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Rubbish. Horrible food and beer. Rude staff. Dirty tables remained uncleared for the hour we were there. Not good for a quiet pint or for a meal . Better off going to the Harvester. Also very dark inside.
Peppercorns - 17 Sep 2014 18:02
Dive. Avoid. Dirty chairs at dirty tables where my friends will meet no more.
Rude staff, cack beer, bleak atmosphere. Indeed, you know the atmosphere Ian Curtis sings of in Joy Division's, 'Atmosphere'? He' singing about this place. A long distance haulage driver with marital problems and massively in debt to Albanian mafia might chose the bogs to end it all in; no excuse therefore for you to sample its dreadful, charmless, hostile environs. I should know,I spent the better part of an hour waiting for a friend to render his bowels in the porcelain, although, he may have been avoiding me to text his work or ex-wife.
Push on, eager drinker, to the Rum Puncheon if yea must visit upon Gravesend. Otherwise, get hammered at home on Thunderbird and wake to a left-over kebab pizza from Flamers as an early-morning eye-opener; mention of which: all-day breakfast here is pitiful: greasy eggs, congealed beans, cold toast., limp mushrooms, salty bacon like a strip of ripped-off gash tang.
Not worthy to sully the good name of Blunderstone's greatest son.
CoolBilk - 7 Aug 2014 21:09
Loath as I am to belittle a drinking hole with no redeeming qualities, once more I am moved to slam the horrors I have witnessed in my earthly misadventures.

This festering pile would raise the ire of a zombie simply by dint of its contemptible Dickens referencing name. The bearded Victorian genius and sentimental social critiquer would have eviscerated this contemptible abortion had it existed in his time.

The selection of ales is laughable to the point (pint?) of lachrymosity, should that word exist. This pub is cited in divorce cases since men bring their families here in the hope they will desert him for patent lack of taste and decency.
FritzBlitzkrieg - 30 May 2014 16:43
how this place is still trading beats me
seasicksteve - 15 Oct 2013 14:33
total shit

very dirty tables
bar man had black filthy finger nails
waitress outfit was filthy and she had awful body odour

will never set foot in here again
CamraColin - 11 Oct 2013 14:24
Total dive

Was invited here by friends to meet with family on Sunday and I've never seen such a farce.
Awful food, staff worse .
Constant bickering and fighting over who was going to take payment from table
most of the lights had no bulbs, especially in restroom. Had to use cell phone lamp to see. What a waste of a fantastic location. Zero rating special.
quavers4 - 30 Sep 2013 15:04
Absolute dive

Horrible rude and aggressive staff, shouting at each other from one end of pub to the other , arguing among each other with every other word an expletive

food on the cheap side but buffet looked very tired and everything dried out and yellowing. Everything had a strong taste of salt.
TraderTony - 25 Sep 2013 12:31
I couldn't agree more with the last post comments remarking on how filthy the place is and I was amazed and the stroppy and sulkative child-like waitresses.

Swearing every 5 mins from behind bar and kitchen, not an ideal family venue.

Food piss poor even though it is cheap.

Often run out of ale and certain lagers. Clueless inept management.
SBOILT.PASTARD - 15 Jul 2013 15:39
Absolutely filthy pub. And I mean filthy. Tables dirty on top and underneath, floor looked like it had not been swept or mopped in weeks, mouldy roast potatoes behind radiator next to table, smashed light bulb on floor under our table. Waitress said she was not going to sweep it up because it was left by the early shift and so she would leave a note for them to do it tomorrow when they came back!!
NO TOILET ROLL ON THE PREMISES! They gave the lady asking a kitchen roll.
Food on buffet looked like it had been sat for an age -I selected the only edible looking food (ham and some mash potato) , Then had to stand with a group of others for around 10 minutes waiting for gravy while the dopey faced school leavers were figuring out how to make it because the head cook had nipped out for cigarettes. No management or supervisory skills present at all. This is the 2nd time and last time ever I will bring my family here. First time I thought maybe they were having some problems and that time the food was very good so foolishly we decided to give them another chance. Foolish indeed.
Faeces wiped all over inside of toilet door still present 4 days after first visit no still no working light bulbs in the toilets.

And then to hear that people get the cleaning chemicals thrown at them and get stabbed by the sacked cook while having a quiet Sunday buffet says it all!! Google it. But go to a more safer and competently run place- perhaps the Harvester?!!
R.Pomphrey - 19 Nov 2012 13:17
This has now been taken over by Crown Carveries. It is often very busy so pick your time away from 'The Kiddie Hours' and you won't be disappointed (sorry lushlou). Excellent food, well cooked with plenty of it. 2 ladies on permanent circuit clearing and cleaning the tables. Going back tonight for the 4/5 time.
Robby_Boy - 24 Aug 2009 16:27
Well this pub was recommended but what a hell hole. The place was filthy, service was diabolical. Carvery? Well the Turkey was nice, beef was tough and the ham was just a lump of fat but no more could be brought out until the fat had gone. There was only a choice of 2 veg dishes, cauliflower cheese and peas. 3.50, I would rather have bought food myself and cooked it better at home. Looked like the place haden't been cleaned in quite a while. I would never go back, and this was not value for money. The Toby restaurants are far better value at 5.95 and that is including dessert. My view is stay well away !!!
lushlou - 18 Jun 2009 08:59

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