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The Rose Inn, Bearsted - pub details

Address: 87 Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 4BS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 39657) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bearsted (0.7 miles), Maidstone East (2.3 miles), Maidstone West (2.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 3.5/10 (rated by 2 users)
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user reviews of the Rose Inn, Bearsted

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This place used to be OK at best. It was a good place to eat as you knew what you were getting. Since then an Indian family has taken it over and ran it into the ground. Everything is done on the cheap. Drink prices went up and up but the quality got worse and worse. Food has been rubbish ever since they took over. My wife requested a vegetarian dish but was told she couldn't have it as they didn't know they were having a vegetarian in and so they didn't take it out of the freezer. On another occasion we ordered baguettes from the bar menu at lunch time and it took them an hour to serve us. When we eventually got our food it was burnt. Ordered a vegetarian dish only to find it was made with beef and was told that is how it's served in Greece. My wife's cheesecake was frozen cream on a biscuit base. My chocolate fudge cake was chocolate ice cream on broken up Bourbons. A dish that was served with a red wine sauce was basically half a bottle of red wine poured on top of the food.

Now it has become an Indian restaurant. Why buy a pub if you want to open an Indian?

I was invited into the kitchen by the owner to meet the chef and talk about repainting the old sign and saw food all plated up ready to be served yet the restaurant was empty. The kitchen looked like it hadn't been cleaned for years.

The pub garden is too far from the pub to make it feel like it belongs to the pub and you have to go through the restaurant to get to it.

Can't wait for them to go bust or sell up and it become a pub again.
theskinnyfatkid - 1 Aug 2010 00:02
The unusual veranda along the main frontage remains a distinctive feature, but inside it has obviously been substantially refurbished since I last visited (which, I admit, was a long time ago). It has obviously had a reasonable amount of money spent on it, with an updated 'L'-shaped bar, a small raised dining area to one side and the main restaurant area on the other. Three real ales on handpump - Pride, Bombardier and Courage Best (2.90, and well kept). Overall, a pleasant surprise.
rpadam - 20 May 2010 19:18

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