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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44 1622 737185
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (10 reviews)
“pudding” (25 reviews)
“chicken” (14 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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1 - 10 of 582 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful restaraunt. Great setting and amazing food. Everything cooked fresh so be prepared to wait. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend. Will go again. Steak and ale pudding the best I have tasted!!

Thank Matt D
Reviewed 5 days ago

17th century roadside pub on the Pilgrim`s Way is much bigger than first appears. The restaurant is spread over a number of dining rooms in keeping with the age of the pub. In the sloping grounds there are 27 lodges in groups, with parking close...More

Thank peebee43
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Despite only phoning three hours before arriving on a busy Friday evening we were accommodated without too much hassle. Just asked to arrive at 7.15 instead of our requested 7.30 because of a large party which was fine. We arrived to find a bustling pub...More

Thank SuffolkClaud
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok food for the prices of it. Limited menu really in the grand scheme of things. Good portion sizes but the steak wasn’t the best cooked I’ve ever had. Can’t fault the staff or service though despite it being busy. Lovely setting.

Thank BettyBooBoo11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I first discovered this enchanting pub by accident and after the first visit i quickly booked an overnight stay to celebrate an anniversary. The pub itself has a real charm and character as well as the more modern conservatory area for dining. Food is amazing...More

Thank rachael b
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Black Horse definitely has atmosphere a plenty and the bar and staff in that area were really friendly and helpful. 2 of our party wee running late so we sat down but waited for them to arrive before ordering. This may be part of...More

Thank 55GrahamS
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Absgorgeous, it was stunning,laid back and so friendly. Food was stunning, room was superb. Going back in August for wedding anniversary! Staff are lovely and friendly wow love it there !!!

Thank shaunehook
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Hop covered and hospitable - this is a great example of what country pubs should be. The food is very tasty, good quality, and artistically presented, which was a surprise given the reasonable cost here. Doesn't seem to be a well kept secret though as...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed April 20, 2018

One night stay with dinner booked on check in. Quiet as we headed into the bar but very soon filled up. Clearly popular and it was a Monday night ! Great menu with some lovely options. Not cheap but my Husbands beef dish at £26.00...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

We are not food connoisseurs by any stretch so very simply we like nice food, served well in a nice environment. The Black Horse ticks all the boxes - nice varied menu, well cooked and presented, helpful friendly staff in a nice setting! Best of...More

Thank Cattman
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hellymcg
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Divemaster_Steve | Reviewed this property |
Yep no problem at all
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kimberleyann12
April 28, 2015|
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Response from Evie T |
The vegan options are available and also they serve a Sunday nut roast
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baggypuss
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
Hi like the others I don't know if they allow taste card. We paid £17 odd for a bottle of rose I don't know how much the red or white was
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Thurnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 737185
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Description
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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