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Monday, July 2, 2012Rating: rosettes

Monday, July 2, 2012Rating: No rosettes

adam aitken
best pub ive drunk in in 5 years cheap booze great staff friendly landlords and good music. food is worth a try very reasonable prices and good portions all cooked to order.pool and darts too!!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010Rating: rosettes

Mike O
 January 4th 2010
Fantastic hospitality and excellent food for our Birthday party this evening. Very friendly and efficient staff on duty as usual. Nothing was too much trouble for them.
Well done and thank you.
Monday, January 4, 2010Rating: rosettes

I think Matt has the wrong pub as The Spy is not a hotel or B&B and does not hire out bedrooms. They hire out the function area with ease, and we have never had any problems.
Thursday, August 21, 2008Rating: rosettes

 Unbelievable incompetence and rudeness.
I would urge anyone thinking of staying here to look elsewhere. We booked our room well in advance and presented the details of our booking on arrival only to be told that the rooms had been given to someone else and that there were no details of the booking. The staff seemed to think that was the end of the matter and weren't prepared to make any effort to sort the matter out despite the fact that it was obviously their fault and the fact that I and my heavily pregnant wife now had nowhere to stay having driven over 200 miles. The manager couldn't even be bothered to see us as she was in the bath.
Sunday, August 17, 2008Rating: No rosettes

 Save the Hop
This pub has been my local for a while now and is like my second home! The place is always a friendly place to be whether it for a chat wit ur mates, a bloody gd night out or for a curry and footy or just a few games of pool. the place is great. after hearing they are removin the sports tv and all the sports pics etc means that greene king are ripping the heart and soul out of the pub, its just not the same and the custom is gonna change. ppl will stay at home to watch the footy! Bring back the sports!!!
Friday, August 15, 2008Rating: rosettes

I LOVE THE SPY!!! everyone who has written bad reviews should just get over it and stay away!!!!!

if u dont like it that much dont come in, no-ones forcing u to!!!
Friday, July 18, 2008Rating: rosettes

Id like to say that i love this pub, me and my friends often drink up the spy and we have a great time up there. I eat up there too and the food is lovely, no complaiints at all. And me and my boyfriend drink in this pub so as to the comment on bottle taned girlfriends? Taning is the way forward. Oh and the jukebox makes the night ha ha.Keep up the good work spy :)
Tuesday, June 17, 2008Rating: rosettes

I met Anthony in Boone, NC, USA. I look forward to visiting your pub.
I didn't get to finish what I was saying on last comment.
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

 I look forward to visiting your pub. I met Anthon
Monday, February 19, 2007Rating: rosettes

 Where's the Food Gone
Can't believe in this day & age a pub can run out of food, this pub can. No eggs to go with the gammon steaks, no fish dishes & no chips because it's Wednesday night & they don't get a delivery till Thursday. Come guys get your act together
Thursday, January 11, 2007Rating: rosettes

the Bitch
 excellent landlord
You sure?? Nice arse, shame about the face. Steve's doing really well and its a fantastic pub to be in.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

the Bitch
 excellent landlord
You sure?? Nice arse, shame about the face. Steve's doing really well and its a fantastic pub to be in.
Tuesday, December 12, 2006Rating: rosettes

j herridge
 pool team
the rose inn has the best pool team in kent
Wednesday, November 29, 2006Rating: rosettes

John Beresford
 Re-Opening Soon
The Smouldering Boulder is undergoing total refurbishment. Opening early spring 2007 for wine, beers, spirits, champagnes and non alcoholic beveriges including freshly made teas and coffees. Food will be freshly prepared and served daily, ranging from mouthwatering nibbles in the bar dining area to world class cuisine in the fine dining restaurant.
Sunday, November 26, 2006Rating: rosettes

Wednesday, November 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Best Pub In The World
I think the staff, the food and the atmosphear in this pub are fantastic. Whenever i have been here i have always had really good time. It comes accross as a really Friendly pub and seems to run smoothly.i would rather spend my nights out in the spy than aby other dive round here. I have no complaints.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006Rating: rosettes

 this pub is in rochester.
this pub is in rochester not gillingham, no one in gillingham would use it.
Thursday, October 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

janet sharp
 terrible barstaff
waited 10 minutes to be served,pub not busy,one barstaff taking food orders,one doing nothing,was not even acknowledged as waiting,when complained at time it took to be served,i was told to leave and not to return.
Thursday, October 19, 2006Rating: No rosettes

 good atmosphere, karaoke on saturdays is awesome.
good atmosphere, karaoke on saturdays is awesome.
Thursday, May 25, 2006Rating: rosettes

Jamie Thompson
I love me!!!!!!!!!!!
and the Hop & Vine
Thursday, May 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

 Heaven on Earth
I agree with Baker. This is the best pub Iv ever been to. I refuse to go anywhere else. It just has it all! Infact im going there tonight. I pretty much fancy most of the bar staff. Thier so frendly, some a little more than others! But I don't mind. Well im off to get my Mayo Cocktail. Laters!!!!
Thursday, May 11, 2006Rating: rosettes

Vicky Baker
I absolutley love this place. And I don't know anybody who doesn't. 7 days of the week - this is the place to be!
They have even started to serve pea pints and mayo cocktails to anyone willing to drink them!
Monday, May 8, 2006Rating: rosettes

wayne vosper
 great pub
never been there but my mate callaway is a great mate best mate and he says that the pub is a great pub he loves it. he works up there and says he wishes that he was 18 so he could drink up there
Thursday, May 4, 2006Rating: rosettes

 pub rating
really good pub, quite comfortable and very friendly.

staff helpful and polite owner lovely

karaoke nights great good night out anytime
Friday, April 7, 2006Rating: rosettes

What a wonderful pub!! The atmosphere is just brilliant, evrybody from staff to customers to the pub dog is so welcoming. It's a brilliant place to drink in and share times with your peers, i couldn't beleive the hospitality of the staff, how kind and friendly they are. After going in this pub a few times i got to know the bond between all customers, everyone looks out for everyone not only is it a place to gather but its like a family living room people of all ages can visit and feel comfortable in this pub. BRILLIANT!!!!
Wednesday, March 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

paul jones
 what a lovely pub
Friendly staff good food, car park, everything you need.
Thursday, March 9, 2006Rating: rosettes

lovely pub to go to for a good time with your mates, the locals are friendly and the tim is a very friendly man who is always willing to chat to new faces.
Sunday, January 15, 2006Rating: rosettes

Henry J. Farnsworth
 Quaint Little Pub
The barge is a lovely little pub with an excellent selection of bar snacks, decent folk and a selection of regulars who you can become friendly with. Also a fine selection of real-ales of good quality. It is good to see a good old - fashioned bar billiards table. The landlord, Timothy is a lovely chap, just dissappointing he doesn't run the Roseneath any more. If this was more local to me, i would make it my local i swear. Difficult to find but well worth a visit
Saturday, December 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Henry J Farnsworth
 Even worse than the Hop&Vine
Words cannot express my anger about this public house.
Saturday, December 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

Henry J Farnsworth
I went into this establishment recently, the first thing i noticed was the age of the plebeians. Looked like the riff-raff had just come out of school and the parks drinking cider only months previously, and out of their council estates, in their fake burberry and cheap tat, drinking alcopops as though they'd never tried a real bit of firewater. I couldn't believe the language too, flipping and cursing like there was no tomorrow. I asked for a pint of ale. The taste on my pallette was appalling. It was flat and tasted as though my pint had ejaculatory deposits in it. This led to my entry into the toilet in an attempt to defecate my bowels and almost hold back the vomitus by the stench of urine and faecal matter splattered up the sides of the bowl. As i left the toilet, two youths came in bursting into the cubicle, obviously to do a bit of cocaine, otherwise they were a pair of queer boys. I was outraged and asked to speak to the landlady, appropriately named Stella as this was the only decent pint they sold and that was awful too. She wasn't interested in my concern. I was appalled by this attitude and led to my immediate departure. AVOID unless you are 16-20
Saturday, December 17, 2005Rating: rosettes

 bad beer landlord horrible
the pub is dirty and it is a place where a lot of people go as they allow them to do drugs in there the beer taste horrible and the land lords is rude and has no manners
Thursday, November 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Totally Impressed :-)
I loved the place and can't wait to back to visit..... Dave and Jo were fantastic - down to earth, friendly, yet heartfelt and I loved spending time with them. Mummy Chris is a Legend, whatever the challenge and all of the locals just couldn't have been nicer - I had a brilliant time. Will definitely go there again.
Tuesday, October 11, 2005Rating: rosettes

 closed down
The sportsman pub has been closed down for a couple of years now and is waiting to be developed into flats etc , recently it was badly damaged by a fire which two boys got seriously burnt and r still going for treatment, the boys r from the area.
Sunday, September 4, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 good food
I think that might have been me eating the soup! Im the landlady's niece, and i must say she always feeds me!!!1 Her homemade soup is delicious, as is her savoury mince, curry, steamed sausages(scottish dish), and just about everything else. Justine
Wednesday, July 20, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Nice pub
A very friendly welcome awaits any visitor to this pub. Muddy and Liz are the proprietors. Its clean, the beer is good and if you fancy a bite at lunchtime, rolls are available.
I even saw someone eating a bowl of homemade soup one evening at 11!!! Give it try.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005Rating: rosettes

Dean Learner
What a pub! Whilst I have only been done there a couple of times, its been a right old chuckle. Its not perfect, not by a long shot, but as long as you take it all in good spirits and avoid the eye of the hulking BNP stereotypes around the pool table youll have a whale of a time. Well known for the prevalance of middle-aged women among the clientele, Saturday nights are a good old-fashioned knees-up - like a sleazy version of Uncle Kevin's wedding reception. The dancefloor is small but adequate for all your boogying and granny-grabbing needs. However, dont be fooled by the extortionate entry price into thinking its some sort of plush wine bar. It really, really, isnt. But thats just part of the charm. Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys the company of man-hungry 50 year old divorcees and the Macarena.
Monday, July 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Cecil B Klute
What can I say. Words fail me they really do. If you ever visit the hop and vine (and it must be on everyones list of things to do before they die) then please go on a Friday night. Recently redecorated, none of the charm has been lost from this haven of youth and debauchery. You step into an atmosphere that is palpable and distinguishable from the neighbouring Spyglass and Kettle that wishes it could be the Hop and Vine but fails so miserably. It may be crammed and there may be a skinhead youth glowering at you and your friends but there is no aspect of fear amongst the stench of Tommy Hilfigger and Corkys. A truly wonderful sight is good old Stella behind the bar always offering a piece of advice or a shoulder to cry on even if you've only just met. Sadly, Friday sees the arrival of the Amadeus night-bus that parks up across the road and escorts the clientele away like the boats at Dunkirk. No worries for there is now free access to the jukebox that may have been used for serenading your better half with techno but can now be roamed for any number of classic hits. Be sure to sample the grub and if possible have your ashes scattered here. For this surely is heaven on earth.
Monday, July 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Todd Rivers
Where to start? I used to love this pub like my own mother, but times appear to have changed. Perhaps an anecdote that sums up this pub is that a friend of mine once allegedly found faeces in the bathroom sink, on a Sunday evening. Maybe thats what kicked off the unresponsive service and the cant-be-arsed demeanour of some members of staff. Its almost always deathly quiet in there, for which we are compensated for by having unimaginative jukebox music blaring out on Saturday night so loudly that, even if you did dare complain about service, you would not be heard. This pub used to be a beacon of good times, cocktails, friendly staff and civilised punters. Now the only thing left are the cocktails - not that anyone can afford them.
Monday, July 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

James Reeves
Despite the revamped interior, the service remains as sullen as ever. Loud mouth yobbos congregate by the door to compare cars and glare at anyone eyeing up their bottle-tanned girlfriends. Asking for a drink is met deep frowns by the inept bar staff who have the audacity to charge full whack for a pint that looks like a chimpanzee pulled it. Any special drinks requested are met with exasperated sighs before a third-class attempt at a cocktail or short is presented beside a whopping receipt. Nice garden though.
Monday, July 18, 2005Rating: No rosettes

T. Lel
 good pub run by a good man!
The barge is a friendly little pub where all are made to feel part of the family! Tim is a friendly and hospitable landlord always ready for a laugh.Great river views from the garden make it an ideal family pub.
Saturday, July 16, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Good pub
Medway CAMRA's pub of the year two years running.
Landlord don't drink but knows how to keep good beer
Friday, May 27, 2005Rating: rosettes

 plough n checkers
nice pub good crowd took except for kane guy dealin crack
Wednesday, May 4, 2005Rating: No rosettes

closed for 2 years
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 High Street pub
High Street pub where the door opens and the rubbish blows in. A little bit like The Moon. It's the first thing you see at night and there's no atmosphere.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Back street local
Locals pub good for a natter with local football fans. Big Steve's a diamond.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

 Kent, Garden of England. Dog&Bone, Dung Heap.
Landlord (alledgedly) chases people down road with a carving knife, bites lumps out of peoples faces and throws bleach at doormen. Posters in window for event 6 months ago so goodness knows when beer lines were cleaned. Avoid like the plague.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: No rosettes

 Worth seeing but not worth going to see.
Great beer, great location - views over the river are very good, especially the power station! Difficult to find but worth a visit
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

C J Gray
 Locals pub. Friendly if you're local or not.
Pool, darts and speciality abuse from owners and (one in particular) bar staff. If you're prepared to give as good as you get you'll enjoy the banter. Good fun, good people, good pub.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

long memory
 not what it used to be
remember when this used to be nice friendly family pub boy how things change.well at least you have choice`s.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: No rosettes

billy no mates
 billy no mates
Have to agree about Steve and Brenda ooops Brendan.Got to keep your eye on Dave the Landlord can be a bit of a practical joker so watch your back.Jo is a bit bonkers so fits in well.Of coarse have to mention Mummy Chris the Champion Of the Pool Trophy.
Thursday, April 7, 2005Rating: rosettes

a shy local
 Small but friendly
100% agree about steve & brendon.
However... ladies beware...Mick The Plumber is always on the pull and his chat up lines leave a lot to be desired!! (He is 60 by the way!!!)
The landlord (Dave) is a practical joker. Likes to put bangers in your ciggies etc....absolute hoot! Maz (the barmaid) bark is worse than her bite!!!!Love it.
Give it a try for yourself.
Friday, March 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

 a good local pub with all you want from a pub
the best local in town over all
live bands on saturday i drink there often + the chepest booze in gillingham and best pub food. tiz the shiznit
Thursday, March 10, 2005Rating: rosettes

we have been in this pub just a year now we find the people ok sometimes but this is a very local pub the to people you have to watch out for are steve and brendon theres a lot of talk about these being the only gays in the village but we will never know
Friday, January 21, 2005Rating: rosettes

Mike Phillips
 Unique, offbeat, atmospheric pub
An out of the way pub that overlooks the river. Owner and landlord Tim offers a warm welcome, the pub is cosy with lots of little alcoves and candlelight. Great choice of real beers. Good folk nights on Mondays.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

Mike Phillips
 Small, friendly pub and good beer
Landlords Pete and Julie have had the pub just over 10 years and it is their friendliness, and that of the punters, that gives the pub it's atmosphere. It's a small and basic pub i.e. no frills, but it's a good place to talk, the beer is good (always decent ale), pool, darts and other pub teams. The age range is mixed, best thing is it's not a poser's pub! Also known as a pub for Gills fans - ask Pete for his latest take on the state of the Gillingham FC team.
Wednesday, December 8, 2004Rating: rosettes

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