The Old Harkers Arms

Chester

Bookings for up to 6 people from a single household and 'the bell' ringing an hour earlier

We are currently only able to accept tables for up to 6 people. Inside, these 6 people (including adults and children) must be from a single household, whereas outdoors they can be from multiple households. We’ll also need to ensure you’re fed and watered by 10pm and customers are required to wear masks indoors when not seated at their tables.

With ‘the bell’ being rung an hour earlier, if you fancy a tipple to take home, we have some ‘last order’ drinks for you to enjoy at home. We also have our ‘Click and Collect’ menu up and running, so you can enjoy some of your favourites from the comfort of your home – head to our Click and Collect page to whet your appetite and place your order.

Please note, the above changes apply here as we are in a tier 2 area. However, if you live in a tier 3 area, please follow the rules that apply to that tier.

Thank you for your support and for helping us all play our part in keeping everyone safe.

Welcome

This is a proper old city of London boozer, only in Chester, it's a great meeting place over a pub lunch, and at different times you'll find half the commercial and professional heart of the city in here.

It's a very social place with a lovely atmosphere where you're pretty much bound to meet someone interesting.

We have been listed in the ‘Top 10 Whisky Pubs' in the Good Pub Guide, several years running.

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 Guide1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
  • CAMRA Chester & South Clwyd Cider pub of the year2016
  • Good Pub Guide - UK Town Pub of the Year2015
  • AA Pub Guide2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Good Beer Guide1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Michelin Guide: Pubs2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year2007, 2009
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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 Old Harkers Arms and Chester City Trail an AllTrails walk

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