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The Robert Pocock (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - EnigmaExcellent1
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidExcellent1
Old Dairy - Summer TopExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Kent - CobnutExcellent1
Truman's - RunnerGood1
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale AleGood1
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale AleGood1
Wychwood - Zululand Pale AleGood1
Kent - Black GoldGood1
Whitstable - Pearl of KentGood1
Hambleton - Stallion AmberGood1
Wantsum - FortitudeGood1
Shepherd Neame - SpitfireNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SunchaserNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Brains - The Rev James OriginalNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire GoldNot Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Jennings - BitterNot Tried0
Wychwood - DropheadNot Tried0
Banks's - Park LifeNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - TigerNot Tried0
Ringwood - FortyninerNot Tried0
Sharp's - AtlanticNot Tried0
Westerham - Single Hop MinstrelNot Tried0
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregorNot Tried0
Nelson - Nelsons BloodNot Tried0
Wickwar - SundownerNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Late RedNot Tried0
Hook Norton - HaymakerNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Banana Bread BeerNot Tried0
Theakston - Pink Grapefuit AleNot Tried0
Vale - SteampunkNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestNot Tried0
Hydes - First FrostNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - RedNot Tried0
Batemans - Yella Belly GoldNot Tried0
Wychwood - Hobgoblin GoldNot Tried0
Vale - Black Beauty PorterNot Tried0
Adnams - Southwold BitterNot Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent
Photographs of pub sign and frontage are © Copyright David Anstiss and licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence.

Visits Details

09 Jun 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Dynamics changed significantly by hand-made garish notices stuck to all the till-fronts saying "Service Area only" and "No standing at the bar", the latter with arrows that I could not understand the delimitation of. Made me feel most unwelcome and the pub most un-publike compared with previous excellent experiences.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Enigma5.50ExcellentDespite the miserable signs at the bar this was in excellent top form
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Southwold Bitter3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not TriedActually selling! Must be the branding
27 Jan 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit. Pretty packed with all ages and types.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Fortitude4.20GoodCreamy head and down the pint too
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Batemans - Yella Belly Gold3.90Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin Gold4.20Not Tried
Vale - Black Beauty Porter4.40Not Tried
13 Dec 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Excellent
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40Not Tried
Hydes - First Frost3.80Not TriedDeceptively? the pumpclip omits the Hydes provenance, hidden by saying "Crafted in Media City UK"
Hopdaemon - Red4.20Not Tried
16 Oct 2017 (ChrisE)
Evening visit and a good traditional pub atmosphere, I liked it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wychwood - Zululand Pale Ale4.20GoodGood amber coloured ale.
Shepherd Neame - Late Red4.50Not Tried
Hook Norton - Haymaker5.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Banana Bread Beer4.50Not Tried
Theakston - Pink Grapefuit Ale3.90Not Tried
Vale - Steampunk5.10Not Tried
30 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Excellent
Hook Norton - Townshend Cathcarts Xtra Pale Ale4.20Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Orkney (Sinclair) - Red MacGregor4.00Not Tried
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00Not Tried
Wickwar - Sundowner3.80Not Tried
23 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit after the Compass had closed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cobnut4.10ExcellentCan Kent Brewery do no wrong
Whitstable - Pearl of Kent4.50Good
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Westerham - Single Hop Minstrel4.50Not Tried
18 Aug 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Gold4.00Good
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Tiger4.20Not TriedDeceptive brewing provenance as clip still says Leicestershire despite being brewed in Stockport
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Atlantic4.20Not Tried
24 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Last pub in a Gravesend crawl, late evening until last train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Summer Top3.60ExcellentBeautifully rounded
Whitstable - Kent Coast Hoppy Pale Ale3.90Good
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Jennings - Bitter3.50Not Tried
Wychwood - Drophead3.80Not TriedWychwood never a good bet I find
Banks's - Park Life3.90Not Tried
15 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief late night visit, clock watching for a last train.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Runner4.00GoodA snip at £1.99pp
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
Brains - The Rev James Original4.50Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire Gold4.10Not Tried
02 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening visit, soon followed in by several other Compass Alehouse refugees.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hambleton - Stallion Amber4.20Good
Shepherd Neame - Spitfire4.20Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sunchaser4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried

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About The Robert Pocock

The pub sign. The Robert Pocock, Gravesend, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent19
Good27
Acceptable3
Poor2

Website.

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

Typical town centre Wetherspoon's, named after the printer and publisher who introduced Gravesend's first printing press, in 1786, and opened the town's first library at the back of his high-street shop. At his premises, in High Street, he published illustrated children's books, including Reading Made Easy and, in 1797, The History of Gravesend and Milton - the first history book of Gravesend. Narrow frontage (actual frontage on two separate streets) leads to a large interior on two levels although only one bar serving counter which has 12 handpumps in 2 banks each of 6.

We have visited this pub 43 times, seen 165 different beers and tried 45 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA12 1AH