The Old Harkers Arms


Contact & Info

The Old Harkers Arms
1 Russell Street

Tel: 01244 344 525

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 Old Harkers Arms - about 2 Miles to/from Grosvenor Museum.

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 Old Harkers Arms - about 2 Miles 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 Old Harkers Arms - 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 Old Harkers Arms - 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 Old Harkers Arms - 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 Old Harkers Arms - 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 Old Harkers Arms - about 1.3 Miles 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 Old Harkers Arms - 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 Old Harkers Arms - 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 Old Harkers Arms - about to/from 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 Old Harkers Arms - 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 Old Harkers Arms - about 2 miles to/from Chester Races.

Opening times

DayOpenBrunch servedDaily Menu
Monday10:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Tuesday10:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Wednesday10:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Thursday10:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Friday10:30am - 11pm12noon - 9:30pm
Saturday10:30am - 11pm10:30am - 12noon
Also served every day of Chester Races
12noon - 9:30pm
Sunday10:30am - 10:30pm10:30am - 12noon
Also served every day of Chester Races
12noon - 9pm

Parking options near us

If you're visting us by car, here are a few options of convenient places to park:

  • You can park for two hours on City Road for just a couple of pounds.
  • There is parking on Dee Lane a short walk away towards the river that is free for 4 hours
  • Or just a short walk towards the railway station, you'll find a few Pay and Display options.

Wheelchair access

There is level access into the pub, and we have a disabled loo - or rather, a loo for the disabled. Please let us know if you need assistance and we'll be happy to help.


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

Children and minors

Harkers is an adult only environment and so this unfortunately means we are unable to accommodate children. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Stag parties and Hen do's

I'm afraid we don't really do Stag parties or Hen parties.


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.

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.

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


Abbey Taxis, Chester - 01244 318318
King Kab, Chester - 01244 343434

Meal Tickets

A Meal Ticket is received for each main course or light bite purchased at full price. Six tickets can then be exchanged to claim up to £12 off the price of your chosen main meal or light bite from Monday to Thursday (excluding Bank Holidays, set menus, ticketed events and click and collect). For full terms and conditions, please click here.