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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44 1622 737185
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

When you book for a special occasion, you expect a little extra. Unfortunately, this is not the place for that. First, our order was rushed because a table of 30 was due shortly. Good start. Then, we couldn't get a drink without going to the bar. The service all round was atrocious. Not rude, but simply non-existent. Then, at 11.30... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited last night for dinner we have eaten here before and because we live locally we thought we would see if it had improved . Unfortunately not , the restaurant was reasonably quiet, but we were seated in very close proximity to another couple, given other seats were Available this was done for the waiting staffs convenience with no... More 

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Sheerness, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late in booking for our meal, so were told there were only tables available in the bar area, which was fine. There was a party of nine of us for a family gathering, and we were all full and satisfied. Most of our party had a roast and the plates came out with an ample portion of meat... More 

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Thank Shaun G
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to black horse new years eve.a party of eight of us for 3 course meal and disco. we all agreed it was a great night good food great service bit of a boogie nice crowd thanks to all the staff who were great will come again next year

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

two kids, two adults. Sensible, home cooked kids menu. Decent mains - and we were a difficult table - all asking for gravy instead of mushy peas and thin not thick chips and sending the steak back but everyone was great and the food was just right. Onion rings a bit ropey and that's about it - which for a... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Already reviewed via the hotel Terrible meal Seasonal vegetables were certainly not seasonal,peas and broccoli stems The meat in the cottage pie was mainly fat and gristle and just awful Served in two separate metallic dishes so very annoying transferring food constantly between the two dishes. Why not a plate ,a little nineties maybe but a good option. I could... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night and had heard only good things about the place. Lovely fireplace in the bar area and very friendly staff in both bar and restaurant. I went for the fillet steak which was well cooked but certainly not the best bit of steak I have ever had. The chunky chips were delicious. Good choice of specials too... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

14 in our party in total. We all had starters, main courses and desserts. Staff were friendly and attentive, nothing was too much trouble. Great menu, varied choice with something for everyone. I had mussels to start, then the pork belly and sticky toffee pudding for dessert...amazing plates of food! Everyone in our party really enjoyed our lunch and look... More 

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Kent
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288 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Such a traditional, cosy, Kentish pub! Friendly welcome and nice atmosphere. Great cheesy chips as well!

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UK
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Having been here before, my partner and myself usually love this place! We returned yesterday at around 4pm for an early meal. It was quiet and the staff were preparing for a busy evening service, I understand this having worked in hospitality myself but we ended up feeling ignored when service should have been great as there were not many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Thurnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 737185
Description
Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that Maidstone is only a stones throw away from Thurnam���s Black Horse Inn. Looking from the outside like the most traditional pub in Britain ��� white washed, tile hung, sash windowed, sign swinging in the breeze ��� inside will come as no great shock. In winter you���ll find a roaring fire in the imposing brick fireplace, dried hops drape from the ceiling and antiquey dark wood is in abundance. In summer diners can head outside to a paradise of shadey pergolas, ponds and green lawn or eat in the conservatory. Homegrown produce is key in a sophisticated menu which combines traditionalism with contemporary dining with impressive results.

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