85 Watergate St, Chester, CH1 2LF

01244 313276

Bar: Wed-Thur 5pm-11pm   I   Fri-Sun - Midday til Late

Food:  Fri-Sun - Midday til 9pm

Drink Independent

Welcome To Big Hand Alehouse Chester

In 2013 Big Hand Brewing produced its first pint of beer.  Since then Big Hand has been on a journey to produce beers with broad appeal, because everyone deserves great beer.


Finally, all our travels have brought us to the basement of Watergate House, Chester, just a stone’s throw from the historic Roman City Walls and Chester Racecourse.


Our Alehouse in Chester is much more than a showcase for Big Hand Beers - our mantra being 'Think Independent, Drink Independent'. This means we source Ales, Porters, Stouts, Lagers and many other less well-known beer styles from independent breweries and suppliers in the UK and beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Big Hand Alehouse and hope that you will join us in this venture and the rest of our journey....

Drink independent


Whilst you can always expect to see a couple of Big Hand Beers on the eight cask ale beer engines we promise to have a constantly changing line up of cask ales from Independent Breweries from around the UK.  Something for everyone.

Cask not your thing?  How about a British Craft Lager? We have chosen Freedom Four from Staffordshire as our ‘Go To’ lager.  

Continental import?  We do that.  Dunkels?  Sure to feature.   Helles?  Yes, but we won’t make that our ‘Go to…”.  IPAs, DIPAs, Wheat beers, Stouts, Porters, it just goes on.  

Have we missed anything?  Be sure to let us know and we will add it to the list!


Grubs up

We've created our food menu to perfectly accompany a drink or two. We thinking having a drink should be social! Fancy something small? Try out our lights bites or nibbles.


Find us in Chester

You'll find us in the heart of Chester near the City walls - on the corner of Nicolas Street Mews at 85 Watergate St, Chester, CH1 2LF