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The Windmill, Gravesend - pub details

Address: 45, Shrubbery Rd, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1JW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25250) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Gravesend (0.5 miles), Tilbury Town (2.2 miles), East Tilbury (2.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.9/10 (rated by 13 users)
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A Wednesday afternoon for me and a pal in Gravesend with a plan to tick the 5 pubs that appear in the 2016 GBG.
First stop at noon was this quaint local in a smart residential area which is a solid 10 minute walk from the station.

5 hand pumps, the ale choices on my visit came from Shepherd and Neame, Greene King and Muskett Brewery, with Muskett being a new brewery for me i opted for a pint of their Fife and Drum @ 3.8% which was a decent and well-kept ale.

Only 3 punters in including the 2 of us. We had a choice of seating so we sat in the comfy bench seats in the bay window and enjoyed our ales. The television was on showing the news but this was on silent while soft background music played.

The Windmill is a 3 roomed pub with the room to the right of the front door being laid for diners, the large bar area is to the left and at the back is a light and airy room with plenty of seating. Large garden to the rear that apparently in the summer hosts functions.

We only had a quick stop here, the beer was good and the landlord was friendly.

lezford - 8 Jan 2016 11:02
Since the change in management, this lovely pub set in a beautiful conservation area of Gravesend has gone from strength to strength. The friendly Landlord and Landlady do everything they can to make this pub a warm and welcoming meeting place. Additionally, the Summer and Winter beer festivals have been a lot of fun, as have the music and the Landlady's authentic tapas nights. We have enjoyed the cheese and charcuterie evenings midweek that transform the pub into a cosy wine bar. The Landlord is very knowledgeable about real ales and works hard to get a good mix of different beers and as real ale lovers, we particularly appreciate this!
DerehamJ - 9 Nov 2015 21:31
Following a change of management, the new landlord is nowhere near as friendly and/or professional as the previous licensee. An air of aloofness verging on arrogance now exists behind the bar, and it's even rubbing off on the staff, who used to be far friendlier. Not good.
Bennybenben - 29 Apr 2015 14:44
Nice enough place. Quiet location away from the main town centre. Good sized garden with ample seating (in summer, 2014). Bar cramped with drinkers. Beer OK, but only stayed for one (not cheap, either). Might be a bit local for the unfamiliar - I got the sense that it was very much a local's pub, which, considering its residential setting and familiar banter at the bar, could be the case. I suppose its appeal must be it is away from the main town centre, which has a generous share of pretty awful places, although there are a few improving if you can find them. I was visiting with a friend from Palestine, Texas, who declared it the best pub he'd been to in Gravesend. That's a long way to come for a pint, so it must be doing something right!
MutoBoxes - 6 Apr 2015 17:17
Total gash. If you're not local to Gravesend, forget it.
Up from Maidstone (Maidstone! A foreigner!)in July 2013 to meet friends for the weekend, the surly bint behind the bar tried to sting me for £5.60 for a pint of Master Brew. Must have taken me for a Londoner. Left it in the tap and went to the superior, cheaper and friendlier Rum & Puncheon.
Best avoided, the atmosphere is suspicious, closeted and resentful. Heard so many good reviews word-of-mouth and read online but was sorely disappointed by this overrated joint. Amazed it's in a conservation area.
CoolBilk - 7 Aug 2014 20:56

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