Exploring the Fascinating Evolution of the Chester Races

Located in the centre of Chester, the Chester Races are a spectacle that has endured the test of time, enthralling audiences with their exhilarating atmosphere and rich history. Let’s take a tour through the amazing history of this storied horse racing spectacular as excitement for this year’s event, which is scheduled for May 8–10, grows.

A Legacy of Excellence

The Chester Races is one of the oldest racetracks in the world, having been around for more than 450 years. From humble beginnings to become a feature of the British sporting calendar, the races have come a long way since its founding in 1539, drawing fans and competitors from all across the country.

A Testament to Tradition

Steeped in tradition and heritage, the Chester Races are a celebration of equestrian prowess and sporting excellence. From the iconic Chester Cup to the prestigious Chester Vase, each race carries with it a rich tapestry of history and prestige, with legendary horses and jockeys etching their names into the annals of racing folklore.

A Spectacle of Style and Sophistication

Beyond the thrill of the races, the Chester Races are synonymous with style, glamour, and social revelry. Attendees don their finest attire, from elegant dresses and sharp suits to extravagant hats and fascinators, adding an air of sophistication to the proceedings. It’s not just about the racing—it’s a day of indulgence and celebration.

Join the Celebration at The Pied Bull

With the excitement building for the Chester Races this year, why not base yourself at The Pied Bull? Enjoy a festive drink and delectable cuisine before or after taking in the excitement of the races. Whether you’re an experienced fan of racing or a newcomer, The Pied Bull welcomes you to join us in celebrating this iconic sporting event in style.

Spring has Sprung at The Pied Bull – Check Out Our New Menu!

Have you ever wondered what goes into creating a delicious menu at your favourite local restaurant? Well, wonder no more! At The Pied Bull, we take pride in sourcing quality ingredients from nearby suppliers like David Joinson Quality Meats, Francis Thomas, and Cheshire Farm. But what makes our new menu so special? Let’s dive in and find out!

Indulge Your Taste Buds

Ever tried Cod Cheek Scampi served with samphire and a zesty caper & lemon butter? Or perhaps you’d prefer the comforting warmth of Potted Beef with sourdough toast and cornichons. Our starters are designed to tantalise your palate and kickstart your dining experience.

Socialise with our Social Bull Platter

Why settle for one starter when you can enjoy a variety? Our Social Bull Platter offers a feast for sharing, featuring Southern fried chicken goujons, BBQ ribs, crispy breaded brie wedges, onion rings, garlic ciabatta, salad, aioli, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw.

Burgers, Pies, and More

Sink your teeth into our Angus Steak Burger, piled high with smoked cheddar, black treacle bacon, and chipotle aioli. Or opt for a classic with our Steak & Pied Bull Ale Pie, served with hand-cut chips and beef dripping gravy. Our mains are hearty, satisfying, and packed with flavour.

Grill Masterpieces

From a succulent 10os Gammon Steak to a tender 8os Rump Steak, our grill selection promises a mouthwatering experience. Pair your steak with one of our signature sauces for the ultimate indulgence.

Accompaniments to Enhance Your Meal

Whether you’re craving fries with smoked sea salt, beer-battered onion rings, or buttered green beans, our range of sides is sure to complement your main dish perfectly.

Sandwiches for Every Taste

For a quick and tasty option, try our sandwiches served until 5 pm. From Pied Bull Beer Battered Fish to Harissa Chicken, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

Treat Yourself

Finish your meal on a sweet note with our irresistible desserts. From the tangy delight of Lemon Tart to the indulgent richness of Chocolate Fudge Cake, there’s a dessert to please every palate.

The Perfect Sunday Roast

Gather your loved ones and join us every Sunday from 12 pm for a traditional roast dinner. Choose from Roast Topside of Beef, Roast Pork Loin, or a Vegetarian Nut Roast, all served with homemade Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, and all the trimmings.

End on a High Note

Complete your dining experience with a steaming cup of tea or coffee, or indulge in one of our specialty hot drinks infused with liquor for an extra kick.

Bottom Line

At The Pied Bull, we’re passionate about providing a memorable dining experience that celebrates local flavours and ingredients. So why not join us and sample our new menu? With dishes to suit every taste and occasion, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.