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The Pippin

$$ - $$$, British,
78 London Road, Maidstone ME16 0DR, England
+44 1622 750747
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good27%
  • Average15%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible22%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
78 London Road, Maidstone ME16 0DR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took my son there for the first time last week, although lived in maidstone for 20 years this was the first time I have visited the pippin. We both had the hunters chicken which was really nice, followed by ice cream. The waitress was...More

2  Thank Oasislimoskent
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite today, the lunch was fine, not fancy but as expected. The event was memorable however due to Sam, who greeted us and took our order. Her pleasant manner made the whole experience very enjoyable. I hope this message is...More

3  Thank Charlie1405
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here on the on the offchance of having supper, being a Wednesday evening it was very quiet, the service was good, the food excellent, scampi and hunters chicken were delicious but both were surpassed by the chocolate brownie it was soft in...More

2  Thank Anne J S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for a meal with friends, great service very friendly staff, great meal, great service, great atmosphere. will be going again soon

2  Thank baileybailey18
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

What lovely bar staff really friendly and chatty. Fantastic choice of lagers and IPA plus the usual suspects of ales. Will definitely call in again. Food looked good

2  Thank Adey1066
ThePippinManagement, General Manager at The Pippin, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you so much for the great review, we always try to change our craft beers and ales regularly. Cant wait to welcome you back for another beer and food next time.

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

And friend and I had the Sunday lunch. He had lamb, I had beef. The food was very nice and the brownies afterwards was excellent! The only downside I found was the roast was a bit cold, great tasting, but still not as hot as...More

1  Thank Ed C
ThePippinManagement, General Manager at The Pippin, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Thank you for leaving the time to leave us a lovely review. I will look into the temperature issue with roasts and make sure every one is piping hot. See you soon.

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Absolutely rubbish service from the staff asked for a menu and got a small piece of paper with like 3 meals on so a couple sitting next to us said that's not a menu so they got up and got us a proper one. The...More

2  Thank sophappy
ThePippinManagement, General Manager at The Pippin, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback from your latest visit. We constantly strive to provide our guests with great quality food and exceptional customer service however on this occasion I can see we have fallen short of expectation and would ask...More

Reviewed 25 December 2017

Nice restaurant good pub food, good service very busy and very loud. It was the 23rd December so not sure if it is like this all the time. Plenty of parking fairly limited menu mainly pub grub with average pub prices.

1  Thank Allisoncsuk
ThePippinManagement, General Manager at The Pippin, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for leaving this review yes this one a great very busy night for us. Everyone was celebrating Christmas with us. Please pop in again soon the music and people are not always this loud. Glad to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 16 December 2017

I went for an early dinner with my granddaughter. We had cauliflower cheese soup which was OK but I had a piece of green plastic in mine. We opted for fish and chips but when it came the batter was deep brown as if it...More

1  Thank Lynn B
ThePippinManagement, General Manager at The Pippin, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

I am sincerely sorry for your food quality on this occasion. Please get in touch and I would love to invite you back in again and show you what we really are capable of and give you a great experience with us.

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Great lunch Very good choice for starters and main course Great service from Carrie Overall a very good experience and will definitely be returning

2  Thank Paul S
ThePippinManagement, General Manager at The Pippin, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Great to hear this review Paul. I shall make sure Carrie gets noticed for her great service thank you so much for leaving this for her. See you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 London Road, Maidstone ME16 0DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 750747
  • E-mail
Purveyors of fine wines and good times, we're no strangers to the art of quality thirst quenching. With our extensive wine list, new and improved cocktail menu and Cask Marque certified ales, you can be sure to find just the tonic, whatever your tipple, in Allington's best local boozer. But we're not just about eating and drinking... We firmly believe that any pub should be the hub of its local community, and try to provide a selection of events to cater for all the eclectic and wonderful people who live in Allington. Our door is always open (during designated opening hours) and there's always something going on to get involved with or laugh at in equal measures. It's not a pub, it's a way.
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