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The Little Gem, Aylesford

19 High Street
Aylesford
ME20 7AX
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E TA left this review about The Little Gem

How wonderful that this iconic pub is open again, and that I was able to go in and enjoy it some 40 years after my previous visit. It’s also one of the first pubs where I ever binged, when Old Peculiar was 33p a pint, and the alternative was Young’s Special at 28p a pint. It’s certainly been cleaned up since I last came in, and I have to admit that the trip down memory lane was marginally devalued by the new, clean tiles in the gents’ which replaced the old graffiti – which if the legend is true is where the old saw about Old Peculiar was first recorded: ‘I used to think the bottom was dropping out of my world, then I drank 4 pints of Old Peculiar, and now the world’s dropping out of my bottom’. Now a Goacher’s pub, there were 2 on draft and 3 on gravity. All the beers were predictably excellent, the staff were welcoming, and there was good chat to be had with the regulars (I can no longer consider myself a local). I shall certainly be coming back now whenever I come to Kent.

On 28th September 2021 - rating: 9
[User has posted 2735 recommendations about 2703 pubs]


Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Little Gem

I'll admit that I never thought this place would reopen, but now taken on by Goachers, the Maidstone micro-brewery. As you would expect from a building of this size, there isn't a lot of seating in the bar, although there are several more tables up on a low mezzanine and a few seats out front. I found the Fine Light on handpump, with both Best Dark (£3.30) and Silver Star available on gravity from casks perched on the bar-back. Overall, great to see this 'little gem' back.

On 7th July 2021 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6612 recommendations about 6612 pubs]


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Robert READ left this review about The Little Gem

What a shame this pub went down hill and shut. I used to really like this pub

On 10th April 2011 - no rating submitted
[User has posted 84 recommendations about 63 pubs]


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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Hot Food : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Micropub : No - Ironically not though it feels like one - last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 September 2021 by E TA
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