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The Scared Crow

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$$ - $$$
Pub, Mexican
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79 Offham Road, West Malling ME19 6RB, England
+44 1732 840408
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:15 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Mexican for a change, like spicy food. We had nachos to share. The salsa was a bit thick too much tomato puree, could have done with more peppers. I then had chicken piri piri, it came with the same salsa, the chicken did'nt have much flavour and more plain nacho's. The pizza was a bit chewy. The burger looked huge... More 

Thank Fozzie12
Kent, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

really lovely food really lovely staff. .. child friendly. . 5 stars from me...couldn't ask for a nicer restaurant. . definitely give it a go.. highly recommend

Thank Annmarie E
West Malling, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is great. On a Friday and Saturday evening you have timed sittings. 7 or 9pm. This was ok but did mean we had to move on to another place after our meal for a drink. The food isn't cheap but it's good quality and plenty full. It is very dark in the pub and so tiny! I... More 

1 Thank racgem
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place. Set back from the High Street but has always serv d us great food when we have eaten here. Have learnt to stay away from starters so that I finish my main course as they are soooooo big, but am not grumbling!

Thank Claire B
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Small and cosy is best description, very friendly with attentive staff. Pleased with the menu on offer, and when we ordered the wait was acceptable as the food is only prepared to order, the food was well prepared and presented, with good portion sizes. In the few hrs we were there it filled up with all tables ending up full,... More 

Thank Alex T
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I love this place. I love that's is off the main high street like a hidden gem! It's quite a small pub with a small area for the bar but the food is exceptional! It's lovely for a romantic pub meal. Same menu as the Oak on the Green and the food is just as good! Nice garden area at... More 

Thank skipington
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We ate at The Scared Crow with friends and our children. The menu is mainly Mexican but there are other choices if that doesn't do it for you. The place itself is a pub, so not necessarily the choice for a romantic fine dining experience but there are plenty of other options in West Malling for that. What you do... More 

Thank Lee B
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

I came here with my dad and step mum. The atmosphere was great and the staff and manageress was super friendly and very welcoming! A great choice of beers on tap aswell. Me and my dad ordered the paella for 2 - £29.00. Now I would definitely say it was worth the money. Full of huge prawns, mussels and tasted... More 

Thank purplecat1987
Rochester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

5 stars is not nearly enough more like 10, the quality and indeed the quantity of the food was outstanding. We ordered 3 starters,2 garlic mushrooms and 1 pate, the portion sizes would shame the main course sizes of a lot of local restaurants they were more than ample. Main courses were a ribeye steak and a portion of chicken... More 

Thank Dawn and Paul S
scaredcrow, Owner at The Scared Crow, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review, look forward to seeing you again, before New Years Eve we hope. Tina More 

West Malling, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I absolutely love this pub. They do Chicken and Steak Fajitas which are superb. We have been to Mexican restaurants in many parts of the world but they are the best. I am so lucky to have it in the village where I live. They do lots of other food on the menu which is also very good. The staff... More 

Thank Anne H
scaredcrow, Owner at The Scared Crow, responded to this review

Thank you so much Anne for all the fabulous reviews you have given us. Please make yourself known to us when you return so I can thank you personally. Kind regards Tina More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Pub, Mexican
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:15 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Offham Road, West Malling ME19 6RB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 1732 840408

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?