The Moody Mare

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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
Formerly an 18th Century farmhouse boasting exposed beams, oak floors, exposed brickwork and oak tables. This leads to a very relaxed and cosy atmosphere with candle lit tables and real flame stoves.

The cuisine is typically modern European, classically cooked using cornerstones such as stock pots to create their sauces with a brigade that has a passion for what they do.

This is exciting times for the pub which now has a new bar serving real ale straight from the cask. Be sure to check out the website regularly to keep up with the latest events and offers.

Why not pop in and see us soon The Moody Mare Country Pub
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LL
Jersey
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely old world traditional pub feel but beautifully done, lovely ambience and absolutely excellent service, which could not be faulted at all. It did get rather warm as it was fully booked and the windows don't seem to open which was a bit of a shame. The baked camembert to share was amazing and very good value, and the squid with aoli and fishcakes were all fabulous. The only downside with the mains was that although the steaks were huge and very tasty (they are dry-aged), both the sirloin and t-bone steaks were really quite fatty so there was a lot of wastage. It was great to get a good crumble for dessert and even better that it was served traditionally with custard and the cheesecake was very flavoursome. There were a good selection of reasonably priced wines either by the bottle or glass. As mentioned above the service was outstanding despite it being very busy and nothing was too much trouble.

SC
Kent
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

This is a good clean wholesome lunch destination. The food was hot and well presented and the service were friendly and attentive

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice atmosphere very friendly staff who looked after us very well , a tad expensive though compared to other similar venues in the local area

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The steaks were amazing... and good value. Will come back again ... and for the Gf crème brûlée too

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, staff and the fantastic venue!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Wedding in the adjacent hall made parking difficult had to wait for other guests to leave.

AC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A great venue for a meal out with friends , we had an added bonus of live music which was great. Overall a great evening had by all

ST
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place,very friendly great atmosphere good food

SE
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good as always just lacking in gravy this time and service not as spot on a usually is!

OT
Kent
13 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Another lovely Sunday meal with great variety on the menu.

OT
London
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely food, lovely restaurant! Good price too

MH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food was lovely but the strawberry nest was way too big (great for sharing). Quite noisy, but good atmosphere. Was really warm/hot environment. Overall very enjoyable evening if a little hot in the restaurant.

b
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Last minute Sunday lunch. Roast beef was delicious , best I’ve had in ages, great roast potatoes and good selection of veg followed by amazing panacotta ! One of our favourites for Sunday late lunch.

GE
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

This was our first time to the Moody Mare .
the food was excellent and the atmosphere great. The main part of the restaurant is not so "loud", in that the part we were originally offered a table, suffers from echo, especially when another group are quite loud. The staff offered us an alternative table, which was excellent.
Overall the staff were very attentive, although the service was a bit slow, this didn't matter to us on this occasion.
Overal, I have to say exceelent value, decent size portions and very tasty food.
We will be back - thank you for a lovely evening

D
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely old pub with excellent food. I would definitely recommend The Moody Mare to anyone who likes to eat out.

CK
London
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brilliant atmosphere, friendly welcome, really helpful staff and fab food. Loved it!

SK
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely venue, food was very enjoyable with LOTS of choice, but very large portions will certainly return and recommend. Entertainment was also excellent.

SE
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome as always

SR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Scallops were tiny and black pudding was over cooked. Main courses were mediocre. We cancelled our subsequent booking as we were disappointed with our meal.

DS
Kent
33 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

The main course was okay - 8oz burger. However, the dessert - meringue nest - was not worth £5.95. The staff were friendly but not what I would call attentive. We were the only ones in the restaurant by the time we finished but I still had to go off to find someone for the bill and then go up to the till to pay. I left a tip but with hindsight wished I hadn’t as the service was not of a sufficient standard to warrant it.

TS
Kent
15 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely surroundings and tentative service. Food was good too! Would recommend and will definitely be back.

s
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

seated right next to a family booking of 18 with babies and toddlers for a couples sunday lunch. They had no clean wine glasses so my husband had drank half his pint before I even had a sip. Belly pork was awful just lumps of undercooked fat. over booked, understaffed, I wont return and will make sure I share the experience with others to save them the pain.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

And dogs are allowed...... yay !!!

JS
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We stopped for breakfast here on the way to Great Comp. Good friendly service and tasty food, thank you.

MH
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

As a first time visitor with a last minute booking, we were made to feel very welcome. Food options good and prices average for this type of establishment. Lovely cheesy garlic bread to nibble on whilst you wait.

G
Kent
36 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Family meet- we sat in the garden and enjoyed a lovely afternoon. As were in garden should have been told to help ourselves to knives, forks etc when ordering. We sat someway from building and food was cold by the time we had sourced them. Food was very good. We will visit again

CK
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went at 7pm on a Tuesday night and it was relatively quiet in terms of people and noise. Food was great, very tasty. Service was quick. Our waitress was very polite and friendly. Would recommend.

RS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was cold
Ladies toilets sanitary bins need changing

k
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

My husband asked what bitters were available ? The waitress had not idea what he was talking about. She said they only had lagers 😂😂. Starters were fine, two of us had chicken skewers very dry no flavour, friend had steak more fat than meat . After we had coffees a waitress came to are table instructed us to pass all glasses to her no please or thank u . Then when we got the bill there was a service charge , what’s that about . As we walk back to the car my friend told me the last time they visited the moody mare , they walked out as , they sat for an hour before a waitress came to there table no apology or anything

Staff needs to be trained properly,

Firstly on what drinks u sell

Secondly what ingredients are in the food


Thirdly basic manners would help .

We will not be returning

TH
London
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Third visit and was very disappointed with the food quality of all our meals. BBQ ribs and steak were of a low quality. Good size portions but didn’t enjoy on this occasion. May try again in future on of their varied specials nights. Beer, parking noise levels all good.

F
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual great food and a friendly service. Although advised that service would be slow due to a function , service was acceptable for a lunch time.

AS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, fabulous meal and service. Great atmosphere.

SB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The Starters were excellent, unfortunately the Sirloin Steak's did have quite a bit of gristle which was unpleasant and you had also run out of the lemon meringue pie which two of us had ordered, but overall we had a very enjoyable evening and we would certainly visit again in the future.

LE
Kent
14 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Freindly and welcoming staff

PH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

reasonable for a Sunday pub lunch. atmosphere was good pleasant staff although I would have liked to have been a bit further away from the kitchen door. All in all not a bad experience.

SE
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Still love this place! We usually come in a Sunday but tried the Saturday menu and food was great! I even managed to order something that was online but not on the days menu! Staff are excellent

SF
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Had the beef Wellington at £25 I expected it to be tender very difficult to cut and very chewy - same as the steak my husband had - disappointing

b
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food. We will be coming back quite a bit with friends and family.

s
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We were in the area for an event and I'd pre booked online as it was my birthday and it looked nice .The waitress was very efficient and polite , the food was outstanding both starters and mains although the dessert was not to my taste it was still lovely !! The noise level crept up and was quite overwhelming for me as I suffer with anxiety but we were finished with dinner anyway so didn't have to put up with that for long , overall a fabulous experience and one I would recommend

SM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice friendly pub/restaurant. Food was good & tasty, staff friendly & helpful.
Will pop in again.

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