A fine balance of customer exists, attracted by its friendly staff and large open bar with exceptional selection of European beers, CAMRA rated cask conditioned ales and extensive wine list…
Superbly located on the canal basin this spacious pub enjoys many original features with high ceiling, exposed timbers and brick walls housing industrial artefacts, while the feature glass frontage provides a tranquil scene overlooking the water.
Upstairs is a popular restaurant and contemporary art gallery with relaxed attentive service, excellent menu and weekly specials. Telford’s lower area is reserved for its highly regarded music nights. An intimate live setting for (amongst countless others) John Williams, Ed Harcourt, Ron Sexsmith, Courtnay Pine, Frank Turner, Richie Havens, Coldplay, Robert Plant, Kathryn Williams, John Martyn and Nitin Sawhney.
History of The Warehouse
The building itself provides one of the more interesting features in the historic city of Chester. Originally conceived by the famous industrial engineer Thomas Telford in the 1790’s, the Warehouse stands as a magnificent example of Georgian architecture and as a reminder of the once thriving port of Chester.
The building was constructed partly over the canal to allow boats to be located and unloaded from the full height of the loading bay within the building.
The grade 2 listed building was originally converted to a public house in the 1980’s by local architect James Brotherhood.
In 2000, Telford’s was forced to close due to a major fire which destroyed much of the building’s internal features and took nearly a year to restore.
Today, Telford’s clientele are attracted by it’s friendly staff and large open bar with an exceptional selection of European beers, CAMRA rated cask conditioned ales and extensive wine list.
Some to have played here…
This Is The Kit, Frank Turner, Nils Lofgren, Robert Plant, Roy Harper, Nick Harper, John Williams, John Martyn, Nitin Sawhnay, Tom Russell, Yat Kha, Andrew Bird, Eliza Carthy, Martin Carthy, Brian Houston, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Boo Hewadine, Radio Luxembourg, Chris Hillman, Tunng, Blind Boy Paxton, Lazy Habits, Adjagas, Julie Fowlis, Peter Rowan, Hemstad, Christine Collister, The Dub Pistols, Clive Gregson, John Power, Sid Griffin, Wilko Johnson, The Skints, John Etheridge, Bert Jansch, Steve Harley, The Venus Fury, Martin Stephenson, Gretchen Peters, Tom Robinson, Lucy Styles, Labi Siffre, The Ruttles, Neal Casal, Audioweb, Little Barrie, Max Sedgley & The Shoots, Funkdub (3DJ & Gentleman Kush), Pama International, Kid Carpet, Hem, Hamell On Trial, David Greenald, The Peatbog Faeries, Melys, Michael Weston King, K Klass, Oceansize, Zombina And The Skeletones, John Renbourn, DGang, Eric Sardinas, Deaf School, M.Craft, Glen Tilbrook, Ian McNabb, Paul Wilkes, Amy Wadge, Paul The Girl, Euros Childs, King Creosote, Chris Difford, Ahab, Matt Schofield, Ed Harcourt, Stephen Fretwell, Terry Callier, Tony Joe White, Richie Havens, Up Bustle And Out, Mr Scruff, John Fairhurst, Courtney Pine, Kathryn Williams, The Skints, The Zombies, The Blockheads, Caravan, Bhundu Boys, Black Umfolosi, Ella Edmondson, The Tea Street Band, Danny Thompson, Cara Dillon, Pierre Bensusan, Erin Mckeown, Hazel O’Connor, Poppa Chubby, Tom Paxton, Sweet Baboo, Jackie Leven, Jah Wobble, Johnny Dickenson, John Hammond, Kelly Joe Phelps, Kinky Freedman, Terry Allen, Hugh Cornwall, Hayseed Dixie, The Dub Pistols, Chris Difford, Fairport Convention, The Wave Pictures, Miles Hunt, Paul Young, Mike Peters, Cerys Matthews, Ben Christophers, Tom Hingley, Duffy, Ezio, Soft Toy Emergency, Oh Susannah, Dodgy, The Jar Family, The Christians, Kevin Montgomery, Peggy Seeger, Tom Paxton, China Crisis, The Incredible String Band, Katherine Tickell, Dan Hicks, The Trachtenberg Family, The Handsome Family, Skinny Lister, Rosie Thomas, Isaac Guillory, Sufjan Stevens, Alex Patterson, Brian Kennedy, John Cooper Clarke, Dave Edmunds, Driver Drive Faster, Francis Dunnery, Wave Machines, Ade Edmondson and the Bad Shepherds, Steve Howe, Tommy Emmanuel, Australian Pink Floyd, Kava Kava, Midge Ure, Bob Brozman, Fernhill, Thea Gilmore, Lucy Kaplanski, Loonaloop, Kangaroo Moon, Sam Brown, Oyster Band, Beth Nielson Chapman, Nine Below Zero, Sort Toy Emergency, The Be Good Tanyas, Ben Poole, Martin Simpson, Circlesound, Halfman Half Biscuit, Alison Moorer, Laura Cantrel, Juliet Turner, The Sadies, Duffy, Walter Trout, Denny Laine, Steve Young, Coldplay, Cate Le Bon, The Automatic, Camera, Weapons Of Mass Belief, Roger Chapman, Keb Darge, Gina Villalobos, The Gentlemans Dub Club, Mooi, Didier Malherbe, Shy and the Fight, Blunstone and Argent, NormaWaterson, Resin Dogs, Poppa Chubby, The Master Musicians Of Jajuka, Bernard Kabanda, Sally Nylolo, Robyn Hitchcock, Wave Machines, The Fallows, The Broken Family Band, Neil Innes, The Family Mahone, Martha Tilston, John Bramwell, Erik Mongrain, Steve Poltz, Airship, Arthur Smith, Devon Sproule, Natacha Atlas, Kate Walsh, Fionn Regan, John Otway, Candido Fabre, Remmy Ongola, The Hamsters, Little Chief, Davy Graham, Mabulu, Shooglenifty, PTheory, Ron Sexsmith, Gulp, 60ft Dolls, DJ Cowpoke, DJ Booth, Laura Viers, Clayhill, John Sebastian, Nils Lofgren, The Suns, Pooka, Dick Gaughan, The Rutles, Shod, Kenny Young And The Eggplants, Misty’s Big Adventure, Ben Poole, King King, Bob Log III, Scott Matthews, Cashier No9, Catfish and the Bottlemen, The Pipettes…