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The Commercial Hotel bar, Chester

Take the man out of Manchester and you’ve got Chester…

Published on February 11th 2010.


The Commercial Hotel bar, Chester

The Northern has established itself as one of the most popular pubs in the Northern Quarter in no time at all. Priding themselves on great Northern food, great Northern music, great Northern entertainment and great Northern hospitality, co-owner John Locke is now spreading the Northern love further afield.

His new venture- as marketing director of The Commercial Hotel bar in Chester- kicked off with a launch party recently. Staying true to local talent, Manchester's finest new pop ska band, Kid British provided entertainment to the great and good of Chester and quite a few Mancunian bods. Celebs in the shape of several members of the Phoenix Nights, Star Stories and Peep Show cast also showed support, including local musos Paddy McGuiness, Sian Foulkes, Steve Edge, Neil Fitzmaurice and Justin Moorhouse.

The evening was a roaring success and The Commercial seems set to become one of Chester's destination venues for folk from all around The North West and in particular for Mancunian residents on a Chester Races visit.

John Locke, Paddy McGuinness, Justin Moorhouse and Steve Edge at The Commercial party on Friday 29th January 2010

John Locke said: “We are overwhelmed by the reception and the support and good wishes we have had from customers and the people of Chester since we opened the doors of the bar in late December. We are really proud of the place and are looking forward to opening the food and hotel part of the operation in the next few weeks. As a former Chester lad myself, I would also like to thank all our friends, our regulars and everyone who has been involved in helping us get The Commercial Hotel back open.”

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CheapskateFebruary 15th 2010.

Ermmm guys, it's 15th Feb now and you still haven't unlocked the Blackdog review for the great unwashed. I'm unemployed, at home alone and need something to read.

isabella16070February 15th 2010.

an the HIV story from Feb 8th......

Jonathan Schofield - editorFebruary 15th 2010.

We will unlock both today...but honestly you could just pay the £36 Friend's charge and then you wouldn't have to whinge.

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