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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Thurnham $$ - $$$ , British,
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44 1622 737185
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving back from Spain and stayed overnight at the Black horse inn with our 2 little dogs. We were met by Michelle who was extremely friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely. We enjoyed a light lunch and then later had an evening meal in...More

Thank ALAN104
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for 17 for my 65th, we all chose our meals and wine in advance of the night and we could not fault the service or the food which was hot and beautifully cooked, our 2 waitresses were very attentive and the overall experience...More

Thank gillyannelunn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having previously visited several times; we had another enjoyable supper this evening. Lovely friendly team. Took the opportunity to dine in the garden and enjoy the warm evening. Nice decked dining area in the enclosed beautiful garden area. We opted for the lamb rump and...More

Thank PJT91065
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Frequently use this restaurant and have never been disappointed. They have a varied menu and some excellent. beers. The staff are always friendly and very helpful. I personally like the lambs liver, always cooked to perfection and so tasty. The pub is an old building...More

Thank Paul J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate lunch and dinner here while staying at nearby Thurnham Keep. Lunch was a terrific ploughman's and salad, and dinner was lamb and a suet pudding, all tasty and memorable. Worth a stop.

Thank hmwji7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As is the way with old buildings the interior is awkward and gloomy (or as you might say 'has character') unfortunately reading the menu is a torch job as a consequence. The less nimble might find getting about tricky. It is in a glorious setting...More

Thank Mark_Elliott
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a meal here last Christmas and the food was so good I always had it in mind to return, if only to taste that wonderful steak again. Fast forward to my wife's Birthday and I'm bleating on to her about this will be...More

Thank peter_haigh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice quaint pub with historical posters and a different kind of interior. The menu is quite big with lots of choice - there are also specials which presumably change every so often. The food that I had was all pretty tasty too! The waitresses...More

Thank fk10875
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lamenting our inability to find real English "pub grub" until the Black Horse Inn was recommended. We had an exceptional dinner of fish&chips and steak&ale pie. I opted for a lovely Rosé while my partner relished a tall glass of bitters from the...More

Thank TNGlinda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a busy and hot Sunday. Were shown to our reserved table and promptly given menus and wine list. Lunch menu with average choice and moderate prices. Were not advised of any specials. Our orders taken and served promptly. Food was OK , there...More

Thank clara c
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Questions & Answers
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
January 21, 2015|
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Response from marywinifred | Reviewed this property |
I fully agree with the previous answer. Call them and ask! I was here July 2014 with daughter & granddaughter - the first one doesn't drink alcohol and the second one is just 12, so one bottle of wine for just me was a bit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
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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