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The Bawn Lodge is one of Chester’s best regarded small hotels, located just a short 15 minute walk from Chester’s historic city centre. The Bawn Lodge is a family run hotel offering recently refurbished en-suite rooms of a high standard. There are single, twin, double and family rooms available throughout the year and one night bookings are available on request.

Our well appointed en-suite rooms and our popular Lodge Bar allow us to offer you an enjoyable and memorable experience. The Bawn Lodge Hotel and Bar enjoys a superb location; a 5 minute drive from the M53 motorway, a 5 minute walk from Chester railway station, and a 10 minute walk to Chester city centre and its attractions.


Bedroom at the Bawn Lodge Hotel in Chester

The spacious bedrooms at the Bawn Lodge Hotel have recently been renovated to a high standard and all include a modern en-suite shower room, 32” LCD TV, complimentary tea and coffee facilities, a refrigerator, hairdryer and ironing facilities (upon request).

A freshly prepared, traditional Full English breakfast is included with your stay at the hotel, along with a selection of cereals, juices and yoghurts, the ideal way to start your day before investigating the stunning city and surrounding areas. Free, monitored, off street parking is available and free Wi-Fi runs throughout the hotel.

If you are looking for affordable, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the heart of Chester with everything you could need on-site, there is no better option than The Bawn Lodge.


Drinks at the Bawn Lodge Hotel in Chester

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.

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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!


Functions at the Bawn Lodge Hotel in Chester

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.


The Bawn Lodge Hotel in Chester

Chester city is almost 2000 years old and has a rich and fascinating history. During your stay at the hotel you may like to visit some of the many historical attractions.

Chester Races

Chester Racecourse, known as the Roodee, is according to official records the oldest racecourse still in use in England. Horse racing at Chester dates back to the early sixteenth century when the first recorded race at the 'Roodee Fields' was held on February 9th 1539, in the reign of Henry the Eighth, with the consent of Chester's Lord Mayor, Henry Gee (whose surname gave rise to the 'gee-gees' nick name for racehorses). Until 1609, there was an annual race on Shrove Tuesday, thereafter the race was held on St George's Day (23 April).

The 65 acre racecourse lies on the banks of the River Dee and directly below the city walls.

The site was once a harbour during the Roman settlement of the city during the Dark Ages, but was closed as the river silted up thus making navigation impossible.

Towards the centre of the in-field is a raised mound which is decorated by a small cross known as a "rood". It is from this that the race course derives the name "Roodee"; Roodee is a corruption of "Rood Eye", meaning "The Island of the Cross".

The 2017 Race fixtures are as follows:-

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