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The Redstart Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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70 North Street | ME16 9HF, Maidstone ME16 9HF, England
+44 1622 727001
12:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely local, family run pub with a big heart. Good for a quick drink or evening meal. Has a large garden with play equipment, and games out in summer. Menu is varied and good at what they serve. Fish and chips are spectacular, but if you're more adventurous try the sizzler! Choose it your way, veggie, chicken or prawn with... More 

1 Thank Caroline M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazed at the vibrant atmosphere and excellent service. The food was of a high standard and plenty of choices from the menu. We enjoyed the leisurely pace and had a great time. Thank you and we will certainly come again in the warmer weather.

Thank Ron H
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

I have lived within a mile or two of this place for nearly 20 years and didn't go until this summer as I have irrational prejudices about 1930's looking pubs on the edges of housing estates. Well, here's a salutary lesson about acting on prejudice! Yes, this is the sort of place where families and folks in late middle age... More 

Thank Nick M
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Have been driving past the pub for years,but never eaten there.So decided to give it a go on a Saturday night.Walked in and the pub was busy,good sign.Plain simple and bright interior with every table taken.One of them by some friends.Had a round of drinks, and then to our table.What great food it was to.All 4 of us had a... More 

Thank sandhistravels
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We're regular visitors to the Redstart and the staff are always welcoming and the food always fantastic. Would recommend this pub to everyone.

Thank Kelly D
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I arranged a meal for a party of ladies, we had a very enjoyable lunch. Some had two courses some three.

Thank Valerie S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I visited yesterday and enjoyed an excellent lunch. The menu had plenty to choose from. Fish fingers in ciabatta with chips and salad. The fish fingers were homemade in crispy batter, the chips were crisp and dry and tartare sauce tasty. Prices reasonable, staff friendly, food excellent. We will be back to sample the main menu for an evening.

Thank Richard R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Pre book for Sunday lunch and only pay £1.95 for your starter. Roast beef very tender good mix of vegetables. Waiting staff friendly with attentive good service. Reasonably priced drinks Will go here again

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Visited late afternoon on a Saturday with friends and family. A large group including children. Most times we wanted to order drinks or food we had to flag down the staff. The food took longer than expected to arrive so the kids were getting fidgety. The food was acceptable but nothing particularly special unfortunately. The main down side to this... More 

1 Thank sophieebee
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153 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Yet again another great meal here, nothing ever a problem. Even though they had a 60th anniversary party the service was excellent. Fish and Chips was excellent better than chip shops! The kids dinners excellent and they loved the new climbing frame in the garden. Love going there!

Thank glamama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 North Street | ME16 9HF, Maidstone ME16 9HF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 727001

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?