Charming old Chester dining pub and inn with luxurious accommodation in the heart of the city
Introducing Chester’s oldest coaching house – The Pied Bull. This stunning building dates back to the 11th Century when it was the official residence of the Recorder of Chester. The building has held a constant licence since 1533 and originally named ‘Bull’s Mansion’.
As with most of the older buildings in Chester, the Pied Bull is rumoured to be home to several ghosts and has been visited by several renowned mediums hoping to contact these most unusual guests. Spooky!
The interior is packed full of original features such as Jacobean panelling and wall beams that were removed from ships up to 700 years ago. The finishing touches here give it an effortless luxury feel, the surroundings are super comfortable. They also have a gorgeous all year-round Beer Terrace which is the perfect spot for some food or a drink or two.
Their bar has kept sympathetic to the custom of the building, serving fine real ales from their on-site microbrewery as well as regularly changing guest beers from the local area. Elsewhere on the bar you will discover a grand selection of gin, wine, lagers and spirits. There is something to please all tastes, at any time of the year!
From the kitchen you can expect exceptional homemade food. With dishes such as posh mushrooms on toast with truffle oil and sage, to a taste of the region’s finest sausages. You’ll also find a splash or two of their own ales goes into the food, we love it in the pie of the day! They offer some fab lunch time lite bites in the afternoon, so it’s the perfect stop at any time of the day.
They use as much local produce as possible and love to support local businesses, even as close as down the street. The grain they use from the brewery is also used to feed livestock – that means nothing goes to waste!
They have 31 bedrooms at The Pied Bull, so you can really make a night of it in one of their luxury suites. The Pied Bull love to host an event or two (rules permitting – of course!) and have the space to hold anything from private dining to a wedding reception.
They love to give back to their regular customers too, if you sign up for a regulars card – this will give you special discounts to use at The Pied Bull!If you’re looking for lunch, dinner, a pint of great ale or an overnight stay in a beautiful historic building, then this is the spot for you.