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Beefeater Malta Inn, Maidstone

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Allington Lock
Sandling
Postal town: Maidstone
ME14 3AS
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E TA left this review about Beefeater Malta Inn

Once a pleasant, if rather shabby, riverside pub adjacent to Allington Lock, and previously a Whitbread pub popular with walkers and boaters, this site has been changed somewhat since I last visited over 20 years ago. The previous building, which in its turn was on the site of an even earlier ale house, and the old house next door have been demolished and replaced by a hideous monstrosity of a complex which has added a Premier Inn and a carpark (fee charged) to the site along with the soulless, naff faux-Tudor Hell-portal which stands there now. Not so much chocolate-box, more Haribo-packet. It's a Beefeater, and one of the worse it's ever been my misfortune to enter, even compensating for the nauseotalgia-bias. There is a garden bar area and plenty of seats by the lock, though many of the users required more than their fair share of seat-space. The inside has the same depressing decor as others in the chain, made worse by the COVID-inspired one-way system. The staff were functional, clearly busy coping with the chavs to which Nick, below, refers. Screaming bloated morons of all 33 genders with toddlers took up most of the tables, while the queue for the bar was over 20 minutes long, partly due to social distancing (nothing to do with COVID - I just don't want to get too close to these people), partly due to the inefficient bar staff. No real ale, so it was all a bit pointless anyway. A good riverside spot ruined by ugly re-development and anti-social noise from the hard-of-thinking.

On 27th July 2020 - rating: 2
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Nick Johnstone left this review about The Malta Inn

Large restaurant that sells drinks. Chav magnet.

On 18th August 2012 - rating: 1
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Malta Inn

Great location on the River Medway near Allington Lock, but it can get horribly crowded at weekends when the sun's out. As a Beefeater establishment, this is never going to have much of a pub atmosphere, and service always seems to take a while. However, it does do two real ales (with Spitfire and Hobgoblin on today).

On 31st July 2009 - rating: 6
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Latest updates View all updates for Beefeater Malta Inn, Sandling
27th Jul 2020, 15:27
Review submitted by E TA
 
24th Feb 2017, 19:00

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : Yes - Premier Inn adjacent - last updated 27 July 2020 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 31 July 2009 by hondo .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 24 July 2020 by E TA
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