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Listed buildings in Chester that still serve pints

Pubs in Chester that are Grade I or II listed buildings

Listed buildings serving pints in Chester

We all now that Chester is full of heritage and character but the city also has more than its fair share of listed buildings where you can enjoy a pint.

Three of the country's 11 Grade I listed pubs, the highest grade according to Historic England, are in Chester.

The Falcon Inn on Lower Bridge Street and the Bear and Billet on Lower Bridge Street were both listed as buildings of interest in 1955. The Blue Bell, now El Gato Negro tapas bar, on Northgate Street was also listed at the same time.

The Falcon Inn

In total 49 pubs have listed building status in Cheshire West and Chester over the years with the first being the Knights Grange Pub in Winsford.

Some of the buildings may have ceased to be operated as pubs since they were listed.

The latest pub to become a listed building in Chester was the Coach and Horses on Northgate Street which achieved Grade II status in 1998.

Nationally there are 8,964 pubs with a grade listing according to Historic England. Only 11 of these have the highest grade listing of I meaning that the buildings are of exceptional interest.

Here are just some of the listed pubs in Cheshire West and Chester

1. The Rake, Little Stanney, Grade II listed in 1952

The Rake in Little Stanney(Image: Google)

2. The Boot Inn, Eastgate Street Row, Grade II* listed in 1955

3. The Falcon Inn, Lower Bridge Street, Grade I listed in 1955

4. Bear and Billet, Lower Bridge Street, Grade I listed in 1955

Bear and Billet on Lower Bridge Street

5. The Victoria, Watergate Street, Grade II listed in 1955

6. The Old Custom House, Watergate Street, Grde II listed in 1955

Old Custom House Inn on Watergate Street

7. Part of the site of Rosies nightclub, 12-16 Northgate Street, was Grade II listed in 1970 Number 16 and numbers 14 & 16 on Northgate Street Row were listed on January 1, 1970

Rosies nightclub in Northgate Street, Chester

8. The Little Oak, Boughton, Grade II listed in 1972

The Little Oak in Boughton

9. Town Crier, City Road, Grade II listed in 1972

10. Oddfellows Arms, Frodsham Street, Grade II listed in 1972

11. The Carlton, Queen's Park, Grade II listed in 1972

12. The Dublin Packet, Grade II* listed in 1972

The Dublin Packet(Image: Daniel Monaghan )

13. The Pheasant in in Burwardsley, Grade II listed in 1984

14. The Vale Royal Abbey Arms, Oakmere, Grade II listed in 1986

The Vale Royal Abbey Arms in Oakmere

15. George and Dragon, Liverpool Road, Grade II listed in 1992

16. The Catholic Club, Brook Street, Grade II listed in 1995

17. Cross Keys, Duke Street, Grade II listed in 1998

St Patrick's Day celebration at The Cross Keys earlier this year

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