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Bear and Billet Inn - Pub, Chester: 3 reviews and 10 photos

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  • Bear and Billet - Chester
      Bear and Billet
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  • Bear and Billet - Chester
      Bear and Billet
    by Balam
  • Bear and Billet - Chester
      Bear and Billet
    by Balam
  • Bear and Billet - Chester
      Bear and Billet
    by Balam
  • Bear and Billet - Chester
      Bear and Billet
    by Balam
 

The Bear and Billet is a great old pub in Chester.
It was built in 1664 replacing a building destroyed during the civil war.
The Bear and Billet is a great example of a black and white half timbered building.
It was originally the town house of the Earls of Shrewsbury (the sergeants of the Bridgegate), The building has been an inn since the 18th century and it is said that the Earls of Shrewsbury leased to an innkeeper on condition that an suite of rooms was always kept available for the Earl and his family.
In a drawing of 1820 shows it is shown as the Bridgegate Tavern but is believed to have acquired its present name not long after.
The Bear and Billet is said to have several resident ghosts, including an old lady that greets visitors,

Address: Lower Bridge Street
Website: http://bearandbillet.com/

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  • Written Apr 27, 2010
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