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“Nice modernised pub interior, average for food”
Review of The White Horse

The White Horse
Ranked #3 of 14 Restaurants in Bearsted
Cuisines: Mediterranean, British, Pub
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The White Horse - Maidstone serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.
Reviewed June 1, 2014

Had lunch here as our usual restuarant was exceptionally closed.
The modernised interior is very nice as it gives the place some light, shame about the grubby cushions on the sofa seats...
The food was slightly above average for typical English pub food, in no way gastro pub as it tries to be, it certainly did not light our fire.
Prices are about what I would expect but quality is not what is delivered, my advice would be to walk across the road to find creative and professionally prepared cuisine at little extra cost, not a pub experience agreed but infinitely better.

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Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2014

Dear GBT123, thanks for the feedback I’m surprise on your comments as you mention to your server that you had a great time and that you enjoyed everything? We do hope that all our guests talk to us if they are not happy with any part of their experience at The White Horse, we do take pride in our appearance and try to keep on top of cleaning the cushions. Once again many thanks for your feedback

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Reviewed May 30, 2014

I actually like this place, although they employ far too many staff you can see them wandering around with nothing to do. It has 3 floors in the restaurant so must get busy. One of the few places that does mezze and has decent vegetarian options on the menu. The food is decent, not too expensive and with excellent variety - although the chips were far too salty on each of our visits!

If this pub/restaurant wasn't in Bearsted with such brilliant competition so nearby I think it'd be so much busier, so in a way if you want a quieter and less jam-packed atmosphere then this wins hands-down versus Oak on the Green. The Oak has a more pub-like / oldy woldy atmosphere which is the one downside to the White Horse.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

Dinning with friends excellent meal they enjoyed it so much they asked to visit a second time, easy on-line booking service a pleasure to deal with.

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Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

Improjects, many thanks for the feedback, it’s always nice to know when we deliver. Please ask for me when you next pop in will be delight to meet you,

Many thanks

Simon

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Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I have been here many times, for drinks, lunch outside, or the restaurant and dinner too! Even a few drinks! I always have a pleasant time here and will continue to be a regular customer

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Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

KTJ77 many thanks for the lovely feedback, its great to hear you had a wonderful time. I will pass on your comments to the team who will be delighted. Do ask for me when you next pop in its always great to meet our regulars,

Many thanks once again,

Simon

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

As always, a fantastic meal with excellent staff. Have eaten here many times and its one of our favourites. Been as a couple and with friends and on all occasions, we have been spoilt by staff and great food.

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Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2014

Hi Alan, great to hear you had a super time with us at The White Horse we look forward to seeing you again soon, please do ask for me (Simon) the manager so i can make sure you are well looked after and its always nice to meet our guests,

Many thanks

Simon

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