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The Sportsman, Rochester

56 Brompton Lane
Postal town: Rochester
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E TA left this review about The Sportsman

A tiny, malodorous single-room back street boozer, largely dominated by a pool table which doubles as a climbing frame for the many feral children that run freely around the room. There is a single dry handpump on the bar, no real ale or cider available, nothing resembling decent beer in bottles. There is no reason to come here, and it's no surprise that this pub has opened and closed a few times in recent years.

On 14th March 2018 - rating: 3
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Steve C left this review about The Sportsman

The Sportsman is a small pub with a pool table that takes centre stage in the middle of the bar area. There is also a dartboard to the left of the bar and during my Saturday afternoon visit the two plasma screens were showing the racing at Ascot and Athletics. The jukebox was playing some old school tunes which were drowning out the commentary of the sport which made me wonder why the TVs were not muted. To the right of the bar is the exit to the beer garden that is reached through a covered smoking area that I think was once part of the main pub. The window frames have been taken out, but there is seating and three TV screens so that the football can be watched with a pint and a cigarette. The garden is a long lawn with a barbeque and some picnic tables up the left hand side and a union jack is proudly hoisted at the end of the garden.

I found the staff here to be friendly and the locals seemed harmless enough. I would have no problem returning if in the area.

On 26th June 2011 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Strood, 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Rochester, 1 miles, 19 min walk (show)
Chatham, 2.07 miles, 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Sportsman, Strood
14th Mar 2018, 06:55
Review submitted by E TA
29th May 2017, 15:19
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved

Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 26 June 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Darts : Yes last updated 26 June 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 26 June 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 26 June 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 26 June 2011 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : No last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
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