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 Selected Comments in Rochester

Julliette.
 Romeowed what Julieate...
Been in the Rochester area for awhile now and finally checked this pub out the other day. I'm glad to report that it was worth the wait; the live music was good though not loud enough that you couldn't hold a conversation, the atmosphere was nicely chilled, as was the Guinness.
I would thoroughly recommend this pub to anyone who fancies a quiet night out in pleasant surroundings, especially as The Granville Arms has gone down the pan since the new ownership,
Friday, March 16, 2012Rating: rosettes

Angela & Paul
 
We've been going to the Coopers for years, even though it is a three mile round trip. It is worth the walk and, without a doubt, the best pub in the medway towns,
You won't loud music, flat screen TV's or people on the pull but you will find excellent beer, friendly staff and decent people who just want a quiet drink and civilised conversation.
Friday, December 23, 2011Rating: rosettes

Matthew Lawrence
 even better than before!
Huge range of Kentish beers on hand pumps, now about ten and a healthy selection of German and Belgium beers. Superb bar snacks that actually taste of something! No commercial beer rubbish sold here! don't even bother asking for it as the whole pub will stop talking! Brilliant live music evenings too! possibly the best pub now in Medway Towns as far as I am concerned. I travel from Shetland to drink there and that is a long haul!
Wednesday, March 2, 2011Rating: rosettes

laura
 new owner
the coopers arms changed owners 2 years ago but has still kept the charm its always had. there is a wider range of lagers and the food has been brought more up to date. great pub thats not full of children thanks to there 21 policy. well worth a visit.
Monday, April 19, 2010Rating: rosettes

barry targett
 Great live music.
Fantastic gig yesterday, Sunday lunchtime1st June '08 with London singer songwriterAndy Smythe and fiddle player Barry Targett.
A wonderfully welcoming atmosphere from Karen, and the most friendly and charming regulars.
Andy played two long sets of mostly original songs on piano and guitar, from his most recent, and previous albums, enthusiastically accompanied by Barry's electric violin and guitar.
A huge thank you to the Landlord and Karen for a really special day.
Wonderful spacious beergarden and a relaxing atmosphere.
Monday, June 2, 2008Rating: rosettes

Mrs Jenny Seddon
 
Hi -this is not a comment but I'm asking for help!
Do you still have old records of the Star at the turn of the century as my Great grand father - Alfred Charles Gifkins used to run it but I don't know for how long
Any info would be gratefully received
Friday, January 19, 2007Rating: No rosettes

Stuart
 Excellent
I've been to this pub a few times now and can't think of a better place to go for a decent pint in the Medway towns. Not surprised 4-week-olds are not allowed. Bit harsh rejecting someone for wearing religious clothing, but can't say it upsets me too much. The Cooper's is NOT for you If you like the sort of pub that only sells Carling/Fosters/Stella and 600 alcopops, plays loud music from its selection of 6 videos on the jukebox and thoroughly encourages snarling at people for daring to speak. The Cooper's is the sort of pub where people wait their turn at the bar and have a relaxing drink with friends. Like it should be.
Thursday, June 1, 2006Rating: rosettes

Phil
 Agreed - top pub
Visited for the first time yesterday. Classic, welcoming and unpretentious. Great antidote to the faux-Dickensian nonsense that tarnishes the rest of Rochester. Really enjoyed the free roast potatoes and the Courage Best was perfectly kept. Pubs aren't for children, but perhaps they should be for Vicars!
Monday, February 27, 2006Rating: rosettes

Bill Lang
 Excellent pub
One of the best pubs in the world - yes world! The food at lunchtimes and the barbecues on balmy Friday evenings during Summer is of excellent quality, the beer is always well keptI have never and would never attempt to Skin up in any pub and am glad that the landlord bans people who do, I take my kids into the garden during clement weather and am not surprised that kids are banned from the bar, nothing to do with the landlord - that is the law of the land! Duh! I think the other reviewers are guilty of sour hops!
Sunday, December 25, 2005Rating: rosettes

not telling you
 It is great
It is a great place and you should go there. Also the food is grand
Tuesday, November 29, 2005Rating: rosettes

jo lambr
 cooper arms
this landord has been baring people for years he evan barred a member of the clergy from rochester cathedrdal because he wore a cassak and religon may cause offene to other people he said the vicar would be welcome in plain clothes ie his cives
Monday, October 24, 2005Rating: rosettes

Allen Dodge
 a `Local in the truest sense.
One of the precious few pubs left that retains its `Local`ambience. Music remains in the background and decent behavour is expected. A popular pub where the art of conversion takes primacy. The pub is known for its great food and remains a safe and friendly place to have a night out with your partner. Its a credit to the owners and staff.
Wednesday, July 20, 2005Rating: No rosettes

T. Walsh
 The Greyhound, Rochester Avenue
Unfortunately, this pub is a pub no more.
Sunday, June 19, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Tony Poynter
 Not welcoming
We were refused service and asked to leave because we were accompanied by our 4 week old daughter!!
The reason given by the barmaid - no children allowed by order of the landlord!




Thursday, April 21, 2005Rating: No rosettes

Matthew Lawrence
 Rob the Giant Man runs The Man of Kent
You go to this pub for the range of the beers which are predominantly Kentish ales and bitters on pump and superbly kept. You probably could get coffee and tea and even baguettes there too but it is the beer I go there for. It is not too smokey except perhaps in the late evenings but then it is not a Weatherspoons. It is a proper pub. There is also an excellent selection of Belgium and German beers, some bottled some on tap and all equally delicious. Try the Strawberry, Chocolate and Passionfruit beer especially, that will knock your socks off! as will the Chocolate Belgium beer from Floris. Tasty bar snacks also. It is a locals pub and they enjoy themselves. Rob and Heather run the pub and are a congenial and friendly couple. It is by the Rochester police station and off the tourist track off Rochester High Street but it is microcosm of what real English pub life is all about
Friday, March 18, 2005Rating: rosettes

Andy Sanderson
 Avoid
The landlady treats the place like it's her front room. Poor interior, no food, and poordrink selection. Dose have SKY TV (all 14” of it). It's only saving grace’s are the pool table and the juke box. Does have a late license, for selected customers only. Avoid at all costs. Very strange locals pub. Try the Crown opposite.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004Rating: rosettes

Sticks' fiance
 Best Pub in Medway
The best Variety of Real Ales, Beers, Spirits I've come across, with a giant of a man behind the bar and a haven for folky- folk. Lots of fun and no fights. Possibly because of locality of police station. Everyone knows everyone and the summer barbies are obscene, thanks to Jay Hands
Wednesday, September 22, 2004Rating: rosettes

pete
 Nice pub and frendly atmosphere,
No hasle here, the beer (John Smiths Cask) £1.60 a pint freindly people, music not too loud. very welcoming.
Pool
Darts
Cards
good evening out.
Monday, September 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

Pete
 Since the new landlord the pub has gone down hill
A clock that is 10 mins fast means you get thrown out at 11.10pm

The pub is unwelcoming and the beer is expensive, this was my local for many years. I would not recommend it to anyone
Monday, September 20, 2004Rating: rosettes

Steve Williams
 see below
Bar Staff Seemed quite Rude and Agressive. Pub Prices not that great either. Quite rough, Would not recommend, especially when there are so many better pubs in Rochester!
Sunday, July 11, 2004Rating: rosettes


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