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Thirsty Pig, Maidstone

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4a Knightrider Street
Maidstone
ME15 6LP
Phone: 01622299283
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Graham Coombs left this review about Thirsty Pig

An excellent and ancient pub of character - the higgledy-piggledy woodwork on the exterior is reflected by the whole of the interior. Small bar area with a snug behind and two nice larger rooms above but mind the awkward staircases if venturing up with drinks. Appears to be a CAMRA favourite and deservedly so, with three good ales on: Iron Pier Fruit Cake, Mad Cat Red Ale and Bexley Golden Acre.

On 11th January 2024 - rating: 8
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Blue Scrumpy left this review about Thirsty Pig

15th century pub which looks great from the outside and has plenty of character on the inside too. There is a small ground floor bar with another room behind the bar. Two uneven and steep staircases take you up to two further rooms and the toilets. There is also an enclosed yard at the rear. Although that seemed a bit depressing.

A couple of locals were sat chatting in the tiny main bar area, whilst another customer was sat on his own in the quieter room to the rear. The Scottish barman was friendly and seemed to be the subject of a bit of banter.

The 3 ales on were McCann's Janet Street, Kent Old Skool & Gadd's She Sells Sea Shells. The cider was Biddenden's Bushels. Well worth a visit.

On 17th May 2023 - rating: 7
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E TA left this review about Thirsty Pig

As described below this is a colourful, quirky pub with some lively conversation to be had. It was previously called The Minstrel, while nowadays it veers between having and not having the 'Olde' prefix. They are dog friendly, but I wouldn’t want to bring children in. Ales on were Gadd’s No5, Iron Pier Imperial Stout and Blackbird Stout from Pig & Porter. Also on draught were Arnsberg Lager, Motörhead Road Crew, Orchard View Cider, Paulaner Pils, Guinness, Amstel and San Miguel. It feels a bit contrived due to the furniture layout and the atmosphere was a bit lacking, but the beer was good and it would make a decent inclusion in a crawl.

On 2nd May 2023 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by D D
Maidstone West, 0.48 miles, 9 min walk (show)
Maidstone East, 0.65 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Maidstone Barracks, 0.88 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Thirsty Pig, Maidstone
11th Jan 2024, 13:53
Picture submitted by Graham Coombs approved
 
11th Jan 2024, 00:06
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 21 December 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - Covered courtyard - last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10p per pint - last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 21 December 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Hot Food : No last updated 21 December 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : Yes - Last Thursday of the month - last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 21 December 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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