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The Rum Puncheon (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Mighty Oak - Captain BobExcellent2
Mighty Oak - Mer May'dExcellent1
Cotleigh - OspreyExcellent1
Wantsum - Yellow TailExcellent1
Adnams - Fat SpratExcellent1
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildExcellent1
Rudgate - Battle AxeExcellent1
Adnams - Oyster StoutExcellent1
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Sticky WicketExcellent1
Hogs Back - Snout Winter StoutExcellent1
Adnams - Ghost ShipExcellent1
Castle Rock - Harvest PaleExcellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterGood2
Hogs Back - Majest.e.a.Good1
Mighty Oak - Back of the NetGood1
Adnams - BroadsideGood1
Navigation - Pale AleGood1
Sharp's - Doom BarGood1
Brains - Touch Paws and EngageGood1
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterGood2
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)Acceptable1
Westerham - Single Hop WGVPoor1
Cotleigh - NutcrackerNot Tried0
Skinner's - Spriggan AleNot Tried0
Box Steam - Chuffin' AleNot Tried0
Westerham - General Wolfe 1759 Maple Ale (superseded by lower abv version)Not Tried0
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)Not Tried0
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter AleNot Tried0
Adnams - English Red AleNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Cottage - AtlanticNot Tried0
White - Franklins Exp Amber AleNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Cheese RollerNot Tried0
Mauldons - May BeeNot Tried0
Caledonian - Brewer's PassionNot Tried0
Westerham - Summer PerleNot Tried0
Cottage - Windsor CastleNot Tried0
Cottage - Western GloryNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%Not Tried0
Westerham - Finchcocks OriginalNot Tried0
Adnams - GunhillNot Tried0
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best BitterNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

Visits Details

13 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Pleasant chat with landlord about the Tilbury ferry operation and about the history of the local riverside pubs.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Osprey5.00ExcellentIn fine form
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried
Cotleigh - Nutcracker3.40Not Tried
Box Steam - Chuffin' Ale4.00Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English) (use Eagle entry now please)4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Atlantic4.00Not Tried
09 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening venue for Friday Evening Group. Thriving house.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Castle Rock - Harvest Pale3.80Excellent
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80GoodVery malty darker brew
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Good
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop WGV4.00Not TriedRan out
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Sticky Wicket4.70Not TriedRan out
09 Aug 2013 (ChrisE)
A fairly large group of us met here for the evening, we had a most enjoyale time and the staff were fantastic.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Excellent
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - Sticky Wicket4.70Excellent
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Good
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Good
Westerham - Single Hop WGV4.00PoorThis was a new cask put on this evening and it was sour, I think it was taken off sale soon afterwards, perhaps I should have complained, but I drank it.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not TriedThis ran out.
22 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
Early evening visit. A private party underway upstairs. Nice and relaxed in the main bar.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Navigation - Pale Ale3.90GoodDecent pale ale.
Brains - Touch Paws and Engage4.20GoodAmber coloured. An unusual but pleasant flavour that I could not pin down.
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Westerham - Summer Perle3.80Not Tried
Rudgate - Battle Axe4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Cottage - Windsor Castle4.80Not Tried
Cottage - Western Glory4.70Not Tried
06 Jun 2013 (HSB)
11:00 waiting for the door to open with the regulars. My first visit here, recommended by ChrisE, who was with us. I liked the pub a lot. Good feel to the place. I especially like the fact that the regulars table had a Stammtisch sign.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80ExcellentDry with an unusual taste.
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80ExcellentGood balance of malt and hops. Far better than the regular Southwold.
Mighty Oak - Back of the Net4.30GoodHazy but a good fruity taste
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Mauldons - May Bee3.70Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Caledonian - Brewer's Passion4.60Not Tried
31 Jan 2013 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with a visit from the Thursday evening mild club.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Oyster Stout4.30ExcellentSmooth and well rounded black stout with good roast malt character and some hop in the finish. My score 17/20.
Hogs Back - Snout Winter Stout3.80ExcellentExcellent low strength stout with lots of flavour, roast malt dominates with some fruity hop in the finish. My score 16/20.
Hop Fuzz - Martello (superseded by 4.4% version)3.80AcceptableDark gold in colour, quite bitter with a dryish hoppy finish. My score 14/20.
20 Nov 2012 (Magnus Greel)
Evening and fairly quiet, relaxed and informal atmosphere as always here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80ExcellentSlightly sweet maltiness that balances an easy going bitterness that is followed by hints of gooseberry, elderflower and grape in the finish
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Skinner's - Spriggan Ale3.80Not Tried
Westerham - General Wolfe 1759 Maple Ale (superseded by lower abv version)4.50Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried
Adnams - English Red Ale4.50Not Tried
20 Nov 2012 (ChrisE)
Evening visit, and our final port of call for the day. A really superb pub in which to sit and relax with a beer or three.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Skinner's - Spriggan Ale3.80Not Tried
Westerham - General Wolfe 1759 Maple Ale (superseded by lower abv version)4.50Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Captain Bob3.80Not Tried
Westerham - 1965 Special Bitter Ale4.80Not Tried
Adnams - English Red Ale4.50Not Tried
26 May 2012 (Pedro)
Afternoon on way back from Thurrock Beer festival
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Excellent
Mighty Oak - Mer May'd4.00Excellent
Adnams - Broadside4.70Good
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Good
Hogs Back - Majest.e.a.5.20Good
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
White - Franklins Exp Amber Ale4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Cheese Roller4.30Not Tried
22 Mar 2012 (ChrisE)
My final pub before catching a fast train to Maidstone West. A really enjoyable atmosphere, I had a good chat with both the landlord, and a chap that commutes to Gravesend by ferry.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50Excellent
Skinner's - Betty Stogs Bitter4.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Finchcocks Original3.50Not Tried
Royal Tunbridge Wells - Royal Best Bitter4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried

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About The Rum Puncheon

The pub sign. The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent25
Good21
Acceptable5
Poor1

The pub is found in Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0BL.

Situated close to the landing stage for the Tilbury - Gravesend Ferry, and is also handy for the railway station. It has an L shaped bar, low volume background classical music, tasteful flock wallpaper and comfortable furniture. There is a rather fine large Russell's Gravesend Brewery etched window on the side alley, unfortunately half of which is now transfer rather than original. Open view kitchen at the rear. 8 handpumps furnish the bar counter.

We have visited this pub 27 times, seen 76 different beers and tried 39 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA11 0BL