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We woke up to sunshine and a fantastic view of Uig Bay. Nothing better than sitting up in bed with a cup of tea and a book looking out on a spectacular view! The showers were basic but clean and although they were push button the water was nice and warm. I went back later to the loo and I found that I was being serenaded by piped Classical music whilst Neil had Abba. Not wishing to distress any sensitive souls, I felt ...
... having their birthday parties there. At first we thought there'd been a power cut , only to find that the lights were out for the blowing of birthday candles and loud singing of 'Happy Birthday'. It was great fun.
Our second to last night and I'm thinking of ways I can spirit Tom and Irene back to NZ. We're going to miss them very much. London is such an amazing place, The huge variety of different cultures living here is inspirational.
Found the site really easy, just off the M20 near to Leeds Castle, lovely site very clean but very typical caravan club everyone in a row and dont dare to put a foot out of place !!!!
Had a nice meal and an early night ready for the off tomorrow.
Last weekend I had a conversation that went thus:
Darren: "Hey, I'd like £300 in small USD bills please - no higher than a $20"
Money Exchanger: "So where are you off to?"
Darren: "Malaysia for a few days then back to Cambodia"
Money Exchanger: "OH MY GAAAAAWD. WHY?!!!"
The lady asked me the same question my colleagues and more boring friends keep asking. Why why why?
My answer to her, and to ...
... off of course – before undertaking, the piece de resistance: scones with clotted cream and jam. There is some contention among aficionados of tea culture as to the preference to apply the cream or the jam first. After a rigorous comparison of both methodologies arriving at the conclusion that is definitely better with the jam applied on and after the cream…who knew…
At our ‘Tea’ seating there was a large group ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Black Horse Inn Maidstone
A fantastic Christmas haven
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
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).
Stayed at this place for a couple of nights over a weekend as we went to see the fireworks at leeds castle.
Beautiful setting on pilgrims way
Very comfortable peaceful rooms with friendly efficient service from all staff.Will stay here again.Thankyou
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
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
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!
Had to stop over in Maidstone on a business trip. I chose the Black Horse after looking on TA.
Black Horse Rocks
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
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.