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The Golden Lion, Rochester

Medway is a vibrant destination, offering enlightening experiences with many stories to tell. It is a place steeped in history and rich in maritime heritage, with Rochester’s castle, cathedral and, in Chatham Maritime Dockyard, a prospective World Heritage Site. 

From £62.50 per night


01634 405402


147-151 High Street, Rochester, Kent, England, ME1 1EL


This beautiful nine-bedroom hotel is in the heart of Rochester’s town centre.

All rooms have an en suite bathroom, unlimited free Wi-Fi, Freeview television and digital temperature control.

Rochester is a perfect location for tourism, business and leisure breaks.

  • room_service24-hour reception
  • showerBath and shower
  • child_friendlyChildren welcome
  • waterComplimentary water
  • showerEn suite
  • more_timeExpress check-out
  • family_restroomFamily rooms
  • live_tvFreeview TV
  • accessibleStep-free access
  • local_cafeTea and coffee facilities
  • wifiUnlimited free Wi-Fi

Local attractions

Start your journey by taking a step back in time and discover the myriad heritage attractions in Medway.

Visit Rochester Castle with its great keep – the tallest in England. There is also Rochester Cathedral, where more than 1,400 years of worship has taken place.

Continue on to visit many of the buildings which featured in the works of Charles Dickens, who lived in Medway.

There is so much to discover about Medway’s past, from The Historic Dockyard Chatham and the Royal Engineers Museum to Upnor Castle and Fort Amherst.

Medway has a wide variety of leisure attractions to suit all ages. For the outdoor enthusiast, Buckmore Park and Diggerland are located within a short distance.

Local transport

Regular bus and train services to Bluewater shopping centre, as well as a direct high-speed train into London.

North Kent coastal towns are also serviced on the same rail route.

Local taxi services are also available.


Off-site pay-and-display parking is available for both long- and short-term stays, with free parking during 1–7am.


Walking from the train station – when exiting the station, continue straight, across Corporation Street and onto High Street. Turn left and walk down High Street – the pub is situated on the left-hand side.

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Non-refundable advance purchase rates, available to book direct on the telephone, this website and our app.

Unwind at our authentic Wetherspoon pubs

Every hotel is also attached to a Wetherspoon pub, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, including club deals (such as Curry Club® and Steak Club®) and a range of hot, soft and alcoholic drinks, all conveniently located for hotel guests to enjoy during their stay with us.

Patio terrace with potted plant and inside dining tables and chairs

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