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“Very nice pub in cute old village”
Review of The Tudor Rose

The Tudor Rose
Ranked #4 of 138 Restaurants in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$27
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Set in a old fishing village a hidden gem down a lovely cobbled street,a little bit of Cornwall in the Medway towns backing on to the historic Upnor castle. Now open all day and serving food from 12 to 3 and 6 to 9 Monday to Saturday and Sunday 12 to 4, please phone to book to avoid disappointment.
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Visited today for a meal found it very easy by following signs, parked in free castle car park near by. Was welcomed and taken to our seats inside (but there is a lovely garden outside). Very cute and friendly pub/restaurant service and food is very top class better then some restaurants in Bluewater (bit bored of BW) and for a a great price, will visit again!

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1  Thank Leetherees
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

We visited the little village of Upnor on a Friday morning mainly to see the Castle but decided to have lunch at the Tudor Rose afterwards. It seemed a lovely little throwback in time from the outside and promised a garden which seemed perfect for the hot day that we were enjoying.
We ordered drinks and a light lunch (ham baguette) before selecting a bench in the garden.

We waited for just over 40 minutes for our lunch to arrive and when it did it was nothing special, in fact probably over-priced. Our drinks were fine. However, it was the surroundings that were a huge disappointment. The garden was a patch of uneven grass with picnic benches and a few tables and chairs. A couple of the benches were in a gazebo. The place was filthy. Food lay on the grass and on the patio area and as we arrived at midday this must have been from the evening before. Full ash-trays and empty cigarette packets lay on two of the tables and the chairs on the patio had filthy cushions that were soaking wet from overnight rain - whereas they could have been dried off in the sun and wiped clean when the staff first arrived.
Judging by the time it took for our food to arrive, it might have been that they were short-staffed in the kitchen. However, there as no apology for the wait, the food was very average and the staff were nothing special in terms of friendliness - in fact you would have to question how professional they were judging by the state of the 'garden'.
The bar area was quite small inside and on a hot summer's day became busy. It was frustrating that although two female staff were in the bar area, only one was serving drinks and taking food orders at the same time. The other just seemed to stand there and not really contribute - most frustrating.
The inside of the pub looked a lot nicer and perhaps our mistake was to choose to sit outside. Nevertheless, despite all the positive reviews I've read, our experience was a pretty poor one.

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1  Thank Mark S
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Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

I love this village and this is the best pub by far! Fantastic fresh food, great wine list and friendly staff and locals. The decor is really in keeping with the village and I've never had a bad meal/experience here. Worth a trip from London and beats silly London prices!

1  Thank SandyKir
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

For some reason, even though we are quite local, we have never visited here until today. An unexpected day off meant the hubby treated me to lunch. Rather than the usual boring pubs local to us he announced he was taking me here as recommended by colleagues.
Am so glad he did, its lovely! Friendly staff, wonderful quaint little pub, my perfect sort of place. The décor is just right and I loved the little touches of the outside 'boat' seating. We sat in the garden and although its not amazing it was quiet and peaceful with plenty of places to sit and the food was lovely and good value for money.
We have already decided we will return one evening to try out the full menu.

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1  Thank Snogmagnet
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Fairly boring menu with very few signs of any imagination and minimal choice for vegetarians. Food was 'okay' but plain and certainly not what might be expected for a beautiful little pub like this.

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Thank Stephen D
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