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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

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Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44 1622 737185
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoy coming to this cosy pub! Staff are always friendly. Food is amazing cannot fault it every time we have been! Highly recommend if you like old style puds and food hearty food!

Thank Savannah T
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just popped in as we was passing and was fortunate to get a table for Sunday Lunch. Friendly cheerful attentive staff. Lovely surroundings. Open fires. Try the devilled chicken livers as a starter.... Fabulous; as was the soup of the day. Followed by traditional Roast Beef. Cooked pink. Lovely. Freshly cooked veg and a side of cauliflower cheese made for... More 

Thank PJT91065
Paris, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice pub. Staff very friendly. Mussels mariniere was good. Goats cheese in breadcrumbs was a bit too stodgy - smaller portion with lighter veg would have improved it. Kids meals were merely average. So OK, but have had better (and cheaper) elsewhere. The real let down was the long wait for food (45 min from when we sat down) at... More 

Thank Emissary
London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The duck fritter, the scallops appetizer and the onion soup were really outstanding. Highly recommended

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We visited agin for Sunday roast, great flavour and a great price. We would highly recommend for a great meal.

Thank rupkezellrub
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I have eaten here on 3 occasions and have never been disappointed. The service is exceptional along with the wine list and menu. Its always best to book as always busy even on a week day day. To actually finish a sunday roast here is a feat unto itself as the portions of fresh veg, crispy roast potatoes and mounds... More 

Thank maxine d
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

A varied menu at reasonable prices. Book a table as it gets busy. The staff are knowledgeable friendly and attentive. Both dishes we ate were delicious a cooked to perfection. A good selection of local beers are also on offer

Thank RayWilts
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

One of my favourite restaurants to be found in a delightful village. The ambience is pleasant without too much noise or blaring music and the meals, beautifully presented, mouthwatering, especially the fillet steak. A comfortable venue with an interesting history. I can't wait to return. I am not a pud eater but my husband certainly is and polishes off whatever... More 

Thank migs611
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Really loved this restaurant, the food was absolutely lovely, personally I find the menu choice a little limited, I feel they could do or change some items that would suit different pallets, this said, I thoroughly enjoyed the Fillet steak, cooked to order and preference, amazing home made chips. Good service, place was busy but staff were efficient, couple of... More 

Thank jkbulldog
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I visited this pub with a group of 10 friends for Sunday lunch and we were all impressed with the service, value for money and quality of the food. In general when in a large group, a lot of restaurants struggle to bring out the food together and in a timely manner. The Sunday roast was £12 and there was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
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
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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