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The Horseshoes

Dean Street, East Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PR, England
+44 1622 741683
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good22%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
Dean Street, East Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PR, England
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1 - 10 of 596 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I've been here twice now. First time was lovely but about a year ago. We've just been back with friends. The menu is what made us pick it. Loads of decent choices. The staff are all lovely too. I think the restaurant needs a little...More

Thank Fi_500
Reviewed 6 days ago

My partner and I popped in for a lovely relaxing afternoon drink. Lovely atmosphere, lovely roaring fires, lovely friendly welcoming staff and plenty of comfy seating. All was well UNTIL....a yobbish element of middke-aged men turned up and parked themselves by the bar and proceeded...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large family lunch (12 or so) at this charming pub. Really good food and attentive service.

Thank Melanie M
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thankyou so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will return in the near future 😊 Kind regards, April Krom Assistant manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was our first time eating here and I'm happy to say the food was amazing!! We will 100% be coming back here. Couldn't of asked for a better evening service was great and good was great. For starter I had the breaded Brie! Was soooo...More

Thank Jessica T
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your lovely review! We are so pleased you had such a good first visit and that you will be returning 😊 The Brie is an absolute favourite so we couldn’t agree more! The chefs will be so pleased to hear that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked for Sunday lunch having seen the very good and excellent reviews on Trip advisor We were shown to our table and waited for 20mins for our drinks order to be taken Further wait for our food menu to be taken The pork loin...More

Thank SMBKent
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so disappointed to hear of your experience and that it fell short of our usual excellent standard. Please accept our sincere apologies in regards to the waiting time for drinks and food orders....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived just after midday and were almost the first customers there, we were greeted cheerfully and went to our table where my sister and her husband were already seated. We ordered drinks, and menus were brought immediately. We ordered starters and mains and these...More

Thank Barry B
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for leaving us a 5* review. We are so delighted to hear you received a genuine and cheerful welcome from the team. The Brie is a popular choice and we are glad to hear you also enjoyed it. It is lovely to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Despite being part of a major pub group,this old pub strives to maintain its country charm. Yes, young staff sometimes come across as unsure, but hey, we all have to start somewhere. We had a scrummy roast lunch last Sunday early doors and were served...More

Thank Jenny G
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thankyou so much for your 5* rating! We are so pleased hear you enjoyed your scrummy roast and quality ale! 😊 We do hope to see you again very soon 😊 Many thanks April Krom Assistant Manager

Reviewed October 17, 2017

This was our first ever visit to The Horseshoes, and we weren’t disappointed! There were 11 of us for a family birthday lunch and every single person at the table couldn’t speak highly enough about the venue, the food and the service; everything was absolutely...More

Thank KJE_78
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Wow! Thankyou for leaving us such an amazing review. It is great to hear what a lovely time you had with us and that you will be recommending us. The team work so hard and will be over joyed that they made your experience so...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

Well it is an excellent menu, food well presented and served by friendly staff who have been trained how to serve (often not the case) pleasant décor, nice ambience but one of the joys of this restaurant is that there is no loud background music;...More

Thank joanna390
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thankyou so much for your 5* review. I am delighted to hear what a lovely experience you had with us. It is great to hear that our team and food impressed you and that the music was at the correct level - this is something...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

The food is great - the service itself we found slow both times we visited. Then again it's that typical type of Pub where they want you to keep ordering drinks whilst you hang around waiting for your food. Between starter and main we waited...More

Thank Claudia M
General Manager A, Manager at The Horseshoes, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Thankyou for taking the time to leave us a review. I was disappointed to hear that you waited a long time for your food and cannot apologise enough. Although all dishes are cooked freshly we do sometimes run over our standard 30minutes cooking time, so...More

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Response from maxwellhubbard | Reviewed this property |
Nothing creepy about this
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November 27, 2016|
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Response from Kelly R | Property representative |
Good afternoon, We do add a 10% optional service charge to tables above 8. This is completely optional though and can be removed at the guests request and can not be added if preferred or again requested. Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$13 - $35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dean Street, East Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  East Farleigh
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 741683
  • E-mail
Description
A Country pub set in the beautiful village of East Farleigh. Offering a relaxed dining experience with fresh pub food. Ales, beers, and cocktails all available, along with a wide selection of soft drinks. Outside dining in the summer months, real open fires in the winter. All welcome; including dogs.
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