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The Compass Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green GiantExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent1
Burning Sky - PorterExcellent1
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark RoastExcellent1
Mauldons - Black AdderExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - UberhopExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - EnigmaExcellent1
Lancaster - StrawExcellent1
360° - Session IPAExcellent1
Kent - SimcoeExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Good1
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-neeGood1
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterGood1
Kent - Session PaleGood1
St Austell - Big JobGood1
Long Man - Copper HopNot Tried0
360° - West Coast Pale Ale #50Not Tried0
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla StoutNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Lacons - AffinityNot Tried0
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Grainstore - Ten Fifty (1050)Not Tried0
Redemption - Fellowship PorterNot Tried0
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Binghams - Brickworks BitterNot Tried0
RCH - East St Cream (was East Street Cream)Not Tried0
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Nethergate Growler - Suffolk County Best BitterNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Robinsons - TrooperNot Tried0
Kent - Black MirrorNot Tried0
Salopian - Shropshire GoldNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel'sNot Tried0
Mallinsons - LockwoodNot Tried0
Brass Castle - MisfitNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Visits Details

08 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. One table only taken and a couple turned up as the clock struck 10. Gadds' beer excelled once more.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentSuperb
Mallinsons - Lockwood3.80Not Tried
Brass Castle - Misfit4.30Not Tried
28 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Standing room only when I first arrived.
Bristol Beer Factory - Enigma4.40ExcellentNew World Red in lovely nick
360° - Session IPA4.30ExcellentExcellent condition but really was lemon juice in a glass masquerading as a beer, ready for use on pancake day
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - McConnel's5.00Not Tried
14 Jan 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Burning Sky - Porter4.80ExcellentFull bodied slow drinker
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Uberhop5.20ExcellentIntense lingering lip bitterness
Salopian - Shropshire Gold3.80Not Tried
31 Dec 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Busy with seasoned, not once a year, drinkers but not uncomfortably so.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Good
St Austell - Big Job7.20GoodI had a Big Big Job and a Small Big Job which made me sillier enough for later
Robinsons - Trooper4.80Not Tried
Kent - Black Mirror4.50Not Tried
29 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9pm close and a bit.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Good
Mauldons - Blackberry Porter4.80GoodIntense blackberry flavouring, felt it could have done with more natural carbonation
Nethergate Growler - Suffolk County Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
05 Nov 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark Roast4.50ExcellentFirst rate porter
RCH - East St Cream (was East Street Cream)5.00Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale Ale3.90Not TriedRan out as I ordered it
22 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExceptionalTop notch brew, kept and served top notchly here
Oakham - Inferno4.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Binghams - Brickworks Bitter4.20Not Tried
01 Oct 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. One of the most consistent Micropubs for beer quality.
Kent - Simcoe4.50ExcellentKept condition and head until bottom of the glass
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Grainstore - Ten Fifty (1050)5.00Not Tried
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10Not Tried
06 Aug 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Rare early evening visit here for me. Some SE London CAMRA cognoscenti had been crawling the town and this was their last stop.
Lancaster - Straw3.60ExcellentCouldn't fault condition but too lemony for me
Blue Monkey - Guerrilla Stout4.90Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Lacons - Affinity4.80Not Tried
23 Jul 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Intriguing conversation overheard as to why Rochester railway station was relocated and whether it was for the good or not.
Mauldons - Black Adder5.30ExcellentNourishing
Blue Monkey - Chimp Chim-in-nee3.80GoodJust not a style I like. Too zesty and citrus, nearing not being a beer
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20Not Tried
360° - West Coast Pale Ale #505.00Not Tried

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About The Compass Alehouse

The pub sign. The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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

Micropub which opened at lunchtime on Friday 26th September 2014. Located in Manor Road just a couple of minutes from the railway station and town centre. A shop conversion from an old dairy which had, most recently, been an estate agency. Real ales and ciders sold on gravity dispense from a largish several tier stillage in a temperature controlled cold cellar room. High tables and bench seating (some incorporating wood from church pews) partition the floor space in the front room. There is further drinking space around the kitchen area and a small yard garden and smoking area at the very back. Unisex toilet. All glasses are lined measure. Closed on Mondays.

We have visited this pub 29 times, seen 104 different beers and tried 49 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA12 1AA