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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44 1622 737185
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (46 reviews)
“pudding” (24 reviews)
“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

One night stay with dinner booked on check in. Quiet as we headed into the bar but very soon filled up. Clearly popular and it was a Monday night ! Great menu with some lovely options. Not cheap but my Husbands beef dish at £26.00...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are not food connoisseurs by any stretch so very simply we like nice food, served well in a nice environment. The Black Horse ticks all the boxes - nice varied menu, well cooked and presented, helpful friendly staff in a nice setting! Best of...More

Thank Cattman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second visit to the Black Horse. This time we took family for dinner and the food was as good and homely as last time. However... the service wasn't as friendly and attentive and despite being pretty quiet there was quite a wait for the...More

1  Thank Sheffview
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Black Horse was highly recommended by a friend - we arrived to find the car park full of Jag's, Porsche's and Range Rovers. The bar/restaurant full of city types full of themselves and prepared to pay ridiculous prices for their food - £27 for...More

1  Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceeded expectations. Very busy. Good food. Drinks decent value. Very nice style of pub - very atmospheric

Thank 966julianc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We a party of four had a meal here tonight,and it was fantastic!,the surrounding in this qwerty historic building were lovely. Friendly and very efficient staff ,and thanks to the head chef for doing an order not on the evening menu for one of us....More

Thank fozy67
Reviewed March 9, 2018 via mobile

Was really looking forward to our steaks tonight in the black horse Inn.All looked fab and presentation excellent.but our Rump steaks mine med rare wife's well done.was basically like chewing a piece of leather. Good job I had sharp teeth.wife gave up in the end.such...More

1  Thank Bigcam52
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Had an impromptu long Saturday lunch... the ribeye steak was amazing. Friends had the burgers and a rump steak. All thoroughly impressed. Great setting. Lovely fireplace. Would highly recommend

Thank Quintin V
Reviewed February 26, 2018

We each had 3 courses. The restaurant is separated into little pockets of tables (which gives a nice feel) The food was very good and service was with a smile. Steak was cooked to liking (Blue and medium rare).

Thank Lisa_Ade_271016
Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

Always enjoy staying at the accommodation next to the pub as you are guaranteed a fabulous meal and a warm welcome, pub has lots of character, good beers and an extensive menu offering quality food which is presented well

Thank Graham S
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August 11, 2017|
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Response from Divemaster_Steve | Reviewed this property |
Yep no problem at all
April 28, 2015|
Response from Evie T |
The vegan options are available and also they serve a Sunday nut roast
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
Hi like the others I don't know if they allow taste card. We paid £17 odd for a bottle of rose I don't know how much the red or white was
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Thurnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 737185
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Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that Maidstone is only a stones throw away from Thurnam���s Black Horse Inn. Looking from the outside like the most traditional pub in Britain ��� white washed, tile hung, sash windowed, sign swinging in the breeze ��� inside will come as no great shock. In winter you���ll find a roaring fire in the imposing brick fireplace, dried hops drape from the ceiling and antiquey dark wood is in abundance. In summer diners can head outside to a paradise of shadey pergolas, ponds and green lawn or eat in the conservatory. Homegrown produce is key in a sophisticated menu which combines traditionalism with contemporary dining with impressive results.
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