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Past & Present

(also known as Past & Present Ale House, formerly Gin & Tap Room; One for the Road)

15 Canterbury Street

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TuesdayNoon - 7.00 pm or later
WednesdayNoon - 7.00 pm or later
ThursdayNoon - 6.00 pm
FridayNoon - 11.00 pm
SaturdayNoon - 11.00 pm
SundayNoon - 4.00 pm



About the Pub

Offers four real ales on a regular basis. They are served on gravity dispense from a chilled cellar room which uses auto-tilt stillages. 2 draught beers on KeyKeg dispense are also served here.

High and low seating is provided here with table service. Limited spirits are available.

Pre-booking is not essential but to be sure text or call the owner (07725 072293). Details required are name, how many, day and arrival time.

May stay open later than 7pm on Tuesday and Wednesday.

No entry permitted after 9pm on Friday and Saturday unless pre-arranged with venue.

Opens at 11am on Saturdays if Gillingham FC is playing at home.

This venue was previously called One for the Road (bar), initially opening in September 2018, and was renamed the Gin & Tap Room (bar) in February 2019, and was renamed again the Past & Present Ale House in April 2020, after another micropub also called the Past & Present (and run by the same couple at 2 Skinner Street) closed on March 23rd 2020 and its operation moved here.

Regular ales

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Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Up to 4 ales.

Source: National

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Large range including Wise Owl, Dudda's Tun.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited

    Usually at least one ale and cider is locally sourced.

  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals


  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Must stay on lead please.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly

    Children welcome until 7pm.

  • Events Events

    Beer & cider festivals.

  • Games Traditional Pub Games

    Board games.

  • LinedGlasses Lined Glasses
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Past & Present

15 Canterbury Street

Sat Nav Reference

51.386685, 0.544254


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Nearby Bus Routes (25m)

Arriva: 116, 176

Nearby Station (470m)

Gillingham (Kent)

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Past & Present - Gillingham

Past & Present

15 Canterbury Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Real Cider Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Beer Festivals
  • Quiet Pub
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Events
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Lined Glasses
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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