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The Black Horse Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Thurnham
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Bergerac
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“A refreshing concept of pub and accommodation”
Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to catch the ferry from Dover. We travel with our 2 small spaniels, so always look for somewhere "dog friendly".
We were certainly not disappointed at the Black Horse. Didn't check in till 9pm. Pub very busy but food still on offer. Enjoyed a sharing platter and a few glasses of Australian Shiraz. Service excellent. Staff couldn't be more helpful. Food nicely presented and tasty. Accommodation is separate from Pub. There are about 25 little "cottages" set around a garden area. Parking is easy. "Cottages" spotlessly clean, comfortably furnished. More spacious than your average hotel room and with its own front door. Breakfast served in the pub. Well cooked traditional menu. Would not hesitate to recommend. Only a 40 minute onward drive to Dover.

Stayed March 2014
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South Molton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at The Black Horse Inn earlier this week as my husband had a business meeting the following day and I had a funeral. We booked here as we also had our little dog with us who was being looked after by our son the following day, and its not always easy to find accommodation that allows dogs. Unfortunately, we arrived a little late in the evening due to traffic problems on the way so we weren't able to enjoy a full evening. We ate in the Black Horse and the food was very nice indeed. I had a glass of house red which was very acceptable. The room was a chalet style accommodation which we were pleasantly surprised at. The room was very spacious with a king size bed and nice en-suite. The little extras were what made it though. A little basket was placed in the room with dog towels and an old sheet for our pooch. There was a large umbrella for walking from the room to the pub for meals too. Overall, we had a very pleasant, albeit short stay. The staff were very pleasant and helpful and we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled on business
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South Cerney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

A good size, warm and comfortable room with bunks for the children. A brolly is provided for the short dash through the garden to the pub, where there was plenty of choice for dinner. The lamb shoulder was tasty, and my husband enjoyed the hake from the interesting specials board. Two cheerful ladies served us breakfast which included local sausages. An enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Rainham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

Myself and family went here for a sunday lunch and it was very average and expensive in some departments.

I would like to say that the staff were a wondewrful bunch from the bar to waitresses and waiters.

The starters were ok albeit expensive, we had the baby squid, mushroom and camembert.
they all arrived in a timeley manor but my daughter had to wait some time for 2 bland rolls, which accompanied the camembert.
We opted for the roast dinners as i thought the lamb special at £21 was to much.
i had the pork belly turned into a roast which was very nice but the hole dish was very dry and had to ask for extra gravey.
My daughter had the beef roast which i thought was ok but she was not to inpressed, again we had to ask for extra gravey.
My wife had the vegetarian roast which was ok and again had to ask for for extra gravey which although was vegetarian it was more like gloop.
My daughter had the pear desert which was very nice.
Overall we do like this pub and have ate there many tiimes before , maybe it was an off day ?

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after spending the day In Maidstone.
We had a lovely family chalet style lodge right by the pub so a very little walk for our evening refreshments,
Our son loved the bunk beds and did not want to leave the next day, we found the mattress to be a bit tired, springs were noticeable however everything else was excellent, lovely hot shower in a well fitted ensuite room with two sinks and modern tiling.
Hot chocolate and a coffee cafateirre was a welcome touch, the breakfast here is served in the black horse and extremely nice ,still full some 5 hours later

Stayed February 2014
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

We booked this following a look at the 'Dog Friendly' website so we knew the hotel allowed dogs in the bar/some accommodation. It really is a fantastic place. The 'Chalets' are lovely and allow immediate outdoor access without disturbing other residents-we even had a little box of towels for our dog (which was really useful following this years deluge of rain in the South of England!). The walks and scenery around are great and medieval architecture is pure 'Middle England'. 10/10 for the delicious food in the dining room. Feb 2014.

Room Tip: Some outside noise from the motorways and Eurostar but we heard nothing once indoors.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We have booked our Wedding here and decided to sample the restaurant. The meal was out of this world and the service and welcome on this and our other visits to date have been outstanding. We have had several recomendations and are really looking forward to the Summer when we hold our wedding here as we are certain we have made the right choice

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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
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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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