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The Black Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Wonderful Refuge”
Reviewed 5 November 2012

We stayed just one night but everything was no problem. We had an accessible family room that was perfect. Dinner was very good and breakfast was the best English breakfast we've had. I'd go back just for the breakfast! We would love to go back.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Perth WA
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Reviewed 27 October 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Black Horse Inn - the surprise was that it was much better than we expected.

The staff were terrific. We enjoyed dinner and breakfast over two nights. Food was great.

The room was fairly basic but very clean.

Recommended.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Ammanford
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

Stayed for two nights this October whilst visiting Brands Hatch for British Superbikes.
How many ways can we compliment the staff. Absolutely wonderful. They've obviously undergone extensive training in customer service. Multi tasking is a norm. We had a minor problem on the busy Saturday night, quickly resolved with a generous offer from the restaurant manager. The chalet rooms were lovely and the planting and general aspect was beautiful. However, people with mobility issues really need to highlight this to the staff as the layout of the chalets could prove a problem. A gastro pub, recommending wines to accompany the meals is a really nice touch. Say hello to Ben the cat in reception.

Room Tip: People with mobility issues need to ask for a room at the top of the hill.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Waddington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 October 2012

Much, i eat at the pub 3 times in Aug and it was fantastic, and promised myself that when working in area again i would stay, which we did.
My self and a colleague booked in and were greeted in a fantastic way, very friendly and professional could not have asked for better, all was in order, given room key no problem but as the title suggests it's probably my fault, but i was a little disappointed with room it's self, bed i thought was to firm with depression in at bottom area, bath had what looked like plaster dirt in the was just ok, sort of Average if TA did half i would give 3.5
When you leave the room and go to the pub it's a different world the food and service is out of this world.
But as a positive if i was in the area again i would stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 September 2012

This was my third stay at the Black Horse, Lovely location very quiet and peaceful, well appointed comfortable chalets with an excellent hot drinks tray, included is a cafetierre and ground coffee as well as nice biscuits; The inclusive breakfast is cooked to order, a good selection of evening meals is served including daily specials; WiFi is free signal is not fantastic but it works!

Room Tip: have stayed in 3 different chalets and found all to be of the same excellent standard;
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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Kent
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Reviewed 27 September 2012

We stayed on a Sunday night to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and stayed in Alyssum. The room was modern, clean and well equipped. The evening meal was delicious, as was the inclusive breakfast. The service was very good too. The setting is very picturesque. Only downsides were: the digibox took quite a while to pick up some channels, the WiFi signal was non-existent, the heated towel rail didn't work, heating is via one electric heater which you are not allowed to leave on when you are not in the room which means you come back to a chilly room, especially with the wooden floors - I imagine this would be even more inconvenient in the winter months! Also, this was probably a one-off, but we were woken at 8.30am by builders bawling at each other outside our window - not what you want when you have booked a relaxing night away! Overall a lovely place though, we would definitely go back and recommend it to friends and family.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights, very comfortable spacious room , nice solid bed and a good hot drinks tray with biscuits. The breakfast was one of the best cooked breakfasts ive had.Well recommended for business travelers as the pub also serves well priced quality evening meals.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Property: The Black Horse Inn
Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone ME14 3LD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Maidstone > Thurnham
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Black Horse Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
17th Century Pub / Restaurant with beams, hops and open fireplaces serving real ales and country wine. 27 beautiful en-suite rooms in the grounds provide a peaceful haven around the duck pond. Ideal for business or tourists. Close to Leeds Castle and only a 50 minute train journey to London. Lovely gardens and outside dining area. Also licensed for Civil Marriage Ceremonies.Fully equiped air conditioned business centre ideal for conferences, meetings and training seating up to 80 delegates ... more   less 
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