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Somerset Arms, Gravesend

10 Darnley Road
DA11 0RU
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Robert READ left this review about Somerset Arms

Doing well in the town and surviving and better. Good beer, music and more

On 19th May 2015 - no rating submitted
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E TA left this review about Somerset Arms

A pleasant town centre pub near the station, now marketing itself as 'the real ale bar'. Exposed brickwork and an interesting collection of records (the musical type) provide a decorative theme. They do homemade sandwiches at a reasonable price. The staff are friendly, if a little clumsy, and the locals were very welcoming and chatty. Live music is advertised but there was no act on when we visited. Of the six handpumps, only 3 were working. I had a pint of Summer Lightning which was in pretty good condition. Worth dropping in if passing, and I'd include in a crawl.

On 16th January 2014 - rating: 7
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Steve C left this review about Somerset Arms

There were a few locals around the large U shaped bar when I visited the Somerset Arms on a recent Friday afternoon. The interior certainly has some character with low beams and a central fireplace at the rear which splits up the open plan seating. Around one side of the bar is some quiet seating and at the rear is a food serving area where pub grub priced around £5 for a main can be sourced.
Standard draught is available from the bar that also supports five hand pumps. These were drawing Pedigree, Greene King IPA, Summer Lightening, Young’s Ordinary and London Gold. I spotted one plasma screen which was switched off and I didn’t notice any live sport advertised. There was some low disco music playing in the background and live music was advertised for the following Sunday.
I found the service to be friendly and the banter from the friendly locals created a good atmosphere.

I thought that this was the best of the three pubs this side of the railway station and I would have no problem returning.

On 17th March 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Gravesend, 0.19 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Tilbury Town, 1.84 miles, 35 min walk (show)
Northfleet, 2.01 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Somerset Arms, Gravesend
17th Mar 2019, 16:12
Request to mark pub as open by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
17th Mar 2019, 16:12
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 23 May 2012 by Alan Winfield
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