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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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England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited for a Sunday lunch with family. I had booked a table for 2.15pm and requested a high chair for my daughter earlier in the week. Upon arrival I was disappointed to be informed that our table wasn't ready but the customers using it had just paid their bill and were about to leave. We were informed it would... More 

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first visit here and was warmly welcomed by the waitress. Inside the restaurant area is nicely decorated and there is space around tables so you don't feel cramped. This place must be the "IN" place to be at the moment and had a lot of younger people drinking in the bar area (and a few noisy ones in the... More 

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Thank Dave W
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Chose The White Horse for a very small company Christmas party. The setting is lovely & looked very festive & inviting. It was a very busy evening - bar full & restaurant very busy. Our table was ready & waiting we were shown straight to it & a drinks order taken. Staff very polite & service good considering how very... More 

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Thank nifter23
England
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122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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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 

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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 

Maidstone
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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 

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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

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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

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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 

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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 

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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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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
Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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?