Black Horse Inn in Thurnham Kent England
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Host: Julie Reeman

Guestrooms: 11

Address: The Black Horse Inn, Pilgrims Way, Thurnham (Nr. Maidstone) Kent ME14 3LD England, UK

Telephone: +44(1622)737185

Fax: +44(1622)739170

Activities/Attractions: Thurnham is a picturesque country hamlet situated in the beautiful rolling countryside of Kent, the Garden of England. The nearest town is Maidstone and this is situated some 3 miles from Thurnham. Maidstone is the county town of Kent and has many attractions for the B&B visitor at the Black Horse Inn Thurnham.

The Black Horse Inn is the ideal location to base yourself for a short walking or cycling break. On our doorstep you will find a whole host of pathways, walkways and bridle paths allowing you to enjoy the most beautiful and spectacular countryside the county of Kent has to offer.

  • Perfect location for walks and only 10 minutes from Leeds Castle
  • The ideal base for touring Kent, visiting London or holding your wedding reception in the marquee
  • A designated 'area of outstanding natural beauty' with an excellent network of public footpaths, bridleways and byways
  • There are score of places to visit and within walking distance is the Kent country showground with its year round calendar of events

Our restaurant is rich in old world Kentish atmosphere with beams and hops complimented by an open log fire and wood burning stove to drive away those winter chills. You may enjoy Kentish Pride real Ale and fine choice of wine by the glass or bottle. We offer full waiting service and we are ideal for larger or smaller intimate parties.


"The Black Horse is a rebuilt pub/restaurant with a separate development of bungalow rooms a short walk away. They were well appointed and modern, very clean with good amenities for this class of hotel. The restaurant was excellent, in fact it is as well to book in advance as it is extremely popular. Every thing is cooked to order and as they say themselves it is not a fast food place. The staff were friendly and efficient."

"After several hours travel and a day of hassle I really needed a friendly place and somewhere I could switch off before the trials of the next day. The Black Horse was an answer to my prayers ... My room was clean, fresh and well appointed. The area was very beautiful and was a welcome change to the city sprawl I'd left behind the night before ... I would really recommend this hotel."

"The rooms are lovely and clean and overall we had a pleasant stay ... the setting is lovely."


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"Great food - quality but not pretentious ... Good accommodation - away from pub so noise not an issue ... Superb staff - very flexible and understanding with our ever changing schedule and young child ... Very convenient for motorway but still in a quiet, pretty village. Will be staying there again."

"Very comfortable peaceful rooms with friendly efficient service from all staff. Will stay here again. Thank you."

General Information: Welcome to The Black Horse Inn ... tucked beneath the steep face of the North Downs on the Pilgrims Way at Thurnham near Maidstone in Kent, England. We are a homely and welcoming Inn adorned with hops and beams with an open log fireplace to welcome you in winter. Our chefs pride themselves on using the best local & home-grown produce to give you an exciting range of mouth-watering English and Continental dishes.

A separate annex built in 2004 & 2006 houses 11 beautiful en-suite bed and breakfast rooms. Choose from a range of beautiful bedrooms and look forward to a lovely breakfast, choosing from cereal, fresh fruit and the full English breakfast! To complement your B&B stay is the wonderful ambience of the Black Horse Inn and the beautiful surrounding Kentish countryside.

  • Winners of Tourism South East ExSEllence Awards 2006 for best rural pub with accommodation
  • 17th Century pub/restaurant with award winning food, fine wines and real ale
  • We now have WI-FI Internet access in all rooms
  • In the heart of Kent countryside, at the foot of the North Downs
  • Beautiful gardens with fountains, ponds and alfresco dining on the terrace
  • Adorned with Kent hops and a lovely open fire place in the winter

Whether as a B&B outing for all the family or a quiet B&B getaway with a loved one, the Black Horse Inn, Thurnham, offers the perfect choice for bed and breakfast! Your pets are welcome also.

Payment Accepted: Visa, MasterCard.

Rates: (Prices quoted in GBP Pounds).

60-85/night/room

Full English Breakfast included.


"We stayed at The Black Horse In for 4 nights. It was very clean and comfortable, even after long days of touring the countryside. They have live music every Wednesday night, but we didn't hear a note of it in our rooms. Jon, the owner, and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful in finding great places to tour. They provided good directions and knew of some "off the beaten path places" to go. The food was delicious. We ate all of our breakfasts and dinners at the Inn and were very happy we did. Jon was there for breakfast every day and made sure we had exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed our stay so much, that when we return to Kent, we will look forward to our stay at The Black Horse Inn."

"What a treat to stay at the Black Horse Inn! After getting ourselves thoroughly lost in the countryside, our hosts 'talked us in' and met us with a warm welcome. Great food, spacious, cabin-like rooms that were very comfortable and spotless, and lots of charm. Highly recommended!"