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The Black Horse, Maidstone

Pilgrims Way
Postal town: Maidstone
ME14 3LD
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E TA left this review about The Black Horse

An 18th century country pub on Pilgrim's Way which may once have been a forge, it is now a traditional family-run freehouse. There is a large car park, although much of the grounds have been used to build chalet-style B& accommodation which makes it look like a motel. However, the inside remains unspoilt; the single large bar has various nooks and crannies, and there is an attractive inglenook fireplace. Draped with dried hops, free wifi and dog friendly. They also cater for group meals and regularly entertain groups from Medway and Maidstone. There were three ales on, and I tried them all: Long Man Best Bitter, Westerham God's Wallop and Hobgoblin were all in excellent condition. Well worth seeking out for a meal, a few beers or just a place to relax.

On 8th May 2013 - rating: 8
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Rich Gibbs left this review about The Black Horse

Read my review of the Hook and Hatchet and much the same applies to this establishment as I regularly frequented the Black Horse in my formative drinking years. In those days it was a small single-roomed bar run by convivial hosts Les and Marion. Today, although very different from then, it is a fine pub offering good food, well-kept ales and accomodation.

On 29th March 2011 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Black Horse

Very pleasant place to stop when out walking along the historic Pilgrims Way and public rights of way at the foot of the North Downs near Maidstone. Despite being very much a food-led pub, they do welcome thirsty ramblers (provided you take muddy boots off and leave them in the place provided by the door). Four real ales on, with the local-ish Westerham Grass Hooper being the pick of the bunch. Nice garden when the weather suits.

On 2nd November 2009 - rating: 8
[User has posted 6199 recommendations about 6199 pubs]

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Bearsted, 1.38 miles, 26 min walk (show)
Maidstone East, 3.78 miles, 1 hr 12 min walk (show)
Hollingbourne, 4 miles, 1 hr 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Black Horse, Thurnham
8th May 2013, 07:01
Review submitted by E TA
29th Mar 2011, 20:29
Review submitted by Rich Gibbs

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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 02 November 2009 by hondo .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 May 2013 by David McNally
  • Function Room : Yes - According to Twitter - last updated 21 July 2015 by Dave McNally
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 November 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 November 2009 by hondo .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 May 2013 by David McNally
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