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The Bear and Billet

The Bear and Billet

94 Lower Bridge Street
Chester
CH1 1RU
01244 311 886
bearandbillet@hotmail.co.uk
http://bearandbillet.com

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The Bear & Billet is one of Chester's oldest pubs.
Opening times

Monday 12pm-11pm
Tuesday 12pm-11pm
Wednesday 12pm-11pm
Thursday 12pm-11:30pm
Friday 12pm-12:30am
Saturday 11:30am-12:30am
Sunday 12pm-11pm

Steak night at the billet every Thursday 5pm-9pm. A choice of steaks, sauces, potatoes & half a bottle of house wine or a pint of carling for just 9.95

No visit to Chester is complete without a stop off for a pint in the ancient Bear and Billet. Full of traditional English character, this original 17th century building is one of the best in Chester.
Located within the City Walls a ten minutes walk downhill from the cross.

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Started in April 1978
http://www.ravenfolk.org.uk
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Every Sunday night 8:30pm-11:00pm
Upstairs The Bear and Billet Pub 94 Lower Bridge Street Chester
Admission free on singers' nights. Guest nights usually monthly
To provide quality live music in an informal atmosphere.
To encourage new musicians and singers of any age.
To provide a symapthetic platform for them to develop.
nick@ravenfolk.org.uk

The Web Master has Visited this establishment Date Visited Sunday 7th February 2016

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This is one of the finest examples of a black and white half timbered building in Chester. Built in the 17th century to replace a building destroyed during the civil war. It was once owned by the Earls of Shrewsbury, who controlled the nearby Bridgegate. It is not clear how the pub got its name, because the bear and billet was a symbol of the Earls of Warwick. The building is dated on the front gable to 1664 and was rebuilt after the siege of Chester during the English Civil War in 1645. The building replaced an earlier building damaged by cannon and mortar fire from the besieging forces. The Pub is on three floors and now has newly installed wide screen TVs. The Bear and Billet is located on Lower Bridge Street on the west side just inside the Bridgegate. With such a large building it is hard to miss. Inside this three storey building you can find a bar on the ground floor and a restaurant and lounge on the upper floors. The building contains allot of exposed original timber beam.

The Bear and Billet blue history sign
The Bear and Billet blue history sign

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Inside The Ground Floor

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Inside The First Floor

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Inside The Second Floor

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