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The Pippin, Maidstone

78 London Road
ME16 0DR

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Greene King

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Steve C left this review about The Pippin

The Pippin is a large Greene King pub that is located about a ten minute walk from Maidstone Town centre. This is a food led pub so there is a large car park at the rear. Outside the front of the pub are lots of picnic tables so I imagine that this pub gets busy in the summer.
The interior is made up by a conservatory type area at the front of the pub where there is some seating. This area was populated with some mothers with buggies during my recent weekday lunchtime visit. Beyond this front seating area is a bar that is found along the left hand wall. This faces some high tables that run down the centre of the pub and along the right hand wall are two raised seating areas. The rear of the pub is extensive and was being used as a dining area by several groups of student age people.
The bar is stocked with standard and premium draught products and I counted three hand pumps. The Old Golden Hen was off leaving IPA and a house beer called Pippin as the ale options. The food available is standard pub grub and the mains start at around £7.
I didn’t spot any televisions, but there was some background music playing. This pub has a late license until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Wifi access is available.

I found the service from the young staff to be polite, but I’m not sure that this pub is worth the trek from the town centre for a revisit.

On 11th December 2013 - rating: 6
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Pippin

Substantial building - originally a private house and then converted several times for various uses - built from the local ragstone, with a modern single-storey brick extension at the back housing the main dining area. The bar is reasonably spacious, with several different seating areas (some up a couple of steps). The interior has been thoroughly refurbished in a fairly anonymous style which means you can't tell inside whether you are in the old or new part of the building. Food-wise, there were specials for each course, chalked on the large blackboard, in addition to the corporate printed menu. Three Greene King ales on handpump - IPA, Abbot and the seasonal Fireside (a nice pint, but £3.20). NB - The pub is named after the local Allington Pippin apple variety, several examples of which are planted at the front.

On 6th December 2010 - rating: 6
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