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The Cock Horse Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
+44 1622 730144
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came as a family party of 9 and from the moment we walked through the door, to the time we left we were well looked after. The food was tremendous and all plates were cleared. Most had the Sunday roast including the kids and that was all fresh and hot, veg was kept separate so you could pick and... More 

Thank Kirk H
Kent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself, my partners and my parents came here on a Saturday evening to celebrate my birthday. We ordered 3 courses each and all enjoyed 3 glasses of wine each too! Food was lovely as was the wine and we thought the value of the food was very good as well. The atmosphere in the pub was delightful and will definitely... More 

Thank ARGKent
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hosts in our hour of need. Only wish we had time to eat as it looked amazing. We will be back, this time without the tow trucks! Thank you guys, an awesome place

Thank Brett M
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Eat here with friends in December, two of us arrived early the other was slightly late we kept being pushed to sit at our table whilst trying to have a drink at the bar. Found the menu was very limited and don't feel they cope with lots of orders very well food was reasonable but nothing outstanding little bit pricey... More 

Thank lillyKent
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I booked a 50Th. birthday dinner here for my cousin. 19 guests (some very last minute), consisting of family, Chris's friends and carers, were all taken care of by Kim and her team. We we're all made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Kim also arranged a birthday cake with candles for the birthday boy. We all had... More 

Thank K8rv
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

visited the cock horse inn for a birthday celebration. Friends wanted an evening to be arranged at a small english pub. Found The Cock Horse Inn on a web site and immediately booked. Haven't not been before what a lovely pleasant surprise. The quaint little pub was easy to find and had a lovely atmosphere. The guys who were serving... More 

Thank Mandy C
London, United Kingdom
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237 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this place by friends and so we went down with them for Sunday lunch. Staff were very helpful and friendly and the pub is lovely. The Sunday roast is spot on. Great portions and it was cooked to perfection. The Yorkshire pud to excellent and perfectly completed the meat and gravy. Well priced, great setting, great meal.

Thank Matt D
Kent, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped here whilst out on our bikes to see if we could get lunch. Have cycled past many times but never stopped. Well it was fantastic. Beautiful decor, really cosy and welcoming. Was told that we could have a roast or a baguette, this was great as we we're always after a 'lighter bites when we're on the bikes and... More 

Thank kavagle
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We regularly eat at The Cock Horse in and our recent visit was as great as ever. We called in for a last minute evening meal and were not disappointed - great service, value and quality as always. Highly recommended.

Thank uktraveller270
Upland, California
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162 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

We got lost looking for the Black-horse Inn and went into the Cock Horse Pub for directions. We check into our location and then went back to the Cock Horse for dinner, the food is great. Next time we will stay here.

Thank Ronald C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$43
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 730144
Dating back to the 14th century, The Cock Horse Inn in Detling is situated on the ancient Pilgrims' Way which follows the route of the devoted from Winchester to Canterbury.This historic pub and restaurant once stabled extra horses required to take heavy loads up the village's steep hill, and now provides an all-day menu of fortifying home-made food, with specials and three roasts on Sundays.

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