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The Man of Kent, Rochester

8 John Street
Rochester
ME1 1YN
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Man Of Kent

A very attractive old exterior of Styles & Winch, a Maidstone brewery that bought up the local Troy Town brewery (which still stands at the end of nearby Cazeneuve St). The front doors are shut off and entry is through the side, which takes you into a glorious back street community local with no frills or pretensions. The L-shaped bar has a splendid array of 11 handpumps, all serving different Kent beers at time of visit, plus a clutch of German fonts serving Paulaner and Hacker-Pschorr. At the end of the bar is a small heap of Kentish ciders in boxes while at the back of the pub there is a side room incorporating a library, with a garden behind. We were there early evening when there was a steady flow of regulars, judging from the pulling of the correct beer as they arrived, always a good sign. A permanent exhibition of Kent beers in a proper local which should not be missed.

On 16th August 2018 - rating: 9
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Man Of Kent

We called in here on a Saturday eve looking for a comprehensive selection of Kent ales. Unfortunately out of 11 handpumps across the bar, only five were in use. We went for one from Goody Ales Good Health and one from Canterbury ales, both of which were fairly average and didn't warrant a second go. Beer wise, most of the customers on our visit were drinking German and Belgian beers.

On 2nd April 2018 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about The Man Of Kent

The Man of Kent is a back street pub that is a short walk downhill to the train station.
Once inside i was really surprised to see the real ale choice on the bar.
The room is L shaped with the bar facing,there is bench seating to the front and pew seats to the left with small stools,there are a few leather settees in a small area to the front left.
I had a drink of Gadds No 7 which was a really nice drink,the other beers i noted were Gadds DR Sunshine,Goody Ales Genesis,Goachers and Imperial Stout,there were many other real ales and real Ciders i failed to note.
If you like real ales then this is the pub to visit if in Rochester.

Pub visited 6/6/2015

On 6th June 2015 - rating: 9
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18th May 2019, 10:13
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18th May 2019, 10:12
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 15 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 15 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Car Park : No last updated 15 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 15 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Pool Table : No last updated 15 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Mon - last updated 16 August 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 December 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 15 November 2013 by Pub SignMan
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