The Old Harkers Arms

Chester

Our doors are open!

With the easing of restrictions, it's great that you can now head to the pub just like the olden days.

It’s still very important to us that we strike the right balance between loosening up the restrictions, whilst also being mindful of our customers’ and crews’ continued safety and well-being. With that in mind, we wanted to reassure you that we will, of course, continue with our high standards of cleaning in all we do. We will continue to sanitise tables between use and whilst there are no longer any restrictions, we are still mindful of the spacing of our tables, to ensure you feel comfortable. We will continue to make sure the pubs are nicely ventilated and some of our crew and customers alike will choose to carry on wearing a face coverings.

And, just to let you know, we’ll be happily redeeming meal tickets, (collect 6 and receive a main course up to £12). Don’t worry if you have tickets with a November 2020 expiry on, we’ll be glad to extend these until November 2021, just dust them off and bring them along.

We are so looking forward to seeing you soon.

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Click and Collect

We are pleased to say our Click & Collect menu is continuing! Simply follow the link below for all the info and to place an order:

CLICK AND COLLECT

We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

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 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:

2021 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, 2020
  • 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, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • Michelin Guide: Pubs2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010
  • CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year2007, 2009
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 Old Harkers Arms and Chester City Trail an AllTrails walk

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