PubSpy reviews The Foresters Arms, Gravesend

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SOME might say that comparing the outside of The Foresters Arms to a public toilet is unfair – especially since the lavvy opposite is actually rather flash.

Horrid green tiles, a flaky sign and generally downtrodden exterior make for a package as wholly anti-seductive as a date talking about her psoriasis all through dinner.

Being an unfussy sort of guy devoid of any kind of class, I barrelled in, though I was concerned about what I’d find within.

Inside, it was not unlike being held in a forester’s burly arms in that space is at a premium and there’s not a lot of natural light.

That said, it’s dated interior is well-kept so that it feels cosy rather than squalid. Tired reds and browns, ceiling fans and old fashioned tables and benches, feel antiquated but are clean and well-preserved.

While all around feels very 20th century, the sparkling metal and lights on the bar are much more Starship Enterprise, with fancy tall taps selling relatively standard lagers like Stella and Carling and the added bonus of Cobra.

I was delighted to see Cobra on the bar, even if it did take the polite greying barman about a month to pour a pint that wasn’t half head.
When he did, it tasted great. And only set me back £3.20.

Though it is a small place, The Foresters pack in a dartboard, pool table, games machine, juke box, slot machine and a massive TV.

Judging by photos, notice boards and pool trophies above the bar, these pub activities indicate a nice community pub although there was just a smattering of folks the day I went in.
Not bad for a public toilet.

The Foresters Arms, Parrock Street, Gravesend

How it rated:

Exterior When the toilet is better looking, you’re in trouble

Decor  ** A palace compared to the outside

Atmosphere *** None while I was there, but I’m taking a punt

Staff ** Meh

Price *** Decent

Drink ** Not the biggest range, but bonus points for Cobra

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10:49pm Fri 6 Dec 13

molsey says...

No swinging cat competitions then?
No swinging cat competitions then? molsey

10:25am Sat 7 Dec 13

DougMM says...

Didnt find GypoJoe in there then? the old toilet face hehh hehh
Didnt find GypoJoe in there then? the old toilet face hehh hehh DougMM

3:05pm Sat 7 Dec 13

molsey says...

DougMM wrote:
Didnt find GypoJoe in there then? the old toilet face hehh hehh
No, but if I had I'd have bought him a drink. ☺
[quote][p][bold]DougMM[/bold] wrote: Didnt find GypoJoe in there then? the old toilet face hehh hehh[/p][/quote]No, but if I had I'd have bought him a drink. ☺ molsey

12:05pm Sun 8 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Thank you Molsey. I don't frequent such salubrious establishments as this place, I like to go incognito dressed as Pub Spy to places like the Brickies.

I'm Spiderman. !!


ROFLMAO
Thank you Molsey. I don't frequent such salubrious establishments as this place, I like to go incognito dressed as Pub Spy to places like the Brickies. I'm Spiderman. !! ROFLMAO Gypo.Joe

7:34pm Sun 8 Dec 13

molsey says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
Thank you Molsey. I don't frequent such salubrious establishments as this place, I like to go incognito dressed as Pub Spy to places like the Brickies.

I'm Spiderman. !!


ROFLMAO
You wouldn't be incognito wearing yer pants on the outside of yer strides.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: Thank you Molsey. I don't frequent such salubrious establishments as this place, I like to go incognito dressed as Pub Spy to places like the Brickies. I'm Spiderman. !! ROFLMAO[/p][/quote]You wouldn't be incognito wearing yer pants on the outside of yer strides. molsey

1:06pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Locked an Loaded says...

Gypo joe the toliet mouth!!!!!! :P yeeeeeeeehharrrrrrrr
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Gypo joe the toliet mouth!!!!!! :P yeeeeeeeehharrrrrrrr rr Locked an Loaded

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