Nags Head

Kent - Rochester

A historic pub interior of some regional importance

Listed Status: II

292 High Street
Rochester
ME1 1HS

Tel: (01634) 843150

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Real Ale: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

Nearby Station: Rochester

Station Distance: 750m

Public Transport: Near Railway Station (Rochester) and Bus Stop

Bus: Yes

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A whitewashed three-storey, 17th-century pub with weatherboarded frontage at the start of one of the high pavements: there is a single-storey extension at the rear. Inside are two bars with old fittings. The upper bar (formerly two rooms) has a bare wooden floor and old panelled bar counter (now painted cream). The bar back is possibly Victorian with four bays and a doorway on the left to the lower bar. There are ornate mirror strips: also there is dado panelling which rises to full height within the servery. There is also a marble surround and tiled fireplace. The lower front bar has old full-height panelling on the walls (cream) and panelling to the front half of the ceiling (pink). There’s a quadrant-shaped curved bar counter with panelled front (black): the bar-back seems quite modern. The fixed seating seems post-war.

Whitewashed three-storey ex Courage 17th century pub with weatherboarded frontage, a street corner house at the start of one of the high pavements with a single storey extension at the rear. Inside are two bars with old fittings. The upper bar has a bare wood floor and an old panelled bar counter with the front painted cream. Some fixed bench seating. The bar back is possibly Victorian mahogany with four bays and a doorway on the left to the lower bar. There are ornate mirror strips between the bays including gilding and a mirrored back. Most of the lower shelving has been lost to fridges. Old dado panelling and full height within the servery. There is a marble surround and tiled fireplace but has a radiator in front of it.

Lower front bar was originally two rooms (corner door permanently closed) and has old full height panelling on the walls painted cream, panelling on the front half of the ceiling is painted pink. Has a possibly 1930s quarter curved bar counter with panelled front painted black but the bar back is of no great age and has a 1960s style wrought iron pot shelf. Fixed seating looks post war; small fireplace but modern wood and cast iron interior.

At the rear is a small games room opened up to the upper bar which was added to the pub a number of years ago but originally was a police station.

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