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The Compass Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Boutilliers - Smoked Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HirundoExcellent1
Boutilliers - 1848 PorterExcellent1
Tonbridge - CountrymanExcellent1
Kent - Old JamaicaExcellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent1
Tillingbourne - Hop Troll IPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent2
Arbor Ales - LimelightExcellent1
TicketyBrew - Marmalade Pale aleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Good1
East London (ELB) - Brakeman American Brown AleGood1
Long Man - Old Man Good1
Gun - Red AleAcceptable1
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
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Firebrick Red AleNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
RedWillow - SmokelessNot Tried0
Box Steam - Summer BuzzNot Tried0
Hawkshead - BitterNot Tried0
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of AlesNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Old ChestnutNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black HarryNot Tried0
360° - Pale #39Not Tried0
North - Pale Citra + AzaccaNot Tried0
Redemption - Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Dance FirstNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Visits Details

15 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Never known it quieter on a Saturday night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Hirundo4.50ExcellentPeachy
East London (ELB) - Brakeman American Brown Ale4.20Good
Redemption - Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Dance First4.20Not Tried
08 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening. Quite raucous mid session. Some mobile phone fines being willingly paid.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gun - Red Ale4.40AcceptableListed as a take on an English bitter! Perhaps not. Soon lost head and any condition to be flat.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Black Harry3.90Not Tried
360° - Pale #393.90Not Tried
North - Pale Citra + Azacca4.10Not Tried
24 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Caught in the first rain for ages betwixt Three Pillars and here for an evening visit until 10pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Excellent
Arbor Ales - Limelight4.50ExcellentReally was limey's delight
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Old Chestnut4.40Not Tried
15 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9pm close.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - Countryman4.00Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00GoodGreat taste, lacking some head
Hawkshead - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not TriedRan out
09 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Change of trains mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Good1st out of new cask, fobbed a lot on dispense, a bit fresh
Dark Star - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
RedWillow - Smokeless5.70Not TriedRan out as I ordered
Box Steam - Summer Buzz3.80Not Tried
02 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Conversation can not be avoided here, good!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tillingbourne - Hop Troll IPA4.80Excellent
TicketyBrew - Marmalade Pale ale4.10ExcellentA little bit of ginger
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Firebrick Red Ale4.50Not Tried
19 May 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close with much standing in the aisles.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentSuperb
Mallinsons - Lockwood3.80Not Tried
Brass Castle - Misfit4.30Not Tried

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About The Compass Alehouse

The pub sign. The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent40
Good21
Acceptable5
Poor-

Website.

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 39 times, seen 135 different beers and tried 61 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA12 1AA