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The Clipper, Dartford

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74 High Street

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Alan Winfield left this review about The Clipper

The Clipper is situated on a pedestrianised street in the middle of Dartford.
Once inside there is a large oblong shaped room which runs to the rear,the room is carpeted and there is a long bar running down the right side,the seating is bench seats and chairs on the left side,the rear area is up one step.
There were no real ales on,i had a drink of keg Worthington cream flow crap,which was crap.
A pretty poor pub.

Pub visited 22/10/2016

On 2nd January 2017 - rating: 5
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Michael Oakman left this review about The Clipper

Sometimes when I do not have much time I will purely for convenience buy a ready meal for £2 that goes in the microwave for 3 mins and then done, cheap and cheerful right?...Well This place pretty much sums up the state of Pub grub nowadays.

Came in for lunch and decided to have the homemade lasagne with chips...I then sat at the table which was dirty and had some thick sticky substance on it(I have no clue what it was). The food eventually came out and what I was served was an absolute disgrace. Sure it was homemade lasagne, however this lasagne had been nuked so much that the pasta had curled up and gone hard, the mince was dry, it had no flavour, it was dire and for the £4.95 I paid for it, I could have gotten fresher food elsewhere. Who knows how old that lasagne was but it was simply shocking.

I will not be returning In any hurry, DO NOT EAT HERE!

On 9th May 2013 - no rating submitted
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Roger Button left this review about The Clipper

In its former guise as the Tollgate, this was a place with a pretty poor reputation and a magnet for the less than gifted younger element in town. For whatever reasons (and I think I can make a reasoned guess), Barracuda have now relaunched the place as the Clipper with a newly refurbished interior and slightly softer approach. The basic layout is the same with a long bar down the right hand side but the raised section down the left has now been levelled although the rear section has been retained. The main body of the pub is now fully carpeted and the furnishings are a little more homely with features like the fireplace being more of a centerpiece. The rear section is stripped back pine and the patio at the rear is more functional than picturesque. The multiple flat screens have now all gone so the days of boisterous footy crowd gatherings appear to be over.

Despite all the changes, it is actually hard to see any major shift in the cutomers base which was presumably the catalyst for the changes in the first place. Prices are extraordinarily cheap with a whole range of meal and drink offers pushed into your face before you even get through the front door. It still retains 4 hand pumps although the only ale available on my visit was Bombardier at £1.49 a pint (and it must be said was surprisingly good quality). The fridges still bulge with alcopops and one presumes that the place will continue to act as a cheap drink den to the town’s more unsavoury yoof before they head off to the club nights elsewhere. There wer barely half a dozen people in there the evening I called in and it is a pretty soulless place with so few people rattling around its large interior. It may attract shoppers during the daytime looking for a cheap snack and this is probably the best time to appreciate the place. New name and new image but I doubt little has really changed that gave it a poor reputation inn the past although I applaud the attempt.

On 8th September 2010 - rating: 4
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