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3 St. John Street,  Chester


01244 323543

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  • Has Live MusicLive Music
  • Has a Pool TablePool Table
  • Shows SportShows Sport
  • Big ScreenHas A Big Screen TV(s)
  • Children WelcomeChildren Welcome
  • Disabled AccessDisabled Access
  • DJsDJs

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3.2/5 (16 Votes)
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3.3/5 (15 Votes)
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3.5/5 (15 Votes)
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17/02/2013 23:04:42

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Have been to this pub a few times for live music and it was always good. However, we were met yesterday evening by an obnoxious young doorman trying to be clever by asking us (two couples in their late forties/early fifties) a set of ridiculous questions including how many drinks we had had just to be sure we didn't throw up inside! Found this an unpleasant experience and if you are going out to enjoy a drink in Chester - take our advice and choose any of the other more welcoming pubs in town - there are plenty. This one doesn't deserve your custom.

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07/04/2012 10:14:27

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Unfriendly and unwelcoming staff. Shame because it's a nice place. I would have enjoyed the experience had it not been a 'clicky' pub. Chester is spoilt for choice when it comes to lovely places to drink. You would think these guys couldn't afford to be rude and unwelcoming. Strongly advised to explore one of the many other lovely local pubs instead and keep well away from a place which thinks too highly of itself and with staff who think they are far more important than they actually are.

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13/08/2009 17:03:42

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I stumbled across the Marlbororough arms in chester by complete luck while on holidays last week and what can i say possibly one of the best pubs i've entered in my 25 years of drinking

its rustic old styled wooden floor suprising complimented the style of the pub. Which was more surprising was the fact that for a old styled pub there was a large mix of young and old custom.

the inside of the bar consisted of long wooden benches which I thought was an excellent idea for large groups.

on appoaching the bar their fridges were stocked with one of the largest selections of speciality beers i'd ever seen.

Indecsive about what to puchase the bartender (who was irish and obviously knew her beer as I found out over the next few hours)recommeded a belgian beer called vedett. I'd never heard of it before but i became an instant fan.

overall, excellent pub with good beer selection and friendly staff

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