The curious case of the Cavern of the Curious Gnome

Instant confession: I bloody love Belgian beer. I like it in all its glory, all styles and most of all I like lots of it. So if in my home town there’s a place that promises me a magical, secret place crammed with all manner of Belgian beers, continental ales and a few homespun favourites... Continue Reading →

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Lodge bar puts on their 5th bank holiday beer festival

The Lodge bar bank holiday beer festival has been one of my solid summer favourites for as long as it’s run. And that’s 5 years to date now. Sure, it usually suffers from one or two showers of rain but it’s always good craic and this year was definitely not an exception. And true to... Continue Reading →

The Big Hand tap room is open!

Good news Chester, the wait is over! Big Hand Brewery have opened their Tap Room on Watergate Street. Last Thursday they popped their doors open for a soft launch and over the weekend they’ve welcomed all beer lovers to their beery embrace. You might remember the venue as the old Fat Cat or more recently,... Continue Reading →

Hey Hoole, your Beer Festival rocked!

So Hoole was a bit lit last weekend, eh? The second (what I assume is) annual Hoole Beer Festival (organised by the good folk from Chester Beer and Wine) put together a mighty fine party over the course of Friday, Saturday and even Sunday and it was packed like you wouldn’t believe. Let me backtrack... Continue Reading →

Beer Without Fear is 50!

50! How is it 50 months since Beer Without Fear started? Where has the time gone? For 50 months we’ve tasted outrageous beer in good company and it’s been fantastic. It’s arguably the longest running beer tasting club in Chester, too, so there is that.     Usually, this onslaught to your senses aims to... Continue Reading →

Chester Beer Awards 2018 – WINNERS

Saturday saw Deva Tap packed with over 100 beer lovers, brewers, bartenders and punters to celebrate the third annual Chester Beer Awards. Seriously, this is the third year. Where did the time go and how is it over again? Anyway. Let's recap what happened.       The ceremony was once again opened by the... Continue Reading →

Chester pubs Christmas Opening hours 2017

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 Monday 25th December: Closed Tuesday 26th December:... Continue Reading →

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