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Poachers Pocket, Chatham

135 Walderslade Road
Postal town: Chatham
Phone: 01634864430
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Hungry Horse (Greene King)

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E TA left this review about Poachers Pocket

Originally called The Hook and Hatchet, there has been a pub on this site since around 1670 when it was used by woodsmen who cut oaks for the shipbuilding business in Chatham Dockyard. The original structure burned down in the early 20th Century and was rebuilt around 1920. It became the Poacher's Pocket in 1973 by which time Walderslade has engulfed it. Another interesting historical fact is that the field opposite is the sight of a WWII POW camp. It's now a single large bar, the former skittles alley having been opened out and now full of tables for diners. It is mainly geared up for local families, having games machines, a pool table and laminated menus describing bland meals. There is a large car park. The staff were OK, but the locals were largely insufferable. There was a dartboard on the wall, but it was unusable as they had put more tables in front of it. TV screen showed Sky Sports, and there was no real ale. Really not my kind of pub, but OK if you live nearby and don't like real ale or a restful atmosphere, and handy for a lemonade of you've just cycled or walked up the hill to get here.

On 8th February 2013 - rating: 4
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25th Feb 2013, 17:02
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8th Feb 2013, 07:05
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  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 18 May 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 08 February 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : No last updated 08 February 2013 by Dave McNally
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