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...


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Monthly Dog Walk

Sunday 3rd March

Sunday 3rd March sees the return of our ever popular monthly charity dog walk...

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Mother's Day

Sunday 10th March

Come and celebrate the mother figures in your life by wining and dining them here at the Architect...

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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:

2023 Good Pub Guide


  • Good Pub Guide2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
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 savviness required -Ed)

The Architect and River Dee (Chester) an AllTrails walk

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