The Chronicle this week publishes 50 great offers so that readers can save money while defending local jobs and businesses.

With the help of Chester's city centre management team we challenged local businesses to offer discounts and money saving deals to boost the local economy.

And their response to our Go Local campaign has been terrific – with great ways to save cash and pick up bargains.

But we don't want to stop at 50 businesses or limit the campaign to Chester. Go Local also means supporting your shops and businesses in your village or town … for example in Frodsham, Helsby, Malpas, Tarporley, Neston, Tattenhall or Tarvin.

Chronicle editor-in-chief, Eric Langton, said: "We don’t have to tell people that times are tough. But if shops, services and restaurants get behind the Go Local campaign by making it better and cheaper to stay local I am sure our readers will support them.

"The Free after 3 car parking introduced by the city council last year has definitely helped Chester businesses and I am sure the new local authority will be looking at other ways to help.

"Anything that makes it easier, cheaper and more pleasant for people to stay local will help get us all through the recession."

The Chronicle wants to hear from anyone with ideas on how to keep the local economy bubbling during the recession.

If you are in a business anywhere within The Chronicle circulation area tell us what you will do to encourage people to "Go Local".

If you have views on how to make your city, town or village a better place to shop, eat out, or do business then contact us.

Send information and views to and put "go local" in the subject line.

What would you like to see happen in Chester to make it an even better place to shop, eat and spend their time in? HANNAH BARGERY & CAROLINE OLIVER asked people in the city centre.

Basil Lewis, 90, of Upton: “I think Chester is a good place to live. I’ve lived here all my life but I think we could do with a theatre, cinema or maybe even a ballroom because there’s not enough to do.”

Liz Dunmell, Hoole said: “I think the whole place needs a little bit of TLC. It used to be a special city but now me and my friends all agree it’s looking a bit run down. People should take more care over it.”

Paul Ives, 49, Saughall, said: “One thing I would change straight away is the £5 parking fee. I think Chester would also be improved if they had a wider variety of shops. There are too many clothes shops.”

Alison Thompson, 27, of Dodleston, said: “I think the river front could be improved. It’s really pretty down there and I don’t think we are making the most of it. It needs a few more bars so people can go and have a nice, relaxed drink.”

The 50 offers:

The Cheese Shop

116 Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2HT. 01244 346240. – 10% off all orders over £10 on presentation of this voucher.


6 Northgate Row, Chester CH1 2SA. 01244 322188. – 25% off all treatments booked (offer excludes Saturdays).

Mitchells Wine Bar & Brasserie

Lynedale House, High Street, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9PX. 01829 771477. – 10% discount on the a la carte menu, Tues-Thurs when two or more have a minimum of two courses

Hattie's Tea Shop

Rufus Court, Northgate Street, Chester CH1 2JW. 01244 345173. – 10% reduction of price

Mollington Grange Golf & Country Club

Townfield Lane, Mollington, Chester, CH1 6NJ. 01244 851185. – 50% off our normal day rates (£40 weekdays & £50 weekends). £100 cash back on a members gold card if a new 7 day membership is taken (Cost £595)

Felicity Hat Hire

87 Christleton Road, Chester, CH3 5UQ. 01244 343999. – 15% off any hat or fascinator hire.

Soul Hair

13 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LE. 01244 320014 – 25% discount on all hair services for first time customers

Jason Lea Hair Dressing

70 Foregate Street, Chester CH1 1HA. 01244 313606 – Sex in the City Summer Offer! Free cut and finish with every colour. Booking essential.

The Blue Moon Cafe

The Groves, Chester, CH1 1SD. 01244 322481. – Pot of tea, or large filter coffee or soft drink plus a scone with butter and jam or a T Cake - £1.95. Available 10.30am – 12 and 2pm - 4pm mid week (from 9.30am Sat & Sun). Purchase any lunch meal at £4.95 or more and choose a free Pot of Tea, Filter Coffee or a Soft Drink. Available 12.00 mid-day to 2pm. Pot of Tea, or Large Filter Coffee or a Soft Drink plus a slice of any Cake from our display - £2.95. Available 2pm - 4pm.

Katie's Tea Rooms

38 Watergate Street, Chester, CH1 2LA. 01244 400322 – 10% discount off entire food & drink menu. Go Local Passport must be produced before ordering.

Little Roodee Café

Little Roodee Car Park, Chester, CH1 1SL. 01244 317837 – 10% discount on food and beverages £5 or over.


10-12 Godstall Lane, Chester, CH1 1LN. 01244 401869. – 20% off total bill when dining Sunday – Thursday from 4pm. This offer excludes all Chester Race days.

G.A.L The Restaurant & Wine Bar

13 Frodsham Street, Chester, CH1 3JJ. 01244 342384 – 20% discount off the a la carte menu (total bill) all day every day.

La Boca

The Groves, 1 Souters Lane, Chester, CH1 1SD. 01244 311518. – 30% discount on food only at La Boca Latin American Restaurant on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Excluding Chester Race days and special menu nights.

Mitchells Wine Bar & Brasserie

Lynedale House, High Street, Tattenhall, Chester, CH3 9PX. 01829 771477. – 10% discount on the a la carte menu, Tues-Thurs when two or more have a minimum of two courses

The Coach House

39 Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HQ. 01244 351900. – Free bottle of house wine when two people dine on the a la carte menu Mon – Thurs.

The Faulkner

48 Faulkner Street, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3BE. 01244 328195 – 10% discount on your food bill

Ego Mediterranean Restaurant

14-16 Grosvenor Street, Chester, CH1 2DD. 01244 346512. – Lunch 12pm-3pm, Mon-Sat – Free homemade dessert with two course set lunch. Prix Fixe menu available till 7pm Sun-Fri and til 6pm Sat – Free glass of house wine with every meal ordered. Maximum of two people per Go Local presentation.

Sofa Workshop

21 Watergate Row, Chester, CH1 2LE. 01244 400570 – £50 off orders over £1000. Not including clearance range and special offers.


7 Kitchen Street (by Racecourse), Chester, CH1 4JH. 01244 346420. – 10% off MOT testing. Free fit tyres, exhausts and batteries.

Crane Bank Garages

New Crane Street (by Racecourse), Chester, CH1 4JE. Trading Standards "Golden Spanner" approved garage. 01244 317191. – 10% off MOT testing. Free fit tyres, exhausts and batteries.

Priors Hayes Golf Club

Call 01829 741250 to book your Tee Time – Play for half price! Week Days 2 for £30 (normally £60), weekends 2 for £40 (normally £80)

Nice and Naughty

129 Brook Street, Chester CH1 3DU. 01244 350123. – 10% discount in the Chester store.

1539 Restaurant & Bar

The Racecourse, Chester CH1 2LY. 01244 304611. Email:, – For the duration of the Chester Food and Drink Festival you can enjoy two delicious courses from the specially selected à la carte menu for just £15.39. Valid from Saturday 4th to Saturday 18th April (excludes Sundays).

The Piercing Bodz / The Laser Bodz

10 Rufus Court, Abbey Green, Chester CH1 2JW. 01244 351 777 (piercing), 01244 32 32 66 (laser). Email: – 20% off a course of tattoo removal . £40 per session instead of £50. 10% off all piercing.

City Gate

47 Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NG. 01244 346879 – 10% Discount on all full price items

Powells the Jewellers

2 Eastgate Row, Chester CH1 1LF. 01244 311312, – 10% discount on all purchases. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Dutch Houses Fitness Centre

20 Bridge Street Row, Chester CH1 1NN. 01244 317515, – 20% discount off all memberships. Please ask for Dave.

The Vintage Shop

48 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LA. 01244 323622 – 10% off everything in store.

Baby Acorns

25 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB. 01244 400616, or – 10% discount. Valid against full priced items and also includes christening wear and accessories.

Build A Bear Workshop

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre, 20 Newgate Row, Chester CH1 1ER. 01244 345 380 – Coupon code: 494074. £3 off a purchase of £15 or more.

The Royal Perfumery

26 Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1NQ. 01244 317458 – 10% off everything in store, including sale items.

Northgate Arena Leisure Centre

Victoria Road, Chester CH2 2AU. 01244 380444 – Swim discount between 12pm-4.30pm Mon – Fri. Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £6.00 instead of £8.00, adult swim £2.50 instead of £3.00, child swim £1.40 instead of £2.00, OAP's and concessions can swim for £1 (please note you need ID to receive this discount)

Groves Herbal Dispensary

24 Charles Street, Hoole, Chester, CH2 3AZ. 01244 319744 – 10% discount on tinctures. Also stocking vitamins and minerals, and Neals Yard remedies.

Rayner Opticians

7 Pepper Row, Chester, CH1 1EA. 01244 326021 – 10% discount on every pair of complete spectacles purchased. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer

David Joinson Quality Meats

Stall 15a Chester Market, 6 Princess Street, Chester, CH1 2HH. 01244 323716. – 10% off any sale over £10. Not in conjunction with existing offers.

Geoff Hughes Family Butcher

Stall A16 Chester Market, 6 Princess Street, Chester, CH1 2HH. 01244 324942. – 10% discount on orders over £10. Not in conjunction with existing offers

The Old Sweet Shop

19 St Werburgh Street, Chester. 01244 310856, – 5% discount on purchases over £10.

Olio & Farina

Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1NG. 01244 400945. – 10% off any “picnic to go” order, 10% off any gift hamper.

The Writing Place

49 Bridge Street Row, Chester, CH1 1NW. 01244 311125 – 10% discount when spending £10 or more. Does not apply to sale or special offer promotions

Nauticalia Ltd

25 Bridge Street Row, Chester, CH1 1NW. 01244 322882 – 10% off all full priced merchandise

S Cartridge Fish Shop

Stall 11a Chester Market, 6 Princess Street, Chester, CH1 2HH. 01244 322878. – Spend £30 and receive 10% off. Not in conjunction with any other offer.

Changing Home

64 Lower Bridge Street, Chester CH1 1RU. 01244 345 664. – Any homes that we are instructed to sell in this two week period we will sell for a vastly reduced rate of £1,000 + vat

Antique Pine Imports (UK) Ltd

Unit 1a Silverdale Park, Station Lane, Mickle Trafford, CH2 4TA. 0800 2550 265, email: mail@antique – Importers and retailers of antique pine furniture. 10% off all standard priced items.

Fabrics of Chester

Stall 24, Chester Market, 6 Princess Street, Chester, CH1 2HH. 01244 310913, – 10% off all stock fabrics and nets. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


10 Queen Street, Chester, CH1 3LG. 0870 224 2660. – 10% discount on full priced items. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Corks Out

21 Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LB. 01244 310 455., Email: – 6% off 6 bottles of regional Australian wines or 10% off a case off 12 bottles. For your chance to win a free case of 6 quality Aussie wines worth £75 just buy any Australian wine during the next two weeks that comes from a specific Aussie region. There is also a chance to win a 10 day trip to Australia for two people – pop in store to find out.

To take advantage of these offers simply cut out the "passport" published in this week's edition (and next week's, April 9) of the Chronicle and show it to staff of any of the business listed to claim the special offers available between today and April 15.