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The Black Horse


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Bar, Seafood, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went out with the kids to enjoy our day, googled search somewhere in tunbridge wells to eat!! We came across this place so we thought we would try it. What an awful experience. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by blonde...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Elizabeta123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dropped in here to get some food. Place was very busy but they found us a table. Service was very friendly and helpful. We had the carvery which was great, very plentiful and all fresh home cooking. We had such a big roast that we...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tina J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for lunch with a group from work. The menu was extensive with a good mix of choices/budgets. The food portions were generous, well presented and delicious. Drinks were reasonably priced. Service very good. Will definitely come again.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank tazzat7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parking was very tricky and elderly parents had a long walk from their car. Table was reserved as requested. Drinks were good and reasonable. Server friendly. Carvery was plentiful and tasty and not a long wait. Desserts included in the £17.50, home-made and high quality....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Treats999
Reviewed March 16, 2019

A good pub with good food it’s not one of those jumped up gastro establishments, We Had lunch here with the family all the food dishes tasted great and were of good quality. Will definitely be returning

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank lescrawley
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Wow that was some carvery!!! The best ever had anywhere!! Such good choice of meats and veg.....good service and great atmosphere. And as for the puds, again vast choice and all yummy so I was told by my family. Thoroughly recommend this lovely pub in...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 456MarilynH
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Visited the Black Horse today, to help my step-daughter celebrate her birthday. I have often visited The Black Horse for drinks, but was encouraged to eat one of their Carvery Lunches. "What have I been missing all these years?" I asked myself. The food here...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Kentwolf
Reviewed March 2, 2019

We were very impressed by the buffet provided for our group - sandwiches,curry,fish and chips in a cup and very large desserts ! The fish and chips were the best ! All ages catered for. Tea and coffee kept coming. We were given a private...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank lignum
Reviewed February 18, 2019

The Black Horse is very popular, especially for their Carvery - only offered on a Sunday between 12.30 - 6pm. It's advised to book a table otherwise you might be disappointed. There's a mish mash of dining areas, all with good atmosphere. The Customer Service...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Maggi Y
Reviewed February 16, 2019 via mobile

A recent business trip crossed over with Valentine’s Day and we ate here. They had decorated every table wonderfully and the staff were very welcoming. From the front and the entrance it looks like a very small traditional pub but the restaurant out the back...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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December 20, 2018|
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Response from jackykent2018 | Reviewed this property |
Suggest you ask Black Horse directly. Booking would definitely be recommended.
May 5, 2018|
Response from 904DavidS | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. There’s even a basket of cushions by the door to take outside so you can be more comfortable
April 29, 2017|
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Response from MrsT_TW | Reviewed this property |
The new A21 dual carriageway is due to open in a couple of days time so the road works will be finished, should be about 5 minutes drive from the Odeon cinema now.
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