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The Redstart Inn

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Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
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70 North Street | ME16 9HF, Maidstone ME16 9HF, England
+44 1622 727001
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Today
12:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank Nick M
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Thank sandhistravels
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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

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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 

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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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!

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Thank glamama
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We are always made to feel welcome here. It is a very clean and sociable place. The food is of good quality with lots of variety. It is reasonably priced and the service is good. Lots of different wines and beers. Lovely garden for walkers and families.

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Thank Nicola C
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Visited with my daughter one evening. The place was fairly busy with a large party in for a meal. We were served quickly and ordered our food with our drinks, we chose to sit outside but later came I as it chilled down. Our food did take some time to come but it was obvious we were after the large... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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?