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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

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Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44(0)1622 737185
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food and surroundings can't be faulted. Good menu choice. Steaks are a good bet. Family friendly and good beers! Visited this on numerous occasions including a surprise family get together for my wife on her birthday. When the weather is good the outdoor area is a delight.

Thank nakiska1957
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I been many times to this restaurant great character I like old part in evening But in day prefer conservortry staff very pleasant not cheapest of places but food is local and you can tell that I would rev omens this place they do have cheaper meals ad well

Thank Maureen F
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked a table for my boyfriends birthday on Sunday as I had heard great things from family and friends and we were not disappointed. Our reservation was at 6pm but as we were slightly early we sat in the garden which was lovely as the sun was out. The Sunday lunch menu is available up until 6pm and from... More 

Thank gbryant86
Sheerness, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the first time we have visited this pub/restaurant , set in a lovely location very rural. The inside of the the pub is stunning, with hops around the bar and restaurant , quirky little areas to dine. Very old pub. We found the food very average , and the starters were very small portions I had the Scollops,... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Black Horse, not least because of the wonderful fruit wines. Visited on Sunday with the family for lunch which was delicious as always. A little disappointed with the small amount of vegetables served with our roast. Six people - only one small side dish of veg and one of cauliflower cheese. We thought another would arrive but... More 

Thank Rachel D
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate in the pub as we were staying overnight in the motel/cabins (see hotel review). It was fairly quiet when we entered but filled rapidly with both hotel guests and several locals. The bar was extremely doggy friendly. Our order was taken reasonably quickly and service was not too far behind. However, we waited for a long time for... More 

Thank Aileen P
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Turned up on a busy fathers day lunch. Table was booked. Ordered drinks at the bar and after 5 mins was shown to our table. Menu was set price 3 course, with limited choice. They had roast lamb, beef and chicken and as we all fancied a roast that was fine. Service was good. We ordered starters, one of our... More 

Thank manofkent1394
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Good Service. Excellent food. Great place! Outside area useful on a good day, sadly it was tipping down the day we eat there but we still walked in the gardens.

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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Usually I love the food here always good high quality but sadly the dish I had this visit was well below par . Ricotta gnocchi . Dry , lumpy , not mixed properly , two contained only large pieces of ricotta , and one the flour wasn't cooked properly . Served with peas that tasted starchy and old . On... More 

Thank CosmicAngela
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

I visited here for my family birthday meal. I was looking forward to eating out as id been at work all day and it was bank holiday. We arrived at the bar with a miserable young boy behind the bar who obviously didnt want to be working on a bank holiday. We said we had a table booked but we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Romantic
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(0)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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