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The Three Pillars, Gravesend

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25 Wrotham Road
Gravesend
DA11 0PA
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Three Pillars

This is a slightly unusual micro pub located in a series of small rooms through the basement of the town’s Masonic Hall. A pretty steep flight of steps leads down into a simple, carpeted seating area which has a mix of high tables and stools and more conventional tables and chairs under whitewashed brick walls decorated with lots of old black and white photos, many of which seemed to depict former pubs from around the local area. The toilet door is to the right and has been painted to look like the door to an old red phone box, complete with an old phone box door handle. To the left there’s a tidy little side room through a pair of etched glass doors, which offers a few more tables and chairs and has a nice, large display cabinet on the end wall as a focal point. Moving through to the brick floored rear room, you pass through a small anteroom with enough space for a single high table and a couple of stools under an impressive, colourful mural and a ceiling painted with fake cracks and missing plaster, into the main bar area. The dark wood servery is along the rear wall and seating comes mainly in the form of high stools and benches, including some around a centrally positioned pillar. The bar canopy has been liberally covered with old pump clips as you might expect from such an establishment, whilst beer boards to the left detail the full range. All of the locals had congregated in this room and the radio was audible but not particularly intrusive.
I only paid attention to the cask ale range, which comprised Gadds Best Bitter and She Sells Seashells, Evil Thieves Angels & Demons, Mighty Oak Old Man And The Sea and one from the Musket Brewery that I forgot the name of. However, there appeared to be some craft keg on the bar as well as real cider and wine options. The landlord was very friendly, greeting me warmly on arrival and then stopping at my table for a chat after I’d settled down. My pint of the Old Man And The Sea was in excellent condition – my first truly great pint of cask ale this year.
I really liked the feel of this place, which benefited from being able to repurpose the Masonic Hall’s existing bar, creating a nice, intimate environment that stands out from the slew of shop-converted micro pubs that predominate the scene. The friendly welcome and tip-top condition beer meant that I stayed here longer than anticipated and had there not been other nearby pubs to check out, I might well have considered sampling the entirety of their range. A great pub to enjoy my first indoors pint of 2021 in.

On 24th May 2021 - rating: 9
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Three Pillars

Three room mini-pub somewhat hidden away in the cellars beneath the Masonic Hall. It could be a gloomy arrangement, but the decor is mostly light so rather more appealing inside than the initial descent of the narrow external steps might suggest. Plenty of room for a counter, but no handpumps used so all real ales served on gravity from the cool room. I went for the local Gravesend Shrimpers (£3.00) but there was a decent selection of five other beers in a range of styles.

On 28th October 2018 - rating: 8
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Three Pillars

Gravesend second micropub found under the Masonic Hall. This micro consists of a small room with a couple of tables and chairs at the entrance, plus a small side room, both of which were carpeted. The larger back room, which had a red brick floor and low ceilings was where the bar could be found along the back wall. Four ales served on stillage from a cold room behind the bar, two from Salcombe Brewery Seahorse and Shingle Bay, Wantsum Black Prince Mild and Musket Matchlock Mild. I went for the Salcombe Shingle Bay, which was served too cold. The bar was busy on our visit and navigating to and from the bar counter was made easy, by a couple of customers politely clearing space for us. The owner was friendly and welcoming. The only downside for me was the group of woman drinking large goblets of gin, who were unbearably loud, low ceilings most certainly didn't help.

On 10th June 2018 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Graham Mason
Gravesend, 0.32 miles, 6 min walk (show)
Tilbury Town, 1.99 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Northfleet, 2.22 miles, 42 min walk (show)
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24th May 2021, 16:33
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
29th Oct 2018, 21:09
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Live Music : No last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Micropub : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 16 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 24 May 2021 by Pub SignMan
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