The Old Harkers Arms

Chester

Our outside space is now open – Hooray!

We can now welcome those from 2 households or groups of up to 6 people from mixed households (including children), to enjoy some alfresco eating and drinking. We do have outside areas that can be booked online between April 12th and May 17th or alternatively, we are keeping some tables aside should you just want to pop down and enjoy a drink or a bite to eat without a booking. (Please note, from May 17th when we’re able to open inside the pub, you won’t be able to book outside tables online. Any bookings made from May 17th will be for inside the pub.).

Whilst we are obviously all keeping everything crossed for good weather, it’s best to come prepared for every eventuality, so wrap up warm, bring a blanket and perhaps even an umbrella, just in case. If the heavens do open, we’re really sorry but we won’t be able to allow you to shelter inside the pub.

We can't wait to see you all again.

CLICK HERE TO MAKE A BOOKING.

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 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:

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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