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Drakes, Maidstone - pub details

Address: 9 Fairmeadow, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1JP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 4866) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Maidstone East (0.2 miles), Maidstone West (0.3 miles), Maidstone Barracks (0.3 miles)

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I believe this is still closed following extensive flooding. Was a large ale house popular with students.
margate1 - 11 Aug 2015 10:11
Very good pub, the drink selection is amazing, with your usual lagers and ale's on tap and lots of cocktails and spirits to choose from, but it's the whiskey selection that impresses me, with around 10 whiskeys on offer (Knobcreek my fav) you really are spoilt for choice. They offer a wide selection of music to which i like as i'm a real music boff, from Hip-hop to house or Rock to Reggae, they have it all. Great pub. Keep up the good work.
TippseyWhipsey - 23 Feb 2012 08:22
I'd not visited here since 2005 when Kent last played cricket at the Mote. Approaching the pub I thought it was closed down as the sign was missing and the exterior had a tatty look to it but thankfully the place is still going.
It wasn't busy but seeing as it was afternoon and the pub is a bit off the beaten track that wasn't surprising.
The girl behind the bar was friendly. The ales were Yellowhammer, Summer Lightning and another whose name escapes me.
The place still has character, decent music and a bare floorboards homely feel. If I lived in Maidstone I would use it regularly.
outtamehead - 16 Jul 2010 17:41
I would say this is Maidstone's best pub and looks set to stay like that. A great atmosphere which does well to deter Maidstone's overwhelming population of scum. It has a good selection of ciders but could perhaps include more on the ale front. The choice at the moment, however limited, is certainly good standard. Great music and friendly staff. It is good to see the change of mangement hasn't effected the pub.
OhMyE - 29 May 2010 15:20
Back in the day,your choice was here or the Hog's/Druids,for an evening out but six/seven years on...still pretty much the same!

Still a 'studenty' place,beer still ok-Hobgoblin, Adnams and another usually in decent condition.But...if money could/would be invested then should be the alehouse of choice!

Ample outside space,dingy,well worn interior which personally I like...and for which reason alone I'll still pay homage and return everytime I'm let out to play!
nuckster1511 - 28 Jan 2010 22:36

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