The Horseshoe and Castle

4.0 star property
4-star inn in Rochester with restaurant and bar/lounge

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The Horseshoe and Castle

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Overview of The Horseshoe and Castle

9.2 out of 10 Superb
9.2/10 Superb

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Non-smoking
Main Road, Cooling, Rochester, England, ME3 8DJ
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Archery
Feel at home
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free self parking

Room options

Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Double Room, Private Bathroom

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Classic Double Room, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Cottage, Ensuite

  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Trundle Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Bluewater Shopping Centre - 21 min drive
  • Lakeside Shopping Centre - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • London City Airport (LCY) - 61 min drive
  • London (SEN-Southend) - 70 min drive
  • Rochester Higham Station - 9 min drive
  • Rochester Station - 12 min drive
  • Strood Station - 12 min drive


  • Fenn Bell Inn - 6 min drive
  • Nando's - 13 min drive
  • Kings Arms - 10 min drive
  • The Stone Horse Public House - 8 min drive
  • Ship & Trades - Shepherd Neame - 11 min drive

About this property

The Horseshoe and Castle

When visiting Rochester, The Horseshoe and Castle is a great choice to consider. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after visiting the outdoor tennis courts for a workout, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale inn include a terrace and a garden.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms


  • Check-in time from 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • The host will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag/bachelor or hen/bachelorette parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Archery
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Fishing nearby


  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor tennis court

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Towels


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

The property is professionally cleaned, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
This property does not have elevators.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Horseshoe Castle Inn Rochester
Horseshoe Castle Inn
Horseshoe Castle Rochester
Horseshoe Castle
The Horseshoe and Castle Inn
The Horseshoe and Castle Rochester
The Horseshoe and Castle Inn Rochester

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Horseshoe and Castle?
This property confirms that guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is parking offered on site at The Horseshoe and Castle?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Horseshoe and Castle?
You can check in from 1:00 PM - 9:30 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at The Horseshoe and Castle?
No, this inn doesn't have a casino, but Genting Casino (9.1 mi) and Rendezvous Southend Casino (9.9 mi) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Horseshoe and Castle and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities such as archery, and improve your game on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching. The Horseshoe and Castle also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Horseshoe and Castle?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
What's the area around The Horseshoe and Castle like?
The Horseshoe and Castle is located a short 8-minute walk from Cooling Castle Barn.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

A must stay
Wonderful stay in a comfortable village pub. Food & staff top notch
Faye, 1-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

No great for business
Breakfast not served until 8.30 which is not good when you need to get to site early. No cleaning service during the stay, so unless you request it, your milk will slowly go off in your room and your coffee will never be replenished.
3-night business trip
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8/10 Very Good

Janine, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sally, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Brian, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Lovely quiet countryside location, very friendly staff
Victoria, 2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Paul, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Declan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Karen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Grant, 2-night family trip
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