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The Park Gate Inn

Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1PG +44 1622279669

((()* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

We have visited Park Gate a number of times over the years with changing quality of meals. On our visit yesterday we enjoyed all courses and the Service fine until the desert/coffee time when items arrived at different times and one coffee cold.

Terence Thorpe 23 December 2016
from Maidstone

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On a core structure around 500 years old, The Park Gate Inn is a beautiful, old pub, proud of its well-loved menu of British favourites, and proximate to such eye-catching landmarks as Leeds Castle and The Great Water. With rustic wine racks, a brick hearth and art of the landscape, The Park Gate Inn is a charming country pub, with seating by the fireplace and in the al fresco beer garden.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Park Gate Inn menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Park Gate Inn ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Park Gate Inn Hollingbourne is just a 12-minute drive to Maidstone.

The Park Gate Inn

Ashford Road, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1PG

Contact +44 1622880985
Reservations +44 1622279669

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Customer reviews for The Park Gate Inn

3.2 ((()* (based on 16 reviews)
56% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (7)
  • value (6)
  • private dining (3)
  • child friendly (2)
  • large parties (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • business (1)
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  • ((((* 23 December 2016 by Terence Thorpe from Maidstone

    We have visited Park Gate a number of times over the years with changing quality of meals. On our visit yesterday we enjoyed all courses and the Service fine until the desert/coffee time when items arrived at different times and one coffee cold.

  • (**** 21 December 2016 by Sharon Dartnell from Maidstone

    Oh Dear..... what a massive disappointment! After enjoying meals at the Park Gate Inn on many occasion before I had no hesitation in booking a table for six at 5.30pm yesterday. I made the reservation over a months ago, to ensure I could get a table. The restaurant was welcoming, staff on the bar friendly etc until we sat down to eat in the somewhat empty restaurant. (Considering it was the weekend before Xmas I assumed it would be frantic). The waitress was 'pleasant' but that was all..... she asked for our order however we were promptly told that the kitchen had ran out of four starters, four main course choices plus three out of four choices of advertised steaks and also three desserts. Of course they were all the choices we had made! Now considering I booked this reservation well in advanced I asked why the food had run out... I was abruptdly advised that even though I had booked there had been a stream of 'Walk Ins' which they didnt know about so the food had been eaten. You can imagine I was totally embarrassed considering I had insisted to my friends that on past experience the food had been great, service super and overall a lovely restaurant to attend. Unfortunately, I have booked a table for 13 on the 27th December and it is too late to alter my plans and venue so I am having to go with it however if my family have to endure the unacceptable experience that we suffered yesterday I will be mortified. Further more I will ensure that a writeup will be forthcoming on Trip Advisor plus any other web site as appropriate. I would be interested in hearing your views therfore kindly call me on 07984 646355 where I would be happy to discuss.

  • ((((* 3 December 2016 by Gillian Butler from Canterbury

    On a very cold morning the restaurant was a bit chilly to begin with but we were seated by a radiator so it soon warmed up.
    Food and wine was fine. As we were meeting friends who we hadn't seen for some months we were very chatty and kept the staff waiting for our order but they were very patient!

  • (**** 10 November 2016 by Marianne Drawater from Ashford

    Very, very slow service and difficulty finding staff to order especially coffee etc. soup just warm enough to eat and coffees not hot, chicken dried out and tough ( though they didn't charge us for it in the end) and the room was freezing. Probably won't go back there.

  • ((((( 18 October 2016 by Mrs marion Lane from Kent

    Very disappointed a resturant of this size did not have any milk for tea or coffee and no horseradish to go with the beef.

  • ((*** 15 October 2016 by Audrey Flynn from Maidstone kent

    I was very disappointed with this restaurant. Location was lovely and the actual restaurants was lovely too but the food was very disappointing. Portion sizes were very inconsistent and presentation needs more attention.

  • ((((* 16 September 2016 by Pete Holden from Dartford

    Great restaurant very close to Leeds castle & M20 so easy to get to . Food very nice

  • (**** 13 September 2016 by Peter Boulding from Maidstone

    1 meal served was grossly undercooked and returned to kitchen with alternative meal provided
    My meal duck was not very good quite tasteless. Will not be returning to Park Gate Inn.

  • ((((( 17 August 2016 by Ray Barnes from East Malling

    Nice atmosphere, Nice and cosy inside, good size beer garden, good choice of drinks and friendly staff

  • (**** 11 August 2016 by Brian Beckinsale from Ashford

    Waited 20 mins before order taken, waited a total of 55 mins before food arrived, having been told at least 4 items were not available, two from mains.
    Food was very average, no further ratings to be given

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