Chester & South Clwyd

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale


Park Street
Emailten.ocset@recrem.anitsirhc Telephone(01244) 340345
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubAccommodationLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDog Friendly
Opening times: Mon and Tue 12:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00; Wed closed; Thu and Fri 12:00-15:00, 17:00-23:00; Sat 12:00-15:30, 18:00-23:00; Sun closed

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

Presided over for almost 50 years by legendary landlord Mike Mercer until his recent sad passing, this is a Victorian street corner local whose three rooms include a snug. Flags, enamel signs and other memorabilia from the First World War are on display, including patriotic posters and part of an old wooden aircraft propeller. An open fire in a tiled fireplace in the snug keeps the chill away, and when this room is used for diners in the evenings, the tables are candle-lit to provide atmosphere. Some of the more unusual artefacts include old 78 records in a display case, and illuminated "Shell" petrol pump tops over the bar. Chocoholics will be particularly taken by the large enamel advertising sign for Fry's chocolate. Many of the tables are converted from treadle sewing machines. The Albion is inevitably popular with tourists thanks to its position adjacent to the City Walls. The food includes home-cooked dishes, please check their website for serving times. Bed and breakfast is now available in two comfortable ensuite rooms. The Albion was the first Chester city centre pub to be listed as an Asset of Community Value after an application by the branch.