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The Cock Horse Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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39 The Street | Detling, Maidstone ME14 3JT, England
+44 1622 730144
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

6 of us visited for drinks and lunch during a walk. We had a friendly welcome at the bar and then sat in the garden with drinks and sandwiches. The sandwiches were huge and served with great chips. We recommend the sausage baguette and crispy chicken wrap.

Thank Sarah B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having driven up and down detling hill a249 loads of times we took the time to take a detour into detling. We stopped at the cock horse, where we got a warm welcome by very friendly staff. It's a well decorated pub with real ales ( Inc guest ales on tap) We enjoyed a very tasty lunch and of course... More 

Thank Jacqui40_71
Rochester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only stopped for a drink but saw great food being served. Such a pleasant surprise and amazing value. Now stored on my satnav. 100% coming back and can't wait

Thank Rosa Maria C
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading a good review for food at this pub, we were bitterly disappointment with the food that was presented to us accompanied by the constant drone of 70s disco being played in the dining area...why do that? Pastry in the starter was undercooked, veg in the main was overcooked and the onion rings on my husbands dish were both... More 

Thank MrsParrington
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just moved to Detling and been to the cock horse Detling now 3 times with members of my family the food and the service so good would recommend this to anyone see you soon cock horse Inn. Steve H

Thank stevenhewer
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to The Cock Horse Inn twice in the last month with my in laws and have really enjoyed it. The food is lovely and good quality. We are always looked after by all the staff and they are very accommodating. Will be returning again I'm sure. Thank you

Thank Anna H
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Or is a great pub, the food is very good. The service was quick and there where no problems. It was a nice atmosphere and everyone was friendly, even when we hadn't booked. Food came very quick and was all tasty.

Thank Luke H
Dover, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We came as a family party of 9 and from the moment we walked through the door, to the time we left we were well looked after. The food was tremendous and all plates were cleared. Most had the Sunday roast including the kids and that was all fresh and hot, veg was kept separate so you could pick and... More 

Thank Kirk H
Kent, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Myself, my partners and my parents came here on a Saturday evening to celebrate my birthday. We ordered 3 courses each and all enjoyed 3 glasses of wine each too! Food was lovely as was the wine and we thought the value of the food was very good as well. The atmosphere in the pub was delightful and will definitely... More 

Thank ARGKent
1 review
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Fantastic hosts in our hour of need. Only wish we had time to eat as it looked amazing. We will be back, this time without the tow trucks! Thank you guys, an awesome place

Thank Brett M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$45
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
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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