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The Black Horse Inn
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England   |  
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Kent
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Lovely”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We stayed on a Sunday night to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and stayed in Alyssum. The room was modern, clean and well equipped. The evening meal was delicious, as was the inclusive breakfast. The service was very good too. The setting is very picturesque. Only downsides were: the digibox took quite a while to pick up some channels, the WiFi signal was non-existent, the heated towel rail didn't work, heating is via one electric heater which you are not allowed to leave on when you are not in the room which means you come back to a chilly room, especially with the wooden floors - I imagine this would be even more inconvenient in the winter months! Also, this was probably a one-off, but we were woken at 8.30am by builders bawling at each other outside our window - not what you want when you have booked a relaxing night away! Overall a lovely place though, we would definitely go back and recommend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights, very comfortable spacious room , nice solid bed and a good hot drinks tray with biscuits. The breakfast was one of the best cooked breakfasts ive had.Well recommended for business travelers as the pub also serves well priced quality evening meals.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Castlerock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

Third stay in this lovely location--excellent food,very helpful and friendly staff.Safe parking.Quiet location and only 5 minutes from motorway.Walking opportunites abound--you will not be disapointed

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night whilst touring the area as it is very convenient for a visit to Leeds Castle.
The room was lovely and extremely well equipped - they seem to have thought of everything, even umbrellas to use if it is raining when you go to the main building for meals etc!
The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, especially the girl on reception in the mornings, when we called in to book the room and also to checkout. She really helped with suggestions of places to visit and things to see.
The evening meal was delicious, as was breakfast and we would happily recommend this inn to anyone staying in the area, and visit again ourselves if we were holidaying in Kent again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Epsom, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Stayed here with friends as we were in the area at Go Ape (Leeds castle). Fantastic quaint bar with a wonderful atmosphere. Lovely "chalet" style rooms. Fantastic breakfast. All in all a lovely hotel, very helpful and amiable staff. Would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wivenhoe UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Brilliant location in the rolling hills of North Kent. Great breakfast and the evening meal (please book ahead) was delightful and served very professionally by attentive staff. The room was peaceful and well appointed. There was a duck alarm call system (a family of ducks gave us a gentle wake up call!) We will come back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Stayed here for one night with my husband and despite an unfortunate start - which I shant mention on here, suffice to stay the staff dealt with it wonderfully and were genuinely sorry which was all fine. Stayed in Foxglove and the room was excellent, immaculate and fresh. The TV was okay but only worked on two channels but this did not affect us in anyway. Good quality extras in the room - teas coffees etc. Free standing fan in the cupboard as well as iron and board.
Ate in the restaurant and the meal and service was superb. The breakfast the next morning was perfect. Will definitely be coming back very soon! Thank you.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Maidstone > Thurnham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Black Horse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17th Century Pub / Restaurant with beams, hops and open fireplaces serving real ales and country wine. 27 beautiful en-suite rooms in the grounds provide a peaceful haven around the duck pond. Ideal for business or tourists. Close to Leeds Castle and only a 50 minute train journey to London. Lovely gardens and outside dining area. Also licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies.Fully equiped air conditioned business centre ideal for conferences, meetings and training seating up to 80 delegates ... more   less 
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