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Ye Olde Thirsty Pig

4A Knightrider Street, Maidstone ME15 6LP, England
+44 1622 299283
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Charming old inn !

This is a quirky pub where the first thing to note is be careful when you enter as there are low... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
ANDY K
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WEST YORKS
Lovely Pub

Took a bit of finding, but this is a super little pub. But of a tight squeeze if its busy. The... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2018
Nigel H
,
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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A gem of a traditional pub/alehouse that specialises in offering customers the best of Kent. Four hand pumps offer a continually changing array of locally produced ales representing the diverse talent and imagination of Kent's finest brewers. Of the fourteen ale, lager and cider products available on tap only three are not local. Add to this the quaint age of the building with its sloping floors and lopsided walls, the friendly feel and an extremely varied jukebox (which can be varied in volume in all rooms for comfort and enjoyment), plus TV, darts and traditional pub games and then you have a very special pub. Monthly quizzes and Karaoke, two weekly poker nights (Wednesdays and Sundays) and a Warhammer Group every Saturday, occasional live music and lively fun weekends in good company reflect the magic of 'The Pig' which attracts a most diverse group of folks of all ages and leaves newcomers feeling like they have just been adopted by a big family. There is no other like it!
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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4A Knightrider Street, Maidstone ME15 6LP, England
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+44 1622 299283
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a quirky pub where the first thing to note is be careful when you enter as there are low ceilings and low doors and we saw two people hit their heads in the time we were there even though there are warnings. The...More

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

Took a bit of finding, but this is a super little pub. But of a tight squeeze if its busy. The beer, all local brews were tasty and varied. Snack food would be good to keep one longer....helpful bar staff

Thank Nigel H
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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thanks you for your excellent review of our pub we hope to see you soon

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Down for Ramblin' Man 2017 & came in here after the concerts for a swift one (or 2!!!!) Great place to be with very friendly staff & I think the manager who was exceptional. Good real ales, great variety & they even got lots of...More

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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you very kind review! We hope to see you next year! The Pig Crew

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Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I cannot recommend this pub enough! I have been living in maidstone for 5 years, visiting it for more than I can remember! Though I would visit for a quick drink whilst waiting for friends! The barman(I can assume was the landlord) was so welcoming!...More

Thank Matthew K
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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you Matthew we hope our little pub keeps you happy!

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Reviewed 26 May 2017

A really well looked after historic building with lots of charm and always a friendly atmosphere. The landlord sources local ales which are changed very regularly and are always fresh and clean - none of your stale ale and dirty pipes here! Great pub.

Thank Andrew D
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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you for your very kind review.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Superb building , plenty of small rooms a wicked couple of spiral staircases. Excellent service at the bar , excellent well kept ale. We stayed for two or three. One tip mind your Head!

Thank lobster64
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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you for your very kind review.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

I went to Maidstone by train for the Maidstone United v. Southport match and took in a few hostelries in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide while I was a long way from home. This was easily the best pub of the day, and I visited...More

Thank David W
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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2017

Thank you very much!

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went here for a couple of drinks on an evening out and very quirky little pub, good atmosphere and idle stop off for some real ales. We will definitely return here for a stop off again before going into town.

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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you for great review of our pub!

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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for a drink after a long long time from coming down for a drink. Met a lady behind the bar named cj and she was the friendliest most helpful barmaid I've ever met. I wish more pubs had employees like her. I'll be...More

1  Thank Jim H
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Spencer J N, Owner at Ye Olde Thirsty Pig, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Thank you CJ is a gem definitely one in a million😁

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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

I was after a real ale pub that had great beer but was also a suitable venue for my friends (inc wife) to have a few civilised beers prior to a joint birthday meal. NOT a Weatheroon's. This footed the bill to a tea. Yes,...More

Thank Arthur T H
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