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Ye Olde Thirsty Pig

Closed Now: 12:00 - 02:30
Open today: 12:00 - 02:30
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Great place for a pint beer

A lovely very old building. Comfortable and wecoming. Well kept beers fron a range of breweries... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Clive B
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Lovely old boozer

Visited the pub over 3 days whilst attending the Ramblin Man Festival so glad we found it. It was... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2018
jive3238
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
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A gem of a traditional pub/alehouse that specialises in offering customers the best of Kent. Four hand pumps offer a continually changing array of locally produced ales representing the diverse talent and imagination of Kent's finest brewers. Of the...more
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4A Knightrider Street, Maidstone ME15 6LP, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Surprising and intriguing. For such an old building in the heart of Maidstone (County town of Kent), I was interested by the menu, particularly the breakfast menu of 'True Canadian Pancakes'. What was produced was possibly the closest that I have found outside of the...More

5  Thank drskinny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Not the easiest pub to find but convenient for stations which is a recommendation in its own right. The reason for this is not immediate even though, from the outside, it would appear to be a quaint old world pub. Crampt inside once you have...More

2  Thank screenshoot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely very old building. Comfortable and wecoming. Well kept beers fron a range of breweries. No food available.

Thank Clive B
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Visited the pub over 3 days whilst attending the Ramblin Man Festival so glad we found it. It was always very busy which often meant queuing a long time as there is only one small bar but it didn't seem to put anyone off. Great...More

Thank jive3238
Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a quirky pub where the first thing to note is be careful when you enter as there are low ceilings and low doors and we saw two people hit their heads in the time we were there even though there are warnings. The...More

Thank ANDY K
Reviewed 19 January 2018

Took a bit of finding, but this is a super little pub. But of a tight squeeze if its busy. The beer, all local brews were tasty and varied. Snack food would be good to keep one longer....helpful bar staff

Thank Nastame
Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thanks you for your excellent review of our pub we hope to see you soon

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Down for Ramblin' Man 2017 & came in here after the concerts for a swift one (or 2!!!!) Great place to be with very friendly staff & I think the manager who was exceptional. Good real ales, great variety & they even got lots of...More

Thank lonewolf_534
Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you very kind review! We hope to see you next year! The Pig Crew

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this pub enough! I have been living in maidstone for 5 years, visiting it for more than I can remember! Though I would visit for a quick drink whilst waiting for friends! The barman(I can assume was the landlord) was so welcoming!...More

Thank Matthew K
Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you Matthew we hope our little pub keeps you happy!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

A really well looked after historic building with lots of charm and always a friendly atmosphere. The landlord sources local ales which are changed very regularly and are always fresh and clean - none of your stale ale and dirty pipes here! Great pub.

Thank Andrew D
Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your very kind review.

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Superb building , plenty of small rooms a wicked couple of spiral staircases. Excellent service at the bar , excellent well kept ale. We stayed for two or three. One tip mind your Head!

Thank lobster64
Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your very kind review.

Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went to Maidstone by train for the Maidstone United v. Southport match and took in a few hostelries in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide while I was a long way from home. This was easily the best pub of the day, and I visited...More

Thank David W
Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you very much!

Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went here for a couple of drinks on an evening out and very quirky little pub, good atmosphere and idle stop off for some real ales. We will definitely return here for a stop off again before going into town.

Thank Travellermyg
Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for great review of our pub!

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