Pay It Forward for the Best Restaurant Experiences in Chester and beyond


It was Global Pay It Forward Day earlier this week – so the perfect excuse to celebrate our fabulous Independent restaurants, even though we can’t actually dine with them right now.

Buying a Pay It Forward Chester voucher really is a good thing to do all round. It puts some much-needed cash directly into our restaurant partners bank accounts, plus it gives you a great local restaurant experience to look forward to when this is all over.

So if you love dining out and supporting our fabulous independent businesses at the same time then read on, and please show our Chester Independents some serious love by supporting them through the crisis.

Please remember that we are not physically selling the PIFC vouchers, so you do need to purchase them directly from the venues themselves – details of how to do just that is included on every individual listing.

Thank you x


Ring O Bells, Christleton

Every community needs a really good local, and if you live Christleton or Waverton way, then you are very lucky indeed with yours. The Ring O Bells, run by legendary landlord Ian Wade is a superb dining pub serving award-winning food from Chef Andrew King’s kitchen with fabulous wines and the best beer.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for The Ring O Bells here


Burger Shed 41

Pay It Forward at our favourite burger joint (we’ll be going for the chicken wings!)

Now I don’t know about you – but I absolutely love the delicious wings from Burger Shed 41. They are so good, and I am seriously missing them!

Therefore I’m pretty chuffed that they are selling Pay It Forward vouchers at a 25% discount – so I can seriously stuff my face with them as soon as this thing is done!!

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for Burger Shed 41 here



Yes! These guys serve the most amazing Pizza, so please Pay It Forward to support them.

This is one helluva Pizza Restaurant! We absolutely love the cool-as industrial decor teamed up with proper, authentic and totally divine Pizza. Plus great drinks and one of the best Managers in the city (Claire, we love you and we miss you!).

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for Urbano32 here


The Suburbs

Who doesn’t love The Suburbs – and if you haven’t experienced the great food and seriously warm hospitality of Kingdom and his team yet, then this is a great opportunity to do just that. Kingdom has been looking after us all with the most fabulous food and delicious drinks for many years and has done an incredible job in creating super-cool Notting Hoole, so let’s Pay It Forward for a venue which none of us could do without.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for The Suburbs here


The Black Dog Chester

Pay It Forward for this fabulous new addition to Chester’s Food & Drink scene.

We are so pleased to add a brand new Dining Experience to the list from The Black Dog …

Please ‘Pay It Forward’ for this superb new addition to our Independent Food & Drink scene. They may be newcomers to the Chester scene, but Mat & Bec certainly know a thing or two about running a super-successful dining pub. These guys had not long opened when they had to close for lockdown, but they have continued to serve their fabulous food every week since, and you lot have told us how much you love it.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for The Black Dog here


The Bull Shocklach

A lovely Cheshire pub in a charming village serving proper pub classics, great quality beer and superb wines, so these guys deserve a whole heap of love. We can’t wait to make a weekend visit when its OK to do so – as we’ve heard how marvellous their Sunday Lunch is.

Pay It Forward vouchers are now on sale. Treat yourselves or someone special to a lovely Cheshire pub experience when all of this is over.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for The Bull in Shocklach here



Hypha is a beautiful plant-based independent restaurant in Chester.

Owner Nik has worked tirelessly to create a stunning experience for everyone – and we are delighted to say he is now selling Pay It Forward Chester gift vouchers – and will add on an additional 25% to your purchase value £.

And did you know that Hypha is recommended in the Michelin Guide 2020? You do now!

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for Hypha Bar & Restaurant here



Recently reopened after a fabulous refurb (and now having to close again), we absolutely love the all-new Duttons Chester. Having just undergone an amazing transformation after 21 years of trading under the JW Lees family, this really is a superb venue serving a great new menu – and the staff are lovely too!

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for Duttons here


The Goshawk

The Goshawk is a rare and special country pub in the heart of the Cheshire countryside, offering gorgeous food, cask ales, wine and most of all, a warm welcome and great hospitality.

The pub is a beautiful, 19th Century, former coaching inn featuring a cosy public bar & relaxed restaurant. They’ve got bags of character, with the interior showing off many classic architectural features such as large fireplaces & attractive stout wooden lintels. There are public & private events rooms for your special occasions; the Delamere, Oakmere, Hatchmere and Sandstone rooms.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for The Goshawk here


9 Elephants Thai Drink & Dine

We miss this fabulous Chester independent restaurant so much! Family run, authentic, great design and amazing food and service – we will be straight back into 9 Elephants Thai Drink & Dine as soon as it is safe to do so – and we’d like you to join us!

They have a range of great value Pay It Forward vouchers available to purchase right now plus they are giving 5% of the revenue to the NHS.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for 9 Elephants Thai Drink & Dine here


Palm Cocktail Bar & Eatery

Pay It Forward for one of the prettiest eateries in the city! 

One of the prettiest bar restaurants in the city – Palm Cocktail Bar & Eatery made a big impression when it opened last year with its gorgeous (and very instagrammable) decor. Their weekend brunch looks divine and we can’t wait to enjoy their delicious drinks again when we’re able to.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for Palm Cocktail Bar & Eatery here


Chez Jules

Pay It Forward for Chez Jules and enjoy a complimentary bottle of wine as a Merci Beaucoup!

Chez Jules is one of Chester’s longest-standing independent restaurants, and do you want to know why? Because they have a super-dedicated team who are so passionate about great ingredients, great food, great service and ensuring their guests always have a great experience.

I can’t wait for these guys to reopen as I’ll be straight back in for their legendary French Onion Soup (its divine!).

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for Chez Jules here


The Townhouse Chester

Keeping British Afternoon Tea Alive! 

Love this! Our friends at The Townhouse Chester are Crowdfunding their fabulous Afternoon Tea – so for just £15 each, this is what you can enjoy when its safe to do so;

£15 Donation for a Single Afternoon Tea
Spare £15 to help the business you love get through whatever COVID-19 sends our way. Our Afternoon Tea is usually £18.95pp and includes: Selection of Finger Sandwiches: Cucumber Sandwich, Salmon Roulade, Coronation Chicken, Ham & Cream, Cheese, Egg Mayonnaise Plus, Homemade Scones with Strawberry Jam & Clotted Cream and Chefs Speciality – Homemade Dainty Cakes with a cup of Twinnings Tea or Lavazza Coffee.

Find out how to purchase Pay It Forward vouchers for The Townhouse here
















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