Friday, April 8, 2011
No. 26 The Town Crier
Visited on 7/4/11. First off tonight was this big old pub opposite the entrance to Chester station. In common with all pubs in similar locations, a large percentage of the clientele is transient - travellers catching a quick pint in between trains mainly. By definition then, it's character can't really be defined. It's just as likely to be full of brawling football hoolies as it is with Japanese tourists. Usually it's busy though, and it certainly was on this occasion. Also, a sort of timeless quality pervades - you feel as if you could be in any decade in the last 40 years. Plenty of cask was on offer but the quality was a bit variable: Cains bitter (good), Marston's Pedigree (good), Thwaite's Lancaster Bomber (a bit ropey). It's open at 8 am for the discerning drinker who enjoys a breakfast pint apparently. Never tried it like. All in all, a good atmosphere and not a bad boozer. A pleasant surprise.