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The Tickled Trout Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
Smiths Hall Lower Road | West Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PE, England
+44 1622 814717
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good22%
  • Average17%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (20 reviews)
“scotch egg” (5 reviews)
“cheese board” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Smiths Hall Lower Road | West Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here for our wedding anniversary meal. After looking at the menu and the prices we were expecting great things but sadly the food was poor. I had trout pâté and a very average beef burger. My husband had an increadbly expensive meat platter,...More

Thank Katie O
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and stopped for Sunday Roast, she had the lamb and I had the beef. I became a bit suspicious when they were able to serve the food very quickly, not something you would ordinarily complain about acknowledging the meat would have been roasted...More

Thank G-Man8857
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table/room here on a Sunday for my birthday. Firstly, it is not very clear on the website that there is no a la carte menu on Sundays. Only roast and a few other limited choices. We arrived early for our table (6.15pm)...More

Thank jackiec562016
Reviewed 9 August 2018

Have eaten here a few times. The menu is quite varied and decent portion sizes. Good value too. Gluten free options available. Service can be a bit slow at times, but not a huge issue. Nice outside eating area.

Thank RobbyBubble172
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

First visit here after being recommended by friends. A nice location and great bar and restaurant. We sat outside under one of the many umbrellas. The menu covered all options. We had the fish and meat tasting platters which were well presented and with good...More

Thank Dean H
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A very pleasant venue with plenty of tables both inside and out. It was good that they had a non-smoking area outside so we were able to enjoy our food without the smell of cigarette smoke which does tend to put me off from eating...More

Thank Sally D
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch on the way to hush heath winery.Lovely pub great food and lovely and very helpful staff.

Thank Stephen R
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Stopped off on a dog walk on a blazing summers day. Very welcoming and superb outside seating area. The drinks are expensive but locally made so can stomach that. Everything thing really good and then we ordered food...... The food was bland, easy to prepare...More

Thank russell b
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Like someone hadn't eaten them the days before, so refried. Very tiny fish! Food was poor. Nice place to be on a very warm evening but with that food - not surprised it was almost empty.

1  Thank 739Norman
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Went today for Sunday lunch and everything was excellent. I would say slightly expensive but you pay for what you get. The roast beef was perfect and the waitress was 1st class. The cheese board was in my opinion expensive for the amount although I...More

Thank Ted M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smiths Hall Lower Road | West Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PE, England (Formerly The Chequers)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 814717
  • E-mail
The Tickled Trout, West Farleigh is a modern and stylish pub with 6 boutique hotel rooms and a fabulous fish themed restaurant with an Italian twist. It also features an impressive fresh wine and beer bar where our guests can eat or drink in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like all our other venues, we pride ourselves on serving delicious wines, ciders and craft ales including those produced by our own winery Hush Heath Estate in nearby Staplehurst. Our beautiful boutique hotel rooms, with their own private entrance, are designed with comfort and luxury in mind and in the summer we open our sun filled deck and terrace 'al fresco' dining area which overlooks the large, landscaped garden, complete with children's play area. An outside bar complements this area and is a fantastic 'go-to' destination and meeting place to gather friends and family together.
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