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53 - 57 Northgate Street
01244 325 829
Fax 01244 350 322


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No Parking Very limited parking available. Please confirm with the Inn. Pay & Display parking is 2 minutes walk away.

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Last year The Pied Bull purchased Folliott House on Northgate Street & embarked on a renovation project investing £750,000 to extended the hotel & restaurant aspects of the business. This expansion into Folliott House has created an additional 11 hotel rooms & a new dining area seating up to 50 people.

The Pied Bull
Accommodation - Microbrewery - Historic Listed Building - CAMRA Award Winning Pub
Chester's Oldest Inn

The Pied Bull is a traditional coaching Inn located near the centre of Chester on the west side of Northgate Street just past the Town Hall. The pub is located on the Ground Floor and has a traditional feel. The entrance has a small flight of three steps. The Pied Bull is located near Rufus Court and Chester Market. To the right of the Pied Bull is a small cobbled street known as King Street.

An Attractive Town Centre Pub with rooms in the heart of Historic Chester 'as individual as you are'. Dating back to the 14th Century and once a coaching inn. The Pied Bull is the oldest continuously licensed premises in Chester, with a cellar reputedly haunted by the ghost of a cellar man. Today it's an oak-beamed town centre pub with rooms. We offer great value food and clean, comfortable and competitively priced accommodation. Our caring and efficient staff extend a bright, friendly welcome to all our guests and take pride in helping to make your stay a truly home from home experience. A welcome escape from the world outside, our 11 comfortable en-suite bedrooms) one of which has a four-poster bed) are fitted and furnished to ensure your relaxation and comfort. All rooms are fully equipped with a bath and shower, tea and coffee making facilities, television, table/working area, telephone, trouser press and hair dryer. An extra cot can be supplied. We are proud of our reputation for serving good quality value for money pub food and we serve a good selection of both cask ales, draught beers and lagers. A wide choice of wines by the bottle or glass is available plus a great selection of soft drinks and beverages. Quiz and darts nights are often held in the bar.

Rooms Eight and Nine are said to be haunted.

- The Pied Bull is the oldest licensed house in Chester still serving beer.
- In 1533 it was known as the 'Bull mansion'. (Name is taken from the near by old beast market)
- In 1784 John Paul was running a four horse coach to Birkenhead from the Pied Bull.
- In 1854 George Borrow stayed here before his tour of 'Wild Wales'.
- The Pub is said by some to be haunted by the ghost of John Davies. In 1609 it was reported that ...
- 'casually fell down a pair of stairs leading to the seller belonging to the pied bull. and with a knife in his hand .... and dyed'

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There is a black board at the back of the pub with a potted history of the pub written by local author Gordon Emery.

Detail from above the fireplace.
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Looking out the window onto Northgate Street
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Original handmade staircase dating from 1533.
Original handmade staircase dating from 1533

The Bar

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Opening Times
The Bar is open
11am to 11pm Monday to Thursday
11am to Midnight Friday
10am to Midnight Saturday
10am to 11pm Sunday


This 31 bedroom city centre hotel is the perfect way to end your evening in the historic city of Chester. Rooms available include Twin, Double or Family rooms. Special occasion? Why not upgrade to one of the superior rooms? The Premier Suite is decorated with original Jacobean panelling as well as a large, comfy sofa to unwind in front of a big screen TV. A bit of luxury? The Four Poster Suite comes complete with its own roll top bath next to the bed as well as all the other comforts you would expect from a city centre hotel.

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The Pied Bull Chester is a city centre inn with the warm feel of a country pub, located within the walls of the historic Roman city of Chester. As the oldest coaching inn in Chester the building dates back to the 11th Century, when it was the official residence of the Recorder of Chester. Today the interior reflects its distinctive heritage & even houses an original handmade staircase dating from the 15th Century.

The Pied Bull history has grown over recent years with the purchase of the Brewers Cottage on King Street and the expansion into Folliott House - built in 1778 by the merchant W H Folliot.

Whether youíre after some delicious food, award winning beer or a place to stay thatís full of character The Pied Bull has something for everyone - locals & tourists alike.


The Restaurant at The Pied Bull serves ever popular traditional British fayre as well as speciality dishes that change from day to day. They prepare everything fresh and their team of chefs strive to produce the most delectable dishes. They purchase local produce where possible & their own award-winning Pied Bull ales are an added ingredient to many of the dishes. The new Restaurant provides you with the perfect space to relax and enjoy the delicious offerings on our daily menu. Whether you're after a light bite or a 3 course meal thereís plenty of dishes to tempt your appetite. Head to the Restaurant to see todayís delicious menu choices.

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Food is served
11am to 9pm Monday to Saturday
11am to 8pm Sunday

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New for 2018 Beer Garden

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They also have the only micro-brewery within the City Walls of Chester. Established in 2011 The Pied Bull Brewery has gone from strength to strength and has created award winning beers including Matador Champion beer of Cheshire 2012 & Black Bull Champion beer of the North West 2015.

Pied Bull Brewery
Established in April 2011 as a micro brewery in the Pied Bull, Chester. We now brew 8 ales, one of which is the CAMRA Award Winning Best of Cheshire - Matador.
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Brewery at the Pied Bull
The Pied Bull's microbrewery reopened in April 2011. Historic records show that the Inn had its own brewery right up to the late 19th century.
This is the only working brewery within the walls of Chester, located less than 50 yards from the site of the famous Northgate Brewery.
Our range of quality ales is rapidly expanding, catering for all tastes. We aim to combine the best of brewing tradition with contemporary styles.
These are the ales which you will see on the bar over the next few weeks
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The Pied Bull is situated within the walls of the historic Roman City of Chester. Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in Chester. The pub dates from 1155 and today the interior reflects its distinctive heritage. The pub also houses an original handmade staircase dating from 1533. Serving traditional pub fayre throughout the day, the Pied Bull is popular with locals and tourists alike.

On Chester's doorstep is Cheshire Oakes Designer Outlet village, Britain's largest aquarium - The Blue Planet and the world famous Chester Zoo. Further a field it's a short drive to the many attractions of Liverpool and Manchester. Chester is also the Gateway to North Wales where stunning scenery and beautiful coastline awaits you.


Standard Room £60
Four Poster room £70
Premier Suite £75
Single Occupancy £50
All rooms are priced per room, per night excluding breakfast
Prices are based on 2 adults sharing a standard room, 3 adults sharing a triple room and 2 adult and 2 children sharing a family room.


All rooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite bathroom, colour television, tea & coffee making facilities, hair dryer, trouser press and direct dial telephone.


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