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The Moody Mare

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Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Offering pub lunches and casual dining, l. Based on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Mereworth, The Moody Mare is an 18th Century Pub with exposed beams, oak tables and floors creating a cosy welcoming atmosphere. Being privately owned the standard of food is of the highest with award winning chefs and friendly front of house staff. Open Five Days a Week and serving food all day from noon. Our function room and giant Tipis are available for private hire for wedding receptions, buffets, celebrations and business meetings
US$11 - US$47
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Buffet, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My Son-In-Law booked on recommendation for 2 Birthday Celebrations. Table was not set up for 13 people when we arrived. It was set for 9 so had to wait for it to be re-arranged. Had to pre order meal as there was 13 of us....When we arrived was told 3 of the desserts they didn’t now have (was there any point of pre-ordering) Ordered drinks, slow in coming one person ended up having water as he asked 3 times gave up in the end. Once finished starters. I would have thought the waiter would have re-laid the cutlery for the main course. He did not, once the main food was served we had to wait for cutlery. The Mighty Beef Burger meals were cold. Asked for condiments by the time they arrived the food was almost eaten. When we asked for spoons for the dessert think the waiter was being sarcastic. As he was putting the spoons down he was counting out loud 1 2 3 etc. Felt it was too much trouble for them. Definitely will not be returning or definitely would not recommend The Moody Mare.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We regularly visit The Moody Mare as it's very local to us. the staff are always very welcoming and friendly and the food and service are always great. We love the tipis, they're huge and very unusual setting for a meal.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything about this pub was perfect. The service and food were excellent, the tented area had a Christmas magic to it. The live music had everone on their feet very quickly. A big thank you to the landlord, his wife and professional staff.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 10 December 2021 via mobile

We had our work Christmas lunch at the Moody Mare today and it was delicious. They had taken all of the COVID precautions and placed us in their lovely Tipi which offered lots of space. I would highly recommend this pub, not just for Christmas...as the main menu is also fabulous. The staff were also really attentive.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 5 December 2021 via mobile

Myself and my partner had Sunday lunch here for the first time today and wow was we impressed. I would as we did book a head and make sure you you don't get the table near the toilet. Apart from that you cannot go wrong....I had the lamb which was amazing and plenty of it. My partner the beef and again plenty of it. Real home made Yorkshire's and roasties. All other veg served on the side. Excellent service. We both also had starters th Mussels and The Prawns beautiful. Not over priced either. Quick service also.More

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 1 December 2021

Nice to return to a restaurant we have been to many times before but not recently. It was very busy and had a great atmosphere. My wife, not being a big eater loves that the menu has a small bites section. There is also plenty...of scope for larger appetites. The food we had was very good, nicely plated. Service was efficient and friendly. The apple crumble I had for dessert was delicious. We had a really good time with our friends.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

Booked randomly to take the mum inlaw and mrs for sunday lunch. We found this place really nice and cosy, eating in a massive tipi. The staff were fabulous and the food fantastic best roast ive had in years. Big hands up to all the...staff and chef we shall definatley be returning without a doubt.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

Travelled from Devon, got stuck in awful traffic and was late, although I did tell them. Held my table and were very understanding. Knew exactly who I was when I arrived and made me feel so important after a rubbish day. Food was fab, service...was attentive without being too much and the setting outside under canvas was fab.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 13 August 2021

We have been to the Moody Mare around 6 times since moving to the area and every time the food has been superb, staff and service excellent too, even with larger parties, they step up to the mark.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

We had an amazing Sunday lunch, the roast sirloin was the best, melted in the mouth! Great service, lovely desserts, child friendly. Local beer was also perfectly served. Highly recommend, we will be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Julia C
24 February 2017|
Response from Wotsittt | Reviewed this property |
Did you complain to the manager about the food whilst you were there? Why not leave a review rather than here in the Q&A section?
Julia C
23 August 2016|
Response from Graham161 | Property representative |
Thank you for contacting us we do require a kitchen porter on Saturday are you available please call 01622813038
31 August 2015|
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Response from David B | Reviewed this property |
You are asking the wrong person this question, I was a visitor Regards David
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Yes, The Moody Mare is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Moody Mare is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4