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The Pied Bull, Chester, Cheshire

The Pied Bull

4.4
4.4
419 Reviews
£25 and under
British
At The Pied Bull we serve ever popular traditional British fayre and speciality dishes . We prepare everything fresh and our team of chefs strive to produce the most delectable homemade dishes. Where possible we purchase local produce, including supporting local independent business right on our street. Our grain from the brewery is even fed to livestock- nothing goes to waste! What’s more, our award-winning Pied Bull ales are an added ingredient to many of our dishes!

Whether you're after a light bite or a 3 course meal there’s plenty of dishes to tempt your appetite.
Unwind in the Pub and enjoy some British classics or dine in our Restaurant to sample some of the delicious offerings on our menu .

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01244 325829
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Available.Our Restaurant boasts two rooms available for private dining hireFor more information e-mail : contact@piedbull.co.uk or phone : 01244 325829
  • Neighborhood
    Chester
  • Parking details
    3 minutes walk from Chester City Council (Market) car park.
  • Public transit
    3 minutes walk from the local bus station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

What 419 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

419 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic traditional pub environment with great beer, food and service. Limited but traditional style menu and the food quality was exceptional. CAMRA members should ensure they carry their card as they allow us to enjoy a good discount

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  2. LeahF

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful old pub and inn, good food, great service

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant pub. Friendly and attentive staff. Starter was overdone but food in general was good.

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  4. LoveFlorida

    Manchester

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had lunch here and had sandwiches. Nice, fresh ingredients and the staff were really friendly. Would recommend

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  5. WilliamR

    Liverpool

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, considerate service and pleasant atmosphere. Particularly appreciated the relaxed feel of the place. The sea bass was delicious. Perfect spot for pre theatre scran !

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  6. JasonC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The meal as always was fantastic, tasty and beautifully cooked starters and main course. Desert was cool of course. Beer as always was very tasty. This time we were placed on a table that wasn't very well lit in all honesty. It was positioned in a place tthat was used as a throughfare by people. They were actually quite close and this made me feel uncomfortable. Would it possible to screen off this section so people have to walk round rathe than cutting through please? This spoiled a little bit what otherwise would have been an excellent meal and I would still eat here again (having eaten here many times previously). Were I offered this table again as it currenttly is I would ask if we could sit somewhere else.

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  7. AmyL

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cheeseburger and Onion Rings were amazing! Would definitely recommend The Pied Bull for classic pub food!

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  8. PaulK

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We decided to dine here as it was close to the music venue but very disappointed. Not only was it noisey but but very expensive for what we received. Essentially pie & chips costing just on £17 is way more than we expected to pay. We understand prices have risen everywhere but there is a limit for us so we won't be returning alas.

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  9. AnitaH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A nice pub with great food & good service. Very busy but still didn’t have to wait long for food.

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  10. Tumble

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service and lovely food in in fabulous setting

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  11. SharonG

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and brilliant service,especially the chap behind the bar. Lovely old pub.

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  12. Georgie

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Myself and my husband enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch and he had steak. Couldn’t fault it at all.

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  13. TiffanyP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, lovely staff! The place itself is stunning!

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  14. Lizard

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday roast. The beef was cooked to perfection. They also do the best cauliflower cheese!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was no great and overpriced. Overall place is nice

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice starters and mains. Very good service. Would come again - thank you.

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  17. EmmaM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a table for dinner before going to the theatre. Never been before but had a lovely time there. It was quiet and very relaxing. The food was delicious (I had the sweet potato and chickpea curry and hubby had the beef with mash) and the staff were friendly and warm. Husband really enjoyed the craft beer (Gullible was the name!) and we could’ve stayed there all evening, to be honest! Would definitely go again and highly recommend.

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  18. MaryV

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a choice of tables. Senior member of staff was really professional and was training a new member of staff. Food and beer were very good. The Bulls eye was brewed in-house and very nice it was too! Would definitely recommend this place, but best to book!

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  19. CarlyH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely food we sat in a quite corner and is very dog friendly.

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  20. LindaW

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the steak and ale pie. Very tasty pie full of tender meat The chips were perfect. Gravy was to die for. Excellent meal

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  21. LinR

    Shropshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Met friends for lunch. Not been before but will certainly be back. Lovely friendly place and tasty traditional food. I had shepherds pie which was delicious. Burger and pie was also enjoyed tremendously.

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  22. laurat

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal for our works Christmas meal, excellent service and amazing food thank you

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very nice meal on a busy Friday night, very attentive staff that served great food. Depending on where you sit it can be close to a busy bar with lots of noise.

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  24. LizR

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    I booked a table thinking this would be a busy christmas lunchtime but the pub was very quiet with little atmosphere. The staff were pleasant and took our orders. Then we waited for over 40 minutes. The food was basic, a baked potato with tuna which was ok but costly and a steak & ale pie with chips and green beans. The chips were ok as were the beans but the pie was small with little meat or taste and the pastry top was too tough to be cut. Thought I'd booked a cosy christmas lunch in a more upmarket pub (and costly) but was sadly disappointed and will not return.

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  25. JeanetteO

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 4th visit, food excellent as always 👍

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  26. SarahM

    Manchester

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food p The 2 girls who served us upstairs were so busy and couldn’t do enough for us well done on cracking service at peak time Great 2nd visit thank you We had pie Cottage pie Feather blade Burger Faboulus!!!

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  27. PaulineC

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Helpful, friendly staff, beautiful Christmas decor, festive atmosphere and a view from the dining room of the Christmas market, just lovely. Generous portions of well seasoned, tasty food.

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  28. NealM

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and fast service despite being very busy

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  29. stephaniet

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and service disappointing. Won't be returning

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  30. EmmaF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, steak cooked the way we both liked it. Only negative was being forgotten by 1 of the waiters when we asked for dessert.

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  31. RonaldM

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, fantastic service and delicious food!!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food at reasonable prices, locally produced real ale

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  33. Clay907

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience from start to finish. Food arrived at the table hot and delicious, Staff were always on hand to meet any requirements we had Would absolutely be dining again in the future and highly recommended anyone who is in Chester and wants to grab a pub lunch to give the pied bull a try… you will not be left disappointed

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  34. JaneG

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Had previously booked a table expecting to eat in the restaurant but we were put in a corner table in a room adjacent to the bar. Lots of traffic past us to the restaurant and back. Way too noisy, folk just don't show consideration to others about them. Very crowded (to be expected on a Saturday night even though it was only 17.30hrs). The food was average and very expensive for what it was, as were the drinks but the big saving grace was the staff - the girls who looked after us were brilliant, nice personality, plenty of smiles and very helpful.

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  35. ROBERTN

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub gorgeous food and really good service from the moment we stepped into the pub.👍

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, chose the Christmas dinner menu. Fabulous service in a warm and friendly place. Thank you.

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  37. DavidH

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and great service. I will be going back

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  38. AndreaB

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food was amazing and the service was brilliant

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  39. Evo88

    North Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was relatively quiet when we first arrived (5.15) but by 6pm more people had arrived & there was a nice level of noise & ambience was good. Staff very attentive/ professional & friendly. Food was nice & tasty

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  40. TinaD

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice food was hot on arrival which is nice .staff friendly been a few times will certainly return.

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FAQs

The Pied Bull is rated 4.4 stars by 419 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for The Pied Bull

57 Northgate Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2HQ

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Chester
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    3 minutes walk from Chester City Council (Market) car park.
  • Public transit
    3 minutes walk from the local bus station.
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine
  • Phone number
    01244 325829
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Available.Our Restaurant boasts two rooms available for private dining hireFor more information e-mail : contact@piedbull.co.uk or phone : 01244 325829
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