main course up to £12 from Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays, set menus, ticketed events and click and collect). For full terms and conditions, please click here.