The White Horse - Maidstone
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
The Green, Bearsted, Maidstone, ME14 4DL
Whether whiling away an evening in the spacious garden, or snuggled beside its open log fires during winter, The White Horse is a real country pub to be enjoyed by all. The atmosphere is relaxed, friendly and informal, with helpful and informative staff ready to make your visit memorable. Located on Bearsted Green and overlooking the cricket pitch, the pub dates back to the 16th Century, when it was surrounded by lush farmland and was the centre of village life for a thriving community. Now incorporating the values of traditional pub hospitality with contemporary and elegant design, The White Horse combines atmospheric stone-fired ovens and log-burning hearths with deep leather seating and elegant teak furniture. The menu is simple but up-to-the-minute, uniting homely options such as freshly fired pizzas and pasta with dishes preferred by the more adventurous palate. Begin the evening with a sticky barbecue spare ribs sharing platter - perfect to enjoy with friends. Follow this with venison tenderloin and baked sweet potato, spit-roast chicken peri peri, or sea bass fillets with crayfish, creamed potato and tomato hollandaise. Those who prefer something a little lighter will be tempted by the vodkacured salmon with lime creme fraiche appetiser, melon, feta and chilli ice cream starter or freshly prepared crispy duck salad. The fantastic cuisine is complemented by an impressive and varied wine list. A range of New and Old World wines span traditional Clarets to pink pinot grigio. For that extra special occasion, Champagnes like Laurent Perrier are guaranteed to help your party celebrate. If beer is more your thing, The White Horse certainly won't disappoint. Its well-stocked bar offers ten different beers on tap, ranging from perfectly chilled Continental lagers to refreshing European speciality beers such as Leffe and Edelweiss. Stunning views, cosy drinking and a 100-cover dining capacity, The White Horse has it all - so go and check it out.