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“Good food in a great setting”
Review of The Rum Puncheon

The Rum Puncheon
Ranked #62 of 121 Restaurants in Gravesend
Cuisines: British, Pub
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“Good food in a great setting”
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We have eaten here a handful of times over the past couple of years and on our last visit the food was still very good.

We went on a Sunday and the menu had changed since our previous Sunday visit (no lamb option and just 2 deserts or cheese to finish) but what we had was enjoyable. I went for the beef which was cooked to perfection and came with a good selection of veg, roast and new potatoes and a Yorkie pud. The better half opted for the pork that although a little fatty around the edge was tasty and came with lovely crackling' and veg.

We both said that there could have been a bit more meat - just one more slice would be good - but the dinner was filling nonetheless.

We had apple crumble with ice cream and the cheese & biscuits to finish and both were good and well priced at £4.20.

For those who haven't been here before the pub itself is very well decorated with lovely old furniture and chandeliers and lamps. Other customers are all great and the staff are very good. There is also a nice seating area out the back which is great in the good weather.

The Rum has a great real ale selection that changes regularly and also a good selection of tap and bottle lagers. They also offer a good selection of wines by the glass and bottle, most under £15-16 a bottle.

All round this offers very good value for a Sunday lunch in a lovely relaxed pub.

  • Visited July 2014
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2 Thank JBroadsword
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great pub, lovely food!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

In October 2012 we got married and had our Wedding reception at the Rum Puncheon. We will be celebrating our first Wedding anniversary this weekend and will have Sunday lunch with our teenage sons at the Rum Puncheon to reminisce.

The Puncheon is a gem among many other pubs in the town.

It is by far the best place in the town, Mel and Sue did a fantastic job for us last year, they and the team looked after us and over 100 guests at our wedding. It was an amazing day and perfect for us.

Many of our friends and family said it was the best Wedding they had been too and the location for the reception was absolutely perfect.

Thank you Mel and Sue!

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Barks-from-Kent
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Gravesend, Kent. England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Be happy in your work!!”
Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

The food here is excellent though a bit pricy for a pub and not much choice for us pescatarians. What spoilt our meal was the service. We didn't see our server smile once! Not much to ask but it would have made all the difference.

  • Visited September 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Lovely pub on the banks of the Thames”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

The pub is set out with a warming fire, old mahogany bar and brass pumps. The food is excellent the balcony and seating area to the rear is very pleasant. A little treasure!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Diane F
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