Deva Craft Beer: Best of British Beer Fest

It’s been a busy year for Deva Craft Beer. They were named Best Local Brewery in Chester Beer Awards (well done), and the Best New Brewery in Cheshire by Rate Beer (double well done). The brewery also took over the old Kash Bar premises in February and that’s been a haven for their outrageously hopped... Continue Reading →


Chester Charity Beer Festival 2017

It’s over for another year and we already miss it! This year the Chester Charity Beer Festival was bigger and better than its predecessors and make no mistake – it was a belter.     First held in 1989, this is probably one of, if not the longest serving beer festival in Chester… and arguably... Continue Reading →

Beer Without Fear, May session

So last night it was that time of the month again – time to taste outrageous beer in good company in the form of Beer Without Fear. This onslaught to your senses is a monthly beer tasting in the Cellar Bar which aims to serve you the most bonkers, insane and intense beers from around the world... Continue Reading →

Travel Blog: Craft Beer in Berlin

  Berlin’s beer roots are deep in the ground. I mean, Germany is a beer country – and they take their beer very seriously. They even have a 500-year-old Beer Purity Law which says that only hops, barley, yeast and water can be used to make Germany's favourite drink, of which they have over 5,500... Continue Reading →

Beer Without Fear – March session

Beer Without Fear is a clever concept. It’s a monthly beer tasting  in the Cellar Bar which aims to serve you the most bonkers, insane and intense beers from around the world in 6 tries. Two judges go head to head presenting 3 beer each and in the end the beer tasters vote for their... Continue Reading →

WINNERS of Chester Beer Awards 2017

The top of the hops in the Chester beer scene were given recognition this Saturday in the second annual Chester Beer Awards. Beer aficionados packed out Kash Tap Rooms on Brook Street to witness who would win the coveted awards in seven categories, nominated by the local patrons of Chester pubs, bars and breweries and... Continue Reading →

Chester Beer Awards 2017 Nominees

Brace yourselves, Chester Beer Folk. Here are the nominees for the Chester Beer Awards 2017. Everyone nominated is a winner of sorts as they have been named as the most loved in our fair city, however in the end, as you and the Highlader knows, there can be only one.   Nominees for Best Pub... Continue Reading →

Christmas Beer Tasting

Yesterday we went in with the big guns yesterday and brought to the beer loving folk seven of our favourite Christmas beers. It was all “ho, ho, ho” and not a single “bah humbug” was in sight when over 20 tasters went through not only some pretty sublime beer, but also home made mince pies, piggies... Continue Reading →

Chester pubs Christmas Opening hours 2016

Season’s greetings everyone! The holidays just wouldn’t be the same without raising a glass (or two) with your nearest and dearest, and this is why we have collected Christmas opening times for pubs in this post, which will be updated as and when we get more information. Artichoke Christmas Day: Closed Boxing Day: Closed New... Continue Reading →

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