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...

Chester Races – Roman Day Brunch

Chester Races – Roman Day Brunch

It’s Roman Day at Chester Races on 28 th May– the best meeting for combining Chester’s history and the history of the racecourse...

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Chester Races - Roman Day Private Dining Room Hire

Saturday 28th May

Our Race Course View room which is on the first floor is perfect for gatherings of 10 to 12 people, with a beautiful large round table overlooking our gardens and the Racecou...

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Chester Races – Roman Day

Saturday 28th May

It’s Roman Day at Chester Races on 28 th May– the best meeting for combining Chester’s history and the history of the racecourse...

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Chester Races – Summer Saturday

Saturday 11th June

It’s Summer Saturday on 11 th June at Chester Races and we’re hoping the weather gets then memo...

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Chester Races - Summer Saturday Private Dining Room Hire

Saturday 11th June

Our Race Course View room which is on the first floor is perfect for gatherings of 10 to 12 people, with a beautiful large round table overlooking our gardens and the Racecou...

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Chester Races – Summer Saturday Brunch

Saturday 11th June

It’s Summer Saturday on 11 th June at Chester Races and we’re hoping the weather gets then memo...

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Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend

Wednesday 1st to Sunday 5th June

Join us in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a four day bank holiday weekend...

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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 so that you may peruse them at your leisure.

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Recommendations

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

2021 Good Pub Guide


Other recommendations
  • Good Pub Guide2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
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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