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The Pippin

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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78 London Road, Maidstone ME16 0DR, England
+44 1622 750747
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there just for a couple of drinks and enjoyed a lovely starter which was really delicious and the main was also really good as the food previously last year was really disappointing , so I would definitely recommend the pippin as it's good again Yummy 😋

Thank Ila V
Kent, England
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We used to eat at Pippins regularly and the food was always lovely. The last time we had a nice meal was November 2016. This year we have eaten there twice and the food was terrible. Have you changed the chef or just bought in cheaper food? We sadly won't be bothering again.

Thank iloveyousomuch111
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Currently eating in the pippin service is great pork belly and triple cooked chips amazing...steak and ale pie hubby scoffed down....not eaten here for a while but will be back very soon for a Sunday roast!!! Well done to the pippin...

1 Thank Nicola F
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table well before Christmas for a group birthday celebration in January. Initially I tried to do this through the online booking system as I couldn't get through by phone. After 5 days and no response I got through by phone and booked a table for us as a large party. All seemed fine and then 2 days... More 

Thank samsene
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Went here on a lunch break, as we have done many times before, however 3 of our group waited over 30 minutes for their food, and the one person who's food came out first was cold and the wrap was missing the avocado AND the kale. Won't be returning any time soon.

Thank Lisa M
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

ON Sunday went to the Pippin with some friends for lunch. IT was not busy and the staff were helpful and attentive. I had one of the specials which was rib of bef . It was excellant, my wife had the lamb shank, it looked amazing. It worked out about £20 per head for 3 courses. FOr a lovely, relaxed... More 

Thank Gordon9245
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This place used to be a thriving restaurant in Maidstone with great food and just as good service. But over the past 6 months it's just not that pub anymore. It's tired and needs some life injected back into it. Ask the punters what might attract them back, rather than assume what clients want and getting it badly wrong.

Thank Nick B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A little disappointed, haven't eaten here in a few years, when it was excellent value and good choice. Menu choice has been somewhat reduced to the bare essentials, Burger that I had was reasonable but there are better out there.

Thank James W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I popped into this pub with my daughter and her boyfriend to celebrate briefly a deal we had just closed on. We felt happy but exhausted and needed a nice drink. It was about six in the evening and there were quite a few young people there getting in the mood for Christmas. Nice pub atmosphere and well appointed interior.... More 

1 Thank Trevor S
Kent, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Have been going to the Pippin for many years off and on and it seems to have change hands and the menu since my last visit. This lunch with work colleagues was good. I had the London hot dog and colleagues had the Asian vegetable burger and the chicken and bacon club. All served quickly with the advertised rosemary fries.... More 

Thank Litetraveller
ThePippinManagement, Manager at The Pippin, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted you enjoyed the food and service. Usually we sit guests out in the restaurant as its a calmer and quieter atmosphere with better lighting. We apologise the you weren't happy with your seating area, on your next visit please advise a member of team that you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 78 London Road, Maidstone ME16 0DR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 750747
Purveyors of fine wines and good times, we're no strangers to the art of quality thirst quenching.

With our extensive wine list, new and improved cocktail menu and Cask Marque certified ales, you can be sure to find just the tonic, whatever your tipple, in Allington's best local boozer.
But we're not just about eating and drinking... We firmly believe that any pub should be the hub of its local community, and try to provide a selection of events to cater for all the eclectic and wonderful people who live in Allington. Our door is always open (during designated opening hours) and there's always something going on to get involved with or laugh at in equal measures. It's not a pub, it's a way.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?