Chester & South Clwyd

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Cavern of the Curious Gnome

61 Bridge Street Row East
Chester
CH1 1NW
Telephone(01244) 641704
Real AleLunchtime MealsEvening MealsCiderWiFi
Opening times: 4-11 Mon-Thu; 1-11 Fri & Sat; 1-10 Sun

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

Located on one of Chester's unique shopping galleries called the Rows, this deceptively spacious venue comes in two very distinct halves. Downstairs is Paysan where the emphasis is on wine, coffee and cheese. Upstairs you'll ascend into the decidedly offbeat Cavern of the Curious Gnome. Here, a colourful large papier-mâché dwarf gazes down on a Belgium beer grotto. Red-and-white spotted toadstool seating immediately catches the eye but there's plenty more quirkiness to be found amongst the decor. On the beer front, besides the welcome four hand pumps serving changing local cask ales, Belgian beeroisseurs will be delighted by a diverse selection of lambics, gueuzes, Trappist ales and much more including, uniquely for the north-west, Duvel served on draught. (See the beer page on their website for the full run down.)