The Pied Bull

Chester, Cheshire


Phone: 01244325829
Email: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday: 11:00 to 23:00
Tuesday: 11:00 to 23:00
Wednesday: 11:00 to 23:00
Thursday: 11:00 to 23:00
Friday: 11:00 to 00:00
Saturday: 10:00 to 00:00
Sunday: 10:00 to 23:00


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.

Dating back to the 11th Century and once a coaching inn. The Pied Bull is the oldest continuously licensed premises in Chester. It has a colourful history and its fair share of ghosts. The cellar is haunted by the ghost of a cellar man from 1609 and two guest rooms are haunted by a chamber maid from 19th Century. In 1533 it was known as Bull Mansion, and a coach and four started to run from here to Birkenhead in 1784. Today it's an oak-beamed town centre pub with rooms. We offer great value food and clean, comfortable and competitively priced accommodation. A potted history of the pub taken from George Borrows' 'Wild Wales' is written on a blackboard in the restaurant. We were voted Chester CAMRA pub of the year 2011 & have been nominated for 2012. 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.


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57 Northgate Street,
CH1 2HQ Chester
Chester, Cheshire

Transport Tips

Train station is situated close by, within a 15 minutes walking distance. Taxi's are available also with a rough estimate of £3.50. Buses are available also with the bus station around the corner from us. We have a small car park here at the Pied Bull, alternatively there is the Market Street mult-storey 5 minutes form us.