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The Horseshoe and Castle

Enviably located in the heart of the Hoo Peninsula, in the historic village of Cooling, The Horseshoe and Castle is a Traditional Country Inn with luxury rooms set between two nature reserves in the Dickens Countryside of Cooling, Near Rochester in Kent. The Horseshoe and Castle have five bedrooms offering a comfortable stay with TV's and Coffee/Tea Facilities. An open fire place invites you into the restaurant and a Log Burner is located in the Bar. A Full A' la Carte menu to choose from using all home cooked local ingredients also offering Seafood Specialities. The Horseshoe and Castle has over the years received good reviews from Kent Life magazine as a fond favourite and an exemplary mention from an article by Janet Street Porter taking a well-earned rest bite after one of many walks to be enjoyed including part of the Saxon Shore Way and R.S.P.B Nature Reserve. The Horseshoe and Castle is a dog friendly Free House where dogs are welcome throughout the premise excluding the restaurant area. There is one double room out of five which can accommodate a small sized dog. "Old style English pub, lots of character, quirky, open fire, very welcoming with great local beers and very good food at very reasonable prices. We stayed one night - took two rooms which were both very clean and comfortable - and the staff were very polite, welcoming and friendly. Highly recommend. Short drive to Rochester which is a quaint and interesting town" - Trip Advisor review Restaurant opening times: Bar opening times: Monday 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:00 Monday 11:30-23:30 Tuesday 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:00 Tuesday 11:30-23:30 Wednesday 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:00 Wednesday 11:30-23:30 Thursday 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:00 Thursday 11:30-23:30 Friday 12:00-21:00 Friday 11:30-00:00 Saturday 12:00-21:00 Saturday 11:30-00:00 Sunday 12:00-16:00 Sunday 12:00-22:30


  • Bar
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi internet


  • Free parking


  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast

Activities and Experiences

  • Bowling alley
  • Gambling
  • Golf
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wine tasting


We have a ramp up to the front door of the pub with access wide enough for a wheel chair and one ground floor room with a step and a half to the room and hand rails to the front door.


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