The Black Horse Inn

(6 reviews) 6 5
Pilgrims Way Thurnham Kent ME14 3LD
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About The Black Horse Inn

Pilgrims Way, Thurnham
Kent, ME14 3LD

The Black Horse Inn is the quintessential English country pub and wedding venue. Family run, traditional and dating back to the 16thcentury, it has always offered weary travellers a welcome refuge for food, drink or indeed a place to stay.

The private garden, dedicated to your wedding has been lovingly designed by experts, with beautiful flowers in the garden and wisteria and honeysuckle trailing over the elegant pergola. A perfect, private and serene place to ‘tie the knot’, enjoy a chilled glass of prosecco to celebrate, and enjoy a selection of canapes, prepared by the team of highly qualified chefs.

The Pilgrim Suite is a custom built wedding venue, and consistent with the Kentish barn style theme. Just like the pub, this beautiful venue is adorned with hops and offers the same olde worlde charm, with its own bar, rest rooms, DJ booth and disco area with lights. It can cater for weddings of up to 90 people to sit down and a total evening capacity of 120 guests. All menus are lovingly prepared by our highly qualified chefs, using fresh local produce. We can also cater for gluten free, Vegetarian or Vegan weddings and even a Hog Roast for the more adventurous? Our dedicated and experienced wedding planner will pander to your every need and make your special day the most memorable of your life, with help and guidance from start to finish.

For the smaller more intimate wedding breakfast, the Garden Room in the restaurant offers an ideal setting. Seating up to 36 this smaller, more intimate space is perfect for the more relaxed informal celebration at The Black Horse Inn.

The highly rated and award winning bed and breakfast offers 35 letting rooms in traditional Kentish barn style buildings in the gardens adjacent to the main building. These are all tastefully decorated, en-suite and offer excellent facilities including Wi-Fi and digital televisions.

Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs, in the quiet hamlet of Thurnham, near Maidstone in Kent, the Black Horse brings together the traditional countryside character, and old English rustic charm. Cosy nooks and crannies, ceilings adorned with hops, and roaring open fires in the winter, and beautiful gardens, and alfresco dining on the beautiful terrace in the summer make the Black Horse Inn a truly wonderful place to be whatever the season.

For a traditional English countryside wedding venue, please contact us to arrange an appointment or to see our brochure


• Beautiful, traditional countryside wedding venue • Bespoke wedding packages to suit all tastes • Dedicated and very experienced wedding planner to assist from point of booking through to the whole wedding day • Award Winning food by highly trained and skilled chefs using local produce • Award winning 35 en-suite B&B rooms within the grounds • Can cater for small intimate ceremonies or larger lavish receptions

The Black Horse Inn Reviews (6)

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By Mrs Kendall, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 27 Aug 2016

'To Michelle, thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication for our wedding! We had the most amazing day and we cannot thank you enough! Lots of Love - Mr and Mrs Kendall

Fantastic Day
Venue Service

By Danielle & Richie Stanton, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 01 Jul 2016

To Michelle and all the staff at The Black Horse Thank you for making our Wedding day so wonderful. It was the most fantastic day and you all worked so hard. We cannot thank you enough Love Danielle & Richie Stanton

Everything we hoped for
Venue Service

By Sarah Head, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 25 Jun 2016

To Michelle and the staff at The Black Horse Just a quick note to say Thank you for providing us with a fantastic venue for our Wedding and ensuring everything ran smoothly. The day was everything we hoped it would be and we are eagerly awaiting our new arrival! Sarah & Craig

Your Great!
Venue Service

By Lesley, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 20 Jun 2016

TO Michelle and all the staff, Thank you so much for all you did to make our wedding go so smoothly. The conservatory and the gazebo looked lovely. Thanks to all the Black Horse for our lovely meal and all the staff involved. We really enjoyed ourselves it just went so quick! There was lots of interaction between us and laughter. Carry on the good work Michelle your great! With love - Lesley and Michael.

Memorable Day
Venue Service

By Heidi, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 22 Aug 2015

Dear Michelle - Thank you very much for all your hard work for Gemma and Dan's wedding, you made it a very memorable Day. Your a star! With love Heidi and Brian

Truly Perfect
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By Angela & Ian Abbott, on 05 Oct 2016Date of Wedding - 22 Aug 2015

To Michelle & The team! Thank you so much for being part of our day you really did play a huge part in making our day perfect. The Black Horse truly is the perfect venue which is all down to the team Thank you Angela & Ian Abbott

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