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The Coopers Arms for Great Traditional Beers
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Quality English Fare in a Warm, Friendly Atmosphere

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Coopers Arms

About the Coopers Arms

Be sure of a warm welcome at the Coopers Arms and enjoy a meal by the fire, or weather permitting eat alfresco in our pretty garden. Sample one of the many carefully nurtured cask ales, you may find the famous Black Sheep or London Pride alongside Kentish beers.

The Coopers Arms

A Little Pub History

The Inn known as the Coopers Arms was built during the reign of Richard 1 (1189-1199). The first recorded inhabitants of the house were the monks from nearby St Andrews priory who were renowned for brewing ales and wine. After falling into disrepair during the dissolution of the monasteries. The Coopers Arms finally opened its doors as an Inn in 1543 and has been serving fine cask beers ever since.

Camra

Over the years the inn has undergone many such changes but still retains its original charm and character. There is also the legend of a ghost, a member of the Brethren of Coopers, who was walled up and left to die for committing some unforgivable sin against the ancient order and who appears once a year in November, in the dark of night.

But ghosts permitting the inn still gives out that same glow of warmth and hospitality that is has done for centuries, so stay a while and reflect on bygone days.

Make a Day of it

Rochester is an ancient town with many associations with Charles Dickens. Not many towns in England can boast a castle and a cathedral side by side.

Garden Terrace

Opening Times

Our standard opening times are listed below. Under certain circumstances these may change so please do ring us and check before you visit.
Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 11pm
Friday/Saturday 12pm to 12 midnight
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