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The Robert Pocock (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - God's WallopExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Kent - EnigmaExcellent1
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Dirty DozenExcellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent1
Whitstable - East India Pale AleGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Phoenix - Wobbly BobGood1
Goddards - Duck's FollyGood1
Hook Norton - Twelve DaysGood1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark MatterGood1
Brains - The Rev James OriginalAcceptable1
Old Dairy - Red TopPoor1
Marston's - PedigreeUndrinkable1
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaNot Tried0
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage DirectorsNot Tried0
Kelham Island - Pale RiderNot Tried0
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)Not Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop Hallertau TraditionNot Tried0
Caledonian - Ithaca Nut Brown Ale Not Tried0
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale AleNot Tried0
Caledonian - Cold ComfortNot Tried0
Banks's - Barley Brown's Tumble Off Pale AleNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Exmoor - ExmasNot Tried0
Mordue - Tinsel ToonNot Tried0
Ringwood - Old ThumperNot Tried0
Adnams - Het Anker Belgian Blond Not Tried0
Marston's - Old Empire IPANot Tried0
Purity - Pure UBUNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Everards - Brimmer Kawasaki Red AleNot Tried0
Jennings - Clean SlateNot Tried0
Butcombe - Brunel Atlantic IPANot Tried0
Moorhouse's - Pride of PendleNot Tried0
Adnams - Sixpoint Make It RainNot Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldNot Tried0
Otter - HeadNot Tried0
Whitstable - Pearl of KentNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Blue TopNot Tried0
Adnams - FreewheelNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Whitstable - RenaissanceNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent
Photographs of pub sign and frontage are © Copyright David Anstiss and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.

Visits Details

19 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
After The Compass alehouse had closed, visit until late.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not TriedPopular tonight cos of Gravesend's close association with Truman's of old perhaps?
Whitstable - Renaissance3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Freewheel3.60Not Tried
12 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Good
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried
Adnams - Freewheel3.60Not Tried
05 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after The Compass Alehouse had closed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentA real hop smack from American varieties
JW Lees (see also Lees) - Dirty Dozen4.20Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Otter - Head5.80Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80Not Tried
08 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit after The Compass Alehouse had closed. A rarely poor range on here tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50AcceptableNot up to much
Marston's - Pedigree4.50UndrinkableUgh, nastily undrinkable. Clear as a bell but a totally tainted taste. Swapped with good grace and taken off sale
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
14 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening late visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goddards - Duck's Folly5.20Good
Vale of Glamorgan (VOG) - Dark Matter4.40Good
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80PoorReturned the pint which was swapped without question but left on sale. Horrible burnt sugar taste. Others after me found it drinkable apparently
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Butcombe - Brunel Atlantic IPA5.00Not Tried
Moorhouse's - Pride of Pendle4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Sixpoint Make It Rain5.00Not Tried
31 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Left just after 11pm for a last train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90GoodFull on with the plum
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Marston's - Old Empire IPA5.70Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Purity - Pure UBU4.50Not Tried
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Everards - Brimmer Kawasaki Red Ale5.00Not Tried
Jennings - Clean Slate4.00Not Tried
18 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Early evening change of trains visit. Thriving on food sales.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Westerham - God's Wallop4.00Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Exmoor - Exmas5.00Not Tried
Mordue - Tinsel Toon4.30Not Tried
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10Not Tried
Adnams - Het Anker Belgian Blond 5.00Not Tried
29 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentLovely dry taste and heartwarming
Hook Norton - Twelve Days5.50Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Spirit of Kent XXX Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Cold Comfort4.50Not Tried
Banks's - Barley Brown's Tumble Off Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
23 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening latish.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Phoenix - Wobbly Bob6.00GoodGrew on me
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried
Hogs Back - Surrey Nirvana4.00Not Tried
21 May 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening brief visit having left The Compass Micropub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Enigma5.50ExcellentA Black IPA in great nick
Wells & Young's (Charles Wells now) - Courage Directors4.80Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Kelham Island - Pale Rider5.20Not Tried
Westerham - British Bulldog "BB" (was 4.3%)4.10Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Hallertau Tradition4.00Not Tried
Caledonian - Ithaca Nut Brown Ale 5.00Not Tried

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About The Robert Pocock

The pub sign. The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent14
Good19
Acceptable3
Poor2

Website.

The pub is found in Gravesend, Kent, DA12 1AH.

Typical town centre Wetherspoon's, named after the printer and publisher who introduced Gravesend's first printing press, in 1786, and opened the town's first library at the back of his high-street shop. At his premises, in High Street, he published illustrated children's books, including Reading Made Easy and, in 1797, The History of Gravesend and Milton - the first history book of Gravesend. Narrow frontage (actual frontage on two separate streets) leads to a large interior on two levels although only one bar serving counter which has 12 handpumps in 2 banks each of 6.

We have visited this pub 33 times, seen 132 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA12 1AH