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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
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hosted a Sunday lunch for 28 people in the garden room to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The room takes up to 30 people and provides a great room for a bit of privacy but is also part of the restaurant "atmosphere". The food, wine and beer were excellent, the service was good and everyone enjoyed themselves. I wouldn't hesitate... More 

Thank BC112014
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yet another great evening at the Black Horse. Despite a very busy and noisy Saturday night the table was ready on time and the service was very good. Food as usual top draw with the Blade of Beef standing out for me. 4 Very good starters and mains with all of us enjoying the atmosphere and the food. We will... More 

Thank jenkinsjay007
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here last saturday with friends and i must say although quite expensive worth every penny! The whole place was packed out but the service and especially the food were faultless. I recomend the scallop starter and the rib eye steak which was one of the best ive had. Will definately be back to this quaint snug pub in the... More 

Thank Ron M
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. It's a bit more expensive than some others but the food is also above average.

Thank Valerie F
Ashford, Kent
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211 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited for Sunday lunch with friends who often stop at the Black Horse while out cycling or walking, and recommended it. The setting is unimpeachable, high on the Downs, and both inside and outside the pub looks really good. Service is laid-back but not inattentive, and at no time did we ever feel rushed, so top marks all round... More 

Thank Richard P
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant before a few months ago and we had ordered our meal and the people that turned up a good 20 minutes later had ordered the same meal but with a different accompaniment. They had our meals given to them and we had to wait even longer and ended up with the wrong meals and... More 

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159 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one truly unique place, located in Maidstone. A big group of us went down to celebrate a colleague's birthday. We arrived and were stunned by the interesting interior. There was so much eye candy around the place. Menu looked great at first, however food did not taste any special. In fact it felt rather basic and I did... More 

1 Thank Y0rds
Federal Way, Washington
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92 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because I was visiting friends who live in Kent, we made our way to the Black Horse Inn for lunch. Fortunately they knew where it was, because I would have never found it without their help. Lunch was excellent, we were seated at a lovely table overlooking the gardens and it was a beautiful sunny spring day. The chicken dish... More 

Thank RDBAz
Chatham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been going to the Black Horse for several years and have never been disappointed. They always have an extensive and inviting menu and always cooked to perfection. Only ever had one problem, mussels for starter - half of which had not opened - they immediately said they would not charge us. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Have... More 

Thank Paulvaj
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Arrived late for lunch and enjoyed a "door step" sandwich lunch and good pint of ale which went down nicely. The menu looked extensive and the restaurant was very busy. Very good and hospitable service in the front bar in a comfortable chair by the real log fire. Not being a local finding this pub/restaurant/B & B was not easy,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Free Wifi
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?