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Located in Rochester, Kent, The Royal Victoria and Bull Hotel is a traditional coaching inn over 400 years old.

The present Inn is some four hundred years old, though it is believed that another Inn stood on the same site. “The Bull” was a coaching Inn on the Dover-London road. During the coaching days, the courtyard was larger with stables at the rear.

One of the Hotel’s most famous visitors was Princess Victoria, later to become Queen who stayed on the night of 29th November 1836. The Royal Coat of Arms is still displayed over the entrance to the courtyard. Perhaps the Hotel’s greatest claim to fame though is through Charles Dickens. Dickens stayed here on many occasions and featured the Hotel in two of his most famous works “The Pickwick Papers” and “Great Expectations”.

Ideally located in the centre of Rochester, The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel offers en suite accommodation, free wifi and private parking is possible. Each of the rooms features satellite television and tea/coffee making facilities.

Rochester Cathedral and Rochester Castle are a mere five minute stroll away. Rochester train station is only three minutes walk away and The Guildhall museum is right in front of the property.

In the heart of the Charles Dickens Festival events, the property is situated at the end of the historic high street. The street is very busy with a vibrant nightlife and has a selection of shops, cafes and restaurants right on our doorstep.



01634 819245



16-18 High St,
Kent ME1 1PX



Monday - Sun 8am-8pm

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Function Rooms

Function rooms available for private hire in our Grand Ballroom capable of holding up to 150 people (Currently under refurbishment. Please e-mail for information on booking as event with us) as well as or Medway Room. Available day and night 7 days a week with a capacity of 60 people.

Alternatively we have our 2 on site bars where we have a vast range of experience hosting parties from wedding receptions, birthdays, christenings and MANY more! Visit our bars websites for more information or to book an event with us  http://www.rochbar.com/ & http://clubrochbar.com/


Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel

16- 18 High Street
Rochester, England, ME1 1PX
United Kingdom


Tel: 01634 819425



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