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The Compass Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green GiantExceptional1
Kent - Old JamaicaExcellent1
360° - Session IPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent1
Burning Sky - PorterExcellent1
XT Brewing - No. 8 Dark RoastExcellent1
Boutilliers - Smoked Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - UberhopExcellent1
Boutilliers - 1848 PorterExcellent1
Bristol Beer Factory - EnigmaExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleGood1
St Austell - Big JobGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Good1
Mauldons - Blackberry PorterGood1
Oakham - InfernoNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Binghams - Brickworks BitterNot Tried0
RCH - East St Cream (was East Street Cream)Not Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot 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
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Adnams - FreewheelNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Gloucester - 01.CascadeNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - SequoiaNot Tried0
Mallinsons - MosaicNot Tried0
Mallinsons - Huell MelonNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Visits Details

19 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close with much standing in the aisles.
Kent - Old Jamaica5.10ExcellentThe purpose behind tonight's quest. Subtly ginger flavoured
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Sequoia4.50Not Tried
Mallinsons - Mosaic4.00Not Tried
Mallinsons - Huell Melon4.20Not TriedFresh on
12 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. No seat until well after closing time.
Boutilliers - 1848 Porter5.00ExcellentA heady flavoursome brew
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Gloucester - 01.Cascade4.20Not Tried
05 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Boutilliers - Smoked Oatmeal Stout4.40ExcellentPacked with hop oil which smeared the lips and palate
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Adnams - Freewheel3.60Not Tried
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

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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 33 times, seen 113 different beers and tried 52 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA12 1AA