Beer and Music Festival - August Bank Holiday Weekend
The Jolly Drayman Beer and Music Festival

August Bank Holiday Weekend 2021

The Jolly Drayman Pub and Hotel Beer and Music Festival is back!
Get on down to Gravesend's best boozer on the late August Bank Holiday weekend to sample over 25 beers and ciders, a gin and vodka bar and the best in live music.
We welcome back Vinyl Richie who will be spinning his wheels of steel all day, every day.
Friday Night - The wonderfully funky Gold will be lighting up the stage.
Saturday Night - Rumblefish will be rocking out.
Sunday Night - The lads from Hog Roast will be bringing their incomparable show to the JD.
Monday Afternoon - Guitar legend Geoff Whitehorn and his Strydes will be closing off the weekend with their classic rock show.
All in all ladies and gentlemen this a weekend that you cannot afford to miss. Make sure you come on down for the best weekend of booze and bands in town.


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Function and Private Dining Venue

Are you looking for that special place for your family party or business meeting?

Contact us to hire our fully renovated function room/restaurant.

With enough notice our chef will create a bespoke menu just for you for that special occasion if private dining is required.

With full internet access and projector and screen the Jolly Drayman private hire room will meet all of your needs.


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We are re-opening on Monday 12th April 2021 for outside drinking.

Our kitchens will remain closed for the time being,

Welcome to the Jolly Drayman

We're a friendly, traditional town inn with a country feel. We have a hotel and restaurant and are located in the heart of Gravesend in Kent. We  host one of the last surviving Daddlums (Kentish Skittles) teams in the area.

Known by locals as the "Coke Oven" and previously the Druid's Head from 1843 - 1879, the Drayman is a comfortable and traditional ale house, steeped in 150 years of history and beloved by generations of locals and visitors.

Come and enjoy a quality pint in our low ceilinged, wooden beamed gem of a pub, where our friendly staff will welcome you to enjoy our bar area or in our garden on one of our live music weekends. Other facilities include our hotel and function venue available for hire.

We look forward to seeing you.

Rob and Hannah

Bar Area