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Expectations, Rochester

15 High Street
Rochester
ME1 1PY

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Steve C left this review about Expectations

Expectations is split into two areas with the bar area to the left where there is a jukebox, dartboard and plasma screen and there is another plasma screen located in the right hand side seating area where all of the tables are tiled and painted green. The bar is stocked with standard draught products and the only ale pump was unused during my Saturday evening visit last week. There is some limited seating on the path outside the front of the pub and children are permitted until 19:00.

The location of this pub dictates that it has a steady stream of punters, but there is little atmosphere and there are better pubs in the area for watching football. I’ll walk past next time I’m in Rochester.

On 29th June 2011 - rating: 4
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Roger Button left this review about Expectations

The Dickens connections in Rochester are hardly subtle and Expectations is just about the biggest cash in going on the High Street. Well situated to attract visitors to the castle, one should not be fooled into thinking that Dickens would even have considered having a pint here. Very much a tourist trap with the main area more suited to cream teas. There is a smaller public bar area with a more of a local's feel but is really quite old fashioned with its dull, outdated wallpaper and 60's fireplace. The only features that did stand out were the tiled tables – most unusual. The only Ale was unavailable on our visit – the remaining choice was the usual bland standard selection of keg beer and lagers. Only worth going into if everywhere else is packed.

On 16th April 2006 - rating: 3
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