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The Jolly Drayman, Gravesend - pub details

Jolly Drayman

Address: 1 Wellington Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1JA [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 19728) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Gravesend (0.4 miles), Tilbury Town (1.9 miles), East Tilbury (2 miles)

Pub facilities/features:
Cask Marque accreditation

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 13 users)
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user reviews of the Jolly Drayman, Gravesend

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Odd looking place - think British Legion crossed with a hotel - all in the shadow of the disney-esque Sikh Temple next door.

Once inside, there is a pubby feel of low ceiling, wooden panelling and nautical paraphernalia.

The beers were surprisingly eclectic - and Betty Stogs - easily the best pint taken in the three Good Beer Guide 2020 entries in town.
Mappiman - 8 Dec 2019 11:51
This pub was recommened to me for the quality of its real ales but, unfortunately, it's only worthwhile if you are happy to accept th casual intolerance that appears commonplace. My pint well overshadowed by the crowd of old, white, morbidly-obese men with mono-chromatic tattoos who, having never grown up, appeared to take great pleasure in demonstrating their total contempt for women ('why do the c***s need to protest Trump"), liberals (F**king lefties"), gays ((F**king rainbows, f**cking shite, should be f**king shot"), the French, after a French player was brought down in the football game on the TV ("proper job - everyone should should have a frog they can kick like that"), and the classic "I'm not racist; I hate all them f**king black bastards the same"). If anyone wondered where UKIP get their support from, especially after the EDL-run Man of Kent on Wrotham Road closed down, now you know.

MPF2000 - 22 Jan 2017 18:35
Walking back towards town and its a stop in the Jolly Drayman which is in the shadow of the huge and a tad garish Guru Nanak Temple.

The pub appeared in the 2015 GBG but does not appear in the 2016 edition. A strange looking pub from the outside as it seems a mish mash, upon entering you are immediately greeted by very low beams and lots of wooden panelling, the bar has a very old feel to it.

Darkstar Hophead, Skinners Betty Stogs, Whitstable Brewery Christmas Spirit and Batemans' Rosey Nosey on the hand pumps. My pint of Hophead was drinkable.

Another quiet pub with only 1 other punter in when we first arrived , during our half an hour here the crowd swelled to at least 9 including us and the barmaid!

The well-kept front garden was quite inviting and certainly doesn’t have the height restrictions that pub does, being 6ft 4” the low beams were a bit of a challenge!

The Drayman is no more than an average pub with well-kept ale, ticked so no reason for me to return.

lezford - 10 Jan 2016 10:50
Nice little pub, old y worldly feel like the old days , nice selection of ales and friendly landlady.
Shame about the words F**k off scrawled on the table though!

Will be back on the next tour of Gravesend!
R.Pomphrey - 19 Nov 2012 13:40
Went to the beer festival here this weekend. Twenty odd beers and some rare ones, I like this pub. It has a cosy feel to it with the low ceilings. And a sexy bar maid which also helps.
Number.6 - 15 May 2011 13:29

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