Black Horse Thurnham: Nothing is far too much trouble
Nice restaurant with good atmosphere. Dined here over the Christmas period when the staff were totally overwhelmed. The service was sub-pedestrian and the food inedible. Our polite complaints were ignored but the icing on the cake was when the waitress asked if we would like to leave a tip!
Would I go back? Would you?
Favorite Dish: Humble pie - rarely available.
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Black Horse Inn: Black Horse Inn - in Thurnham, near Maidstone
After a visit to Leeds Castle one sunny spring day, we headed to the Black Horse Inn in Thurnham, about 4.5miles from the castle. I had read about the pub in advance and decided that it sounded like the perfect place for an 'off the beaten path' lunch....though although it seems to be in the middle of nowhere, it is in fact only 5-10 minutes drive from the busy M20 motorway.
The Black Horse Inn is home to a small B&B and a character-filled pub and restaurant. The pub has a small bar area at the front and a larger restaurant section to the rear, along with a nice looking terrace out the back for long summer lunches or a relaxing warm weather drink.
Favorite Dish: We arrived for a late lunch on a Saturday and were pleased to find a couple of free tables. We loved the atmosphere of the place, and quickly ordered a beer whilst we checked out the menu. Service throughout our meal was friendly, though not the fastest....and our meal took forever to come… That said, we weren't in a hurry anyway, though we were pretty hungry by the time it arrived!
To start we shared the Tartlet with blue cheese, roasted tomatoes and rocket, which was one of the specials of the day. For main course we both had the Roast Venison Steak with veggies and red wine jus. The venison, which was also on the specials menu, was really delicious and came with lots of roast sweet potato - which is my favourite food! We were too full for dessert, though there were some tempting sounding options.
- Castles and Palaces
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- Food and Dining
There is no good food in Maidstone.
There is nowhere in town worthy of a mention unless you like junk food, its a wonder then that Raymond managed to get so fat (see picture) actually its due to the excellent local beer and the Shepherd Neame brewery in Faversham.
A few up market Italian restaurants have open on Earl Street, adjacent to the building works, but really there is nothing noteworthy, even the market is greatly reduced in size, the fishmongers and butchers, except one, have all fallen victim to the supermarkets and the supermarkets have mostly set up shop ( pun intended ) on the outskirts of town.Usual story.
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La Tasca: Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant
I really enjoyed this cosy restaurant. I loved its beautiful interior. Great experience to try all kind of tapas and Spanish drinks:)
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