The Architect

Admin 02/09/2013 2
The Architect

The Architect is a classic pub restaurant within Chester’s city walls overlooking Chester Racecourse.

The Architect is named in honour of Thomas Harrison, the prolific Georgian architect who, as well as designing the building as his own residence, also designed the Grosvenor Bridge and much of Chester Castle, among many other classical structures.

The pub is a story of two halves: turn right through the glass connecting passage and the original Georgian building has cosy, domestic rooms that naturally lend themselves to a series of intimate dining rooms in classic style. Turn left into the new garden room and you’ll find a spacious open plan room with a large bar at its heart and a more buzzy, pubby feel to things, with glazed doors leading out to the dining terrace.

The menu has a spine of freshly prepared, classic British dishes, complemented by more exotic influences from other parts of the world: in other words, modern British cookery.

Address: 54 Nicholas Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2NX
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 01244 353 070

Opening Times:

Monday – Thursday: 10:30am – 11pm
Friday & Saturday: 10:30am – 11:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am – 10:30pm

Car Parking:

Parking spaces at the Architect are extremely limited and fill up very quickly, however there is plenty of parking close to the pub.


  1. Anonymous, Chester 02/09/2013 at 19:25 - Reply

    A fairly new pub / restaurant in Chester that occupies a fantastic position overlooking the racecourse. I’ve only been for a quick sandwich and a beer, but sitting outside on a sunny day, it’ll really take some beating!

  2. Anonymous, Chester 04/09/2013 at 00:50 - Reply

    Visited after a day at Chester races and the place was heaving, as was to be expected. Despite this we were seated quickly and enjoyed the atmosphere. There were some problems with the food, which were explained as being caused by the volume of diners, but overall the staff handled our complaints in a friendly, understanding and professional manner, saving the situation and ensuring we will visit again on a quieter occasion.

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