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Roseneath, Gillingham

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me7guy - 11 Feb 2010 12:20
A good pub, sadly missed. Good quality beer and friendly staff.

Very up and down on the clientele - one night it'd be fairly rough and the next, it'd be full of students or well dressed people from local businesses etc. Very cosy and traditional inside with a great jukebox.

With so many rubbish pubs staying open, it's a crying shame that more like the Roseneath are going. Another one bites the dust.
Dunmall - 2 Jan 2009 05:30
Right. It's shut. Gets a '0' then.

Sorry, don't see (and won't have the opportunity, I suppose) what everybody else did in this place.

I guess that the loss may be mine, of course...
flippincrikeys - 13 Feb 2008 12:55
Another pub in Gillingham closes then. I sadly never got round to visiting The Roseneath.

Of the several local pubs in the area I've visited of late, I'm scratching my head as to which of them actually inhabited life as we know it. It may perhaps be the latest to close, but it certainly won't be the last.
HTM69 - 29 Jan 2008 12:59
I knew this pub well as I was born and lived in Lower Gilligham until getting marrried & moving to Rainham in 1994
I last visited in August 2007 ..A Sad occasion as it was the wake for a close Friend ,Gordon Hooper, who lived just across the road and was a regular
Sadly lost to Cancer and missed by many !!

As far as I know the pub is now closed and sold for re-development.... Common theme here....
We are losing so many traditional pubs at such a fast rate
It will not be long before these traditional " Back Street Boozers " are all gone

Not sure what to do to stem the tide of greedy developers
The Smoking ban has been the Nail in the coffin for many
A way of life I grew up with is fast disappearing..
There are a few left though...

I can recommend The Barge in Layfield road Gillingham
Very hard to find if you dont know it so if you are interested drop me a line
Small back street pub , a bit of a " Tardis " looks small from the outside but opens out once you pass through the door Landlord Tim ( an old mate of mine ) has got it just right
Dark and candle lit ( even in summer ! )
A good selection of Real Ales on Tap...99% of the time High quality !!! ( Not many pubs can do this due to the lack of demand for proper English Beer ! )
Check it out !!
I can usually be found there sunday after 3PM for a few jars and chat with some friends...


WildWeasel - 25 Jan 2008 22:59
I found this pub bewildering. The lager was a mistake, the atmosphere was entirely 'backstreet Medway' - that means 'not good' - and when I went to the loo I was faced with the eternal conundrum: which is cleaner; my bits, or their sink. In the end I washed my hands under the cold tap, because the hot one, predictably enough, wasn't working.

Having said that, why was it busy? Has everybody else in the pub been barred from all the other pubs in the area?

One of the four worst pubs I've ever been in (and two of the other three have been refurbed since then).

Gets a one, because the only ones that get nothing are shut.
flippincrikeys - 25 May 2006 16:33
As a visitor for a weekends footy following my local Northern team a couldnt believe the friendliness of all the staff and locals in this mid terrace oasis. I can't recommend this pub highly enough, allthough its only two minutes from Gillingham High Street within minutes of getting there we where made so welcome. The two real ales on offer where in top condition. Forget the wallpaper and the carpet, get stuck in and enjoy.
stuarthopwood - 15 Feb 2006 19:28
I want this pub to be good. It has a lovely long beer garden and it serves guest cask ales. But... It's a very rough and ready conversion from two terraced houses and has been badly decorated (nylon carpet on the bar, fake beams sunk into ancient artex) and very poorly maintained so it just looks dirty and tired. Worse still the beer condition here is never good. And the lighting is dingy, and the atmosphere is always just a little off... Shame.
SilkTork - 20 Sep 2005 21:06

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