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The Tickled Trout Restaurant

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Lower Road | West Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PE, England (Formerly The Chequers)
+44 1622 814717
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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London
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here for a mid-week lunch about a month ago. Perhaps we were lucky as the reviews seem to be negative. I booked a table although the place was almost empty when we arrived. It was half-full by the time we left. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent. We eat out a fair bit... More 

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Thank LondonBobs
Bromley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the pub last weekend and the meal and service were excellent. The Sunday roasts are very good value and of the finest quality. £14 and such tender meat. The service is first class from warm friendly staff. Keep up the good work. Already looking forward to the next visit.

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Thank tiger m
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I had a dinner there last week.We enjoyed our visit.I would recommend the fish pate' with the cranberry top layer as a starter- very good indeed! We tried a hake with crispy crougette dish, which was great. We will be back soon!

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Thank rischio1975
Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely pub/restaurant and great location HOWEVER food not good and possibly the worst service iv ever had !!!! The place was empty so i could not understand why the service was so bad !!! Tried talking to the manager and he could not have cared less, also very limited menu . Go somewhere else as you will be disappointed

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1 Thank paulha68
Laurence B, Operations Director at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Paul, How very disappointing to read your review. It certainly doesn't sound like the team at the Tickled Trout I know. We have recently employed a new senior team including a new head chef transferred from our epicurean celebrated sister pub in Goudhurst. I'd love to know more detail if you have time please email me laurence@hushheath.com and you... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu changed, style of the olde world pub/restaurant gone, lacks any atmosphere. Clean, neat and still good service. Garden in the summer still it's best asset.

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1 Thank Invigilatorman
Laurence B, Operations Director at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Invigilatorman Glad you enjoyed the service and our menu changes with the seasons so you should always find something you like. Typically the classics are always on the menu, fish and chips, burger etc... I agree the garden is our best asset but we are continually working on ensuring our other assets get a good airing all year so... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were very disappointed with the service and with the way management dealt with our concerns, we ordered our food & was chatting to each other when we noticed in the background a young waitress was continually coughing she was putting her hands to her mouth but then serving drinks & food. Our meal arrived & we started to eat... More 

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2 Thank Lizzie256
Laurence B, Operations Director at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day Lizzie, What an interesting visit you appear to have had with us, certainly not short of concerns that needed to be raised. It is surprising that its the same team I know and work with as the girls and management are always of fine fitness and good humour. It certainly disappointing to know we couldn't rectify the situation... More 

Ashford, Kent
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner here with a group of friends the other night. Service is excellent and the food, well, it's been a long time since I have eaten such delicious produce. Well done to all of the staff, especially the kitchen brigade. We will be back in the new year and the TT is now on my 'places I'd like to... More 

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Thank EllieHAshford_Kent
TickledT, Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your very positive feedback in regards to your recent visit to The Tickled Trout. We strive to give our customers a great experience when they come to visit us. All feedback is passed onto our staff and I know that this kind of comment will give them a big boost. We look forward to welcoming you back... More 

London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited early evening for a quick drink and ended up having a sharing platter and dessert each. Lovely surroundings, calm atmosphere after a busy day and attentive, friendly and efficient staff. Would recommend and return.

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Thank nicki7008
TickledT, Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank your for your positive feedback. We pride ourselves on the best quality food and service and are happy that we lived up to expectations. This feedback will provide a good morale boost to all the staff. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Went here in a large group, from the beginning it was not good 20 minutes to get drinks to the table and then when the waitress come over to take the food order she was very rude to me food was ok but 2 wait 3 hours and 15 minutes to have a 3 course dinner I would say we... More 

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1 Thank mick260876
TickledT, Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write your feedback. I am very concerned to hear about your experience. We pride ourselves on great customer service and good quality food. We take on all your feedback and pass it onto our staff for future development. We hope to see you again so we can build your trust in us. More 

East Farleigh
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Meal in toatal was around £300 Food was not all that. Overpriced. service was slow. One waitress was very rude to diffrent members of our group when asked questions with regards to the food and bill quirey . Will not recommended or return

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1 Thank Ashley S
TickledT, General Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Tickled Trout. I am extremely concerned about your feedback and would ask that you call me on 01622 814717 to discuss in person. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$43
Cuisine
Bar, European, British, Pub
Meals
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Road | West Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PE, England (Formerly The Chequers)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 814717
Description
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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