Old Harkers Arms

“A buzzy city watering hole” - AA Inspector



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Housed in a former Victorian chandler’s warehouse beside the Shropshire Union Canal, the tall windows, lofty ceilings, wooden floors and bar constructed from salvaged doors make this one of Chester’s more unusual pubs. The bar offers over 100 malt whiskies and ales from a range of breweries. The daily-changing menu from light dishes such as smoked haddock and leek spring roll to main courses like slow-braised shoulder of lamb with dauphinoise potatoes; honey-roasted ham (served cold) with eggs and chips; cheese, potato and onion pie. The pub holds annual events.

Old Harkers Arms
1 Russell Street, CHESTER, CH3 5AL
Phone : 01244 344525


  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Room Rates
  • Main course from: £1
Opening Times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About The area

Discover Cheshire

Nestled between the Welsh hills and Derbyshire Peaks, the Cheshire plains make an ideal location to take things slow and mess around in boats. Cheshire has more than 200 miles (302 km) of man-made waterways, more than any other county in England. The Cheshire Ring is formed from the Rochdale, Ashton, Peak Forest, Macclesfield, Trent and Mersey and Bridgewater canals. This route takes you through a lot of Cheshire, and bits of other counties as well.

While exploring the county’s waterways, covering ground on foot or admiring the typical white plaster and black timber-frame houses, make sure to have a taste of Cheshire’s most famous produce. Although Cheddar has become Britain’s most popular cheese (accounting for over half of the cheese sales in the UK), it was once Cheshire cheese that was in every workman’s pocket back in the 18th century. Its moist, crumbly texture and slightly salty taste mean it goes well with fruit, peppers or tomatoes. As well as the usual white, there are also red and blue veined varieties.

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