28th October 2023

10:50 from Victoria

Nestled under the Strood railroad bridge is the picturesque 10:50 from Victoria micropub. With a beautiful garden and plenty of character, this is an ideal spot in the warmer months, with a wide range of home-brewed ales and ciders. This micropub gives a brilliant communal vibe and is often bustling with people during the summer.

The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, so it is perfect for novices to connoisseurs of these homebrews. Stop by this hidden gem and enjoy the atmosphere while trying one of their many drink choices.

Everybody has been to a traditional pub, be it to socialise, have a pint, or spend a Sunday afternoon. But, not many can say they have been to a micropub. Well it turns out that Medway has quite a few of these hidden gems and these are just a few that you can check out.

Wolfe and Castle

The Wolfe and Castle micropub is situated in one of Rochester's most iconic buildings, notably from it leaning to one side rather like the tower in Pisa, or after one too many drinks. This little treasure sells some of the most unique and tasty ales from across the globe, from Britain to Germany and even the United States.

The owner and staff are passionate about their ales and IPA’s and it definitely shows. The interior is warm and quirky and its a must-see stop for all those who love micropubs.

Three Sheets to the Wind

On the other side of Rochester high street is the Three Sheets to the Wind micropub. Its aesthetic is full of Austrian charm with drinks being served in seidels (a glass similar to a stein) and the low roof ceilings adding to the intimate nature of the pub.

There is even a secret garden where you can kick back and enjoy an Austrian or German beer in this tranquil setting.

The Dead Pigeon

While not a micropub technically, the Dead Pigeon has a bountiful variety of ales which offers a choice for everyone. Located between Rochester and Chatham you can stop by and learn more about local varieties as well as try out the delicious food they have on offer here.

Its a great spot to meet with friends to kick back and enjoy yourself.

Prince of Ales

Rainham's first and only micro pub opened its doors in 2016.

The two friends, both die-hard Camra members from Rainham, have adhered to the micropub mantra - small and simple.

Serving first class ales poured straight from the cask in a place where music, fruit machines and children are banned. But there is one concession. As one of the only mini freehouses to have Wi-fi connection, mobile phones are permitted.

Prince of Ales Rainham
RAMS  Micropub 12 Degrees

RAMS Micropub 12 Degrees

A warm welcome awaits visitors to this unique and interesting micropub located on Rochester High Street's boundary with Chatham Intra.

For those who enjoy real ales, you may be wondering what makes this little boozer special...Well, not only do they have a small function room in the basement available for private hire, talks, and gigs, but they also have their own resident band called 12 Degrees Under!

The five-piece band's rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings, and gigs are organised every now and then.

Not only is the decor amazing at this micropub, but the gents' urinals are made out of kegs!

Plus, more importantly the beers are excellent.

Past & Present Micropub

Past & Present Micropub

The Past & Present is Medway's first micropub set up in Gillingham.  The pub now approaching it's first decade of trading has won several CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ales) Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year awards.

The concept is simple – good beer and cider in a friendly place where people can have a conversation without the distraction of TVs, piped music, loud bands or gambling machines.