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Ye Arrow

Address: Boley Hill, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1TE [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 28557) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Strood (0.5 miles), Rochester (0.5 miles), Chatham (1.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.6/10 (rated by 17 users)
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A bunch of us found up-to-expectations food and a fair pint of Guiness a while back: as I recall there was no hand pulled that day, and I'm pleased to read there generally is now.

There wasn't much atmosphere but it was a weekday lunchtime.

Couldn't be more handy for the cathedral.

Although nothing special, I think the ratings for it are unduly low. 5-6/10
eddybeer - 1 Nov 2013 23:12
An unremarkable establishment, which is perhaps more impressive from the nice whitewashed exterior than it is once indoors, although don't get me wrong; it isn't grubby or offensive as I remember. Straightforward and basic are the adjectives that stay with me from my recent - and I confess only - visit to Ye Arrow at the end of April.
The bar was busy, although this was probably attributable to the festival that was in full swing that morning. Service was efficient enough and although only 1 cask ale featured (2 unused pumps noted), it was kept reasonably well - took a quick half and popped out back, where I found a huge gaggle of locals all enjoying the sun, silly dancing, music and 2 barbecues. Well why not I suppose when the weather allows.
The scene was a happy one and although a little too family-friendly and chaps-without-tops for my personal liking, I can't say it was a bad place all told. As is always the case with any pub, its worth is in the eye of each and every beholder, who has very different needs. Whilst this isn't somewhere I'd particularly rush back to, I imagine it fills a significant gap in the local market. Good luck to them.
TWG - 9 May 2011 17:38
Pleased to read this has had a change of management, I will try it again now.

I'll comment on Dunmall's comment about complainers being sozzled though, as during my experience (see previous) I was driving & therefore sober. An unpleasant landlord is an unpleasant landlord, full stop.... I'd love to know which pub he's moved to, so I can avoid ever trying it.
unimpressed1 - 7 Apr 2010 16:48
Have lived in Rochester for 6 years now and am happy to let you know that the miserable former landlord has departed and is now ruining another pub in Kent and annoying the locals.He used to sit at the end of the bar like 'Jabba the Hutt' from Star Wars and grunt at staff and customers alike. Hideous bloke. New management seem a lot better.
They quite often have a duo playing at weekends and I believe they have started a jam night.
A previous comment alludes to it being a bit of a 'grab a granny' venue at the weekend. I'd agree but would add if that's your thing then why not? takes two to tango (which is possibly the most recent dance a lot of these ladies have been up to!)
Worth a visit to see a fine selection of' oldest swingers in town with medalions featuring quite heavily.
To sum up, a decent pub for the over 40's to party on at the weekend!
Beer reasonable but not cheep.
an_inspector_calls.. - 26 Dec 2009 09:46
I was quite shocked reading some of the comments below, before noticing they're all quite old.

So a newer (unbiased, unlike some I feel) review.

When you sit in the beer garden you can see Rochester castle and cathedral...what more do you need? Well, beer and stuff, obviously...and they had a couple of nicely kept guest ales, served by a lovely woman.

I wasn't intimidated, robbed or anything...maybe things have changed since the previous reviews?
TranmereRaver - 6 Jul 2009 11:36

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