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The Black Horse Inn The Black Horse Inn The Black Horse Inn

The Black Horse Inn

Pilgrims Way
ME14 3LE
Tel: +44 (0)1622 737185

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The Black Horse Inn’s three main offerings: bed and breakfast, eating, and drinking.

We are ideally situated for your golf break boasting nine golf courses within 10 miles of the Inn.

The Black Horse Inn is a relaxed and unpretentious, rural, family run Inn set in the Kentish countryside. Its three main offerings: food, drink and bed and breakfast rooms make it a unique and quite frankly stunning bed and breakfast. Whether stopping for an evening on the way to the continent, using it as a base to visit the historic Kentish countryside and landmarks, a discerning businessman staying on business or a romantic getaway, the Black Horse Inn has something to satisfy all of their guests needs with their modern Kentish barn-style rooms in the grounds of the period Inn.

Set in the hamlet of Thurnham, a stone’s throw from Maidstone, Kent’s county town, the Black Horse Inn offers a change of pace. “Bed and breakfast in Maidstone, but in the countryside”. 

The 18th century Inn offers some of the finest bed and breakfast accommodation in Maidstone, and although not situated in the Inn itself, the bed and breakfast is conveniently located in a series of separate Kentish barn style buildings close to the main Inn. The surroundings are idyllic, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and historically significant.

Situated on the Pilgrims Way the route the Pilgrims took between Winchester and Canterbury, to the shrine of Thomas Beckett and mentioned in the ‘Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer. The Inn has offered food, drink and bed and breakfast for weary travellers for hundreds of years. 

In addition to the bed and breakfast, the restaurant and bar are renowned throughout Kent for providing an excellent range of dishes, prepared from fresh, local produce by a brigade of talented chefs.

The restaurant menu is large and varied and can cater for those just looking for a sandwich or light lunch, a classic pub meal or indeed a full a la carte offering, washed down with a glass of wine from a local vineyard or a well-kept local real ale.

The Pilgrim Suite offers an excellent opportunity for those looking for a wedding venue, conference venue, or those wishing to celebrate a special occasion to do so in marvelous countryside surroundings. Seating up to 100 people and offering a completely private dining experience for you and your guests, the convenience of the bed and breakfast rooms means your guests can relax in the warm surroundings without a care in the world. The venue and gardens provide a beautiful backdrop for the smaller more intimate occasion. Equally the Pilgrim Suite can offer a stunning rural location for conferences and corporate events.

The bed and breakfast also offers a unique selling point for those travelling with pets. As a pet friendly bed and breakfast, one of very few in Kent, the Black Horse Inn offers a dog friendly environment for those travelling with their hound. Guests are not only able to bring their dogs with them to stay (cleaning costs will be incurred), but also eat with them in the bar area, although a pet friendly restaurant menu is not available!