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The Brenchley, Maidstone

Pub added by Steve Stone
91 High Street
Maidstone
ME14 1SA

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Brenchley

Imposing 'Spoons-a-like banking hall conversion, with a central dome and a brightly-lit bar along the back wall (featuring a large display of wine bottles of shelves) and a small 'board room' beyond. Modern furniture and restrained decor. Compact patio area to the rear. Good choice of drinks and a reasonably-priced menu - in many ways similar to the Muggleton Inn directly opposite but all aimed (very) slightly more upmarket. Two banks of three handpumps on the counter, with Pride, Spitfire, Courage Best, Trooper and two porters - Titanic Plum and Caledonian Poltergeist (a very reasonable £2.59) available on this visit. Overall, it seems slightly cavernous so one wonders whether an island bar might have been a better option.

On 2nd December 2017 - rating: 7
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Malden man left this review about The Brenchley

Initial feelings on entering were of a high ceilinged basic barn but on settling down with my pint I realised that there are some decent architectural features. It is a former bank and with the grandeur that goes with it, superb domed ceiling light with yet further flat versions over the rear wall bar. Fancy cornices and gold coloured fluted columns, third height stained panelling to the walls. The middle of the pub has a square area directly under the domed rooflight which is surrounded by banquettes and has a tree in the middle. Otherwise mixed seating with loads of high tables.
If you walked in blindfolded you would think you were in a 'spoons, it has that feel, and on my visit the same ambience. Garden to the rear (unvisited, likely to be a smokers' den)
Two banks of ales, Pride, Shepherd Neame Amber Ale, branded Maidstone United Ale, Spitfire, Courage Best and Britannia Navigation. Basic quick fix food served cheaply.
Great building, poorly converted and not used to it's obvious advantages.

On 11th February 2016 - rating: 5
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Margaret Hayter left this review about The Brenchley

Visited this pub on Mothers day for drinks and meals. It was half full but we were kept waiting for an hour for our meals of roast beef dinners. When they did eventually arrive they were were disgustingly poor. The roast potatoes and all the vegetables were from frozen and certainly not fresh.The roast beef was very under cooked.All in all it was a very very poor and we certainly will not be going back. Its a nice looking pub with nice decor but the food is well below par. Marks out of 10 just 2 for the decor.

On 31st March 2014 - rating: 2
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