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Horseshoe and Castle
Ranked #1 of 1 Cooling B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Lucky stay at the Horseshoe & Castle”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2013

This pub was plucked from the 2001 Good Pub guide and it was not wrong. A really lovely and very English country pub, local ales eclectic menu and complete with an excellent "mien host"
I had a short stay to visit all the local delights in that part of England and had a great time.
In the immortal words of Arnold "I will be back"

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank JohnMacLondon
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stuart b, Manager at Horseshoe and Castle, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Thank you for a lovely review!

We look forward to welcoming you back and continuing to provide with fantastic food & service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2013

We were also attending a wedding reception at Cooling Barn Castle who actually recommended the Horseshoe and are grateful that we booked an overnight stay there. We were given one of the rooms in the annex behind the pub as we did not want to disturb anyone coming back. It was a lovely, comfortable modern room. We walked back from the venue as we had left our car there (thank goodness being told when I booked to put comfy shoes in the boot)! Compared to some of our friends who had to wait 20-30 minutes for a cab to take them back to their respective hotels, we definitely got the better deal as the walk back along the quite quiet road was refreshing. As we arrived later than expected due to hubby finishing work late, we could not sample the menu or bar but our hosts were very welcoming nonetheless. However, we did sample the breakfast this morning and it was of an excellent standard and very welcome after a good night before! Would definitely go back and recommend it to anyone attending the castle.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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stuart b, Manager at Horseshoe and Castle, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Thank you for the kind review!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

Perfect accommodation whilst at a Wedding at Cooling Barn. Host was very helpful and welcoming. Rooms were clean and tidy. Warm and cosy. Breakfast was excellent with a good selection. On the downside no hairdryer and some very squeaky doors!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jofog
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stuart b, Manager at Horseshoe and Castle, responded to this review, 23 May 2013
Thank you for the kind review!

We look forward to welcoming you back soon
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2012

We booked an over night stay at the Horseshoe and Castle because we were attending a wedding at Cooling barn .We met my brother and his wife in the bar and enjoyed some really good local ale,we then chose to eat in the resturant there was a wide choice on the menu and i went for the ribeye steak and it was excellent as were all the other meals my wife and co had ordered..The rooms were very good and clean and the bed was better than my one at home we had a great nights sleep.We had the full english in the morning with loads of toast and coffee and fruit juice nothing was to much trouble ,Kevin and his staff were very freindly and we were made to feel very welcome.Kevin even posted me back a coat that i had left behind after my stay.If you want comfort great food and people and a taste of home this is the place for you .Once again thank you for a very pleasant stay. Tim ,Mary,Simon and Stef Wilson.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 Thank Tim W
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stuart b, Manager at Horseshoe and Castle, responded to this review, 15 November 2012
Thank you for such a kind review, It is always a pleasure to be of service to such nice people. All of us here at the Horseshoe and Castle look forward to welcoming you and your family back one day and hope you are all keeping well. Thank you again, Kind Regards, Stuart Boyle (Kevin's Son)
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2012

We booked an overnight stay as we were invited to a wedding at nearby Cooling Barn.We popped
in to register at lunchtime and met our absolutely charming host and had a delicious snack there
before changing for the wedding.The room was clean and bright wih an ensuite and tv.and we had a very comfortable night.Our breakfast in the morning was as good if not better than we have
ever been served up.We met the whole family at some stage who were delightful and helpful .
A quick tip for anyone wanting a great weekend away.If you have a heart and a soul and are
interested in British history,combine a visit to nearby Chatham Naval dockyard museum,[put aside
a whole day for this since you will need it] while staying at the Horseshoe and Castle and you will thank me for writing this first ever review.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank susansivad
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stuart b, Manager at Horseshoe and Castle, responded to this review, 15 November 2012
Thank you for such kind words! We are glad to have been of service to you and your family and especially glad you had a fantastic day! Hoping to provide more great service to you again in the future! King Regards, Stuart Boyle
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Additional Information about Horseshoe and Castle

Property: Horseshoe and Castle
Address: Main Road | nr Rochester, Cooling ME3 8DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Cooling
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Cooling
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Horseshoe and Castle 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Beautiful Country Pub with a 26 cover restaurant serving delicious Freshly Prepared Food from A la Carte Specials to traditional Bar Snacks.With Beautiful Views accross the North Kent Marshes and RSPB Reserve (Northward Hill) this truely is a little oasis in Medway. We are also able to offer 5 well appointed Guest Bedrooms if you are visiting the area and would like to take time to stay over night and enjoy our wonderful cooked English Breakfast in the Morning.We use all local Produce where possible supporting local projects and businesses Why not pop down to visit us and maybe see what the countryside in Kent has to offer. ... more   less 
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