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The Three Daws, Gravesend

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
1 Town Pier
DA11 0BJ
Phone: 01474566869

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Ian Mapp left this review about The Three Daws

Enviable location overlooking the Thames - and with a beer garden providing a real seaside feel.

ancient building - creaky floors, low ceilings and not a right angle in the place.

In the Good Beer Guide 2020 and some interesting and unusal choices. I went for a Pale Ale Mary from Northdowns brewery. Well kept.

On 8th December 2019 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about The Three Daws

Roger gives a good description below. It was first licensed in 1565, and the rambling multi-level interior is connected by 5 separate staircases. It is atmospheric, welcoming and manages to stay cosy despite the many rooms and corridors. There were 4 ales on this visit - I had a pint of Dartford Warbler which was in perfect condition. There is also free wifi. This is probably one of only 3 'must visit' pubs in Gravesend.

On 15th April 2013 - rating: 8
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Steve C left this review about The Three Daws

The Three Daws is on the Southbank of the Thames which can be viewed from the back room that is accessed after winding through a couple of other seating areas. To the right of the entrance is a seating area that includes a bar billiards table and to the left of the entrance is the bar that was very busy early on Friday evening. Hobgoblin, Rev James and Tribute were the ale options as the fourth hand pump was unused. There is also a standard draught selection and food is available with the mains coming in at around £8. I didn’t spot any televisions, but there was some low background music which was audible in some parts of the pub.
At the rear is some outside seating that I imagine is very nice in the summer, but due to a downpour I didn’t venture outside.

This is a decent enough pub that is worth a visit.

On 17th March 2013 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Three Daws

This historic riverside pub dating back to 1488 is the oldest pub in Gravesend and possibly the whole of Kent. The building is the last remaining of a series of houses along the waterfront built by a group of unemployed ship’s carpenters and is certainly an impressive sight with its white weatherboarding, classic tall chimneys and mossy roof. It is alledged that there were once a series of underground tunnels between the buildings used by smugglers as well as people escaping from press gangs.

The main entrance is actually up the stairs at the front of the building (the downstairs is a separate function room and can easily be mistaken for the pubs main entrance). A small corridor leads to the main bar, a cosy enough room with the prime feature being a large brick fireplace with an old range and a few wine barrels. Beyond is a sprawling series of interconnectiong rooms, alcoves and hidey holes tucked away behind exposed brick walls and corridors. Some of the windows bear the name of the Russells Brewery which was taken over by Trumans in the 1930’s. Nautical pictures and memorabilia line the walls and there is also a Bar Billiards table in one of the side rooms. The rear patio overlooks the river and Gravesend’s piers although the industrial site on the far bank does take off a bit of the shine.

The biggest drawback of the place has been the inconsistent quality of their beers. Choice wise they have 4 hand pumps that usually contain a couple of local ales, Millis Thievs and Fakirs and Dartford Wobbler available on my recent visit alongside 2 from Batemans, Salem Porter and Victory Ale. My last 2 visits have found the quality vastly improved so hopefully a corner has been turned. There is a good value food menu with several basic main courses around £5/£6 and steak and the trimmings for less than £9. The veggy selections are also above the pub norm.

It is certainly an interesting place with bundles of character and now they have a bit more consistency in the beer quality, it should be down as one of the towns “must visit” pubs.

On 17th December 2011 - rating: 7
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Robert READ left this review about The Three Daws

Been back still love it and great staff and beer 10/10

On 29th June 2011 - rating: 10
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Robert READ left this review about The Three Daws

I love this old pub and it is having a piant up today, in time for summer

On 8th April 2011 - no rating submitted
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