It isn’t very often that Aaron and I get a day off together, so when we do, we like to make the most of it. At the beginning of the month, we decided to go to Chester for the day. Neither of us had been before, so we were really excited to see what the city had to offer!
We arrived at Chester at about 11o’clock, parking at the racecourse car park, which is only about a 5 minute walk from the city centre. We had a look around a few shops, before heading over to Grosvenor Park.
Grosvenor Park is beautiful! It is a typical Victorian layout with sweeping lawns, statues and ornamental shrub beds. It was busting with colour and people. Another thing about this park is that there are squirrels..EVERYWHERE. I even managed to get a few up close pictures of them, so cute.
Past the park is the canal, which was yet again, beautiful. There were people enjoying boat rides and rowing boats along the water and all the cafes along the water side were filled with people.
I would love to buy a house overlooking the canal, they were gorgeous and it would be lovely to sit out in your garden and enjoy the view.
We decided to have a look on Trip Adviser for recommendations on where to eat, and one restaurant that was constantly raved about was Hickory’s Smokehouse, an authentic American barbeque. When we arrived we were told we would have to wait a table, but that we could sit at the bar and enjoy a drink whilst we waited..ermm..yes please!!
There were so many amazing choices to chose from that I really struggled to decide. I was swaying towards the alcoholic slushies, although it didn’t state which alcohol or flavoured slush it was! The lovely barman told me it was watermelon slushie, with In-house ginger infused Buffalo Trace bourbon and vanilla. I was a little wary at first, but he kindly offered me a sample, and oh ma gawww, it was amazing!!!! It was so refreshing and delicious. Aaron decided to opt for a Jack Daniels Honey and Ginger Beer, which he said was nice but strong!
We were quickly seated at our table, where we were given popcorn and a giant glass bottle of water to enjoy whilst we waited for our food to arrive. I had the Southwest chicken skewers in smokey bbq sauce, with fries and slaw. Whilst Aaron had the half slab of Kansas Style ‘BBQ Glazed’ Spare Ribs. Both were amazingly yummy, and we both agreed we would definitely be returning to Hickory’s,
Leaving with our bellies full, we wandered back into town having a look in a few more shops before decided to head on home. Chester is definitely one of the most beautiful and peaceful cities I the UK that I have been to. It had a range of high street and high end shops, lots of bars, cafes and restaurants. I think next time we visit Chester we will book a hotel and stay overnight!
Have you been to Chester? What did you think of the city?