Albion, translated to present-day terms, means ‘white’ and is often associated with all things English. The present day ambience of the Albion’s interior reflects this translation and has firm connections with the Great War going far beyond the modern ‘concept’ pub of today.

Mike Mercer has run the Albion Inn for over 37 years and has created and captured the essence of the Great War 1914-18 in this last remaining classic Victorian corner street pub within the City Walls of Chester.

Albion Street, and the adjoining Volunteer Street both lead to the former Drill Hall, which was a recruiting centre during the First World War.
Many a young lad would have spent his King’s Shilling in the bar of the Albion before going to face the horrors of the Western Front.