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Requested be closed with reason - Gone away: To be demolished for housing

The Good Intent, Rochester

John Street
Rochester
ME1 1YL
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Good Intent

Splendidly-unspoilt post-war reconstruction of an old pub serving the local estate. The whole place has a somewhat run-down but lived-in feel, like many pubs used to be, but importantly has the character and friendliness to carry it off. The main room has darts and pool, with another bar visible, apparently accessible through the garden entrance. The icing on the cake is the stillage of half a dozen barrels with beer (and one cider) served straight from the cask, together with an enthusiastic staff member who insisted on doling out tasters. The changing ales included examples from Hook Norton, Wickwar and Uphams and were in excellent condition. An unreconstructed boozer which definitely deserves a visit.

On 16th August 2018 - rating: 9
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Good Intent

The Good Intent is a pretty ordinary looking back street pub.
Once inside i went into an oblong shaped room which is bare boarded,the seating is a mix of bench type and a few tall tables and chairs,there is a pool table to the left and darts board to the right.
There were 6 pumps on the bar with 3 unclipped,i had a drink of Harwich Battery Bitter which went down very well,the other beers were Skinners Betty Stoggs and Hop Bakk Summer Lightening.
Decent background music was playing on my late Saturday afternoon visit.
This is a pleasant enough pub to have a few drinks in.

Pub visited 6/6/2015

On 6th June 2015 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about The Good Intent

An excellent Victorian alehouse in the backstreets and a GBG regular. It was previously a Trumans (and Burtons) house, now a freehouse. It was originally a corner pub with a tiled outside wall, but changes to the road layout, extension of the original building and demolition of adjacent housing have changed it to the structure it is today. It has a slightly shabby main bar with worn wooden floors and a bit of manky carpet dotted around here and there. The décor is dated, there is a pool table and dartboard, plus a tv screen and separate projector. There's a slightly smalle second bar to the side and a garden with seating. Staff are friendly, and the locals are very welcoming. It's dog friendly and provides water for our canine companions to sup. The real strength of this pub is its beer. There were 3 gravity dispensing casks behind the bar – I had Tring's Side Pocket for a Toad, a festival favourite of mine, and it was perfect. I'll definitely be back, and I highly recommend tying this pub in with a visit to the nearby Man of Kent to make a first class crawl.

On 25th July 2013 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Rochester, 0.59 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Chatham, 0.99 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Strood, 1.32 miles, 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Good Intent, Rochester
3rd Nov 2020, 15:55
Request to mark pub as closed by ROB Camra approved
 
3rd Nov 2020, 15:55
Request to mark pub as closed submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Gone away: To be demolished for housing

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Festivals : Yes - June - last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 25 July 2013 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 28 September 2013 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 July 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
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