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Dog and Bone, Gillingham

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Wouldn't bother too much with this place.Stinks of dogs and the landlord came across as the most miserable bloke you could meet.Loads of weirdos in the place,cross dressers etc.
Arthur2shedsJackson - 7 Aug 2011 09:41
upon my visit to this pub i was greeted with a choice of 3 hand pulled ales and 1 hand pulled cider,
The choices were
a nice choice plus a hand drawn cider.
Unfortunatly all beers drawn were cloudy and lacking in the full taste experience, The Cavendish bridge was so unpalitable that i left it on the bar when i departed.
I live in this area and have tried this pub from time to time to see if it has improved. unfortunaty it does not.
I would recommend the "will adams"( medway p.o.t.y.) as an alternative.( 2 minute walk away)
On the plus side the dog does have a good jukebox and big T.V. screen plus a decent food menu.
HIT OR MISS - Miss but try at own risk
deltic - 12 Jun 2011 19:45
Smelly dog...poor beer.
Wally22 - 4 Apr 2011 22:08
Does have a different and better beer choice to the 'standard' Admiral Tavern chain (this is a freehouse) but you may have to tell them when a beer isn't right or 'gone'. Not personally happy about a slobbery dog in a place which does food, regardless of how friendly it is. Locals reasonably friendly, for a very basic chat!!
oneandsix - 9 Jan 2011 12:27
I read some reports here so we tried the pub, also because we tried 4 other pubs but it appears that the landlords at Gillingham like to sleep till noon.

The welcoming was not overfriendly but it was ok. There were 3 real ales on sale, all more different breweries so the choice was nice.

They do food as reasonable prices around �5 - �6 for a fish or meat meal.

They do have a funny dog, it must have been deadtired as she laid on the ground a couple of seconds later she snored. Was very funny that was.

Near the high street it wasn't a bad pub. And I would recommend it to someone visiting Gillingham in search for a real ale in peacefull atmosphere.
markos - 23 May 2010 22:15
Not sure why the rating for this place is so low. Beers from Nelson, Rudgate, Pilgrim and Wantsum. Large pub with a central bar. TV screens and an outside drinking area. Ok to me.
GuideDogSaint - 15 May 2010 23:19
old run down but friendly 4 real ales cheap food and drink. pitty about the dogs wandering around messing the place up
me7guy - 11 Feb 2010 12:13
I liked this pub...Nice and welcoming.
Olish feel to the decor and some real bargain priced food that looked good too from what I could see.
Beer was excellent as was the service and was topped off by a nice pooch that walked around the bar waiting for guests to stroke it.

cufc4 - 6 Feb 2010 22:05
Cheap and cheerful. Nice rear to the beer garden.
phonak - 17 Jan 2010 17:30
Beer reasonably well kept, and it's all friendly enough, but you do get the feeling that if most of the locals walked into a farmyard the pigs would start getting nervous.

Basic (which isn't a bad thing), cheap (which is a good thing), but I dunno... something's missing. Won't be hurrying back, but if I'm in the area and am desperate for a pint, then I won't be frightened to venture in (one of the better ones of a fairly miserable bunch in the High Street area)..
flippincrikeys - 30 Dec 2008 12:49
This did the business for a pre-match drink. Good ale (I had Pitchfork), Sky Sports and double egg and chips for �2. What more do you want before a game?
Roodeye - 27 Oct 2008 13:32
I enjoyed my visit to The Dog And Bone last night. It�s defiantly a pub for the locals, yet I got chatting away to a few and they were most friendly and inviting. It�s a basic boozer, but there is a well-stocked jukebox and a pool table. The place is perhaps a little scruffy and rundown, but appearances can be deceiving. I don�t know if I�ll ever be a regular, but I wouldn�t be afraid to pay another visit.
HTM69 - 30 Sep 2006 14:47
I used to come here quite often. It was a cosy, friendly, well run and popular pub which served a range of guest ales in decent condition. It has slowly gone downhill. It was refurbished a few years ago which ripped out the character and lost it a good few customers. A very loud juke-box was introduced which altered the type of customer. The beer quality has also declined. The beer here is more often bad than good. I pop in every 6 months or so to see how things are going. Place just gets more and more tatty, and the beer quality remains bad. Still sells guests, but so does the Frog & Toad a short walk away.
SilkTork - 27 Sep 2005 19:56

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