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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Thurnham $$ - $$$ , British,
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44 1622 737185
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (42 reviews)
“potatoes” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice quaint pub with historical posters and a different kind of interior. The menu is quite big with lots of choice - there are also specials which presumably change every so often. The food that I had was all pretty tasty too! The waitresses...More

Thank fk10875
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were lamenting our inability to find real English "pub grub" until the Black Horse Inn was recommended. We had an exceptional dinner of fish&chips and steak&ale pie. I opted for a lovely Rosé while my partner relished a tall glass of bitters from the...More

Thank TNGlinda
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited on a busy and hot Sunday. Were shown to our reserved table and promptly given menus and wine list. Lunch menu with average choice and moderate prices. Were not advised of any specials. Our orders taken and served promptly. Food was OK , there...More

Thank clara c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed b&b and had dinner. Loved the fact that they had thought to reserve dinner in case they were full; which took stress away for planning evening meal. Good accommodation & clean room

Thank Amanda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Table was booked for lunchtime and everyone in the restaurant seemed to have been put into one area of one room - would have been better to have been spread out a little more. Not a gripe, just an observation. Had to wait a little...More

Thank TracyK46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night at the Black Horse Inn and would highly recommend it if you are in this area. Our room was a nice size, very clean, and up-to-date. We had dinner and breakfast at the Inn - staff was very attentive and food...More

Thank KDRaknm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here before on trips to visit family in Kent and have never been disappointed with the Black Horse, but this time it was a mixed bag. Firstly, the 4 of us (mother, father, Mrs Mono and I) ordered pre-lunch drinks (aperitivos, as...More

Thank Mono_Jockos
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with our son & his girlfriend plus her parents. Black Horse is a really good pub slightly off the beaten track. Great selection of beers and wines. It was pretty warm on the evening in question and even opened windows did not give much...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for my wife's birthday as a group of 9. The table was nicely situated towards the back of the pub so it felt quite private. The service was very good considering the number of people and I was impressed with the level of...More

Thank Robg721
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Cock Horse is a pretty little pub with a great dining room. The hosts were very congenial and the food was great! We had the lamb shank and the lamb cutlet, which were both excellent, followed by a great cheese board with yummy local...More

Thank shyviolet76
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they allow the taste card and how much is a bottle of wine
21 January 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
Do they allow the taste card and how much is a bottle of wine
21 January 2015|
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Response from marywinifred | Reviewed this property |
I fully agree with the previous answer. Call them and ask! I was here July 2014 with daughter & granddaughter - the first one doesn't drink alcohol and the second one is just 12, so one bottle of wine for just me was a bit... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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