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Rochester Castle
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Address: 145 High Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0NY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4411) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube station Dalston Kingsland (1 mile)

Nearest train stations Stoke Newington (0.3 miles), Rectory Road (0.3 miles), Clapton (0.8 miles)

Chain: Wetherspoons

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This is a crap alternative to all the high price arty fatty, Tarquinette, I have more money than you pubs. It allows people who want to stay in Stoke Newington to be able to afford a beer and not pay a premium of £4 because you are surrounded by toffee nose, berry eating twats. It is a real pub for real people, nothing pretentious and is frequented by real, down to earth folk. Not the type who want balsamic vinegar with their carb oblongs or a saucer of milk for their in-bred, animal cruelty mouse-dog. The staff are friendly, can be a bit slow but the chain keeps workers pay low which is a major factor. Good space and fair pub.
Sernicki - 12 Nov 2016 20:15
If you want to see the real Hackney before it became all trendy and up itself come and drink here. But be warned, the service is very hit and miss and some of the characters drinking appear to have fallen on very hard times. Not for the faint hearted or those wanting to be around pretty faces when they go out for a drink, but this pub has some atmosphere which is more than can be said for quite a lot of the newer pubs in Stoke Newington.
mike25 - 4 Mar 2014 22:31
Not the best branch of Wetherspoons you'll ever find. It did have a few ales on and the conservatory at the rear was a fairly pleasant setting to relax for a while. There is also an area outside at the rear. Beers on were Ruddles Best, Belhaven Black, Good George Pacific Pearl, Kelham Island Pale Rider & Brewsters Belly Dancer. Ciders were Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon & Westons Wyld Wood.
blue_scrumpy - 9 Apr 2013 20:17
the ifrst impression that you get is that of a public convenience with the tiles on the walls. as you progress the smell cleanliness and standards do not improve cobwebs everywhere i dont think theyve taken them down sincs halloween the service at the bar was apalling i was verbally accosted at the bar by what can only be described as the rudest manager i have had the mispleasure to meet that was aftr 10 minutes to be acknowledged i was going to order food but decided against it all needless to say i will not be returning there ever
trogmaster - 1 Feb 2012 16:17
This pub used to be called the Rochester Castle but its layout was a lot different back then. You walked in and the bar was a curved affair that was on your right with seating around it along a back wall. Don't remember it being as large as it is now so I guess it did have a larger room at the rear for private functions/gigs etc?
Weatherspoons took it over around 83/84 and gutted the old interior and turned it into the pub we know now with lots of booths and a glass atrium at the rear. They also renamed it the Tanners Hall. They changed the name back to the Rochester Castle years later but I can't be sure when as I left my employment and Stokey around 85. I always remember this place as being one of the first Weatherspoons in London, not including the other Weatherspoon house The "Marlers Bar" across the road that predated the Rochester by a couple of years if memory serves me.
ganger - 31 Dec 2011 07:01

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