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The Albion Inn, Chester - pub details

Albion Inn
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Address: Park Street, Chester, Cheshire, CH1 1RN [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6782) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Chester (0.7 miles), Bache (1.6 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.4/10 (rated by 48 users)
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A functioning pub or a tourist attraction for people who like WW1. Certainly unusual but after an initial visit, nothing would make me clamour to go back.

Food OK - but I would pass on the Oatcake with various stuffings... Overpriced.

Had black sheep on, but not on my side of the bar. Went for some seasonal xmassy beer which was decent.
Mappiman - 8 Dec 2014 17:08
It’s a mark of how the beer and pub scene has changed over the years, that this place, once regarded as a fabled mecca, nowadays just seems a quaint curiosity.

As previous posters have intimated, the whole interior of the pub is given over to period advertising – mainly around the period of the first world war. Furnishings also have a comfortable retro look about them. It certainly is an eye-opener for a casual visitor – one of the few places where people rightly want to take photos in the gents toilets !

Unfortunately, it is let down by the choice of beer. Or rather the lack of choice – just two unexciting national brands being available. I had the Bombardier Gold which, whilst reasonable wasn’t spectacular.

Food is available, at least at lunchtimes. I didn’t sample any, but judging ny all the plates I saw being cleared away being empty, I guess the quality is good !

My latest visit was on my own, so I didn’t come across the “no groups” ruling. I did however, notice that the indoor advert for bar staff was mirrored by one outside advertising for customers !

6/10 – 8 for pub interior, 4 for beer selection !

Martinsh - 16 Sep 2014 22:13
Agree with NottsHammer. Went to this pub in April, Harvest Pale was decent however, noticing the signage on the way out stating no groups aloud forces me to give a low score. What's wrong with having groups come in? If they get rowdy you can ask them to leave. It also reminded me of a scene from waiting for god
soco1982 - 11 Jul 2014 14:31
Closed yesterday afternoon which seems strange when every other Chester pub was welcoming racegoers.
wirraldrinker - 28 Jun 2014 15:09
As pubs go it has all the ingredients required to be a classic - proper old style interior split in to three rooms, serves proper ale, no music, or stag or hen parties. They do stipulate that groups are not allowed and for those wanting a quiet pint then that is a good thing. It is after all their pub and they can make their rules. It is a quiet 'community' local and the last thing you need in such an environment is a crowd of stag/hen/football/camra or other associated raucous groups imposing their din and racket on a quiet pub. Library atmosphere maybe but sometimes that is what you want to escape the madhouse that is Chester on a Friday or Saturday night.
What lets it down for me is that the ale quality wasn't so great.
Snarling_Mallard - 11 May 2014 10:43

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