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2 Skinner Street

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 6.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 6.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 6.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 6.00 pm
FridayMidday - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 4.00 pm



About the Pub

Medway's first Micropub, formerly a second hand shop called Benjy's, serving a minimum of 3 ales by gravity dispense from a temperature controlled room. Seating around high tables. An array of photos of closed Gillingham pubs (The PAST) and Kent Micropubs (The PRESENT) adorn the walls. Lovely mirror, nicely etched, along one wall. Good friendly service and usual snacks of crisps, nuts, pickled eggs are available. There is a rear decked garden area which doubles for a smoking area. Unisex toilet towards the rear. No admittance after 10pm on Friday/Saturday evenings.

1, 2 & 4 pint takeaways available for ale or cider.

Local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year 2016, 2017, 2018,and 2019. Medway CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017 and 2018.

West Kent pub of the Year 2018.

Regular cask ales

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Changing cask ales

This pub serves 3 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Goacher's --varies--
  • Titanic --varies--
  • Wantsum --varies--

Source: Regional

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Past & Present, Gillingham


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Thistly Cross.

  • MemberDiscountScheme Member Discount Scheme

    Mon, Tues & Wednesday 20p off a pint of ale or cider.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Usually at least one ale and cider is locally sourced.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals


  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • Garden Pub Garden

    Decked Patio area.

  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome until 7pm.

  • Events Events

    Beer and Cider festivals.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Past & Present

2 Skinner Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.3877, 0.54504


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (25m)

Arriva: 101, 116, 176, 182

Nearby Station (470m)

Gillingham (Kent)

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