Dartford Jug, DA1 1ET
- 01322 276600
- 8 Market Street, DA1 1ET
- Mon: 1pm-9:30pm; Tue: closed; Wed: 1pm-9:30pm; Thu: 1pm-11pm; Fri: noon-11pm; Sat: noon-11pm; Sun: noon-9pm
Like most micropubs, it's a single room in a converted shop; however, unusually, the interior is broken up with low wooden room dividers, topped with glass and brushed metal screens. The frontage is fully glazed, though the view is uninspiring; brick walls across a featureless road.
Decor is in greys and creams, enlivened by the brightly-painted casks used as seating and a display of pump clips from previous beers. The bar is at the back, with bottled beers on shelves and ales on stillage in a coolroom behind.
Kake visited on a Thursday afternoon in September 2019. There were four other customers when I arrived around 2pm, engaged in a lively conversation. No music was playing.
There were five real ales on: Kent Black Mirror (£1.90/half), Kent Session Pale, Arbor Shangri La, Mad Dog Calypso Pale, and Anarchy Flat Out IPA.
Food is limited to bar snacks such as scotch eggs, cheese rolls, and pork pies.
Accessibility: A small step followed by a 90-degree turn and then another step to get in. Some of the seating is on a small dais, but there's a reasonable amount of regular-height seating on the level. Toilets are up a flight of stairs with a handrail on one side; the cubicles have doors that open outwards.