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Drakes, Maidstone Town, Maidstone

9 Fairmeadow
Maidstone
ME14 1JP
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Drakes

Purposely dingy 'cork & cask' house, but not actually too bad. Mostly student(ish) clientele. Two of four handpumps in operation on this visit, dispensing the 'house' Pleisure Seekers Golden Ale and Franklin's Mama Knows Best (£3.75) (and a reversed Landlord clip also noted). Regular live music advertised. Well hidden, but may be worth seeking out if the other Maidstone town-centre pubs don't appeal...

On 21st February 2016 - rating: 6
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Steve C left this review about Drakes

I popped into Drakes on Friday afternoon last week when the pub was empty apart from a group of four young blokes. There was some background music playing and the plasma screen was off with no signs of Sky Sports. There is regular entertainment in the form of quizzes, live music, open mic etc. To be honest I found this information written on a large busy chalkboard a little confusing, especially as light is a rare commodity in this pub.
The bar is stocked with standard draught which was all unavailable due to cellar issues and one of the three hand pumps was unused. The Hobgoblin had just gone off so I had a pint of Sambrooks Wandle which I couldn’t finish as it had turned for the worst.

Calamities behind the bar aside this place is still a little dark and dingy for my liking.

On 4th October 2012 - rating: 4
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Map location corrected by Steve C
Maidstone West, 0.29 miles, 5 min walk (show)
Maidstone East, 0.49 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Maidstone Barracks, 0.54 miles, 10 min walk (show)
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30th Aug 2016, 20:50
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30th Aug 2016, 11:39
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Must be on a lead - last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : Yes - Tuesday, Friday & Saturday - last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 25 October 2019 by ROB Camra
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