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The Brickmakers Arms, Maidstone

109 Perryfield Street
Maidstone
ME14 2SZ
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Brickmakers Arms

Curious place, the sort of backstreet local that one might expect to just serve a couple of lagers and nothing else. However, it has three handpumps which were offering Pride, Shepherd Neame Canterbury Jack and Woodforde’s Nelson’s Revenge on special offer at just £2.50. Apart from that, the furniture and decor has certainly seen much better days but the guvnor is an interesting chap to talk to.

On 16th June 2013 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about The Brickmakers Arms

The Brickmakers Arms is a U shaped backstreet boozer that was populated with a handful of friendly locals during my visit late last Thursday afternoon. To the left of the bar are a pool table and some old tatty sofas and to the right is a dartboard. Either end of the bar are large plasma screens which were both off, but Sky Sports is advertised in the window. There is a jukebox on the wall that was playing sporadic random songs.
The bar is stocked with standard draught and there are three hand pumps that were drawing Lytham’s Amber, Fuller’s London Pride and Woodforde’s Nelson’s Revenge.

This would probably be my local of choice if I lived in the area.

On 20th March 2013 - rating: 7
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Roger Button left this review about The Brickmakers Arms

This back street corner pub dates back to at least 1840 and was originally called the Bricklayers Arms, the slight occupational name change taking place in the 1870’s.

The interior consists of a solitary knocked through carpeted room that wraps around the central bar on both sides. One end contains a pool table and the other a darts area. The fixtures and fittings are fairly run of the mill with a few old pub pictures being the one thing that caught my eye. To the rear is a function room that was being used for a band rehearsal during my visit although the pub itself doesn't have any specific music or entertainment programme although there was a flat screen TV.

I wasn’t expecting much, if anything, from the beer range but there were 3 ales available – Sharps Doom Bar, Shepherd Neame Late Red and the seasonal Nelson Santa Salvo, the last good value at £2.80 and good quality. What set the pub apart from the usual anonymous off the beaten track boozer was the the welcome from the landlord and the smattering of regulars at the bar engrossed in a “when I was young” style conversation who made me feel like I’d been coming in there for years.

The Brickmakers isn't a pub that likes to announce itself to the world but prefers to keep itself to itself with little fuss or commotion and that in itself is probably one of its biggest assets. It doesn't try to be trendsetter, a restaurant, music venue, cinema or sports arena, just a social neighbourly community hub and the place is all the better for it.

On 18th January 2013 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by john mcgraw
Maidstone East, 0.56 miles, 10 min walk (show)
Maidstone Barracks, 0.75 miles, 14 min walk (show)
Maidstone West, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
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16th Jun 2013, 17:13
 
20th Mar 2013, 21:39
Review submitted by Steve C

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  • Function Room : Yes - From review - last updated 18 January 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 20 March 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 20 March 2013 by Moby Duck
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 20 March 2013 by Moby Duck
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