The former Magpie Tavern has undergone a £500,000 conversion and been transformed into a hub for everyone in the Arches Local area of the town.
Even the beer garden has been transformed – it is now a vegetable patch where produce is grown to be used in the centre’s cafe.
Spurred by a £300,000 grant from the Diocese of Rochester, which bought the pub building from the brewery in 2011, the project was led by neighbouring St Paul’s with All Saints’ Church.


Bishop of Rochester cuts ribbon to open Magpie community centre in Chatham

Directions to the Magpie Centre