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Submitted on Saturday, 25th June 2011
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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed says WhatPub - February 2019

The Bell, Rochester

116 Frindsbury Road
Strood
Postal town: Rochester
ME2 4JB
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E TA left this review about The Bell

An Edwardian town pub with a lively local clientele. On this visit the clientele included two gentlemen from Kent Constabulary who had been invited to observe the local custom of 'putting in the window', a local alternative to darts in which a fence post serves as the projectile. The more sober of the locals were actually quite friendly, as were the staff who seemed a bit bemused by the whole window thing. The single large bar has been formed by conjoining the original bars, there is a pool table next to the broken window, and they host other entertainment including live music and karaoke. Sadly there is no real ale, so there is limited appeal.

On 22nd January 2018 - rating: 4
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Steve C left this review about The Bell

The Bell is a big pub with a large front bar area that houses three plasma screens and a projector for showing Sky Sports. By the front door are a couple life sized beefeater figures and against the side wall are life size figures of the Blues Brothers. Behind the main bar is the Laurel and Hardy bar that is quite small and, yes you guessed it, there are life sized figures of the comedy duo. Beyond the L&H bar is a large room that is sparsely decorated and houses a pool table. At the rear of the pub there is a paved beer garden with picnic tables and a covered smoking area. During my visit last Saturday afternoon two of the plasma screens were showing music videos and the third was showing muted horse racing at Ascot. There were only three other people in the pub and one of them was watching the racing so I think that the music was more for the benefit of the woman behind the bar. She was pleasant enough though and although there was no ale available she served me a decent pint of Guinness from the standard draught available.

This pub has a worn feel and the advertisements for the disco and karaoke every Friday night and the upcoming ‘back to school’ evening leads me to believe that this isn’t my sort of place. I’d maybe pop for the match if I lived around the corner, but as I don’t I do not envisage a return visit.

On 26th June 2011 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Strood, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Rochester, 1.22 miles, 23 min walk (show)
Chatham, 2.31 miles, 44 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell, Strood
12th Jun 2019, 22:57
Request to mark pub as closed by Quinno _ approved
 
12th Jun 2019, 22:57
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by Quinno _, with included notes: Other: Closed says WhatPub - February 2019

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 26 June 2011 by hondo .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 June 2011 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : No last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 26 July 2015 by ROB Camra
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