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The Compass Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Arbor Ales - LimelightExcellent1
TicketyBrew - Marmalade Pale AleExcellent1
Yeovil - Yolo #3Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - HirundoExcellent1
Tonbridge - CountrymanExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Skinner's - Betty Stogs BitterExcellent1
Tillingbourne - Hop Troll IPAExcellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate StoutExcellent2
Long Man - Old Man Good1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Good1
Kent - CobnutGood1
East London (ELB) - Brakeman American Brown AleGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopGood1
Gun - Red AleAcceptable1
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
Whitstable - East India Pale AleNot Tried0
Saltaire - Raspberry BlondeNot Tried0
Kirkstall - Black Band PorterNot Tried0
Electric Bear - NZ PaleNot Tried0
Spey Valley - David's Not So BitterNot Tried0
Alechemy - CharismaNot Tried0
Left Handed Giant - Lactose TolerantNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Compass Alehouse, Gravesend, Kent

Visits Details

16 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm. Much gen imparted by the Guv on malt whisky. Very quiet, who knows how to predict patronage levels?
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
Spey Valley - David's Not So Bitter4.40Not Tried
Alechemy - Charisma3.70Not Tried
Left Handed Giant - Lactose Tolerant5.10Not Tried
18 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Festiv'Ale3.80Good
Kent - Cobnut4.10Good
Kirkstall - Black Band Porter5.50Not Tried
Electric Bear - NZ Pale4.50Not Tried
04 Aug 2017 (Stephen Harris)
A very pleasant little pub for an early evening visit. I stood out in the back yard that I didnít know they had, beside the back room that I didnít know they had.
Yeovil - Yolo #34.20ExcellentGolden. Full of lush Citra hop flavours.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate Stout5.00ExcellentGreat to see this lovely beer (described as a Pudding Ale) in cask-conditioned form. Irresistible.
Saltaire - Raspberry Blonde4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
03 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 9pm close.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Chocolate Stout5.00ExcellentA nourishing meal
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80GoodSurprisingly malty
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Yeovil - Yolo #34.20Not Tried
15 Jul 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening until 10pm close. Never known it quieter on a Saturday night.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Tillingbourne - Hop Troll IPA4.80Excellent
TicketyBrew - Marmalade Pale Ale4.00ExcellentA little bit of ginger
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Firebrick Red Ale4.50Not 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 53 times, seen 179 different beers and tried 82 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA12 1AA