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The George Vaults is celebrated as a Conservation award winner – originally the George Inn, it boasts a vaulted Crypt dating back to AD1325. The chamber is 54ft long, 16ft wide and 11ft high with 4 quadripartite vaults, the shell of the vault being made up of chalk ashlars. There are ribs on the groins with 9 carved ornamental bosses at the intersections.

Closed for nearly one year during restoration, the Crypt owes its origin to a chamberlain of the priory during the time of Bishop Gundulph. Originally known as Saint George and Dragon, the building burned down in 1768 and the present structure was created over the vault. Since the 14th Century Vault had been rediscovered in 2002 by father and son Mr Mark Lucas, Lloyd and business partner Paul Stone ; it has been very popular as a meeting place for hundreds of locals and tourists wanting to discover the true beauty of such a masterpiece of architecture which still characterises the original tunnel passages that lead to Rochester Castle and Rochester Cathedral.

The Crypt is also said to mark the site of the Church of St Mary, within The Walled City of Rochester, but has never been found. We do believe the ghosts and spirits still visit our vault regularly .


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Christmas Celebrations

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celebrate in style.

Christmas dining

At The George Vaults, we know how to do Christmas. With our wide range of packages we cater for all types of parties and celebrations. Whether its your works annual party, your yearly get together with friends and family or you are looking to dine on Christmas Day with a touch of class. We have a menu that you will love and enjoy.

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Perfect Dining

Our brasserie chef works closely with local suppliers, creating mouth-watering specials.


The a la carte menu is created from locally sourced produce, with delicate flavours providing you with a wide choice of dishes. The weeks culminate with our traditional Sunday roasts, for all the family to enjoy. We are also able to offer creative buffet selections for large groups and private functions. All our food is complimented with a selection of wines alongside our draught beers and ciders.


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Private Functions


versatile and unique venue that caters for all your needs.

private hire

Celebrating any special occasion, holding a business launch or private meeting. Then the George Vaults is the professional place for you to book in historic Rochester.


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unique, one of a kind

Wedding venue

Wedding Venue

ceremonies with a touch of class.


Just a short walk away from the Ancient Castle and Cathedral through the historic cobbled streets, the George Vaults is the ultimate 14th Century wedding venue in the heart of Rochester.

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Special Events

Sit back, Relax & Enjoy.

special events

A place of entertainment and relaxation at one of the most enchanting places in Rochester. Enjoy amazing live events through out the year. From Open Mic Nights, where anyone can become the main event. Live comedy in the Vaults where up and coming talent hone their skills and live music in the court yard while you eat and relax in the sun. We have it all.

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