Kent Region

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Samuel Peto

23 Rendezvous Street, Baptist Galleries
CT20 1EY
Telephone(01303) 251154
Real AleQuiet PubFamily FriendlyLunchtime MealsEvening MealsWiFiCAMRA Voucher Scheme
Opening times: Mon–Thu 09:00-24:00; Fri and Sat 09:00-01:00 next day; Sun 09:00-24:00

See more about this pub on WhatPub, CAMRA's national pub guide.

This unique Wetherspoon's pub is named after Samuel Morton Peto (later Sir Samuel), a great railway engineer and builder of Nelson’s column, who funded this building as a Baptist church in 1874 The former Baptist Church contained a very fine pipe organ, and the façade of these pipes have been retained at the far end of the balcony, imposing an air of dignity, although destined for a life of silence. The pub also features the original stained-glass windows, original memorial plaques of local dignities, and a hand-painted ceiling of fluffy clouds across a blue sky. Cosily inviting booths wrap around both floors. There are even two pulpits upstairs where one can preach the Gospel of Real Ale.