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The Steam Packet, Rochester

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22 Station Road
Strood
Postal town: Rochester
ME2 4BG
Phone: 01634718195
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Reviews of The Steam Packet (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Steam Packet

Friendly locals pub, handily placed for Strood railway station. Small 'L'-shaped bar with a pool table at the far end. Subject to a basic refurbishment, with mixed furniture and limited decor (but all well maintained). One of the two handpumps was on during my latest visit, offering a decent-enough pint of Fuller's Summer Ale (£3.20).

On 23rd August 2014 - rating: 6
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E TA left this review about The Steam Packet

Despite being next to the Station, The Steam Packet is very much a locals' pub, family friendly and community oriented. It comprises a large corner bar which shows obvious signs of the former lounge, private and public bars. It has a carpeted floor, dart board and gaming machines. There is also a large tv screen which dominates the bar. Etched windows give a traditional feel to the place. The bar staff were very friendly and the regulars tolerant of a stranger in their midst. Two ales on tp, but the Bombardier was off. It was replaced with no quibbling with London Pride, which was not at its best but drinkable nonetheless. OK as back street pubs go, and alright to drop in if waiting for a train, but I wouldn't seek it out especially.

On 26th April 2012 - rating: 5
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Steve C left this review about The Steam Packet

The Steam Packet is close to the entrance of Strood Train Station and I thought it to be pretty good for a railway pub. The L-shaped interior was full of locals during my visit on Saturday afternoon and it was by far the busiest pub I encountered during my crawl around Strood. Sky Sports is shown on the four plasma screens and there is a pool table down the right hand side of the bar. There is also a dartboard, quiz machine and a jukebox which was playing background music at a reasonable volume. The only ale offering of London Pride was off during my visit so I stuck to the Guinness from the standard draught selection. It was well poured and I found the staff to be very friendly. Accommodation is available from £15 a night and children are permitted in the bar until 20:00. There is a beer garden out the back that houses some picnic tables and an impressive looking barbeque.

I thought that this pub had a friendly local feel and I would have no problem returning.

On 24th June 2011 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Strood, 0.02 miles, 0 min walk (show)
Rochester, 0.8 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Chatham, 1.89 miles, 36 min walk (show)
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25th Mar 2018, 15:56
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Pub Details

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 June 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Darts : Yes last updated 24 June 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 24 June 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 06 May 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 28 July 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 24 June 2011 by Dave McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 June 2011 by Dave McNally
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