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Malta Inn Beefeater

Bar, British, Pub, Grill
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Allington Lock | Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AS, England
441622717251
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6:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Thetford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Premier Inn (which was excellent) and as this restaurant was right next door with stunning river views, we decided to have dinner there. What a disappointment. My husband's mushroom risotto was cold and was sent back for reheating by which time it was just a sticky gloop and with hardly a trace of mushroom. My steak... More 

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kent
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've been to the Malta inn several times over the years and I've never really been impressed up until now. Some friends and I visited on Monday evening, purely because I had a promotional voucher. I did book a table online, as previously I had visited and it was a two hour wait for a table! We had the beefeater... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would recommend the Malta inn if you fancy a drink but would recommend you eat elsewhere. The pub is situated next to the river and has plenty of seating inside and outside over looking the river. I went there with my partner, two daughters and my grand-daughter. The pub was reasonably busy but we were seated straight away and... More 

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Came here for a lunchtime drink with my family as it is such a lovely setting by the river. There was a long but orderly queue for the bar and if I had been alone I would have gone elsewhere. I am glad I had the patience to wait. Whilst queuing, I saw they made milkshakes and as I was... More 

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Thank David M
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always busy, great to sit by the river... Last Sunday they had live music and it was brilliant, really good musician who lifted the atmosphere on what was already a beautiful day. The food is middle of the road, not awful not great just OK in my opinion. Great refill option on soft drinks, £2 and up to 6 refills,... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lunch was nice, and food reasonable as were able to have lunchtime menu, but when looked at menu for evenings was expensive. Not much for price paid. Drinks expensive

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We bought my mum here for her birthday tonight. We were served by Becca and she was brilliant. Great service and very friendly. The food was brilliant and quick as well

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Firstly we were given the evening not the lunch menu, waitress forgot to order our drinks, no apology was forthcoming and even after taking the order again she got it wrong. We had to go and find staff to get more drinks, sauces etc and when the waitress brought our deserts she gave us soup spoons!

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Thrapston
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wouldn't waste money on food here... For a drink or snack it's fine. Each visit has been disappointing and now we just avoid. Always dark atmosphere and unfortunately staff didn't leave much of an impression. The biggest let down was the food. :(

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant, well decorated and in a nice location, however there seems to forever be a staffing issue here leading to slow service and long waits for food. The restaurant and bar serve good food and a good selection of drinks (however no ale was on pump on my last visit) but long lines and poor staffing... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Allington Lock | Sandling, Maidstone ME14 3AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: 441622717251

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