Opening Times - Update
Sadly it looks like we won't be open this Christmas but what better way to cheer your friends and relatives up than with a voucher to redeem at the Coopers Arms once we return to normality - that day WILL come and we will be here to welcome you all back in when it does. We are offering a range of vouchers which can be used to purchase food and drink once we re-open and we hope they will make an ideal Christmas gift. They are available in £20 multiples - simply call the pub on 01634 404298 and we will take secure card payment then dispatch your voucher by post. In order to ensure delivery before Christmas we would suggest ordering by 18th December as we will be at the mercy of the Christmas mail service. Given the current uncertainty they will initially be valid until 1st December 2021 but if necessary we will review this in due course. So bring some cheer at Christmas and support your local pub at the same time.
Season's Greetings to all!
Terms & Conditions:
1. The voucher(s) allow you to pay for food and drink at The Coopers Arms, Rochester
2. You can use as many vouchers as you wish in the same transaction, but no change will be given for part-used vouchers
3. Vouchers may be used as full or part payment for food and drink only
4. Vouchers cannot be used as a tip
5. You must be over 18 to use vouchers for any alcoholic drink
6. Vouchers cannot be redeemed for cash
7. Unused, expired or redeemed vouchers cannot be refunded, exchanged or returned
8. We will not review extensions on an individual basis - if the validity period is extended this will apply to all vouchers and will be communicated on our website. Any review is solely at our discretion
9. These terms do not affect your statutory rights
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.