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The Cock Inn, Gravesend

Henley Street
Postal town: Gravesend
DA13 0XB
Phone: 01474814208
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Cock Inn

Perfect Country Pub. All nick nacks, photos of Winnie, log fires and top quality beers.

A gem of a find down a lonely country lane.

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On 16th December 2017 - rating: 9
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John Dent left this review about The Cock Inn

Lovely pub with great atmosphere. Set down a very quiet country lane, enjoying a pint outside on a day with decent weather is a most relaxing experience in the peace and tranquillity. Inside there are low beams, old posters, comfortable seats, log fires and a friendly atmosphere. Usually about eight real ales are available, all in excellent condition, Adnams Ales being the constant while others guest. Good quality food available at reasonable prices. The gent's toilets are worth a visit just to check out the many photographs on the walls - nothing too risqué, I hasten to add! Several local clubs meet here and use the Club Room in a separate building. Morris Dancers occasionally perform in the car park. Dog friendly (but no children allowed inside) The Cock is popular with hikers, push-cyclists and readers as many of the walls are covered with shelves laden with books just asking to be taken down and browsed through.

On 16th December 2016 - rating: 9
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Cock Inn

The Cock Inn is situated in a fairly remote rural location, although it is possible to walk here from the comparatively nearby Sole Street station. However you decide to get here, it will almost certainly be worth the effort. This is an excellent rural pub that demands an extended visit and much exploration. You enter through the large car park/front garden area which has ample seating for sunnier days, and pass through an interesting external corridor which offers doorways to the two bars on the right and the toilets on the left. The corridor itself is worth spending a bit of time in so that you can admire a number of cabinets displaying old beer cans, model cars, spirit miniatures etc as well as plenty of posters and info sheets about wartime aircraft. The first door on the right takes you into the saloon bar – a wonderfully cosy room with plenty of dark wood and leather furnishings that I found myself spending the majority of my stay in. The floor has been covered in a number of slightly fraying old rugs and there are some interesting seating options, including a small individual booth, a table made from an old sewing machine and some high stools around a large barrel. The servery is to the rear left and has a fireplace to the right of it and a large stove on the other side. Books can be found just about everywhere, with shelves on most walls and some high shelves running just below the ceiling which is covered with old beer mats. Any remaining wall space has been filled up with paintings of rural scenes or more WWII aircraft. The public bar, located a little further along the corridor, has similar décor but extends into a modern conservatory which had a plentiful amount of standard table and chair seating. The corridor eventually leads you out to a pleasantly green back garden complete with attractive water feature.
Adnams beers are popular here and I found Southwold Bitter, Broadside and Lighthouse on alongside Shepherd Neame Master Brew, St Austell Trelawney and Proper Job and Goachers Dark Mild (£3.00). The keg range included some unusual foreign lagers such as Bitburger, Licher and Kostrizer. I tried the Mild and the Trelawney, both of which were absolutely spot on. The staff were very friendly and helpful and I found the place to be very welcoming to newcomers and regulars alike.
Kent is blessed with some outstanding rural pubs and this place is up with some of the best that I have found, aided by the fact that they are primarily drink-led, with only a selection of rolls and a limited lunch menu available. This is a destination pub and one that I’m very pleased I made the effort to find.

On 17th September 2012 - rating: 9
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Map location corrected by Malden man
Sole Street, 0.61 miles, 11 min walk (show)
Meopham, 1.93 miles, 37 min walk (show)
Halling, 3.71 miles, 1 hr 11 min walk (show)
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4th Jan 2022, 19:39
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  • Bar Billiards : Yes last updated 17 July 2009 by David McNally
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 17 July 2009 by hondo .
  • Darts : Yes last updated 17 July 2009 by David McNally
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 17 July 2009 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 July 2009 by David McNally
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 17 July 2009 by David McNally
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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