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 barnstyle rooms in the grounds of the period Inn. Set in the hamlet of
Thurnham, a stones throw from Maidstone, Kents 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 marvellous 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, but also eat with them in the bar area, although a pet friendly
restaurant menu is not available!