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The Scared Crow

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Pub, Mexican
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79 Offham Road, West Malling ME19 6RB, England
+44 1732 840408
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:15 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I love this place. I love that's is off the main high street like a hidden gem! It's quite a small pub with a small area for the bar but the food is exceptional! It's lovely for a romantic pub meal. Same menu as the Oak on the Green and the food is just as good! Nice garden area at... More 

Thank skipington
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate at The Scared Crow with friends and our children. The menu is mainly Mexican but there are other choices if that doesn't do it for you. The place itself is a pub, so not necessarily the choice for a romantic fine dining experience but there are plenty of other options in West Malling for that. What you do... More 

Thank Lee B
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I came here with my dad and step mum. The atmosphere was great and the staff and manageress was super friendly and very welcoming! A great choice of beers on tap aswell. Me and my dad ordered the paella for 2 - £29.00. Now I would definitely say it was worth the money. Full of huge prawns, mussels and tasted... More 

Thank purplecat1987
Rochester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

5 stars is not nearly enough more like 10, the quality and indeed the quantity of the food was outstanding. We ordered 3 starters,2 garlic mushrooms and 1 pate, the portion sizes would shame the main course sizes of a lot of local restaurants they were more than ample. Main courses were a ribeye steak and a portion of chicken... More 

Thank Dawn and Paul S
scaredcrow, Owner at The Scared Crow, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, look forward to seeing you again, before New Years Eve we hope. Tina More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this pub. They do Chicken and Steak Fajitas which are superb. We have been to Mexican restaurants in many parts of the world but they are the best. I am so lucky to have it in the village where I live. They do lots of other food on the menu which is also very good. The staff... More 

Thank Anne H
scaredcrow, Owner at The Scared Crow, responded to this review

Thank you so much Anne for all the fabulous reviews you have given us. Please make yourself known to us when you return so I can thank you personally. Kind regards Tina More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went to The Scared Crow with friends who live in West Malling, the restaurant was really busy and we were in a tight corner but as soon as a better table became available the waiting staff said we could move, brilliant. Everyones food looked great, good size portions, unfortunately i couldnt eat mine as i asked if the chilli was... More 

Thank Joanne W
scaredcrow, Owner at The Scared Crow, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and feedback. It is quite difficult to judge the degree of spice to each individuals taste and I do apologize that you found our chilli too spicy, I hope we will see you again soon. Kind regards Tina More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great people, great service. Big portions with a very very friendly atmosphere! Highly recommend

Thank davisJ3791
Poole, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have visited West Malling a few times now, and eaten in many of the fantastic restaurants there. So this time it was the Scared Crow for a spot of Mexican food. So it looks like an old English pub. It's small and old fashioned, but, oh boy, the food is amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough. Well worth... More 

Thank Graham F
West Malling, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Quaint cottage pub. Does amazing Tex-Mex food and huge, tasty home-made pizzas. On Monday eves if you order before 7:30 pm they do BOGOF deals - fantastic value. Room for about 20 or so: more in summer in the fenced paved area overlooking the little green. Service with a smile!

Thank Becky C
West Malling, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Really fancied nachos, saw a good review on trip advisor so rang up on the off chance of a table on the day. Got a table in the bar which was fine. Large bowl of nachos really good, Pate also good. Steak well cooked. All food was piping hot. Large portions. Sharing krunchie sundae was huge! Small restaurant so book... More 

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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$10 - US$30
Pub, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:15 - 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: 79 Offham Road, West Malling ME19 6RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 840408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?