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The Darnley Arms, Gravesend

40 The Street
Postal town: Gravesend
DA12 3BZ
Phone: 01474814218
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Darnley Arms

Best of the three pubs in the village by a country mile - even if it did look closed up from the outside. Think they need to repaint their sign.

Lovely Canterbury Ales Reeves Ales. Friendly locals. Nice home carved ham sandwich.

On 16th December 2017 - rating: 7
[User has posted 799 recommendations about 791 pubs]

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Pub SignMan left this review about The Darnley Arms

The Darnley Arms is a typical historic village pub which is reputedly over 800 years old. The pub has a tunnel which connects it to the nearby church and it is believed that this was used by monks who used the pub as a meeting place. The pub’s current guise isn’t quite as traditional as you might expect, with partitioning walls seemingly missing creating an unusual main room layout around what is now a U shaped servery. The room is nicely carpeted with banquette and standard seating throughout and plenty of stools along the bar counter. The walls have been painted white with the odd bit of exposed brickwork visible here and there and a large collection of plates are on display on a high shelf that runs around the whole room. One side has been set up more formally than the other and looks like it might be the spot to enjoy a bite to eat as the restaurant can be accessed through a doorway on this side of the room. The eye is caught by a couple of fireplaces, including one with some tankards hung above it, and what looks like an antique clocking in machine. At the rear of the pub there is a sizeable car park, a few benches and a large grassy area with a bit more seating. There was background music playing during my stay but this didn’t detract from the genial atmosphere created by the welcoming locals and cheerful staff.
Three ales were available on my visit – Greene King IPA, Dark Star Hophead and Gadds No 3 – the latter a bargain at £2.80 for a well kept pint. There is a decent looking menu and blackboards detailed various promotions such as Thai food on Wednesdays and Fish and Chip Fridays.
Whilst I’m not entirely sure that my decision to walk here from Sole Street train station was worth the lengthy slog along a busy road, this is still a pretty good pub in a pleasant village and is certainly worth a look in if you find yourself passing.

On 18th September 2012 - rating: 6
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Nick Johnstone left this review about The Darnley Arms

Came with my girlfriend rather than a dog and found the place to be very nice. Traditional styled pub with what looked like a pigeon timing device in one corner.

On 3rd March 2011 - rating: 6
[User has posted 98 recommendations about 98 pubs]

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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Sole Street, 1.28 miles, 24 min walk (show)
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 September 2012 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 September 2012 by hondo .
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