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The Black Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We had an enjoyable two nights at The Black Horse Inn. The cabin style room was clean and comfortable although the walls are rather thin and the TV rather small. A little packet of biscuits to go with the tea and coffee would be nice as well!

We ate in the pub both evenings. The menu on Friday & Saturday evenings is restricted to the more expensive meals and the food, whilst enjoyable, is somewhat on the over-priced side. The menu for the rest of the week offers some less expensive options which are better value.

The pub itself is delightful and the breakfast was very good.

We would happily stay at The Black Horse Inn again when in this area.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheBlackHorseInn, Owner at The Black Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded February 27, 2013

Thankyou for your review - it is always a great help to get opinions of our guests. I am sorry you heard noise through the walls. I am not sure what room you stayed in but I will look it up on our booking system and ask our handyman to investigate to see if anything can be done. We hope to see you again sometime.

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Reviewed February 14, 2013

This is a fantastic pub and B & B. A rare find with lovely rooms and a great restaurant with excellent service. The price is very reasonable and the food in the restaurant is great. Would definitely stay again.

This pub is fairly hard to find but is worth the effort when you finally arrive.

Room Tip: Rooms are on a slope - try to get nearer to the pub.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

I can not praise the Black Horse Inn enough, from the absolutely fantastic staff, especially the assistant pub manager (and Spurs supporter) who was so conscientious and friendly, always concerned that we were well looked after, that the everything was ok with our room, food etc., and a genuinely nice guy. That is not to say the rest of the staff were not excellent, just that he was exceptional! Also Gemma the receptionist who actually phoned us on our way to enquire which room we wanted (we had Clover) as I had requested 'a nice view' on booking as a bit of an after thought, I was so impressed! and last but not least the relief receptionist 'Bill' a genuinely cool cat! The rooms were lovely, so clean and contemporary and stylish. The food at the pub oh wow, just brilliant, and the sticky toffee pudding with it's own toffee sauce boat, popcorn and ice cream, to die for, you have never had one like it!!
We have stayed in lots and lots of hotels, b&b's and guest houses over the years and often go away for weekends, this was a brilliant find at a brilliant price, they also do a wedding venue, and although we are already married, were we to do it again this would definately be an option just because of the great service, food and staff, and for the guests staying in the lodges it would be ideal, so would definately recommend it for anyone thinking about it!

Room Tip: We were recommended Clover it overlooks a small copse and is not overlooked, we found it very quiet...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Spent one night here and would definitely like to return.The staff were friendly and very pleasant. The accommodation - stayed in the Lavender 'cabin'- was well appointed, clean and very comfortable. The food was excellent. Can't recommend the Black Horse enough. Roll on my next stay.

Room Tip: Any if they are all like Lavender
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

We stayed here for two nights while we visited Dover Castle and Leeds Castle. I booked two rooms(Family 2+2 and Triple). The rooms were very spacious and clean. I liked the bathroom having two separate sinks(a lower one for children + normal height for Adults)

The only negative I can think of is the shower is open. i.e. no glass around it. So after a shower the whole floor is wet and I had to dry the floor.

Otherwise our stay was great. The staff were very helpful and the food was amazing. The restaurant is quite popular and my advice is to book a table as early as possible.

I would definitely return and stay here again for future trips to the Kent area.

Room Tip: The Periwinkle and Rose rooms are near the top.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed here with eight friends to celebrate the New Year. We booked it months ago because we have eaten here a few times before and found the food to be of a high standard. We stayed in The Sweet William room. All rooms are very comfortable, well equipped and our room along with our friends was in a quiet position. We all agreed, this was on of our best New Year Eve's we have ever had.The food was just fabulous ( let's be honest, how many disappointing meals have we all had on NYE ?). The pub wasn't too crowded and there was a lovely atmosphere in there. The disco was excellent. Added to this and most important was the staff. As always they made the night. They were so friendly,professional and also great fun. We can't thank them enough for making our night so special. We can't recommend this place enough and look forward to returning soon.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed here for a weekend with friends. We did initially get lost from the M20, as our directions were to go along the A249 and then turn off, when in fact the turn for Detling was less than a few hundred yards from the M20. The road to the Black Horse is very narrow too, so beware if there is something coming the other way!!!!

The resturant was packed and it was a bit difficult to get round to the bar for a first drink. Too chilly to stay outside. OUr accommodation was in 'cabins' - wich are named after flowers. Very nicely appointed with all that you need, although to get the TV to work means using twio different remote controls!!! A word of warning, these cabins are built on to a slope. If any member of your party is diabled in some way, it is a bit of a hard walk, espeically if your cabin is at the bottom of the hill. I suppose one could ask for a cabin near the top, but we did not make the booking and were unaware of the position of the accommoation.

The food was okay but then I am quite a fussy eater - I just like plain simple food and a lot of itc came with dressings/sauces, etc. For various reasons we were unable to have breakfast, but I am told by my friends that it was more than adequate. If we were to stay again, it wold be with the proviso that we had one of the cabins at the top near the pub and not at the bottom.

Room Tip: If disabled/incapacitated in any way, get one of the cabins at the top
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Maidstone > Thurnham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
Price Range: $120 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Black Horse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17th Century Pub / Restaurant with beams, hops and open fireplaces serving real ales and country wine. 27 beautiful en-suite rooms in the grounds provide a peaceful haven around the duck pond. Ideal for business or tourists. Close to Leeds Castle and only a 50 minute train journey to London. Lovely gardens and outside dining area. Also licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies.Fully equiped air conditioned business centre ideal for conferences, meetings and training seating up to 80 delegates ... more   less 
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