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The Black Horse Inn, Maidstone, Kent

The Black Horse Inn

4.2
4.2
321 Reviews
£25 and under
British
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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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01622 737185
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 321 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

327 Reviews
  1. sianf

    Kent

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mediocre food for the price. Nice pub inside , wine selection quite poor and one of our table of 4 main course was inedible.. really dry

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food x

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  3. JuliaB

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, served by polite efficient staff, within a nice setting.

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  4. Sweetpea

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have visited this pub before and enjoyed it so took some other friends who have not been and they really loved the ambience, food was great, good selection of food and want to visit again.

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  5. NathanH

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely friendly service with a smile! Great food too

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  6. ClaireA

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really charming venue, food was delicious and freshly cooked and enjoyed by us all. Will definitely visit here again.

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  7. SUSANB

    Kent

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    a cold windy day our table was right by an open window causing the table and seating to be covered in mess from the overhead hops.we shut the window and cleared the table ourselves.at least 3 of our party wanted to order the steak pudding but it wasn't available.No ambiance in that area of The black Horse.I have eaten there before but in a different area and had a better experience

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  8. JanetV

    Kent

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely evening with friends celebrating a birthday food choices was very good

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  9. Plus1

    Kent

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    A family Father’s Day celebration

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  10. LouiseJ

    Essex

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very busy lovely old pub. Food was good. Staff didn’t engage with us at all. We were pretty much left alone. Did have a vegan pudding option which I appreciated.

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The Black Horse Inn is rated 4.2 stars by 321 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Black Horse Inn

Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3LD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Maidstone
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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