General at Sea, Chatham

General at Sea

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The General at Sea in Chatham is the only pub in the country to bear this name, and refers to Admiral Robert Blake who was appointed to the role by Oliver Cromwell in 1648. Blake was Admiral of the Commonwealth fleet which defeated the Dutch, led by Prince Rupert off Sheppey the following year.

A friendly welcome is extended to all at this solid town pub. There are two separate bar areas, one of which can be hired for private parties.

Sky Sports is screened in both bars and there are cards, board games and crayons provided for children, as well as the usual darts and pool table. Outside is a courtyard garden, with seating and a covered area for smokers.

The General hosts a charity quiz fortnightly on a Monday evening, a poker night every Wednesday, while the occasional karaoke night proves great fun.