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The What the Dick Inns, Rochester - pub details

Address: 1 Ross Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 2DF [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28971) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Rochester (0.2 miles), Chatham (0.6 miles), Strood (0.9 miles)

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I have been there a quite few times as they serve my favourite ale and not a bad pub though never busy though have a good selection of ales and friendly bar staff the downside is a not so nice landlady who treats her staff with a iron rod when their is no need and also quite rude to them when she thinks she is out of range to be heard so staff do leave quite often and surprised the husband has not left either apart from that a nice garden with friendly locals just could do with new management and I am sure it will be a lot busier.
pip39100 - 1 Jul 2015 14:38
Went here a couple of Sundays ago for lunch and was rather impressed. Food was cooked to order with a page of the menu given over to veggie food with a smaller area for meat / fish. Beers on offer were Courage Best or Doom Bar. Very quiet for a Sunday lunchtime.
BeeryRog - 28 Feb 2011 14:10
Back street local. Large single room with a horse-shoe bar in the centre. A beer garden was created a few years ago - quite small, but attractive. Serves two main brand casks which tend to change. It's a tidy place. The regulars are OK - decent people who know each other - not hostile to visitors. Staff tend to be quite friendly. It's an OK place - lacks character, and there's nothing significant or interesting to recommend, but it's a decent enough place to drink if you live in the area.
SilkTork - 23 Feb 2010 10:54
I came to this pub because of it's reputation for excellent vegetarian food and I have to say I was not disappointed. The food was excellent, regular food times seemed to be lunchtime but anybody wanting to eat any other time seems to be no problem. The landlady is extremely accomodating, pleasant and friendly.

The pub has a very friendly atmosphere, good selection of beer and lagers and I loved the garden. Definitely worth a visit.
Lettie1 - 16 Nov 2009 22:07
The What the Dick Inns? What the Dickens? Well, err, yes, exactly. This Rochester backstreet boozer has a daft name, but was pleasingly fairly normal in every other regard on my recent Saturday evening visit. The anonymous and unassuming exterior is not particularly inviting, though nor is it off putting and within, here is comfortable enough. The carpeted main room is home to a jukebox, a stone fireplace and a collection of clocks. To the rear of the horse shoe bar is the former ‘no smoking’ area – now more geared towards the diners: a chalkboard proclaims this pub’s food to be ‘vegan and veggie friendly’. I was glad to have stumbled into a busy and semi-lively pub and the clientele observed seemed a friendly enough bunch and are evidently a loyal and very local band of regulars. There is a beer garden of some description, though was not explored by this reviewer. Choice at the bar consisted of an array of the usual keg offerings, supplemented by three hand pumps: one with its clip turned and two serving London Pride and Bombardier respectively. The former, was sadly, served in barely-drinkable condition. The barmaid was friendly enough, however. To conclude: This quirky and bizarrely titled pub evidently keeps its regulars satisfied – just not he the ale-loving outsiders! An OK local – just not one I’ll be in a rush to return too.
HTM69 - 14 Feb 2009 00:16

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