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NEW MICROPUB FOR GRAVESEND

The Mole Hole is up and running as of Saturday 27th July, and details are on WhatPub


NEW MICROPUB FOR NEW ASH GREEN

The Vault is now up and running.  WhatPub has been updated


DARTFORD WOBBLER BREWERY has won Gold Award for best mild at the Gosport Beer Festival in February.  Presentation to coincide with runner up POTY award at the Dartford Jug on June 6th


NO FRILLS JOE

The brewery taproom has now been refurbished and has reopened.  The new brewery kit is in place, so it’s all systems go.  Note that the tap room will now only open on a monthly basis, normally on a Saturday or Sunday.  Check with the brewery direct first on Facebook or Twitter @nofrillsjoe


CLOSED PUBS

Clarence, Gravesend a planning application has been submitted to convert this pub to housing, though the pub appears to be still open at present

Crown and Thistle, Gravesend - former GBG and CAMRA POTY now sadly closed.  It is, however, subject to an ACV


OTHER PUB NEWS

Battle of Britain, Northfleet - this pub was demolished without authorisation overnight back in October.  The Council are investigating.  Read about it HERE   

The Old Prince of Orange, Old Road East, Gravesend is run by Mark Randall, who is a keen real ale supporter. He is currently offering various guest ales on handpump

The Three Daws, Gravesend is promoting local produce and local beers.  The Local Council is encouraging the efforts of Simon, the chef at the pub.  A menu has been produced as a booklet with the help of Gravesham Council and Gravesend Library, featuring old photos of the pub with a list of suppliers

Although slightly out of our area, it is worth mentioning the other nine micropubs easily accessible from Dartford (as well as the Compass/Three Pillars/Mole Hole in Gravesend), namely the Broken Drum and the Hangar, both in Blackfen, the Door Hinge in Welling, the Penny Farthing in Crayford, the Kentish Belle in Bexleyheath, the Bird and Barrel in Barnehurst, and the Halfway House, Hackney Carriage and the Hoppers Hut, all in Sidcup

The Queen, South Darenth now regularly sells beers from Dark Star and Kent Brewery from four handpumps

If you know of any pub closures please let our pubs officer know

Our local branch Pub of the Year for 2019 and Club of the Year for 2019 have been announced and you will find them by going to the AWARDS section

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