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The Flying Horse

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££ - £££, British,
Cage Lane, Smarden TN27 8QD, England
+44 1233 770432
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (3 reviews)
“side salad” (2 reviews)
“ham” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Cage Lane, Smarden TN27 8QD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy, friendly and welcoming pub. Simple dishes nicely cooked and good value. Cottage pie was enormous but I finished the lot as it was so nicely flavoured.

1  Thank Johnchef1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to get lost around here and luckily found this place. Super warm welcome and great food. Nachos!!! Yum. Next time I'm down this way I really must come again. Liked this place a lot.

1  Thank Billyburger
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Visited Flying Horse last night with my parents and had a great evening. Food was to a very high standard and service was brilliant. Will definitely be returning.

1  Thank donnacoleman7
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

What a transformation!! 2 years away from this pub and now it's clean, bright and full of friendly faces! What a great village pub not trying to be anything more serving excellent pub food with a smile! Well done to them!

2  Thank Jo D
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

I came here for my first date with my partner. I had the halloumi burger and my partner chilli and rice with garlic bread and I have to say the food, drink and atmosphere was spectacular. I have returned since and had the nachos which...More

1  Thank Hannah M
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Hi everyone, me and my family came here on a wednsday after being on a helicopter ride at headcorn. The decor insode is fresh and modern,the staff are very freindly and welcoming! The food start time was not avalible at the time we came but...More

1  Thank hollieblazeby
Louisa G, Manager at The Flying Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Hello Hollie Thank you so much for taking the time to review The Flying Horse favourably! We have many customers who visit regularly and love the decor and food but it only seems people take time to write the bad comments which is very demoralising....More

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

If a pub can't get Sunday lunch right then I think it's not going to last. Big changes to the decor, very friendly staff but the chef needs a good talking to ( or replacing) Dreadful presentation, poor cooking and no seasoning. You can't make...More

Thank john w
Louisa G, Manager at The Flying Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hello John Thank you for your review and constructive comments - we do appreciate them. Firstly, we apologise that your Sunday roast was not up to the standard you expected. We have changed a lot with our roasts within the last few weeks. Did you...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We have been eating at the Flyer weekly for the past 6-years. But sadly the refurbishment has lost all the character of the Pub...yes it did need a clean...but now it looks awful. As for the food....forget it....Chef has gone and the food is disgraceful....More

Thank David G
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

I am very sorry to hear that you are disappointed in the recent renovation that has taken place here at The Flying Horse. I'm afraid the character you refer to was lost previously as the beams have been painted over because they had already been...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

I have visited this pub with my girlfriend a number of times now since it was refurbished. I can say without hesitation that I couldn't fault the service or the food on any occasion! The staff are friendly and attentive, the food is delicious and...More

1  Thank Louis L
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I have always enjoyed my visits to the Flying horse, whether it's for a quick drink or an evening out for dinner. The staff are always welcoming and helpful & nothing is ever too much trouble. The pub has recently had a revamp which was...More

1  Thank Friggles94
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
23:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cage Lane, Smarden TN27 8QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Smarden
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 770432
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