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The Man of Kent

6-8 John Street, Rochester ME1 1YN, England
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A night of Music an Love

My Partner and i spent last Friday night in this Gem of a place, beautiful music and smiling... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
trevorS8719YP
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Rochester
Excellent Real Ale pub.

Excellent Real Ale pub. Good selection of live music.Friendly crowd. Old school local with local... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Diana S
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible19%
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“great pub” (7 reviews)
“real ale” (5 reviews)
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6-8 John Street, Rochester ME1 1YN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Diana S
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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
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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

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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.

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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

Thank nigelwhittaker2017
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Great selection of drinks available including many real ales on hand pump (between 8 to 12), all kept very well. Found the customers and staff very polite and hospitable. Not the biggest of pubs but if you can grab yourself a seat you can very...More

Thank Adam L
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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Was a regular there for years until about a year ago. Popped back to see friends who were visiting from out of town and this place seems to have gone from bad to worse. The decor is dated and grubby and the landlady is rude...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I'm not from the area but come to Rochester a lot and this pub is brilliant. Huge selection of beers, many of which are local. The bar staff and manager are friendly and have no qualms in telling rude people where to go. Great for...More

1  Thank pemblekg
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Call in here whenever we go to Rochester An amazing selection of ales, lovely beer garden, great musix ans great staff What more could you ask for Thank You for your hospitality over the Sweeps weekend Jenny & co

Thank DarrenPemble
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Joe K
28 August 2015|
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Response from FolkieNick |
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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