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Evening meal

Reasonable menu but tables are close together. Excellent view of the River Thames and passing... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2018
Mike D
London, United Kingdom
Oldest Cast Iron Pier in the World

Not much to see here, this is not a pleasure pier, but if you appreciate history and our... read more

Reviewed January 7, 2018
Dartford, United Kingdom
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West Street, Gravesend DA11 0BJ, England
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

This is an amazing Pier, restored for the benefit of visitors and locals to enjoy. It has a wonderful history.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018

This pier has stunning views and I would recommend anyone and everyone to come to the pier to check it out. The tilbury to gravesend ferry is here and also the three daws provides stunning views of the thames and of course next door to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Reasonable menu but tables are close together. Excellent view of the River Thames and passing ships. Worth booking in advance - ask for a table with a river view.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike D
Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

The council have the pier but do nothing about health and safety, I used the pier 9 months ago to find that as you walk out of the door you are met with a sign telling you there is a problem with the walk way...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Not much to see here, this is not a pleasure pier, but if you appreciate history and our engineering achievements, this is pretty big, being the World's Oldest Cast Iron Pier. Worth a look, but I wouldn't stay here for long unless you are visiting...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank CliveBilby
Reviewed October 25, 2017

At the bottom of the High Street on the opposite side of the road is Gravesend Pier. The pier is apparently the oldest remaining cast iron pier in the world and opened in 1834. There is a restaurant and bar on the pier but we...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Although this site was restored by the Gravesham Borough Council at the turn of the century it's never going to be visually appealing, but rather its more of interest as a historic footnote. It was designed by William Tierney Clark and between 1835-1842 it served...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Ultron-8
Reviewed August 25, 2017

As a landing point for the ferry this is a useful structure on the river. The Bar/Restaurant located here looked dark and unfriendly so we only used the pier to get onto and off of the ferry boat. Good place to take photos of the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Old metal river pier. Nowadays it's the way onto the Ferry. Restaurant at the end next to a friendly pub at the beginning. Worth a visit when visiting the town.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank carjams
Reviewed December 17, 2016

A fantastic place, I enjoy visiting once in a while. It has been renovated you know with new paint and steel. Watching the Thames Wilde life, yachts and RNLI is good.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank James Kevin R
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