The Lodge Bar is a modern and welcoming bar with a warm and relaxed atmosphere, located in the bustling suburb of Hoole, Chester. With a large beer garden and intimate back lounge, the Lodge Bar is just the place to spend a warm summer's day or cool autumn evening.

Home cooked food is served every day from a seasonal menu, and roast dinners are available on Sundays. The weekly Lodge Bar Quiz is the best in Chester, every Tuesday from 9pm, and stone baked pizzas fresh from our outside oven are served in the summer months.

Just 5 minutes from the M53 and 10 minutes from the heart of Chester, the Lodge Bar is the perfect place to start or end your evening.

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The Lodge Bar is a popular establishment in its own right, serving hotel guests and locals the finest selection of lagers, CAMRA awarded cask ales, cocktails and spirits. Hot drinks are also served daily alongside our highly praised home cooked menu. The Lodge Bar is the perfect place to sit and relax before a night out on the town or equally as your final destination after a hard day’s shopping in Chester’s boutiques. The Lodge Bar has won Silver Award in the ‘Best Bar’ category at the ‘Chester Food and Drink Awards’ two years running, and has been included in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide every year since 2014, as well as winning their prestigious pub of the season award for its good value and well-kept real ales. Open until 11pm throughout the week, and midnight Friday and Saturday, the Lodge Bar is the perfect accompaniment to your stay at the Bawn Lodge Hotel.

Cask Ale

The Lodge bar buys direct from over a dozen different breweries across the country including Abbeydale, Rudgate, Salopian and Thwaites, meaning there is always an interesting and varied selection of ales on offer. With prices from just £2.70 our cask ales are extremely popular and are rotated regularly, with over 300 different ales stocked last year alone. We also stock a wide variety of draught and bottled beer and cider.


The Lodge Bar offers a large selection of new and old world wines from quality vineyards around the world. Our wines are competitively priced and offer something for everyone’s palate. Alongside our usual selection the Lodge Bar also offers seasonal specials and ‘wines of the month’ so keep an eye out for our new lines.


The Lodge Bar offers a selection of both classic and contemporary cocktails at great prices. Whether it’s a classic Long Island Ice Tea or a refreshing Tom Collins, there is something for everyone at the Lodge Bar. Our staff are always happy to make you something special if it’s not on our menu so please feel free to ask!


The Lodge Bar serves a selection of traditional pub meals, and light snacks including sandwiches and ciabattas daily from 12pm to 8pm. All meals are reasonably priced and are home cooked on site by our trained chefs. We use only the best ingredients sourced from award winning local suppliers. All chicken on our menu is free range and along with the rest of the meat on our menu is sourced from high quality local butcher Geoff Hughes. All fruits and vegetables on our menu are sourced from local greengrocer ‘Perry's Produce’. We add seasonal specials to our menu throughout the year so keep an eye out in the bar for our new additions!

The Bawn Lodge has a large contemporary dining area along with a newly refurbished spacious garden terrace and beer garden, so whatever the weather there is somewhere comfortable to enjoy our food.

The menu includes a large selection of dishes suitable for all dietary preferences including vegetarian meals and a selection of fish options, and can all be tailored for anyone with specific allergies. Feel free to ask any of our trained staff if you have any questions. Our ‘From the Grill’ section of our menu offers an extensive range of burgers and steaks to satisfy all you meat lovers too, so there really is something for everyone!


The Lodge Bar is the ideal venue to host your family events, christening receptions, birthday parties and more. We have a large area that can be closed off for groups of up to 80 people. The area's lighting, visual and audio equipment can all be controlled independently, offering the perfect opportunity to customize your party. There are a variety of buffet options available which can be modified to fit specific requirements and start at the competitive price of £7.50 per head. We also offer hot alternatives and drinks/toast packages to suit your needs. The Lodge Bar hosts events throughout the year so please feel free to contact us should you require further information or if you would like to make a booking.


Chester is one of the last places in the UK to play and compete in the old English game of Bagatelle. The Lodge Bar purchased a classic table in 2010 and refurbished it to a high standard. The table is now free for all to use and the staff are more than happy to educate anyone that is interested in the rules of the game. There are a number of tournaments held throughout the year and the Lodge Bar team play in the league every Wednesday through the winter and summer.

If you would like more information on Bagatelle as a game or the Chester league please visit the Chester Bagatelle Website.


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