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Ye Olde Thirsty Pig FREE

“Great pub”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 December 2014

We popped in for a couple of drinks 29th Nov, excellent selection of local beers, stouts and ciders. Very friendly staff and customers alike. Definately recommend, would have liked to have stayed a longer, but had other things on. Great that it is a pub and not food orientated

“Brilliant choice of local ale and ciders”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 13 October 2014

This pub has an epic choice of local ales and ciders, you'd hard pushed to find a pub like it any where other than a micro pub. Inside us the old world charm of one of the oldest buildings in the town.

“Very Impressed on the local ale!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 September 2014

The ale in this pub is amazing. There range of local ciders is also very impressive. The staff and the regulars was very welcoming. I was also very nice to see Kentish crisps. Its nice to a local businesses supporting other businesses. impressed

“Really interesting building”

4 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 June 2014

Great atmosphere terrific selection of real ales eclectic mix of customers. well worth a visit.This is probably one of the oldest commercial buildings in Maidstone built as the farmhouse for the archbishops palace. Wonderful to see such an old building still being enjoyed.Chris.

“a very nice place to have a beer”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 19 June 2014

it's very curious to walk though the town and see this really old fashioned pub pretty close to modern buildings. anyway it's a great place to relax and have a (excellent) beer. a must for anyone visiting the town!

“Really friendly, good selection of drinks.”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 March 2014

Fantastic range of local beers, 4 pumps of ale, 7 taps of lager and 2 cider... but don't forget the double vision kentish cider and everything else offered behind the bar. Clean pub, beer garden, jukebox, darts, quiz machine, fruit machine and friendly talkative customers and staff. Worth a visit!

“An olde favourite”

4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 December 2013

I recently returned to Maidstone after being overseas for twenty odd years and have been checking out my old(e) haunts. I used to frequent this establishment a lot in the 80's, when it was called 'The Minstrel'. It was a wonderful place, full of interesting characters, great beer and a low doorway that I hit my head on more than... More

“A hidden gem”

4 of 5 stars Reviewed 11 August 2013 via mobile

Surprising and intriguing. For such an old building in the heart of Maidstone (County town of Kent), I was interested by the menu, particularly the breakfast menu of 'True Canadian Pancakes'. What was produced was possibly the closest that I have found outside of the hometown. As stated earlier, a real gem in the heart of the Garden of England.

“Interesting folk, very mixed bag and friendly.”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed 28 June 2013 via mobile

The pub is a great place to meet an interesting bunch of characters; they really make it! Locals are generally friendly (watch out for Old Andy at the bar) and the ale is good. If you are visiting the town and want a "proper" pub, you can't go wrong!