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“Fantastic”

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: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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.
England Uk
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2 reviews
“Fantastic”
Reviewed 12 July 2009

The food and service were wonderful. I had steak and my husband had 'local romney marsh' lamb casserole. Both were excellent quality. The service was very good - nothing was too much trouble and the staff were very pleasant and chatty but not obtrusive.

My husband said the best thing about the Black Horse was the real ale - he said it was the best pint he had had for ages! However I think the best thing is the beautiful outdoor terrace which is under cover but you still get views of the garden and have a feeling of outdoor dining in peaceful lovely surroundings.

It is not cheap - but you get what you pay for! I would definately recommend to friends and have already booked to return. They also have accommodation but I did not view it on this occassion.

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“Only used the restaurant, and would not bother again.”
Reviewed 3 May 2008

Did not use the hotel accommodation - just the restaurant.

Quite frankly - the food was poor. I gather this is known as a gastro pub. The UK does find some peculiar ways to describe things.

The food left much to be desired and for the price - well - steer clear if you wish to eat well. By no means the worst fare we have had in Europe - but it could have been so much better if it was kept simple.

The service was very good however - you did not really notice the staff - which is as it should be.

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