If you think coming to Chester will automatically be an expensive day out then think again. There are plenty of bargains and offers to be had, from clothes and shoes to lunches, cocktails and everything in between.
You can have a grand day out in a beautiful city taking full advantage of all the offers while hanging on to more of your hard-earned cash. And of course, just because they’re cheaper, doesn’t mean you’ll be scrimping on quality.
So, whatever your budget, come to Chester for a unique shopping experience that won’t break the bank.
The specialist chain that supplies clothing and equipment for outdoor pursuits, camping, cycling and skiing, currently has 40% off Merrell and at least 25% off all Berghaus products in-store.
63-65 Foregate Street
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There’s up to 30% off selected items at River Island, so you can buy more of your favourite things while saving money at the same time. Go in-store for a browse and see what takes your fancy.
27-35 Foregate Street
The sign says it all really: there’s a SALE on at Chesca which means you could pay less for that dress, those shoes or that hat you’ve had your eye on. Nip in and check out the bargains before they disappear.
6 Eastgate Street
You’ve been shopping for hours so now it’s time for a spot of lunch, right? If you fancy a pub lunch then the historic City Tavern has lunch and a drink from £6.49, or burger and a drink from £8.49. You can snap up two meals from £11.49 every day. Or how about cod and chips, two for £13.49?
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There’s a Super Savings Event in-store at Lakeland, the home of creative kitchenware, on now until May 11. It has a huge range of homeware and gadgets, so there’s plenty to choose from.
15-17 Northgate Street
British Heart Foundation
Charity shops are a brilliant place to shop for bargains and you’ll be raising money for great causes, too. If you’re after larger items take a look at the British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical store. They stock sofas from £95, beds from £65 and you can nab a table from just £25.
78-81 Foregate Street
If you’re after a new look then you’re in the right place for a budget wardrobe refresh. The womenswear specialists have a good selection of petite, plus sizes and maternity, too. Pick up a dress from just £15.99.
34-43 Eastgate St
Students will love the 3-for-2 offers at Ryman, where they can save while stocking up on essentials. Right now there’s also a 3-for-2 artist and colouring event, a great deal for the creatives in the family.
Keep your eye out for the manager’s special, too, with often better than half-price bargains but for a limited time only.
86 Foregate St
Palm Cocktail Bar & Eatery
We all need a breather when we’re out shopping and we all need to eat so if we can get fed and watered for less then great! You can get a lunch dish and a soft drink for £12.95 per person, Monday to Friday from noon to 5pm at the stylish Palm. Drink options include mocktails and hot drinks. Sit outside if the weather’s nice.
31 Watergate St
Sadly for us, Joules won’t be around for long in Chester city centre, so now’s your chance to bag a British designed bargain while they’re still here. Step inside to find a colourful, casual treat for all the family.
14 St Werburgh St
If you’re looking for a gift, a card or need to stock up on stationery then Paperchase has a huge range of items that currently have up to 50% off list price. There are 3-for-2 offers inside, too.
14-16 Foregate St
If your feet are in need of some TLC you need Shuropody. They are the UK’s largest provider of podiatry services and have a great range of own-brand shoes, designed and developed with senior podiatrists, as well as comfortable footwear from all the leadings brands. Right now, they have reductions on hundreds of styles, with price drops from £10-£30.
72-74 Foregate St
There’s a sale on in the shop that specialises in running kit, nutrition and tech, so if you need to replace something soon it’s best to hot-foot it to their Foregate Street store to see what you can pick up for less, while it’s still on.
82-84 Foregate St
Charity shops are great places to spend your money when you’re trying to spend less – and Chester has plenty of them. You can kit out the whole family, pick up decorative items, crockery and more. They’re cheap – and they’re even cheaper when you spot the items that have 50% off their original price.
39 Foregate St
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Another great place to stock up on stationery, especially if you have a student in the house. You can pick up a revision bundle of four items for £10 (worth £20.98) and a pack of Stabilo highlights, down to £9.99 from £19.99. For readers, there’s a choice of half-price titles from the Richard & Judy Book Club.
As the Chester branch is also a clearance outlet, the chances are you won’t be leaving the shop without some serious savings under your belt.
5-7 Foregate St
Step inside this city centre shoe shop and you’ll find up to 30% off a range of styles in its mid-season sale. They stock quality, everyday styles for men and women as well as sports shoes, bags, wallets and belts.
6-8 St Werburgh St
Crew Clothing Company
You’ll find classic, British-designed casualwear at Crew, a store that offers clothing with a distinctive nautical styling. Pay them a visit and you’ll find there’s 30% off selected lines.
16 St Werburgh St