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The Bear and Billet is a 17th century timber framed pub owned by the Isle of Man brewery Okells. The pub dates back to 1664 and was built to replace a building destroyed in the siege of Chester during the English Civil War in 1645. It is one of the finest examples of a black and white half timbered building in Chester and much of the front is original. It was originally the town house of the Earl of Shrewsbury, sergeants of the Bridgegate in the mid 17th century and it has been an inn since the 18th century. You can view more photos of the pub and read a review on Travels with Beer.

The impressive early 17th century fireplace located in the Spitting Feathers Brewery Tap in Chester. To the left of the fireplace is a piece of the original wall. You can view another view of the building on this Beer Lens post or read a review on Travels with Beer.

The Brewery Tap is the home of Spitting Feathers, a Chester based brewery established in 2005. The pub is located in the Grade-II* listed Gamul House, a Jacobean hall that once belonged to the Gamul family who were wealthy merchants and landowners. The sandstone and timber framed building is the only medical stone open hall to survive in Chester and certain features date back to at least 1510. The fireplace dates back to the early 17th century and the wall behind the glass screen on the left is original. You can read more about the pub and view more photos on Travels with Beer.