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Good beer, great selection of single malts, superb pizzas and the atmosphere was good too. Patio out back, def worth a visit.
Bernie5 - 30 Dec 2013 13:19
A pub that has become very much the poorer since Mr Brices' ownership. Curtness/rudeness are his stock in trade. If you fancy an evening of feeling that you have invaded someones sitting room, want overpriced beer and get the feeling the yokels will be glad when you leave, then the KGV is for you. This is a real shame, it used to be a lovely pub.
shottendenaveling - 6 Nov 2012 21:53
A pleasant backstreet pub in Brompton Village. My two pints of Adnams was excellent and although I didn't eat, the plates of food other customers had looked ample. A malt whisky club is based here.
Paul_Rochdale - 29 Oct 2012 18:37
Good pub, bit too cosy as its small inside with the bar stools etc but beer was excellent and pizza was superb! Didn't expect it to be so good but needed stodge after a few refreshments... Good selection of whiskies and rums from what I remember aswell!
Bernie5 - 20 Apr 2012 16:40
Hidden away in a secluded spot but ideal for the Chatham Dockyards, the KGV is a perfect little pub. Well kept beers, often from the nearby Nelson brewery, and a friendly welcome. Very clean and tidy with good pub food but mainly it's the sense of a pub trying to be part of a community that shines through.
thewickingman - 29 Sep 2011 08:40
Good honest pub, decent real ales and food. One of the participants in the Medway Beer Festival.
brownlegend - 17 Aug 2011 14:54
Small pub in Brompton with 4 handpumps on offer one of which is usually a mild. Slightly more expensive than others in the area but they are kept well. Large range of Belgian beers behind the bar, pizzas are great! Nice pub to go to for a quiet drink
BeeryRog - 14 Mar 2011 11:45
the price of a pint in this pub is a rip of and the beer is crap used it for a while but if you dont work for the bbc you wont fit in
rroysboy - 7 Oct 2010 16:29
The KGV has a cider and perry festival for three days from Friday 17th September featuring around 16 ciders plus more than 40 different bottled Belgian ales. Throughout the festival we are offering a 12" pizza for �5.
johnbrice - 18 Aug 2010 16:12
A dirty pub with a large "clique" of yokels. Dont expect a hello either. the beers are usually luke warm and not well kept. the interior is filthy with dead flies and an accumulation of dirt in the drinking area. The tables used for the dining area are absolutely disgusting. This pub in the right hands could be a gem but unfortunately the present owner adds nothing to the value of this pub.
sandpiper - 2 Jul 2010 20:49
I absolutley adore this pub.
dimmers - 26 Jun 2010 10:38
First class, traditional corner pub in a quiet square in the urban 'village' of Brompton, located opposite Chatham's historic dockyard. Unremarkable exterior, but inside there is plenty of interest including extensive wooden panelling, glazed windows and various pieces of memorabilia. Adnams, Westerham Freedom Ale, Goachers Mild plus a tasty pint called something like 'Oxford MarshMellow' (�3.20) which was just the job after a thorough soaking in the foul April weather. Also has a Malt Whisky Society and a good selection of special events for Cask Ale Week. Recommended.
rpadam - 4 Apr 2010 11:50
A village of sorts, the area of Brompton is situated within the town of Gillingham and finds itself in close proximity to both the Historic Dockyard and the nearby Royal Engineer�s Barracks. In the distant past, the area was awash with pubs, but today, it is only home to a few � and one of those is currently boarded up. The most attractive and enticing of those that remain is here, The King George V. A corner-location hostelry, it sits in fine splendour amongst the picturesque Georgian-era town houses, which would have once been home to the officers of the Engineers regiment. Originally called The Prince of Orange in the 1700�s, the establishment later change its name to The King Of Prussia, before � rather sensibly � opting to the change the name to The King George V during the outbreak of the Great War.

History lessons aside, what you have here, is a quaint, delightful, Cask Marquee accredited ale house, which specials in quality draught beer, spirits and bottled Belgium lagers. The interior is smart and with a resonating warmth throughout. Naturally, a naval theme prevails, with plenty of nautical objects and bric-a-brac adoring the walls. As you would expect with a small pub, seating is limited, but have never failed to grab a pew on my several visits of late. Towards the back of the pub, is a basic, yet accommodating beer patio, which plays host to the beer festivals that crop up from time to time. Background music is aired at a gentle, unobtrusive volume and thankfully does not detract from the relative calm of the atmosphere. The customer-base is generally made up of well-behaved groups, couples and military officer-types � the more raucous and boisterous Cannon (next door) is where you are more likely to find the squaddies. On the ale front, there are four hand-pumps, with Adnams Bitter as the regular, supplemented at all times by a mild and two further guests: they are well-kept and prices are reasonable � also, every pint sampled thus far, has been poured into a special George V etched glass: a very nice touch, indeed. Those encountered behind the bar have been polite and amiable. To conclude: The George V is a wonderful example of how one can maintain and preserve a historic old pub. I highly recommend a visit post-haste.

HTM69 - 7 Nov 2009 17:10
One of the better pubs in the Medway Towns. Great selection of Belgian beers and cask ales. Friendly staff but landlord has a rather condescending attitude that spoilt my visit a little.
cindydee25 - 18 Jun 2009 20:40
Fantastic pub with decor and character transported from SE london, and really good Mild. An urban gem.
mtaylor40 - 23 Nov 2007 22:59
Run by the landlord of the Frog & Toad. This is one of the best pubs in Medway. Relaxed and secure atmosphere. Good cask ales kept in very good condition. Usually two or three. Selection changes.
SilkTork - 17 Jul 2006 19:02

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