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The Black Horse Inn Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
+44 1622 737185
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“venison” (10 reviews)
“roast dinner” (8 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Conveniently located between Appledore and Kings Hill, for Sunday Dinner with my eldest Son, The restaurant was very busy and bubbly. Traditional English Inn decor, with a good lively ambiance. Service was a little slow, but very friendly and professional when delivered. A good size...More

Thank Terry B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here on 2 consecutive nights while staying nearby. On both nights the food was good and the service friendly and efficient. The best thing about the place for me is the character throughout the place and with the hops hanging everywhere this leaves you...More

Thank Alan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So looking forward to a roast dinner but party of four had to leave after asking to move, no alternatives offered, could not hear our party with screaming children etc Such a shame off to Oak on the Green... Black Horses loss

1  Thank S1m0nster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the Sunday lunch here the other week. Really tasty food, lovely cosy pub and friendly staff. Food was really nicely cooked, and they explained how the beef and lamb were served medium-rare which was nice. Desserts were of a good size. Would return.

Thank girltravel88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food here is stunning! Well done to the kitchen staff. Local produce used as much as possible, our dinner was worth waiting for, and the cooked breakfast was one of the best we've had.

Thank teresam366
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place for a meal very attentive staff and will be defiantly returning in the near future..

Thank pubgrubdonebest
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Come here a few times before. Recently visited on a sunday and had sunday lunch. I had the beef main which was cooked to perfection for my liking (still mooing) but you can request your beef to be cooked however you like it. The vegetable...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Visited the black horse last night and wow was it good. Couldn’t fault it. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was first class. Would definitely recommend the scotch egg starter and pork main. Looked and tasted fantastic. Will definitely be returning. 10/10

1  Thank kezzygirl
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This place is a little hidden gem. If you're looking for quality gastro pub food at a reasonable price thenid recommend. Gets busy at times so recommend bookin on weekends. Surrounding area is nice for a walk or cycle!

1  Thank tekkanss
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Came on monday with some of my friends. Was unsurprisingly quiet for a monday which suited us fine! Beer was good and reasonably priced. The hake dish went down a treat and portion size was adequate. Will come back again for the steak and ale...More

Thank stevehayes122
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11 August 2017|
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Response from Divemaster_Steve | Reviewed this property |
Yep no problem at all
28 April 2015|
Response from Evie T |
The vegan options are available and also they serve a Sunday nut roast
21 January 2015|
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Response from Sarah G | Reviewed this property |
Hi like the others I don't know if they allow taste card. We paid £17 odd for a bottle of rose I don't know how much the red or white was
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Thurnham
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 737185
  • E-mail
Nestling in the picturesque North Downs it���s hard to believe that Maidstone is only a stones throw away from Thurnam���s Black Horse Inn. Looking from the outside like the most traditional pub in Britain ��� white washed, tile hung, sash windowed, sign swinging in the breeze ��� inside will come as no great shock. In winter you���ll find a roaring fire in the imposing brick fireplace, dried hops drape from the ceiling and antiquey dark wood is in abundance. In summer diners can head outside to a paradise of shadey pergolas, ponds and green lawn or eat in the conservatory. Homegrown produce is key in a sophisticated menu which combines traditionalism with contemporary dining with impressive results.
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