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Great ale in historic city surroundings

At a glance

Bar menu
Free Wi-Fi

This historic pub is situated in part of Gamul House, named after Sir Francis Gamul, a wealthy merchant and mayor of Chester who built it in 1620. It is reputedly where Charles I stayed when his troops were defeated at Rowton Moor, shortly before the king’s final flight to Wales. Relax with a Thirstquencher ale and enjoy the pub’s numerous period details, then choose from a menu of hearty favourites such as pork and rabbit rillettes, prune purée, cornichons and toast; pearl barley risotto; and Spanish pig stomach and white bean stew.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25-26 December
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 12-9.30, Sunday 12-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales available: Thirstquencher, Old Wavertonian Stout
  • Real ciders: Guest ciders

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Free Wi-Fi


  • Children welcome

Getting here

From B5268 in Chester into Lower Bridge Street towards river

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