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The White Horse

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The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4DL, England
+44 1622 738365
12:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very nice lunch and attentive service. We have been here several times and always good value. Getting a good place to lunch with adequate parking and good food is always difficult but Bearsted has more than one so competition keeps a good standard. Either way well done and a roaring fire was most welcome.

Thank Man_o_Kent
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us met us for a pre-Christmas lunch. Robert, our waiter, was fantastic - attentive, knowledgeable & really helpful. The food & drink were great, worked out about £25 per head in total. The only downsides were the state of the men's toilets (smelly & messy) & the fact that it was very cold when we got there &... More 

Thank hayleyo21
Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback, I'm sure Rob will be thrilled to see this. I can only apologise about the toilets this something that we are planning to address. Kind Regards More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in for a coffee and to enjoy the atmosphere by the fire. Looking at the menu we saw you can add salted caramel syrup to your hot drinks, yum! However, when my husband went to order he was told there are no syrups and the member of staff was surprised it was on the menu. He was told they... More 

Thank 241rachelj
Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

hi Rachel I can only apologise for the bar server not knowing the caramel syrup was only delivered yesterday ! she should have been briefed on the new flavours, please ask for me on your next visit (simon) and I'll organise one for you and we can chat about others you have felt let down on many thanks More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent food and service good value for money will return with family unfortunetly let down by ladies toilet very dark and not very clean which is a bit worrying when serving food I always check out the toilets but that's just me

Thank Linda W
Simon H, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hi I can only apologise for the toilets, we are working on getting them decorated and refurbished, however I will review with our cleaning company to ensure they are well maintained and checked regularly, I will pass your comments on to the team, it's always appreciated when our guests acknowledge the service and food that they have gone to great... More 

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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner with 7 of us. Friends that we made through our soccer program over the years. Flew over across the pond to visit for a few days on our way to a river cruise.Great service and excellent food and local brew. No rush and were there for over 2 hours

Thank Rich L
Simon H, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hi Rich, many thanks for the compliments I will pass on to the team they will he pleased, hope to see you on your return vista's. Have a great trip. More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday afternoon business meeting, warm and welcoming and much improved from how I remember it from years past. Pleasant venue. Disappointed in the bar service; ordered two glasses of wine, one rose and one red......the red she poured the dregs of one bottle into a glass and then went to top it from another......when I asked her to stop she... More 

Thank Gary J
Simon H, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

Gary thanks for the feedback will take this into consideration when next carrying out bar training, hope to see you again soon. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy gastro pub in the centre of the village with a small car park, but parking isn't difficult elsewhere. A lot of the character has gone (knowing it for many many years) Sunday lunch with 14 of us: I know providing food and drink for 14 people is tricky, especially on a very busy afternoon but a few little... More 

Thank Happiestgardener
Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

I'm sorry to hear that your experience didn't blow you away, which it should. So i'll be looking at the practices we are carrying out. All your comments can only help us improve so I appreciate all that you have made. Kind Regards More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hiedi looked after us all night very well. Good food and a nice place. We were 25 on a quiet night. Pre ordered food and all went very smoothly.

Thank Dugmcd
Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

I am very pleased to hear this and I'm sure Heidi will be thrilled to see this! Hope to see you again soon Many Thanks More 

Hong Kong, China
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80 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is great. Quality of food is really good. Ambience in the restaurant is really comfortable. But we found the service has incredibly slow... We waited a whole hour from ordering to the first meal arriving at the table...

Thank MattFletcher
Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

I will be investigating into this to find out why this happened. We can only apologise and please rest assure this is not normal. Kind Regards More 

Hawkhurst, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for my 30th Birthday Party (pre ordered the food) Waited a long time for the food to arrive, when it did it was a huge disappointment I ordered the Wagyu burger now this should be melt in your mouth beef, what I got was dry, over cooked and barely edible, my friend had the normal burger which... More 

Thank kimmy69
Simon H, Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

I will be speaking to the kitchen to identify what happened with your meal and to why it had to leave you disappointed. I send my deepest apologise and can only hope you do return to give us another try as I can assure you this is not common practice. Kind Regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4DL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone  >  Bearsted
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 738365
An idyllic retreat set in beautiful country house-style surroundings, The White Horse - Maidstone serves a menu of gourmet European recipes. Trained in high-class cookery schools in Spain and Italy, the chefs bring a wealth of experience, and demonstrate knowledge of a breadth of classic and complex cooking techniques. Partnering with Rothschild wine merchants, guests can choose a bottle from the well-stocked cellar.

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