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mac1062695 - 21 Jan 2014 13:40
Now very sadly closed. Absolutely no point going into Chatham for anything at all now.
flippincrikeys - 9 Mar 2012 13:24
Totally deserted during the day and full of bouncers at the weekend not for the faint hearted
phonak - 17 Jan 2010 17:04
A decent pub with a couple of problems but worth looking up.

The owners clearly make an effort with the place and there is often good-natured Karaoke nights. The clientele varies wildly - it can be packed or empty at weekends and usually completely deserted during the day. When packed, it is generally pretty ok as they have door staff who seem to do a pretty good job of weeding out the troublemakers.

It is a bit tatty but it is a historic and impressive building so it doesn't detract from the overall feel and atmosphere. Beer is standard and a little expensive but this is generally because there is a small nightclub underneath, which is cramped, very dark and not particulary good in all honesty.

Overall, you could do a lot worse for a night out in Chatham. Not threatening and a good atmosphere at weekends make it a worthwhile visit but the Command House just over the road is much better if you like Karaoke and music in all honesty.
Dunmall - 13 Jan 2009 11:23
Being situated opposite a bus station and a shopping centre is hardly likely to elevate a pubs exterior, yet Churchills needn't have any worries there. Its rather attractive and indeed, even more so inside. It is however, a pub that needs help - and a lot of it. With Chandeliers, a high ceiling and a working fire place, its all rather nice. The bar itself has an old fashioned set-up and there is a second room with a pool table. There are unfortunately no real ales however and despite the friendliness of the guy behind the bar, it was rather gloomy and quiet. I'm sure being the only patron on my afternoon visit last Friday (4th August) may have had a bearing, but I felt like I was in a library. There is well-positioned plasma screen, but quite frankly, I wasn't in the mood for watching Phil Collins or The Coors. This is a pub that deserves better.
HTM69 - 10 Apr 2008 18:31
Apparently up for sale for �1.7 million, but then it always has been a money machine. Lots of fun.
Trabbs_Boy - 21 Jan 2008 02:22
Solid corner location Victorian pub which retains some splendid original tiling and other features, though has some 1970s alterations to make it more suitable as a modern functional drink and good times bars. It has a reputation as a pub that can get over lively in the evening with youngsters, especially those from the nearby barracks, though is very quiet in the daytime. It is away from the main shopping area, and doesn't get much passing trade. The staff have always been warm and friendly when I've been in, and there is a fire place in the front bar which blazes away in the winter. Pool table is available in the back room. No cask ales.
SilkTork - 8 Dec 2007 20:06
only visited the pub once, but had a really good night. the best night to visit the pub would be on a friday, as the music is good and the atmosphere is good.
nugget - 17 Apr 2006 03:53
Looks lovely outside, with barrels of flowers and painted blue and white, it is deceptively rough on the inside. More of a grotty nightclub than a pub, water is only available bottled and it is full of really drunk people doing karaoke. Bought an alcopop here that tasted really off too. Disappointing for a midweek drink.

A good laugh if you are out for a mad night, otherwise I wouldnt bother.
anonymous - 13 Feb 2006 13:21
Churchills is a good laugh and some good cheesy music is played. Only problem is anywhere in chatham is a squaddie venue... so watch out!
Liza Gary - 9 Nov 2004 19:24
Churchills is the best pub in Chatham....with the fitest barman i have ever seen...
Kirsty - 22 Oct 2004 15:28
Open until 1am on Friday and Saturday, there is karaoke upstairs and a low-ceilinged disco area downstairs. A good mix of squaddies, locals, and older singles on the pull. The bouncers are fair but firm, and need to be. A lively pub, but not for the feint-hearted.
Steve - 15 Feb 2004 20:34

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