The Park Gate Inn

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£25 and under
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Sunday Lunch
When you're exploring the great British countryside, you're never far from a bright and welcoming country pub and restaurant. Enjoy a fabulous meal at The Park Gate Inn in Maidstone.
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3.5based on all time ratings
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5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Authentic cooking. Roasts and vegetables were nicely cooked. We all commented on the quality.

1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food especially slow cooked lamb shank which just melt in your mouth and my partner order a vegitarian starter as a main course which was kindly obliged which makes it a very good customer service.

1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great service and tasty food menu choice low but it was Sunday evening

1 review
Dined on 12 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

We had booked a table for 5.30pm on a Sunday. When we arrived they told us they had no roasts available but they were cooking some more but weren't sure how long it would be. We were starving so we just asked if we could have a pie each with roast potatoes. Staff were happy to oblige with this and it was a really nice meal in the end. Just a shame that we went without a roast - which was the reason we went there on Sunday. All in all very friendly and food was nice. :-)

1 review
Dined on 18 July 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Have been here before and been lovely but very disappointing 3 meals were inedible and went back very small salad and chip portions rice could cut with a knife so stodgy and no sauce with the curry.

1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The Park Gate is a very pleasant place for a meal. We chose it to entertain our friends. The service was very slow but to be fair there were a lot of people there, including a party who were very noisy. This, of course was not the fault of the staff. It was just annoying not to be able to have a reasonable conversation. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful and did his best to serve us as speedily as possible. We would certainly go there again.

5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

The kitchen was under pressure and so the service was slow however the waitress very apologetic and money deducted from bill.

1 review
Dined on 11 March 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Be careful using OpenTable as according to the restaurant, they have no access to live bookings and allowed us to book a table that didn’t exist!

Thanks for ruining Mother’s Day for our table of 9 OpenTable.

I won’t be using your website again!!!

1 review
Dined on 10 March 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Lovely, very nice round table, perfect for a large party & odd number of people. Great service & food. Would recommend.

1 review
Dined on 24 January 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Welcomed in on a cold January evening good wine menu and great food choice we all had sonething different pies looked amazing will return

1 review
Dined on 9 December 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Booked via open table but on arrival venue said we had not got a booking (it was the second table that evening that they had not been notified of yet we booked 3 days in advance) Next time we will book direct with venue.

Lovely staff, very friendly and food delicious. Will visit again.

6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

When we arrived we were kept waiting as no-one was at the bar. They then struggled to find the booking, when they did we were kept waiting because the previous occupants had not left. We waited 45 minutes before they found an alternative by which time half of the items on the menu were not available the waitress was stroppy and unhelpful. I can’t even say it was worth the wait because The food was poorly cooked and cold. Worst meal out in a long time.

1 review
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely food, good options on menu, lovely staff. A very pleasant evening. Thanks

1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

We had a thoroughly nice time although the food did take time to arrive. This did not matter as we were catching up with a friend. When the food arrived it was hot and very tasty.
Would go to the park gate again.

1 review
Dined on 14 August 2017
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food average at best, no atmosphere and the outside of the place needs a good tidy up, i.e. sweep!!

Our pre lunch drink outside at a table with lots of cigarette butts underneath set the tone.

1 review
Dined on 30 July 2017
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We pre-booked a table online but the booking did not register at the pub. There were no spare tables, only in the self service area. We found a table and ordered a sharing trio roast platter meal at the bar. We waited 45 minutes for the meal to arrive and when it came, after we had chased it up, it was cold, the potatoes were black and like bullets and the portions were very small, not fit for two people to share! We asked for the meal to be changed but the replacement meal was just the same. The excuse as to why the meal was cold was that there was a breeze in the kitchen which was cooling the food. We picked at what could be eaten and left the rest. As they were very short staffed we were not able to find anyone to let them know how disappointed we were and therefore we won't be returning anytime soon! It is a shame as we have had some nice meals there in the past but this one experience has tainted our view of the Park Gate Inn.

20 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A family Sunday lunch

2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2016
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Pleasant local pub serving good food, convenient location. Only downside, it was very chilly in there!