The Black Horse Inn

Pilgrims Way MaidstoneME14 3LE United Kingdom
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About The Black Horse Inn

Within the quiet rural surroundings of Maidstone, on the Pilgrims Way with easy access to M20, less than an hour from London, stands the historic and pet-friendly Black Horse Inn.  Having retained plenty of features from its eighteenth century origins, also providing modernised amenities, this locale is a treat for leisure, business and weddings.

Rooms are spacious, family-style Bed & Breakfast units with separate entrances, all featuring en-suite bathrooms and complimentary toiletries.  Disabled accessible rooms are also available.

Hotel features comprise free parking and Wi-Fi, stunning meeting/conference with seating for up to eighty participants and wedding venues and approval for civil marriages/partnerships.

Dine on-site for full menu fare including complimentary daily breakfast in the restaurant, and visit the bar/lounge for unique wines and traditional ales on tap.

Don't miss nearby attractions of Stoneacre, Maidstone Leisure Centre and Leeds Castle, all within less than a ten minute drive of the hotel.


Pilgrims Way , Maidstone, ME14 3LE , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1622737185 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Hypoallergenic rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Lovely Location & Rooms.

Very pleasant accommodations just off the M20, set back along the Pilgrims Way near Maidstone, about thirty minutes from the Channel Tunnel terminal.  A grateful sight along the way for weary travellers, especially those with dogs!  Perfect for a getaway,

Amazing Pub, Beer Garden, Food.

The charming old world pub excels with its range of high quality beers, wines and ciders.  The beer garden is well-maintained and spacious.  The food and desserts will surely be some of the best pub grub you've tasted.  Breakfast is delightfully well-pres

Welcoming Staff.

Helpful, friendly and always with a smile, you'll truly enjoy this hard-working team.

Negative Reviews

Lack of Style/Modernisation.

Rooms appear to lack a certain amount of charm one would expect from such a popular historic setting.  Amenities are very basic, without much style, although they do at least tick all the boxes for function and reliability.  Dated decor, beds too small an

Menu Foibles.

Some felt the menu choices were too limited (as well as pricey) for both breakfast and evening meals.

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs.

 You will find plenty of signage throughout the premises, however, perhaps a bit overdone with these.

Rating Overview

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9 out of 10 based on 601 reviews