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The Moody Mare

££ - £££, British,
501 Seven Mile Lane | Mereworth, West Malling ME18 5QY, England
+44 7713 098379
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“pudding” (26 reviews)
“pork belly” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
501 Seven Mile Lane | Mereworth, West Malling ME18 5QY, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The first visit for myself , my cousin has been for Sunday lunch and said she enjoyed it . What can I say I ordered a fresh grilled plaice and asked for new potatoes no butter and green beans the same . My first choice...More

Thank Sharon M
Graham161, Owner at The Moody Mare, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Please accept my apologies for what appears to be a poor visit to my business, i have flagged this with the Manager and we will be discussing with the head chef, in the mean time feel free to contact Ben at the pub as i...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my husband had a meal here in May. It’s was he best meal I have ever had , from the minute you walk in to minute you left it was faultless so we choose this venue for my parents anniversary . The team...More

Thank Clare N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I really enjoyed our lunch .. portobello mushroom and mussels starters, lamb rump and battered fish mains, all very good. Service was not slick exactly but was cheerful & reasonably rapid. My friend was disappointed there was no soup on the menu....More

Thank penninewalker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had her 30th birthday party, we hired the back room out and chose the buffet option which went down a treat for all 60 guests. Fantastic service/food, staff were amazing helping setup the venue. We will definate be hiring the venue again for...More

Thank Rosco123456
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Late booking for the music night Incredibly busy evening but not around the singer! Starter was tempura squid which was quite nice, great batter. Main was mussels in a very thin cream and wine sauce with dry bread. The mussels were well cooked and at...More

Thank Hoppityskip
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Moody Mare for a really great lunch for 18 members of my family to celebrate my birthday. The food, service and location were superb. Each delicious course was served promptly to our table in a private room before retiring to the lovely gardens...More

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They have two big signs screaming "Food All Day Every Day". Not true,-no food Sunday evening. I don't mind them having an evening off, they probably deserve it. Just please take the signs down so that passing traffic like us does not waste our time...More

1  Thank rioja107
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon the moody mare by accident on the 10th June but we are so glad we did. My partner and I love to go out for Sunday dinner and have been let down by our previous regular. The food served here was delicious...More

2  Thank NeeNaw987
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here on the 9th of June as we'd been recommended the fish and chips here by some friends and we were not disappointed! We even got to meet the new manager who couldn't have done any more for us. Superb team in there...More

2  Thank RouseM02
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great meal with family. Staff were great and the food was delicious. Will definitely be back again. Thanks was there on 12 June for birthday but will not wait until next year

2  Thank Freckle G
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Julia C
24 February 2017|
Response from Mondial | 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 Nigel C | Reviewed this property |
Hi I was told by the owner that they were looking to change the name and one of his staff had a horse that was temperamental, thats where the name came from. Also with tongue in cheek added that it could also be the wife.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$46
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 501 Seven Mile Lane | Mereworth, West Malling ME18 5QY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  West Malling
  • Phone Number: +44 7713 098379
  • E-mail
Offering pub Breakfast, lunches and casual dining, Live Entertainment every Friday typically motown and soul. 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 Seven Days a Week and serving food all day from 9am. Our function room is available for private hire for wedding receptions, buffets, celebrations and business meetings
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