The Echo, Gravesend - pub details
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|Perhaps it was sitting outside on an idyllic early summer evening after a brisk cycle from the train station, but this pub really did it for us. Overlooking the amorphous suburban sprawl of Gravesend, the pub has a large outside seating area although the locals - a seemingly civilised bunch - seemed mostly to stick indoors. Admittedly, Gravesend isn't the most idyllic location but the view is leafy and pleasant enough with lots of birds to be seen and heard. The new owners have redecorated and 'improved' the pub in the past few months but they didn't seem to commit any especially heinous architectural crimes in the process. But best of all, it had a great couple of brews on tap along with a very tasty white wine. An especially handy spot if you're cycling or walking the Gravesend fitness route.|
gravesenddrinker - 1 Sep 2014 23:54
|Having been a wife of a very social drinker I am the anti christ of pubs, I have a strict criteria that must be met before I will even entertain bringing myself into an establishment. Partly this is because I am a hospo worker and am a massive snob.|
I was very reluctant to try out the Echo again after several disappointing experiences when we first moved here. However under duress I went along to see what the New Managers had done to the place. NOTABLY: CLEAN/NEW TOILETS(PRAISE THE LORD)/ LOVELY DECOR and the Garden OMG, an oasis for frazzled parents, completely safe and enclosed with plenty of toys to occupy the demons! Well done!! Super impressed.
Only criticism is there isn't bar food, but you can't have everything and it is only a small pub. Staff are friendly and welcoming. I am quite happy to spend the afternoon over a cold one and some friends.
In fact I am very happy to bring my mother in law down as well!
Thevodkamissus - 29 Aug 2014 11:15
|I've been drinking in the Echo for a couple of years now and can say it's finally blossomed into the pub I always hoped my local would be.|
The new management team have spent a heap on renovating the tired decor, inside and out and the garden in particular is now a perfect place to take a young family.
The vibe in the pub has changed too, with much more merriment and an end to the 'tough talk' that some pubs have. One way or another, I always walk out with a smile on my face.
rimmersmeg - 29 Aug 2014 10:53
|What a difference new management can make!|
The pub has had an interior refresh with new carpets and good quality furniture but the overall effect is that it is bright, warm and welcoming.
It's clear the landlady and her husband care about the pub, the clientele and the community - it's telling to hear them both class many of their punters as 'friends' rather than customers.
Perhaps most impressive is the work done to the garden, which has transformed it into a 'destination' for families looking for a friendly drink in a safe environment for the children - with a fantastic play area that really makes the most of a garden that is deceptively larger than at first glance.
We had the pleasure of holding a family event in the garden and the landlady and her staff couldn't have done more for us - all of my guests commented on how impressed they were with the facilities and the welcoming received.
Since then there have been bands, singers and even the odd singalong by the punters - but there is always something going on and laughter and good times are ever-present.
As a Guinness drinker I've always been patient and have never had any complaints about the beer but have been told by friends that the real ale is perfectly poured, varied and with frequent guest ale rotation.
The landlady Trudy and her husband "Stretch" are immediately obvious as a popular couple that are interested in providing visitors with a quality experience without being 'in your face' and this shows from the constant stream of new faces that rapidly turn into regulars.
Finally, and from my personal point of view most interestingly; this pub now boasts what I believe is the South of England's widest selection of prestige vodkas - up to 180 available! Everything from flavoured and unusual tipples are offered up to the real famous heavyweights - you can (and should!) have a complete vodka education in a single evening!!
rimmersmeg - 21 Aug 2014 10:00
|The echo pub is now under new managment. The new landlady Trudy has done a brilliant job turning the pub around, with a total refurbishment, also the garden has been transformed into a safe and welcoming enviroment for familys. |
sadiehebe - 22 May 2014 19:52
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