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Rose Inn, Gillingham

249 High Street
Postal town: Gillingham
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Steve C left this review about Rose Inn

I popped into the Rose Inn at around 19:00 on a recent Thursday evening when there were eight or so middle aged locals sitting at the bar. None of them made any effort to let me get to the bar and I had to lean over to pay and collect my pint. Whilst I was waiting the conversation went silent so I decided to have my pint of Spitfire on my own in the slender left hand bar where there is some seating and a dartboard. As soon as I left the bar the conversation started up again and I realised that I had entered a pub populated by a very odd and unfriendly crowd.
The bar area is L shaped and to the right of the bar are another two dartboards. I spotted a jukebox, but like the plasma screen it was turned off.
This is a Shepherd Neame house so their usual draught range was available and the two hand pumps were drawing the aforementioned Spitfire and Master Brew. A mix of Thai and English food is available, but I didn’t see any menus for prices or kitchen opening times.
After finishing my pint I took my empty glass back to the bar where I had to again lean over the locals and again the conversation fell silent.

Hopefully I just picked this pub on a day when all of the misery guts of the area had turned up together. I actually liked the layout of the pub and the service was friendly enough. Maybe I’ll give it one last chance next time I’m in the area.

On 23rd February 2013 - rating: 3
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E TA left this review about Rose Inn

A large corner pub on the A2 in central Rainham, currently a Shepherd and Neame house. It's a basic boozer, with a loyal local clientele and few passers-by. It is leively, with a good atmosphere and is family friendly. Meals are basic but cheap, the service is welcoming, and the current management has eliminated many of the problems the pub was known for a few years ago. Two ales on, Whitstable and Masterbrew, both very well kept and most enjoyable - I sampled plenty of each. Worth including in a crawl or just dropping in if passing.

On 30th November 2011 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by E TA
Rainham (Kent), 0.74 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Newington, 2.36 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Gillingham (Kent), 3.95 miles, 1 hr 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Rose Inn, Rainham
23rd Feb 2013, 14:22
Review submitted by Steve C
30th Nov 2011, 14:19
Pub map correction submitted by E TA approved

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  • Darts : Yes last updated 23 February 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 23 February 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 23 February 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 February 2013 by Moby Duck
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