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Crown and Thistle (Freehouse)

We believe this pub is CLOSED

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
House Beer - Ye Olde Crown & Thistle Mary's Ghost's Rum PorterExcellent1
Ilkley - VOX Vienna LagerExcellent1
Tirril - Triple DrunkGood1
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)Good1
Cottage - Golden ArrowNot Tried0

Visits Details

23 Nov 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Not been here since shortly after it had won the National Pub of the Year in 2003. Seems longer ago than 2003 though! Tempus Fugit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
House Beer - Ye Olde Crown & Thistle Mary's Ghost's Rum Porter7.70ExcellentChrisE had challenged me to find out the provenance of this beer after he failed to ask yesterday. The only way was to make a visist of my own. The Guv says it is Kent Brewery's Enigma into which he blends dark rum to raise the ante to 7.7%
Tirril - Triple Drunk4.30Good
Cottage - Golden Arrow4.50Not Tried
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Ilkley - VOX Vienna Lager5.20Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon and fairly busy. My first visit here and I liked it. Friendly welcoming atmosphere we sat at the bar by the entrance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Good
Ilkley - VOX Vienna Lager5.20Not Tried
Tirril - Triple Drunk4.30Not Tried
22 Nov 2014 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and fairly quiet, we chatted with other customers and the lady behind the bar. In addition to the beers listed below there was something called Mary's Ghost Rum Porter at 7.7% abv but I am not sure who brewed it.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - VOX Vienna Lager5.20ExcellentCrisp cask lager beer brewed as a one off for November.
Eagle (formerly Wells & Young's, formerly Charles Wells, formerly Wells) - Young's London Original (was Bitter)3.70Not Tried
Tirril - Triple Drunk4.30Not Tried

About the Crown and Thistle

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good2
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2BJ.

Small narrow terraced pub just outside the town centre, it was winner of the CAMRA National Pub of the Year competition in 2003. The pub does not have a food menu but customers are welcome to order food from local Chinese and Indian Take Aways which may be eaten on tables at the rear. 6 handpumps.

We have visited this pub 3 times, seen 5 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: DA12 2BJ