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Great selection of beer

Loads of choice for the real ale fan. Worth a visit but doesn’t open until 2.00 at least not on a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim H
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London, United Kingdom
Top notch

I really like this pub and visit regularly. Huge variety of ales and ciders, cosy with a nice... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2017
manabouttown75
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this lovely pub which I found under a web search for a pub near a river near Sevenoaks. Despite us being a little worried about where the sat nav was taking us at the time, we certainly weren’t disappointed when we arrived. The...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loads of choice for the real ale fan. Worth a visit but doesn’t open until 2.00 at least not on a Friday.

Thank Kim H
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

I like good beer, and have yet to come to a better pub for their ale. Bar staff are knowledgable and friendly. If you are sure about what you want - order it (I count 11 real ales on tap, 5 interesting German lagers and...More

Thank Magnus36
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

We’re not local but come to Rochester a couple of times a year and are always welcomed into this pub by the landlady and staff. One of the best pubs in Kent if you like your local ales. Decent-sized beer garden and a friendly pub...More

Thank pemblekg
Reviewed 5 May 2018

My Partner and i spent last Friday night in this Gem of a place, beautiful music and smiling people, curtieus bar staff and the beer helping it all to gel. You must try it before you die

Thank trevorS8719YP
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Excellent Real Ale pub. Good selection of live music.Friendly crowd. Old school local with local characters. Relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Diana S
Reviewed 7 January 2018

We're not local to Rochester, but always call into the Man of Kent when we visit (the best pub we've found in Rochester). Called in here in December to watch Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs play. The landlady, as are all the staff, was...More

Thank DarrenPemble
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

Great pub, great beer and great staff. Wet for the Hobo Jones gig on 14/12/17. Travelled from south-east Kent to go to this pub because I used to be in Rochester a lot. Favourite pub and everyone is accommodating with an unrivalled local beer selection....More

Thank pemblekg
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

I really like this pub and visit regularly. Huge variety of ales and ciders, cosy with a nice outdoor area. Some customers can be a bit territorial but they're harmless enough highly recommended.

Thank manabouttown75
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Okay so that is a little specific, but the ales really are some of the best in the towns, with a good variety on tap. There's a jam session on a Wednesday and a band on a Thursday, so when I want to start the...More

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Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Folkie stuff Wednesday, edgier stuff, blues etc Thursday. Some music Sundays I'm told (not that I've been on Sundays) and occasional Tuesdays Ukelele Nights etc.
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