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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

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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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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here evening of the 18th March. Great service and food, fast efficient and Tasty Will be back again Thanks

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Let’s be honest- going for a meal in an unknown restaurant is a gamble these days. This one came highly-prized from one of our sons. Its an old-world type village Pub on a crossroads with a reasonable sized car park at the rear. Staff were quick to respond to us for our booked table and we were soon seated in... More 

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Thank Pat M
England, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off here for what we thought would be a quick drink. But once we was snuggled by the open fire is the chesterfield chairs we opted for dinner too. Food was very nice we had lamb shank and the fillet however for the price paid for the fillet we have definitely had better at other local pubs. Very lovely... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Why do eateries think that all vegetarians like goats cheese? Miserable experience for a vegetarian who detests this. Nice looking place but please be more imaginative with your menu.

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Thank Chenin62
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This of one place that we had heard good reports but for whatever reason we had just not got around to visiting. We are kicking ourselves now! It is about a mile from Detling village. Plenty of parking which is just as well at it was (for good reason) quite busy. Warm welcome and a good menu and specials. We... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a recommendation by a friend, we looked forward to our visit. Visually it was all we expected it to be, quirky, olde worldy, great atmosphere...but things went downhill after that.. We were shown to our table by a pleasant young waiter on his first day - he did as well as he could but clearly had little idea what... More 

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BVI
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Judging by all the 4 and 5 star reviews, we must have visited on an off day and I'd have given it 2.5 stars instead of 3 if that had been an option. The pork belly was so dry it was difficult to swallow and while my cod was well cooked, the vegetables and noodles were 'tired' and had clearly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I'm surprised to read some of the negative reviews on here. We stayed in the hotel (reviewed separately) and thoroughly enjoyed our experience of the pub & restaurant. The bar staff were very welcoming and even when it got a little busier they were friendly and attentive. When we moved to the restaurant the service remained excellent, the food arrived... More 

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Thank Christhewino
London
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always enjoy coming here as the location, staff and food are so good. the inside is very nice and oldy worldy for a cold day but the gardens are the gem on a sumers day.

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Thank Divemaster_Steve
Sippy Downs, Australia
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

This pub was amazing. I've been traveling Europe and the world for a while and this had everything. Didn't know what the expect for a small country town pub but it was awesome. The food was delicious. The staff was very kind and the place was gorgeous. Old look and I don't know what they did with the roof but... 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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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