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Britannia Bar Cafe (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Abigale - SamphireExcellent1
Theakston - InfallibleExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood10
Fuller's - Southern StarGood1
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two HootsNot Tried0
Ringwood - Bold ForesterNot Tried0
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)Not Tried0
Caledonian - 2.8Not Tried0
St Austell - Bucket of BloodNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Caledonian - Elf EsteemNot Tried0
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Country Best BitterNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's BitterNot Tried0
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)Not Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London GoldNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's HummingbirdNot Tried0
G2 - Vela BlondeNot Tried0
Caledonian - Deuchars IPANot Tried0
Caledonian - Golden XPANot Tried0
Camerons - Brown DogNot Tried0
Picture 1. Britannia Bar Cafe, Rochester, Kent

Visits Details

14 Apr 2018 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening and the tables were filling up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Fuller's - Southern Star4.00GoodA pale golden beer with southern hemisphere hops and signature Fullerís biscuit malt tastes. A nod in the direction of hoppy pale ales with foreign hops, rather than a full-blown effort I my view.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Camerons - Brown Dog4.10Not Tried
01 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Lunchtime, virtually all the tables were laid out for diners whilst the vast majority of customers were sitting at the bar drinking, but no room for us, we found a couple of vacant stools in a corner, looked at the empty tables and suffered the sound of Absolute Radio from a loudspeaker directly above our heads. We just stopped for the one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Excellent
Theakston - Infallible4.20ExcellentJust a taster and in good condition, but we both opted for the tried and trusted Goacher's.
20 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, quiet and good chat with barmaid about Rochester pubs and booking a railway journey to York.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80Not Tried
Caledonian - Golden XPA4.30Not Tried
19 Aug 2016 (ChrisE)
Busy with people having lunch, we opted for some sandwiches to accompany our beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70ExcellentA new cask came on so we decided to try it. Very good indeed.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodSlightly metallic.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Hummingbird4.20Not Tried
G2 - Vela Blonde4.20Not Tried
20 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Mid-afternoon visit after spending a pleasant few hours at Chatham Historic Dockyard. Warm welcome inside, torrential downpour outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)3.50Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's London Gold4.00Not Tried
04 Jul 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. No escape from the perfume of the chef's products especially the fish so just the one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Acceptable
McMullen (sometimes latterly brand badged as Rivertown or Whole Hop) - Country Best Bitter4.30Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Young's Bitter3.70Not Tried
28 Dec 2012 (Andrew)
Ever since ChrisE put this pub on and brought its Goacher Light serving potential to my attention I've been wanting to come. Nice relaxed pub playing some Mowtown. It was late afternoon and we had 20 mins before our train left. Isabel liked the crisps.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodGood condition. Fresh with subtle orange
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Caledonian - Elf Esteem4.00Not Tried
25 Oct 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Nice relaxed atmosphere and warm on an autumnal night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Excellent2nd one just slightly cooler and fresher
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good1st one a tad warm - perhaps in pipes a while
Caledonian - 2.82.80Not Tried
St Austell - Bucket of Blood4.50Not Tried
07 Jun 2012 (oz11)
Lunchtime. Busy with diners and most the tables were reserved, but we found a little corner for some food.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Good
Ringwood - Bold Forester4.20Not Tried
Thwaites - Wainwright (please now use the Banks's entry)4.10Not Tried
22 Mar 2012 (ChrisE)
I had been to Kings Cross to try the new Fullers pub, and then decided to hop on a train to Rochester, this was my first port of call, and it was excellent. Good service and friendly bar staff plus a superb ham sandwich.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Abigale - Samphire4.10ExcellentSo good that I had a second one.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Two Hoots4.20Not TriedJust a sample glass, I decided to stick on the Samphire.

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About the Britannia Bar Cafe

The pub sign. Britannia Bar Cafe, Rochester, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent6
Good7
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DJ.

A smart, stylish and comfortable bar close to Rochester railway station (turn left outside and 5 minutes walk).

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 22 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME1 1DJ