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The White Horse

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The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone ME14 4DL, England
+44 1622 738365
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12:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband took me to the White Horse for my birthday, he asked for red roses they said can't do but if we ordered dessert they would sing happy birthday, so we had dessert but no happy birthday sung, my husband was very cross. Waited a long time between courses, meal could have been hotter. Dessert i had cookie and... More 

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Thank carol t
Chatham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were well looked after and the food was very nice. There were five of us dining, all choosing different meals, all of which were very good.

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Thank karenryde47
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited this restaurant several times in the last year and always get friendly efficient service and great food. It is very busy at weekends, but we have never had to wait for our table or to order.

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Thank Injadog
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to this restaurant just before Christmas as birthday treat for my son, and was quickly shown the table. The restaurant was very busy and the table we were shown to was in the line of people traffic from customers and staff and people were standing inches from our table putting coats on etc. I asked the waitress if we... More 

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Thank Amysterymember
Ashford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the White Horse as a party of 10 for Sunday lunch. We go to this attractive and warm pub/restaurant fairly regularly but this was the first time in a larger party. So we were very happy, having been the organisers, to find the service and food as good as ever. Our meals were delicious and delivered by... More 

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Thank 2spoons2016
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Music pleasant and not too loud. First class service. Staff very welcoming, professional and friendly.

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Thank kdoublek
Kent, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thought we would try the Whitehorse again as we did enjoy ourselves on our last visit. All our food was very good and well presented,especially the Calamari and duck wing starters. The selection of drinks is also very good ( good selection of decent wines etc) . However it is on the expensive side for a good gastro pub when... More 

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Thank Jon M
Simon H, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hi Jon M, you'll be pleased to hear we have a project meeting on the 17th Jan to refurbish the toilets — YAY! Many thanks for your comments. I will pass them on to the team. They will be pleased you enjoyed your visit. Once again, many thanks. More 

London
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of those pubs/restaurants that's always busy and so doesn't always try very hard. The staff are always pleasant but it is an over-rated pub. The last time I ate here, the food was ok. It's not cheap, although it's in a lovely location and always packed, it seems to be purely because of where it is.

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

Hi London Bobs, thanks for your comments, but we do try very hard. In the 5 years I have been managing the White Horse, the business has grown, so I would say it's down to the fantastic team I have that delivers a great experience. It's not always 5*, but we do try. Once again, many thanks. More 

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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took advantage of their Midweek Treat menu. It was the perfect way to spoil that special person in my life (or to catch up with friends). Available every Wednesday from 6pm, their chefs create mouth-watering dishes from their set menu featuring freshly-prepared dishes such as salt and pepper squid, beer-battered line-caught cod and delicious Belgian chocolate brownies. You can... More 

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Thank Crichar6
Simon H, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

HI Cricar6, thanks for your comments. I will pass them on to the team. They will be pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the White Horse. The mid-week menu has gone down a treat, and we have received great feedback from it. Hopefully, it will stay for the year. Once again, many thanks. More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went for a family birthday. The menu is interesting with a decent choice. The service was attentive if a little slow for a lunchtime. Food was very tasty. The rump of lamb was outstanding

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Thank Dan S
Simon H, General Manager at The White Horse, responded to this review

Hi Dan, we're glad to hear you had a great time when you visited the White Horse for your birthday. Please go online and leave feedback once you have registered. You will receive a voucher each birthday for complementary bubbles to come back and celebrate with us. We hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?