This is lovely gastro-pub, in the centre of a very popular village, hence it is a very popular haunt for all ages - For drinking as well as eating. The interior is pleasing to the eye, warm and well staffed.
On being shown to our table we were presented with both the standard menu & the 'specials' menu. We chose the fish medley to start, which at over £10 we anticipated would be quite substantial and were advised it was, 'to share' by the waiter, but when it arrived there were only about 6 pieces of crispy white bait, 6 pieces of what were referred to as calamari on the menu (but actually the squid had no coating what so ever ) along with a mug of shell-on prawns, not even served with a wedge of lemon ! For mains I chose frommthe specials menu again, the skate wing with caper, olives & brown shrimp, samphire & noisettes, this arrived, the fish substantial, but drowned in butter, pretty tastless and with no potato - And at over £16 very disappointing. My husband's choice, the a house burger with mushroom and Gorgonzola served with Frits was a much better one, tasty and nicely presented. Desert was sticky toffee pudding, actually a slice of cake and ice cream, I had to request the sticky sauce as the 3 drops on the side of the plate didn't really fulfill my expectations of the 'sticky' in sticky toffee pudding.
There are a lot of nice gastro pubs around the Maidstone area, as well as similarly priced restaurants, which deliver a much better quality of food - so we will not be returning.
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