• 5 Well-appointed guest rooms (4 en-suite)​ 26 cover restaurant (seafood our speciality)

• A selection of real ales (CAMRA recognised)

• Warm, unhurried service

• Fine Wines

• Comfortable and relaxed surroundings

• Detached annex offering a further two Double en-suite rooms


Kevin & Sue Boyle invite you to relax at their picturesque Free house situated in the idyllic and historical village of Cooling on the Hoo peninsula. It is a friendly, welcoming family pub with beer garden, large car park and enthusiastic, friendly staff.

Please take the time to enjoy our website - You can find lots of information on the facilities we have at The Horseshoe & Castle.

However if you have any questions, or would like to make a booking, please Contact us.

Opening Times


Monday 5.45 - 11pm

Tuesday 11.30 - 3.00 & 5.45 - 11.00

Wednesday to Saturday 11.30am - 11.00pm

Sunday 12.00 - 10.30


Kitchen Hours


Monday - Closed

Tuesday 12 noon to 2.30pm 6pm to 9pm

Wednesday 12 noon to 2.30pm 6pm to 9pm

Thursday 12pm to 9pm

Friday 12pm to 9pm


Closed Lunchtime Monday Except Bank Holidays


Horseshoe & Castle, Main Road, Cooling, Rochester, Kent ME3 8DJ


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