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The Walnut Tree

££ - £££, British,
Yalding Hill, Maidstone ME18 6JB, England
+44 1622 814266
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“liver” (6 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
“parsnips” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Yalding Hill, Maidstone ME18 6JB, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant many times and it has always come up trumps. The food, especially in the spring with wild garlic, is really good. looking forward to returning

Thank JasonZiggy
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

I first booked to go to the Walnut Tree back in June but on the morning of my lunch reservation I received a call from the pub to say they had a gas inspection so they had to close the kitchen, so they would give...More

2  Thank RForster4
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Our first (and last!) visit to this restaurant was a huge disappointment after it came so highly recommended. 1). No butter with the toast that accompanied our starters because as the owners said " the butter had been left out of the fridge and melted...More

Thank Tony3663
JoBissett, Owner at The Walnut Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 1 July 2018

I'm very sorry that you feel you both had such an unsatisfactory evening with us. We, and our staff, take great care to ensure that all our diners enjoy great food and service, as can be seen from the wonderful reviews we have received from...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018

Went back for a concert nearby, and had a quick meal here first Menu was a tad shorter, (not helped by a printer glitch) but still had what I wanted. The steak was delicious and the trimmings very traditional. Disappointed that the Eton mess was...More

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 20 May 2018

One of the best pub lunches I have eaten in Kent! The starter was a slightly unexciting salmon dish, would have liked more flavour. The main was a sensational roast beef. The meat was perfect (I had asked at the bar beforehand if they did...More

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 6 May 2018

May 6th. Came here and had a really nice Sunday lunch. The beef was cooked to perfection as were all the veg. Really nice meal and friendly atmosphere. Would visit again.

1  Thank Lawrence64
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We turned up fairly late last night and the pub was really quiet. We were starving! Although the kitchen was closed - nothing was too much trouble and the owner whipped up the most lovely meal for us. It was fresh and so tasty and...More

Thank Johanna L
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Another successful visit to this homely public house, real homely food, highly recommended, a very reasonably priced menu

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent value nut roast . Under £10 with lovely roast potatoes and parsnips starter was good mushrooms in Stilton sauce . Got a seat by the roaring fire . Wine was reasonable price . Lots of gin on offer . Will definitely go again

Thank CosmicAngela
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I both had open steak sandwiches.steak came on a hot plate and made our own .good portion size.

Thank Justin103103
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Questions & Answers
5 August 2016|
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Response from Patricia J | Reviewed this property |
There is parking at the back of the pub and parking in the road at the side of the pub
29 May 2016|
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Response from Kelseywatts | Property representative |
Yes we do allow dogs to be in the bar area where food can be ordered!
Martin T
24 May 2015|
Response from Explore804355 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open on tuesday
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Yalding Hill, Maidstone ME18 6JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 814266
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