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This pub is right in Rochester town centre, close to the castle and cathedral. Choice of real ale... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2016
Terri B
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Disappointing visit

When my friends and I meet up in Rochester this is always one of the bars we visit,it has a nice... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Malcolm d
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Snodland, United Kingdom
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18 Feb 2018
“Disappointing visit”
14 Jan 2018
“Very expensive”
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58 High Street, Rochester ME2 1BY, England
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

When my friends and I meet up in Rochester this is always one of the bars we visit,it has a nice relaxed atmosphere and the staff are usually friendly and very helpfull.By the time we get there I am ready for a coffee,which their usually...More

Thank Malcolm d
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We popped into this pub/hotel for a drink and were very surprised how expensive it was in there. I know it's not a free house but it was nearly £7 for 1 pint of Carling, not dear lager and half of lager shandy, I think...More

Thank Joanie H
Reviewed 11 October 2017

DO NOT STAY HERE AVOID this place. The staff were bored to be there. The family room, dirty, smelly from tiling done that morning, cigarette buts outside the window on the roof/tile view. Carpet that dirty and dusty it had been there since Scrooge himself...More

Thank KarenM9356
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch total chaos. Totally disorganised and seem to prefer locals over tourists / visitors. Lucky escape for us, but take this advice there is better and walk along. Such a shame could be so much better.

Thank Ian311985
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped off here for a pub lunch during a walk around Rochester. The waitress who served us was very welcoming and helpful. As a vegetarian family we were pleased to find that there were several choices on the menu for us, not just the...More

Thank Jane L
Reviewed 16 July 2016

This pub is right in Rochester town centre, close to the castle and cathedral. Choice of real ale was poor, but we did have a meal at here. I had Lamb shank and husband had Hunter's chicken, which was ok, but typical pub food. Would...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 21 June 2016

With outdoor corner seating, this place is steps away from the castle and the cathedral. I had a hearty, late breakfast there that nicely set me up for a walk around the Cathedral and the Castle. I had the full breakfast that consisted of two...More

Thank alec s
Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Stopped here today when we visited the Dickensian Christmas festival. Very welcoming of children. Staff explained before ordering that due to the dickens festival food would be served in polystyrene boxes with plastic cutlery. Had hot drinks which were also served in polystyrene cups. I...More

Thank Pollyanna H
Reviewed 16 March 2014

Nice place to have a drink in the heart of Rochester with a wonderful view of the castle and the Cathedral from the beer garden.

Thank Bluexandee
Reviewed 8 December 2013

I understand that the council insist on having plastic glasses during the Christmas Dickens Festival,but serving a £5 glass of wine in a foam cup come on,you can buy plastic glasses that look like a wine glass....the bar looks high class but with a budget...More

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