Sort file:- Rochester, March, 2021.

Page Updated:- Friday, 26 March, 2021.


Earliest 2009-

Ye Arrow

Open 2020+

Boley Hill

01634 842709


Ye Arrow 2010

Above photo, 2010.

Ye Arrow 2014

Above photo, 2014.

Ye Arrow sign 2019

Above sign 2019.


I am informed that this pub is actually linked internally to the "Jolly Knight."


From the By Lizzie Massey, 4 February 2014.

Ye Arrow pub in Rochester has re-opened after Medway Council inspectors shut it down due to mouse infestation.

One of Rochester’s most popular pubs was given permission to reopen today after hygiene inspectors shut it down because it was overrun with mice.

Food and safety officers closed "Ye Arrow" in Boley Hill on Friday because of “a widespread, active and uncontrolled mouse infestation throughout the premises”.

Droppings and a dead mouse were discovered in a ground floor store room near the kitchen where there was contaminated ready-to-eat food.

But after a hearing before Medway magistrates this morning, Medway Council issued a certificate allowing it to reopen for business.

A council spokesman said: “Officers revisited "Ye Arrow" following the court hearing and were satisfied that the business had taken prompt and effective action to deal with the health concerns.”

A notice posted outside the pub read “Ye Arrow closed for the weekend due to unforeseen circumstances”.

Mr. Tim Watters, the owner, said yesterday: “We have had the pest control people in all over the weekend and hopefully we will be given the all-clear and re-open for the weekend.

“In the five-and-a-half years I have had the pub this is the first problem we have had.

“It’s a big old unit with shared storage space with the pub next door so they could have come in from several directions.

“Droppings were found in a room we rarely use. It only takes a gap the size of a pen for them to get in.”

The adjoining "Jolly Knight," also owned by Mr. Watters, remained open for business as normal.

The notice came just three days after Pizza Plus Fried Chicken, in Gillingham High Street, was served a hygiene emergency prohibition order by Medway Magistrates' Court for similar issues.

The order, served to Kunaradnam Kunanathan, forced the fast food takeaway to close due to "an active and widespread infestation of mice and the presence of contaminated food and food packaging presented an imminent risk of injury to health".


From the By Dave Burke, 6 December 2019.

Boris Johnson cancels Rochester pub visit as anti-Tory protesters turn up.

The Prime Minister had been set to deliver a speech in Kent this afternoon, but officials confirmed it has been cancelled, reportedly on police advice.

Boris Johnson has cancelled a visit to Kent after protesters brandishing anti-Tory signs gathered waiting for him.

The Prime Minister had been scheduled to address supporters in Rochester this afternoon.

However a small number of opponents holding signs would have been waiting for him after word of his visit got around.

It is not clear if this prompted the appearance at "Ye Arrow" pub to be cancelled, but unconfirmed reports state the decision was made on police advice.

Demonstrators arrived holding signs which read "Tories out", "Austerity killed over 130,000, the blood is on your hands" and "No to racism, no to Boris Johnson ".

The Tories claimed it was cancelled because of "logistical reasons", and the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg said the decision was made on police advice.



WATTERS Tim July/2009+

KING Bill pre 2014


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