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

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Pig & Porter - Summer StoutExceptional1
Cotleigh - OspreyExcellent1
Bank Top - Old SlapperExcellent1
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)Excellent1
Musket - Flash in the PanGood1
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale AleGood1
Musket - TriggerGood1
Weltons - All BlackAcceptable1
Castle Rock - Red AdmiralAcceptable1
Adnams - GunhillNot Tried0
Cotleigh - NutcrackerNot Tried0
Box Steam - Chuffin' AleNot Tried0
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)Not Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Cottage - AtlanticNot Tried0
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Turners - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Adnams - Old AleNot Tried0
Adnams - Fat SpratNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%Not Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood HobgoblinNot Tried0
Adnams - ExplorerNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Turners - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Hogs Back - Surrey NirvanaNot Tried0
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers BitterNot Tried0
Skinner's - Ginger TosserNot Tried0
Cotleigh - IPANot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

Visits Details

04 Jan 2018 (ChrisE)
We were expecting the usual good range of beers here but were disappointed to find just two ales on offer so we moved on.
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
16 May 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening 2130hrs. Lights on, door locked, a shadow at the rear. Later found it is open lunchtimes only Monday to Thursday.
16 Jan 2016 (ChrisE)
Last port of call before catching a bus to Ebbsfleet.
Bank Top - Old Slapper4.20Excellent
Loddon - Gravesend Shrimpers Bitter4.10Not Tried
Skinner's - Ginger Tosser3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Cotleigh - IPA3.90Not TriedAccording to Cotleigh's web site this was brewed to commemorate their 35th anniversary (1979 to 2014) and is available in June and July.
05 Sep 2015 (Stephen Harris)
A pleasant early-evening drink – made even more pleasant after I moved tables out of earshot of a group that I think may actually be the same sweary group as last time I was here.
Pig & Porter - Summer Stout4.20ExceptionalSuperb, low-strength Stout. Smooth and chocolaty and a bit roasty. Full-bodied.
Weltons - All Black4.50AcceptableDescribed on the clip as a Black IPA, but did not taste anything of the sort. Odd. Tasted of blackcurrant juice.
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Turners - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Hogs Back - Surrey Nirvana4.00Not Tried
23 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. 3 others in. Time was called a little earlier than 1030 pm published Sunday time.
Musket - Trigger3.60GoodMy first taste of Musket
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Explorer4.30Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (Magnus Greel)
Busy as expected for a Saturday evening.
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80GoodNice crisp biscuity malt combined with grapefruit and a good usage of yeast.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)4.30Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
Saturday evening, fairly busy and a good welcome.
Truman's - Eyrie (was 4.6% previously)4.30Excellent
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Cottage - Norman's Conquest 5%5.00Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Ashburnham Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
28 Sep 2014 (ChrisE)
Early Sunday evening and fairly quiet. Just time for a couple of pints before waiting for a rail replacement bus.
Musket - Flash in the Pan4.00GoodGreen hop ale, slightly dry and fruity. A pleasant pint.
Adnams - Old Ale4.10Not Tried
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Not Tried
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
14 Jun 2014 (Stephen Harris)
I arrived here in some style, taking the passenger ferry from lovely Tilbury. A decent lunch, slightly spoiled by the foul-mouthed people at the next table.
Castle Rock - Red Admiral3.80AcceptableNot for the first time with an unfamiliar beer, I failed to spot the word ‘Red’ in the name. Unsurprisingly, this was a red ale – all sweet malt and caramel. Not my favourite style.
St Austell - Dartmoor Best Bitter (previously 3.9%)3.50Not Tried
Cotleigh - Nutcracker3.40Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Turners - Ruby Mild4.60Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
13 May 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Pleasant chat with landlord about the Tilbury ferry operation and about the history of the local riverside pubs.
Cotleigh - Osprey5.00ExcellentIn fine form
Adnams - Gunhill4.00Not Tried
Cotleigh - Nutcracker3.40Not Tried
Box Steam - Chuffin' Ale4.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Bombardier (was Bombardier Glorious English)4.10Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
Cottage - Atlantic4.00Not Tried

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About The Rum Puncheon

The pub sign. The Rum Puncheon, Gravesend, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


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 26 times, seen 75 different beers and tried 37 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA11 0BL