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The Bas Bar, Rochester

Cliffe Road
Strood
Postal town: Rochester
ME2 3DS
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E TA left this review about The Bas Bar

Previously The Cecil Arms, this fine late Georgian house was first granted a music and dancing licence in the 1950s. Although it still has a bar, it isn't really a pub any more, and it's well described by JAQPTIO, below. The welcome was not warm, the atmosphere was not friendly and there is no real ale on draft – though we were reluctantly offered a bottle of Spitfire. It may be fine as an Indian restaurant, but I won't be making an effort to come back.

On 1st March 2016 - rating: 3
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bas Bar

Now an Indian restaurant and sports bar, the exterior appears little different from its previous incarnation as the Cecil Arms (apart from the revised signage) so it still looks like a pub. The two front doors both enter the bar, with an archway at the left-hand end of the counter leading through to the restaurant section. The pool table and table football area are to be found through another archway at the far end of the bar. Refurbished in a bright, brash style. Decking smoking terrace to one side. No real ale, so had a quick pint of the inevitable John Smiths (£3.50) before moving on from this strange mixture of a place.

On 4th June 2015 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Cecil Arms

The Cecil Arms is primarily a sports pub with its three projector screens for showing Sky Sports and three dartboards and two pool tables in the extended room away from the bar area. There is also a fruit machine, quiz machine, golf machine and jukebox along the wall by the main entrance. This is an over 25s pub, but families are welcome which leads me to believe that the age limit is imposed to stop the young chaff of the area using the pub like a youth club. The bar is stocked with standard draught products and there are six hand pumps, but unfortunately five were unused leaving Black Sheep as the only ale option. I looked around the pub before ordering from the friendly barmaid and decided to stick to the Guinness as everyone was drinking that and lager. There is a ‘bar menu’ which lists some usual pub grub meals which seemed to be reasonably priced. Outside the front of the pub there is some parking along with some picnic tables, some of which are covered.

There is probably a good atmosphere in here when the football is on, but if I found myself in the area again around kick-off time I would probably head to the Sportsman down the road.

On 24th June 2011 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Steve C
Strood, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Rochester, 0.97 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Chatham, 2.04 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bas Bar, Strood
1st Mar 2016, 08:18
Review submitted by E TA
 
22nd Dec 2015, 17:13
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes - Indian menu - last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 December 2015 by E TA
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