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The Cock Horse Inn

39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
+44 1622 730144
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (7 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
“whitebait” (4 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We met up at the Cock Horse for Sunday lunch - something we try to do each year as we all live in different parts of the country. We were 11 plus a baby and the staff coped with us all beautifully. They were attentive,...More

1  Thank kentishmaid842
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there on 2nd Dec 2017 for our Christmas Party. The food and service were both excellent. Most of us had the Beef Wellington which was really good and the roast potatoes were nice and crispy.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

We had a family 60th Birthday Celebration in the Cock Horse on a Sunday recently and I must congratulate Kim, Tony & Staff on a brilliant meal. There were 23 of us and we all ordered different dishes (pre-ordered). Some of the family had eaten...More

Thank Chrispiz
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Staff were very nice and friendly .nothing too much trouble.food was spot on and reasonably priced.comfortable bar and restaurant.i would go out of my way to visit again..and recommend it to be tried..

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We arranged lunch with family we hadn’t seen in years. Unfortunately they were running late due to a family emergency which I explained to the staff. The manager came over to the table to ask what was going on, then 2 minutes later a waitress...More

Thank Hanne-Lise B
Kim D, Owner at The Cock Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you for your reveiw. Let's tell the truth. You called at 8.40 in the morning for a table at 1.00pm. I explained to you that we couldn't fit you in at that time as we were full but had a table at 12 15.which...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We visited on Sunday for lunch with our daughter and grandchildren. We had a lovely Sunday Roast and my husband had a starter of pate followed by fish and chips. The Sunday Roast was beautiful and the vegetables were amazing especially the cauliflower cheese. We...More

Thank tracymillett
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 3.30pm, the restaurant was busy but not to full. Met by a very cheerful waitress. We were seated and served by very pleasant staff. The food was to a very high standard and the wine was very pleasant and at the right temperature....More

Thank carolineayates
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We visited here today, having looked up pubs in the Detling area. So pleased we chose this one. A 14th century coach inn with original timber beans and inglenook fireplaces. We chose a home cooked Sunday roast, a lamb and a beef meal. It was...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We walked our dog from Boxley to this pub . About 1.5 miles but not a difficult walk . Nice pub good selection of beers . Plus we decided to have lunch . Only a couple of sandwiches but they were very nice and not...More

Thank Carman531
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner out last night. The staff were really friendly and welcoming at the Cock horse inn. The food was excellently presented with good portions. It's a lovely place to enjoy a meal out and definitely worth a visit. My mum has...More

Thank SophAlder26
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 730144
Dating back to the 14th century, The Cock Horse Inn in Detling is situated on the ancient Pilgrims' Way which follows the route of the devoted from Winchester to Canterbury.This historic pub and restaurant once stabled extra horses required to take heavy loads up the village's steep hill, and now provides an all-day menu of fortifying home-made food, with specials and three roasts on Sundays.
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