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The Black Horse, Thurnham - pub details

Black Horse
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Address: Pilgrims Way, Thurnham, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3LD [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21235) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bearsted (1.3 miles), Hollingbourne (3 miles), Maidstone East (3.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.4/10 (rated by 26 users)
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I have visited this pub twice. Each time it struck me as souless, more restaurant than pub. Each time I was left with a feeling that they are thing they are were interesting in was taking your money. This saddens me. It just does not feel right. It feels nothing like a real country pub to me. And I love a good country pub.
harrylimex - 12 Oct 2014 10:53
Atmospheric pub in pleasant surroundings serving excellent food with really good table service in particular from the young lad who served us. Pint of Whitstable IPA top notch. Definitely worth a visit
GuyHW - 10 Oct 2014 20:50
Attractive pub set on several levels. Mainly geared to set dining in what appear to be regimented and closely packed squares. The front area is the bar area. The packed and dark middle area is the food factory. The outside areas are a small terrace at the front on the road, and a cramped beer garden at the back. Ambiance is Conservative with officious rules about where to go, what to wear, etc. There isn't a relaxed, welcoming or informal atmosphere - just the sense of a place that wants to keep itself orderly and well run in order to maximise profits rather than the customer's enjoyment. Each to their own, and there are plenty who will enjoy this place.
SilkTork - 3 Aug 2013 18:06
We called in for a drink on a hot weekday while walking part of the North Downs Way/Pilgrims Way. Lovely pub with multiple areas to eat/drink, including a large garden. The food being served looked delicious, what a pity we'd already eaten our picnic earlier! The staff and service were fine and nothing like as criticised in certain previous reviews.
micbinks - 2 Jul 2013 17:41
I was invited on a evening out last weekend and - woe betide - the group decided, despite my protests, that this pub was a good'un. I protested but eventually relented; I decided to approach with an open mind, the sort of open mind that the owners clearly like to shove down our throats at every turn, if you like! NOTHING has changed, it is full of butch womyn with pixie cuts wearing thick-rimmed pseudo intellectual glasses even though their eyesight is 20:20. One of them got out her iPad - who brings an iPad to a "pub"? I stomached it, I was being polite after all, but couldn't wait to leave. Then came the bill, what a joke, a "£20.00 gratuity lesbianism tariff" had been added, surely this is illegal and discriminatory to boot. I made sure to swipe a copy of the receipt and have forwarded it on to Mary Portas as well as Trading Standards. (Mary Portas did get back to me, but said this tariff was something she had been campaigning for, ludicrous!) .

Mysteryposter, It is unfortunate that you had found issue with my grammar but didn't have anything to say on the pub itself, presumably you are a local scissor sister on the take, trying to promote this pub's lifestyle to everyone, please stop shoving it down our throats, this is a straight society and so it shall stay. Pathetic.
benton - 22 Mar 2013 11:06

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