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The Cock Horse Inn

39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
+44 1622 730144
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible16%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited on Sunday for lunch with our daughter and grandchildren. We had a lovely Sunday Roast and my husband had a starter of pate followed by fish and chips. The Sunday Roast was beautiful and the vegetables were amazing especially the cauliflower cheese. We...More

Thank tracymillett
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Arrived at 3.30pm, the restaurant was busy but not to full. Met by a very cheerful waitress. We were seated and served by very pleasant staff. The food was to a very high standard and the wine was very pleasant and at the right temperature....More

Thank carolineayates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here today, having looked up pubs in the Detling area. So pleased we chose this one. A 14th century coach inn with original timber beans and inglenook fireplaces. We chose a home cooked Sunday roast, a lamb and a beef meal. It was...More

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked our dog from Boxley to this pub . About 1.5 miles but not a difficult walk . Nice pub good selection of beers . Plus we decided to have lunch . Only a couple of sandwiches but they were very nice and not...More

Thank Carman531
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner out last night. The staff were really friendly and welcoming at the Cock horse inn. The food was excellently presented with good portions. It's a lovely place to enjoy a meal out and definitely worth a visit. My mum has...More

Thank SophAlder26
Reviewed 14 September 2017

We dropped in late evening to this pub for a meal; there was a nice selection of specials and the food was good value and quality. Friendly and welcoming staff.

Thank Figures62
Reviewed 1 September 2017

I have not been to the Cockhorse for about 2 years, I was pleased to see it had been refurbished to a high standard, a choice of 4 ales and then lagers and ciders. The limited lunchtime menu is normal pub grub, with the addition...More

Thank davelanders2017
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Went to this pub to sample the approved casque mark ale, which was excellent as expected (but too steep at £4 per pint in my view) but whilst there, the menu and specials selection caught my eye. A restaurant area is available but I was...More

Thank ChiefRN
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Local pub with good menu choice - loved the cake choice on the bar - gluten free so couldn't sample it but nice touch. Landlord and landlady very friendly and welcoming - steak cooked very nicely and my partner ordered the ribs, although they were...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Beautiful pub in a lovely location, not too busy and very friendly and welcoming staff. We enjoyed an excellent evening meal and the service was second to none. Highly recommended.

Thank RuthStephens
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 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: 39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 730144
Dating back to the 14th century, The Cock Horse Inn in Detling is situated on the ancient Pilgrims' Way which follows the route of the devoted from Winchester to Canterbury.This historic pub and restaurant once stabled extra horses required to take heavy loads up the village's steep hill, and now provides an all-day menu of fortifying home-made food, with specials and three roasts on Sundays.
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