Coopers Arms

Opening Times

Under certain circumstances the times shown below may change so please do ring and check before you visit us Children are not allowed in the Bars but under supervision are welcome in the garden


Normal Opening Times
Sunday to Thursday, 12pm - 11pm
Friday/Saturday 12pm 12pm - 12 midnight

Festive Period Opening Times (2019)
Christmas Eve, Tuesday 24th December 12pm - Midnight
Christmas Day, Wednesday 25th December 11.30am - 3pm (last orders 2.30pm)
Boxing Day, Thursday 26th December 12pm - 6pm (live Music from 3pm)
Friday 27th December 12pm - Midnight
Saturday 28th December 12pm - Midnight
Sunday 29th December 12pm - 11pm (Differential Playing from 7pm)
Monday 30th December 12pm - 11.30pm
New Years Eve, Tuesday 31st December 12pm - 6pm (7.30 pm - Late Private Party) Reserve Your Tickets Now; £5 Per Head
New Years Day, Wednesday 1st January 12pm - 6pm

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.

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.

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.


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