Hotel The Bull & Stirrup (Chester, United Kingdom)

Hotel The Bull & Stirrup (Chester, United Kingdom)

About The Bull & Stirrup

The Bull & Stirrup is a historically-styled building just outside of Chester. Both the Chester Racecourse and the River Dee are flanking features of the property. Every room at The Bull & Stirrup includes a television, a bathroom area (either en suite or standard, depending upon room type), and facilities for tea and coffee. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the hotel in addition to free parking services and an outdoor terrace area for drink or snack enjoyment. The hotel offers a continental breakfast for all guests, and home-cooked meals are available throughout the day using local produce. Drinks and snacks are also available at a separate bar area. Some of Chester's most famous attractions - including the Chester Cathedral, the Chester Racecourse, and the River Dee - are all located within walking distance.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym


8 Upper Northgate Street, CH14EE, Chester, United Kingdom

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.7 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.2 / 10
  • Service
    Fair  7.4 / 10

Positive Reviews


Outstanding location.

The Bull & Stirrup has an excellent location for any sightseeing or exploration of Chester, since its main facility is located near the city centre. The nearby racecourse and river stretch make it an ideal stop for some of the area's more unconventional a


Ideal for budgeting.

This hotel is one of the cheapest offerings in the region, and the inclusion of free breakfast services makes it a wonderful option for you and your fellow guests. While it may not be a luxury property, its pricing is more than fair for its services and l


Welcoming staff members.

Numerous guest reviews praised the staff and their efforts to make guests feel welcome and happy, with highlights including the provision of free toiletries and the upgrading of a handful of rooms. If you have an issue, the staff is more than willing to a

Negative Reviews


Generally unkempt.

A large number of reviews noted that the hotel is far from clean, with half-used toiletries and a variety of spots, stains, and scratches marking up many of the rooms. Be sure to examine room pictures before booking your stay.


Unreliable windows.

Considering how hot the rooms can become during the summer months, a working set of windows is absolutely essential. Unfortunately, many of the rooms lack the ability to open the windows and keep them open properly, leading to stuffy air and stifled inter


Insufficient wall materials.

Many guests noted that sounds travel easily through the walls, which can be particularly disturbing during night hours or early morning times. Try to book your room away from the check-in area, and perhaps away from windows near main streets.

All amenities

Hotel facilities
  1. Car park
  2. Terrace
  3. Hotel bar
  4. Non-smoking rooms
Room facilities
  1. Shower
  2. Openable windows
  3. Television
  4. Hairdryer
Food and beverage
  1. Diabetic food

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 11:00
  2. Check out: 10:00


8 Upper Northgate Street , CH14EE , Chester , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1244)379579 | 

Cleanliness policies

  • New safety protocols
  • Safe distance
  • Hand sanitizer provided

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