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The Cock Horse Inn

39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
+44 1622 730144
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went here at the weekend for Sunday Lunch. I had rung the week before to check whether booking was necessary and was told "absolutely, we are fully booked this weekend", so I duly booked for the following week. When we arrived...More

Thank FDS01
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Walking from Hucking to Detling on a circular walk ,we stopped here for a pub stop. We were greeted with a warm welcome by the couple behind the bar,a reasonable selection of beers, no draught Guinness only bottled,the walking group had all pre ordered their...More

Thank happyjack1948
Reviewed 16 April 2018

As a pit-stop, which was also dog friendly, this place ticked all boxes. It was open for a start, even though there was a foot or two of snow outside. We were sick of sitting in traffic wondering if we'd get home for lunch, so...More

Thank greenday_keli
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Love it here, such as cosy home feel, like sitting in your own front room. Child friendly and serves amazing home cook food with great customer service. Definitely a little country gem!!

Thank rachael b
Reviewed 3 April 2018

Beautiful old pub, extensively restored and beautifully so. Limited but comprehensive menu, food cooked well and beautifully presented by staff that seem to care. Recommended.

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Popped in on way home and the food was really good. Warm and friendly staff and excellent value. What a little gem. Will return.

Thank Dave G
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Booked a table for mothers day back at the end of january as its a popular day and there was going to be 6 adults and a highchair i booked early, was told that there would be no mothers day special menu thats fine so...More

Thank nannywebb
Reviewed 5 March 2018

My wife, two adult children (plus one significant other) and my ageing parents lunched at the Cock Horse today. I would love to tell all about the great food, generous portions, pleasant atmosphere and wonderful staff but, if I do, lots of other folk will...More

Thank Matt L
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We have been here twice in the last month with different friends. We have just had the bar food. We have had the half chicken and the burger. It was well cooked and the price was reasonable. It is a quiet pub with the regulars...More

Thank Gordon9245
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We met up at the Cock Horse for Sunday lunch - something we try to do each year as we all live in different parts of the country. We were 11 plus a baby and the staff coped with us all beautifully. They were attentive,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 730144
Dating back to the 14th century, The Cock Horse Inn in Detling is situated on the ancient Pilgrims' Way which follows the route of the devoted from Winchester to Canterbury.This historic pub and restaurant once stabled extra horses required to take heavy loads up the village's steep hill, and now provides an all-day menu of fortifying home-made food, with specials and three roasts on Sundays.
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