Chester 4 pub trails

Chester is a city in North west England close to the Welsh border. It has excellent transport links. By road the M53 and M56 run close by. It has an impressive train station and is easily accessed by bus; many bus tourist trips also visit Chester. It is even accessable by canal as the Shropshire Union canal runs through the city.
Chester still has the city walls from medieval times. This is the most complete set of city walls in Britain and a walk around the walls covers nearly 2 miles. Inside the city walls is a thriving city centre of shops, pubs, resuarants and cafes. Several streets have' Rows'. That is a lower level of shops (some below street level) then a walkway on top of these shops which serve another row of shops.
the city also has a Cathedral and bit of a castle within its walls. Outside the walls thyere is the Chester racecourse and Chester Zoo.
There are also many attractions to visit outside of the city.

There are 4 Chester Pub Trails available on this site.

The canal trail is the closest to the train station. However, the walk from the station to any of the trails is not long, it just means you pass lots of pubs to get to the trail.

1. Bridgegate and the river
This trail takes in 7 pubs, 2 of which are outside the city walls alongside the river. Several of the pubs are outstanding and 3 are starred. This is a pleasant evening trail with a lot of variety and only the two by the river a slight walk away.

2. Along the canal
This is the only trail outside the city walls. Most of the pubs are close to the canal and easily accessed from it, rather than on the actual canal. Chester is a city and does not do quaint countryside canal pubs. Several of the pubs have appeared as the canal area is regenerated. This trail has a mixture of the old and the new. This is a long slow trail of 11 pubs, 4 of which are starred, Lunch or dinner should be factored in with The Old Harkers arms excellent for food.

3. Northgate Street
This trail travels down one of the main roads crossing the city. It goes to the centre of the city where it meets Watergate street famous for its 'Rows' - shops with another street of shops on topp of them. The trail has 10 pubs, 3 of which are starred. There are some old pubs on this trail which passes the Town Hall and the Cathedral. Some of these pubs exist in groups next door to each other which, unfortunately, reduces the walk between them to mere steps. The closeness of the pubs means that this trail needs to be taken slowly

4. Around Grosvenor St
This trail has 8 pubs with two of them starred. It is a gentle walk along a busy street. This is perhaps the least attractive of the trails.

Which pathway popular with walkers runs between Winchester and Canterbury?


Drink and Music

Manhattan Transfer-
Scotch and Soda

Chester was one of The Times' top 30 best places to retire to in Britain in 2013 and in one of the best cities to live in 2014

Wine is bottled poetry

Robert Louis Stevenson

beer bottles or their labels

Chester and South Clwyd CAMRA website.

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