Review: Telfords Warehouse

Telfords Warehouse has long retained a high reputation for its exceptional selection of real ales, live music and food innovation. I have seen many of Chester’s restaurants sprouting up but none withhold a long withstanding record as such than this place. Those searching for a culinary experience like no other, look no further.

Nestled perfectly in on the canal, this spacious pub enjoys many unique features. With exposed timbers, high ceilings and brick walls housing industrial works of art with a glass front that provides a perfect tranquil scene overlooking the canal. The place buzzed with excited energy and crammed full of customers herding towards the bar.

Upstairs, it has a popular restaurant which menu contains locally sourced foods and a contemporary art gallery. Its lower area is reserved for its highly rated music nights and an intimate live setting where the likes of Frank Turner, Richie Havens, Coldplay and John Martyn have played.

We shared the hummus platter with pita bread, roasted peppers, feta cheese and olives. We could have certainly shared a second order, though that is more a reflection on the otherworldly taste than the portion size.  While eating we overlooked the lower ground hosting a folk night with various performances which echoed upstairs and added to the whole atmosphere.

The main however did take more than 30 minutes but was easily forgotten when it arrived piping hot and gigantic in size. The chilli con carne was crammed full of beans, chunky vegetables and tasted delicious.

Without a doubt this place is a good choice of venue for lovers of hearty food, good ales and a great atmosphere – somewhere I will surely be returning.

Rating: 4 stars

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