It's official, Brewery Tap on Lower Bridge Street serves the best beer in Chester according to real ale aficionados.

According to What Pub, a real ale database website run by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the pub is the best place to go in the city if you want to get your mitts around a great pint.

The rankings are voted for by CAMRA members who give every pub a score based on the quality of beer that they serve.

Brewery Tap staved off competition from 121 other pubs within a 10km radius of the centre of Chester to claim the top spot.

According to What Pub, the pub doesn't have a regular ale but has no fewer than seven taps which alternate between different tipples sourced from breweries from across the land.

Second on the list of best pubs in Chester was the Pied Bull on Northgate Street while the Commercial Hotel in St Peter's Courtyard came third.

The Top Ten

  1. Brewery Tap
    52-54 Lower Bridge St CH1 1RU

  2. Pied Bull
    57 Northgate Street CH1 2HQ

    The Pied Bull hotel, on Upper Northgate Street pictured in 1900
  3. Commercial Hotel
    St Peter's Courtyard, Northgate St CH1 2HG

  4. Boot Inn
    9 Eastgate Row, Eastgate Street CH1 1LG

  5. Duttons Wine Bar
    10-12 Godstall Lane CH1 1LN

  6. Victoria
    The Cross, 2, Watergate Row CH1 2LD

    The Victoria pub in Chester
    The Victoria pub in Chester
  7. Bear & Billet
    94 Lower Bridge Street CH1 1RU

    Bear and Billet on Lower Bridge Street
    Bear and Billet on Lower Bridge Street
  8. Dublin Packet Inn
    Market Square, Northgate Street CH1 2HA

    The Dublin Packet
    The Dublin Packet
  9. Cross Keys
    2 Duke St CH1 1RP

    Irish craic at The Cross Keys in Chester for St Patrick's Day

  10. Old Custom House Inn
    65-67 Watergate Street CH1 2LB

    Old Custom House Inn on Watergate Street
    Old Custom House Inn on Watergate Street