New pub to create nearly 50 jobs

A new pub is set to be built near Chatham Docks and will create more than 45 jobs for people in the Towns.

Work is well under way on the new £3m pub which is being built on land at Chatham Waters waterfront between the Asda store at Gillingham Pier and the docks.

It will be called The Mast & Rigging and is being built by Marston’s Inns and Taverns and will also have a working pizza kitchen catering for up to 150 diners.

Set to open early October, the Mast & Rigging will not only have the pizza kitchen it will also offer a grills menu, offering a range of chargrills and prime steaks. 

The open plan pizza kitchen will be incorporated into the restaurant dining area offering customers a visual experience as they watch the pizza being made.

Asda at Chatham Docks

Paul Beynon, from Marston’s, said: “We’re extremely excited about the Mast & Rigging, and hope that when it opens, it will build a great reputation locally.

“Offering top quality, value for money pub food and an unrivalled selection of drinks, including cask ales from across the country.”

The pub is currently recruiting for a variety of different positions, so if you are interested please visit to apply.

Marston’s own more than 1,500 pubs across the country but this will be the first to open in the Towns.

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