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“Great food, lovely location, friendly staff”

The Black Horse Inn Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Thurnham
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 14 June 2014

I booked last minute, but was shown to my table promptly, in fact as I walked through the door I was asked if I'd just booked.

The food was good, plenty of choice with some lovely sounding specials. My dessert took a while to arrive, however this wasn't really an issue as I was happy to sit and watch the world go by. A choice of local ales and ciders make for an interesting bar. Friendly staff complete the setting.

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Reviewed 12 June 2014

We booked a last minute meal here, based on a recommendation from a friend,
which turned out to be a great tip!

The Black Horse is a really pretty old pub, in an ideal location.
It's hard to believe this idyll is just a short drive from Maidstone.

Our meal was very good, at a reasonable price for the quality of the food and indeed
the quality of the surroundings.
We particularly enjoyed the charcuterie sharing plate )I would be happy to have one all
to myself next time!).
We've signed up for their dining club, which offer Kent residents a 10% discount, not that we need an incentive to return!

Highly recommended!

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

This place is great. The restaurant is full of character and very friendly. The menu is more interesting than what you would normally find in a country pub and every meal I've had was delicious! Definitely worth a visit regularly. Only gripe is a little pricey with no lunchtime discount.

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Thank Mark T
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Beautiful restaurant inside, lots of nooks and crannies, high ceilings with dried hops, open fireplaces, a lovely setting for a special meal or just looking for a nice pub with some real good food. My husband had the veal sausages, didn't expect to like but they were perfect. They weren't expensive. Yes, there's a few fancy more expensive things on the menu, but they will be speciality things. Would totally recommend this pub/restaurant if you like the traditional nice country pub and appreciate good food!

2  Thank Anita1288
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

been here quiet a few times as it is very close to where i live ,never had a disappointing meal here and there is a good choice.
it also has a wonderful conservatory and outside dining ,on the minus side i would not say it is ideal for disabled.

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Thank John W
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