Sort file:- Rochester, April, 2021.

Page Updated:- Tuesday, 13 April, 2021.


Earliest ????

Jolly Knight

Open 2020+

56 High Street


01634 842709

Above photo 2000.

Jolly Knight 2014

Above photo 2014.

Jolly Knight sign 1990Jolly Knight sign 2014

Above sign left, August 1990, sign right, 2014.

With thanks from Brian Curtis

Jolly Knight 2016

Above photo 29 February 2016 by Chris Whippet Creative Commons Licence.


The pub is linked internally to "Ye Arrow," and is situated next door to the "Kings Head."


Local knowledge, further pictures, and licensee information would be appreciated.

I will be adding the historical information when I find or are sent it, but this project is a very big one, and I do not know when or where the information will come from.

All emails are answered.


From the By Jade Edwards, 30 November 2015.

Lee Terry, from Rainham, has arm broken 'while being thrown out of Jolly Knight pub' in Rochester.

A dad-of-two claims his arm was broken while being thrown out of a pub in front of his wife.

Lee Terry, 36, from Rainham, has had to have metal pins and plates inserted after an incident at the "Jolly Knight" in Rochester High Street last Saturday night.

Mr Terry said he was drinking with his wife Alyson, his cousin Amy, and her friends, when they were told to leave as the pub was closing.

Lee Terry 2015

Lee Terry suffered various injuries including a black eye.

He insisted he would finish his drink and leave, but claims he was not given a chance.

Mr Terry said: “I was standing with my wife and my cousin at the bar having a nice conversation.

“I had about 20 to 30ml – about a mouthful – left. There were people behind me with full pints.”

He said he was thrown outside before being punched and “kicked like football” while his wife tried to pull his attackers off. The pub has denied the claims that he was assaulted by door staff.

But Mr Terry said his injuries have had a traumatising effect on his children. “When my children Amelia, seven, and Louie, three, saw me they started crying,” he said.

“My daughter has had a few days off school and has had to have police counselling. She won’t leave my side.

“You can’t do that to people. I was lucky.”

Mr Terry, a bricklayer, will not be able to work for 12 to 15 weeks due to his broken arm. He also has a broken rib, a black eye and cuts and grazes all over his body.

The manager of the Jolly Knight, who was not there at the time of the incident and did not wish to be named, denied the bouncers attacked Mr Terry.

He said: “There was an incident outside. The police are dealing with it.

“It was a normal Saturday night and the door staff asked the gentleman to leave.”

A police spokesman said: “Police were called at 1.22am on Sunday, November 22, to a report of a disturbance at a public house in High Street, Rochester.

"A 51-year-old man, from Chatham, has been arrested on suspicion of assault and has been bailed until January 13, 2016 pending further inquiries."



WATTERS Tim 2009+

KING Bill pre 2014


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