The Black Horse Inn

Pilgrims Way, Maidstone, Kent, England, ME14 3LD, United Kingdom | 4 star hotel
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When I went to Harrods and almost got lost

A travel blog entry by dom-mccready

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... us. I first went to look at my dad's Ralph Lauren shirts with him, then we went upstairs and we got lost. After that i went to the toy kingdom. It was very cool and I got two toys. There was something I really wanted, it was the xbox 360 minecraft game or PS3 Infinity game. My toys were some spy glasses that I might take to school someday and Lego car set. At night we went to see my dad's old friend and after dinner I made some new friends at the ...

Kent - The last one

A travel blog entry by bignige

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24 - 27 August 2013 - Kent The Last One

The Yorkshire contingent arrived at the Repton Holiday Inn at around 7.30pm on Saturday evening. Steve had been to see his beloved Darlo loose at Farsley Celtic and could not be persuaded to talk about it. A can of lager later and he had come to terms with the disappointment and was back to his normal self.

Josie announced that she is on a diet and needs to be careful about what she's eating. However it then transpired that she ...

A walk in the park followed by pie and mash

A travel blog entry by triptochina2013

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Yes, we're still in the UK and decided to make the best of our final "full" day in the UK by taking a walk with Tom (Loraine's son-in-law) Vanessa (Loraine's daughter) & Benjamin (Lorain's grandson) into Greenwich from Blackheath (about 30 mins) in the lovely English sunshine.

I'd also ...

Einstein is alive and well?

A travel blog entry by alicebeetle

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... more massive engines and machines... including a massive plate bender (like a mangle for metal but HUGE), a destroyer and a sub in dry dock, and a tall ship; as well as a vast collection of sheds and buildings many of which are now used by various small businesses and also by the art college.
There is a police museum, with a tardis outside... a micro brewery, and the place lends itself as a location for films.
(Indeed, we saw it on Foyle's ...

We go to the V&A and race home to rescue the beans

A travel blog entry by primaryendpoint

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... at least that my panicked nostrils could detect. Open the main door to our block of flats--no screams from the neighbors. Maybe smoke asphyxiation had felled them all. Up the stairs to our flat: nope, the door wasn't even warm. I opened the locks and burst in.

Hmm. A faint smell of cooking beans. That was all. I grabbed the pot by the handle, which hadn't melted, and switched off the electric burner. Carefully removing ...

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This 4 star hotel, located on Pilgrims Way, Maidstone, is near Leeds Castle, Chislehurst Caves, and North Downs Way National Trail.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews The Black Horse Inn Maidstone

    A fantastic Christmas haven

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    Stayed for their Xmas break which was from 24-27/12. We had a fabulous time. The room was beautiful, with a little xmas tree and 2 presents. It was lovely and clean. The ensuite had a bath with a shower over and was really spacious. The food was to die for, I couldn't fault any of it. The staff couldn't do enough for you. I couldn't recommend this highly enough. Did I mention the food??? It was amazing!!

    Great Pub...great food...comfy rooms and great location

    from

    We discovered this when a customer took us here for dinner (from Chatham)...it was so quaint and the general atmosphere was so charming, we enquired about rooms (we were staying at the Chatham Holiday Inn...). At any rate, this is a great place to stay if you have wheels....whether for business or for pleasure...you will be enchanted by the people and the location of the inn (not to mention surprised by the reasonable prices).

    Fantastic place, photos dont do it justice - Highly recommended

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    Stayed at this place for a couple of nights over a weekend as we went to see the fireworks at leeds castle.

    The pub is fantastic, the staff are very welcoming and friendly and the annexed cabins are spotlessly clean and cosy.

    The pictures on the website really do not do it justice, its much better!

    Breakfast was brilliant and the lady in reception was very helpful with local knowledge and advised us on a few different walks we could do.

    Beautiful countryside but no time at all to get there as its not far from the motorway.

    Bit scary driving to the hotel for the first time in the dark though. You have to go down a country road which looks like it leads to knowhere, you get a massive sigh of relief when you see the lights of the pub!

    Altogether a brilliant place to stay and well worth the visit

    Beautiful setting on pilgrims way

    from

    Very comfortable peaceful rooms with friendly efficient service from all staff.Will stay here again.Thankyou

    Train your Staff!

    from

    The rooms are lovely and clean and overall we had a pleasant stay but on the first night we ate in the 'award winning' restaurant. The bill was very high for what is essentially a pub and unfortunately the quality did not match that at all. The staff were all untrained students who had no idea how to serve a table. There was broken glass on the table which I asked to be cleaned but never was. We asked for water for the table but were not given any glasses for this and the bottle (aswell as the wine we ordered) was handed to us like a milkshake in McDonalds (ie, handed to me in my hand and not placed on the table). Surely you should pour customers wine into their glass???The service really was bad (not the staff's fault at all) but poor management who obviously want to keep wages low and turnover high, therefore neglecting customer service. Its a shame because the setting is lovely. Would receommend the stay but definately not the restaurant.

    Warm welcome, lovely stay

    from

    What a treat to stay at the Black Horse Inn! After getting ourselves thoroughly lost in the countryside, our hosts 'talked us in' and met us with a warm welcome. Great food, spacious, cabin-like rooms that were very comfortable and spotless, and lots of charm. Highly recommended!

    Well earned praise

    from

    The Black Horse is a rebuit pub/restaurant with a seperate development of bungalow rooms a short walk away. They were well appointed and modern, very clean with good ammenities for this class of hotel. The restaurant was excellent, in fact it is as well to book in advance as it is extremely popular. Every thing is cooked to order and as they say themselves it is not a fast food place. The staff were friendly and efficient. My only surprise was that I could not get teletext to work on the modern flat screen TV in the room. We ( a middle aged couple) would definitley recommend it but it is not for smokers!

    Overnight stay in a great place

    from

    Had to stop over in Maidstone on a business trip. I chose the Black Horse after looking on TA.

    After several hours travel and a day of hassle I really needed a friendly place and somewhere I could switch off before the trials of the next day. The Black Horse was an answer to my prayers!

    I arrived quite late (10pm) - no problem! The friendly staff got me to my room and made sure the kitchen stayed open. I had a nice meal (and OK I had a pint!) and went back to my room for a great nights sleep.

    The next day I took a look around. My room was clean, fresh and well appointed. The area was very beautiful and was a welcome change to the city sprawl I'd left behind the night before.

    The hotel has recently had wifi installed which was really needed as my room had no phone. It was more expensive per hour than the average cost I've paid, but the connection was "OK".

    I had a light breakfast (OH JOY A CHOICE!! Not just the usual english or continental).

    The staff were yet again friendly and I had a relaxed start to the day ahead.

    I only stayed the one night but yes I would really recommend this hotel.

    Oh by the way, do buy a bottle of the local fruit wine at the bar - its great stuff and OK its not cheap but your taste buds will love you!

    Black Horse Rocks

    from

    Great drinks - massive choice including quite a few more unusual options.

    Great food - quality but not pretentious.

    Good accommodation - away from pub so noise not an issue (still easy staggering distance though!) although walls could do with some soundproofing.

    Superb staff - very flexible and understanding with our ever changing schedule and young child.

    Very convenient for motorway but still in a quiet, pretty village.

    Will be staying there again.

    Charming, Comfortable and Very Enjoyable

    from

    We stayed at The Black Horse In for 4 nights. It was very clean and comfortable, even after long days of touring the countryside. They have live music every Wednesday night, but we didn't hear a note of it in our rooms.

    Jon, the owner, and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful in finding great places to tour. They provided good directions and knew of some "off the beaten path places" to go.

    The food was delicious. We ate all of our breakfasts and dinners at the Inn and were very happy we did. Jon was there for breakfast every day and made sure we had exactly what we wanted.

    We enjoyed our stay so much, that when we return to Kent, we will look forward to our stay at The Black Horse Inn.

    TripAdvisor Reviews The Black Horse Inn Maidstone

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding