The Mackland Arms
The Mackland Arms
3.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Lee F
Dartford, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
I thought it would be a great idea to take my son and his 7 siblings to a pub on Station Road in Rainham which doesn't do food so that he could celebrate his 3rd birthday with a fruit shoot and whiskey chaser. All the children stood nicely on a chair so that they could see the daily headlines of The Sun newspaper I was reading when they got distracted by a rude landlord telling them to stop jumping on his chairs as the legs might snap. I mean what else is a 3 year old supposed to do in a 10ft by 4ft pub apart from playfully jump around on the chairs? I reluctantly told my son to get down, he doesn't yet understand English so I had to point at the floor and shout at him to get down, he still didn't so I called him a c u n t and threatened to take the electric heater out of his bedroom, after that he got down immediately. He then went over to the fruit machine and played nicely with the buttons for 20 minutes without putting any money in, this gave me and my 3rd wife Waynetta a chance to finish our wkd blues in a sensible manner. My wife then went to the toilet and couldn't find anywhere flat to rack up so she had to use the back of my son's nappy bag. I've never been so insulted in my life. We left soon after and bunked the train to Gillingham so that we could celebrate my son's 3rd birthday properly at The Strand with a pack of Super T
Written 13 December 2023
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Trina k
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Absolutely disgusted by the ‘service’ we received today. My family has been going to this pub for years. Today we went in together with our young children for my sons 3rd birthday just for a drink and was instantly greeted by the ‘landlord’ who was clearly having a bad day with utter rudeness, foul language and shouting at us saying no kids running around yet we had only just walked into the pub brought a large round of drinks, took ourselves in the corner and our children weren’t even running around they were all standing with us! My children are taught to respect others and I would never allow them to be running around anyway! A quiet word in the corner with us would have been far more professional and respectful instead of shouting at us in front of everyone for absolutely nothing because ‘you had children in the night before’ May I add which WASN’T us! Totally disgusted and put a right downer on my little man’s birthday! Don’t advertise as a family friendly pub when you’re clearly not!
Written 5 March 2023
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Stacey H
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
RUDE MANAGEMENT
ABSOLUTELY NOT FAMILY FRIENDLY

We popped in to our local for a quiet drink with the family, all together at one end of the pub, landlord shouting and screaming and SWEARING AT us AND the children. Disgusting behaviour. Should be ashamed of himself, unprovoked and uncalled for and completely outrageous!!!
Written 5 March 2023
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Peter Devlin
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Solo
Went in the other night I had words with the landlord who is a rude man.
As I was leaving I asked him why the toilets were covered in urine his answer was he hasn’t been there he has been upstairs.
He thinks that toilets don’t need to be inspected or cleaned through the day.
He simply told me that if I don’t like it don’t go back.
Put a complaint into Shepheard Neame who don’t care about the GRDP rules and gave him my email address.
HOW UNPROFESSIONAL.
And to make it worse I then got an email from the landlord telling me that the floor wasn’t covered in urine it was damp.
Very strange that the sink is at the other end of the toilet.

No ales on sale for weeks apparently.
I drank Hurlamens I have had bad stomach since.
I’m not going to be going back until the pub is sorted out.
Written 9 August 2021
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MartiniManLondon
Kent, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Solo
I grew up in Rainham and the Mackland was a favourite of my Dad (Gerry Murphy) and, when I was older, me too. There was an owl in a cage on the bar years ago. The owners (Jan and her hubby) were always lovely. Beer was always good. Loos were terrible which, of course means great pub. One of very few local pubs left in the world worth saving. If you live near station road, hi and have a pint when they open
Written 18 February 2021
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Lynda A B
Somerset, UK177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
What an absolute star the landlord is
Popped in
Asked if ok to use the ladies and of course it was
He even put a new loo roll in before I used.
Cheerful, people in at 15.00
Good social atmosphere, wished I could have stayed and joined in
Faculties look clean
Typical English pub

Thank you xx
Written 1 August 2019
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tony2711james
Lower Halstow, UK3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Popped in whilst the football was on Liverpool Vs Real Madrid !!
ordered a pint of Masterbrew…...truly awful!
could not understand how it was so bad with so many fans were in there drinking.
Written 13 June 2018
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malcolm5889
Gillingham, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Great friendly pub with an excellent beer selection and a great atmosphere.
The staff are always professional.
Written 21 March 2018
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Ian S
Gillingham, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
My family which consited of my mum, partner and our two small children popped into the Mackland arms as we had a 45 minute wait for a train just up the road in Rainham. Inside the pub it's quite cosy, with regular looking customers sitting on their stools, but this was quite a different experience than a normal pub like this. The friendly barman was very pleasant and welcoming, and even gave my 4 year old a pound coin for sweets. Fellow customers were also just as friendly asking about our plans for the day and talking to our children about an upcoming exciting Christmas period!

I'd visited the pub before and thought it was good, but the latter experience has really pleased me and earned a 5 star review due to the nice atmosphere and warm welcome!
Written 27 December 2015
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Johnisaposer
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2014
The macklands is a great pub, and the prices are more than reasonable. Our shepherds pie was ten minutes late, but the manager was more than apologetic
Written 19 August 2014
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