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The Old Harkers Arms (Brunning & Price (Restaurant Group))

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Derby - Dashingly DarkExcellent1
Corke's (formerly branded as Leek then Staffordshire) - Rudyards RubyExcellent1
Weetwood - Cheshire CatExcellent1
Hawkshead - Dry Stone StoutExcellent2
Peerless - Triple BlondGood1
Merlin - Merlin's GoldGood1
Big Hand - Super Tidy IPAGood1
Weetwood - Eastgate AleAcceptable1
Glen Affric - Mango Across The MerseyNot Tried0
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)Not Tried0
Hobsons - Champion MildNot Tried0
Big Hand - Bastion Best BitterNot Tried0
Ossett - White RatNot Tried0
Mobberley - SummitNot Tried0
Hawkshead - Brodie's PrimeNot Tried0
Phoenix - Brunning & Price Original Bitter Not Tried0
Hobsons - Best BitterNot Tried0
Castle Rock - SnowhiteNot Tried0
Bradfield - Farmers Pale AleNot Tried0
Castle Rock - Brian Clough Nottinghamian Celebration AleNot Tried0
Big Hand - Coffee Lead Black IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Old Harkers Arms, Chester, Cheshire
Picture 2. The Old Harkers Arms, Chester, Cheshire
Chris Excell

Visits Details

24 May 2022 (Magnus Greel)
A few of us popped in for a lunchtime drink before attending a good friend's funeral nearby. Not too busy and the usual friendly and efficient service as expected here. My friend nearly stood on the table, cheered and clapped with joy when one of the staff ejected a family group who hadn't seen the pub's 'no children at any time' policy clearly displayed at the entrance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weetwood - Cheshire Cat4.00ExcellentPerfect balance of malt & hops for this blonde session ale.
Weetwood - Eastgate Ale4.20Not Tried
Ossett - Excelsius (was Excelsior)5.20Not Tried
Phoenix - Brunning & Price Original Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Hobsons - Champion Mild3.20Not Tried
Big Hand - Bastion Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
Ossett - White Rat4.00Not Tried
Mobberley - Summit4.60Not Tried
30 Jun 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Late lunchtime busy outside so we waited a short while to be allocated a table inside - bonus avoiding the large group of cackling hens in pain during egg laying duties. Great range of beers on offer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Peerless - Triple Blond4.20GoodSmooth creamy with a bitter finish.
Big Hand - Super Tidy IPA4.00GoodHints of vanilla and tropical fruits
Bradfield - Farmers Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Weetwood - Eastgate Ale4.20Not Tried
Weetwood - Cheshire Cat4.00Not Tried
Phoenix - Brunning & Price Original Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Brian Clough Nottinghamian Celebration Ale4.20Not Tried
Big Hand - Coffee Lead Black IPA4.20Not Tried
Glen Affric - Mango Across The Mersey4.20Not Tried
12 Jan 2019 (Stephen Harris)
Lunchtime and I meet up with Chris B in here. Nice pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Derby - Dashingly Dark4.50ExcellentA very nice, black ale with roasted barley and chocolate flavours.
Weetwood - Eastgate Ale4.20AcceptableA malty, amber-coloured beer.
Hobsons - Best Bitter3.80Not Tried
Weetwood - Cheshire Cat4.00Not Tried
Phoenix - Brunning & Price Original Bitter 3.80Not Tried
Castle Rock - Snowhite4.20Not Tried
06 Feb 2018 (ChrisE)
Second day running that I had lunch in here and I met up with Jason of this site. Beer list as for yesterday except that the house beer had run out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50Excellent
06 Feb 2018 (Magnus Greel)
Lunchtime and busy seemed popular for a lunch venue with many tables reserved as taken. Despite this a air of peace and calm with efficient friendly bar staff, plus the children ban added to the ambience. We partook in a great value lunch even before ChrisE presented his 25% off voucher.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Merlin - Merlin's Gold3.80GoodLight hoppy with soft caramel malts
Weetwood - Eastgate Ale4.20Not Tried
Weetwood - Cheshire Cat4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50Not Tried
05 Feb 2018 (ChrisE)
Monday lunchtime and a very pleasant place to stop for a couple of pints and a bite to eat. Very good service from friendly and helpful bar staff. I was amused to overhear a woman telling her other half that she absolutely forbade him to have a second drink.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Corke's (formerly branded as Leek then Staffordshire) - Rudyards Ruby4.80Excellent
Hawkshead - Dry Stone Stout4.50Excellent
Weetwood - Eastgate Ale4.20Not Tried
Weetwood - Cheshire Cat4.00Not Tried
Hawkshead - Brodie's Prime4.90Not Tried
Phoenix - Brunning & Price Original Bitter 3.80Not Tried

About The Old Harkers Arms

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent5
Good3
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Chester, Cheshire, CH3 5AL.

In Russell Street, in a converted canalside warehouse and bare-boarded throughout. Real ales are listed on a blackboard.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 21 different beers and tried 8 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CH3 5AL