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The Tickled Trout Restaurant

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Smiths Hall Lower Road | West Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PE, England (Formerly The Chequers)
+44 1622 814717
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08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 08:00 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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New Ash Green, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Met with my brother, sister and their other halves for lunch. First decor impressions were good, however we were amazed that when ordering, potatoes are considered an extra, and mixed veg consisted of small portion of broccoli, with a few peas mixed together in a small side dish. Fried fish was extremely small, not that tasty, and the fish placed... More 

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2 Thank Roy P
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was delicious, very friendly and efficient staff, restaurant was refurbished to a very high standard. Great selection of wines and drinks... Will visit again when Summer arrives

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Thank Ant H
Folkestone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely building, staff attentive, the car park is a good size, food was fantastic best burger in Kent! My wife had the hake which was cooked to perfection! Thank you everyone at the tickled trout see you soon!

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Thank Davidbrentford215
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As locals (East Farleigh) we wanted to walk along & try this for a second time as our first experience was not too good following the initial opening. This time we were met by a really helpful barman. His knowledge of locally produced beverages (wine and gin) was exceptional & he could assist us with any menu queries. Sadly, he... More 

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1 Thank LucyLockett45
Kent, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the tickled trout last week for lunch on a recommendation from friends. We had a lovely time while there. The food was lovely and the service was excellent. We were served by a lovely lady called Pam who made us feel very welcome. Will certainly be going back.

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Thank kizzybear
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a lovely lunch at the Tickled trout after a long walk with dog. Always nice when nice pubs like this one take dogs. Just wanted to commend the the staff in the pub when we were there, Harry in particular who was behind the bar aswell as Pam and Kaley ( apologies if I've spelt that wrong) we... More 

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Thank David P
TickledT, General Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Tickled rout. We are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you, and your dog, very soon. More 

Folkestone, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

8 of us visited today and had a table reserved for 3:15. We were quickly seated and the service was amazing. In particular, Harry and Gemma were amazing at their jobs, providing 5* customer service, both going the extra mile to make our first visit here, extra special. We were well looked after and nothing was too big or a... More 

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Thank lucyann385
TickledT, General Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Tickled Trout yesterday. We are delighted that you experienced our usual 5* service. Your feedback has been discussed with the team and greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel and initially we were planning to go out somewhere different for dinner but after a few cocktails in the bar we liked the atmosphere and decided to stay. We're not very adventurous so opted for burger and chips, it was great, the chips with skin tasted gorgeous and the burger was very big. We had... More 

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Thank emilymatthewsx
TickledT, General Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to the Tickled Trout. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again very soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful walk in the sunshine and decided that we would visit for the first time since it had been refurbished. First impressions were great, the pub is completely different with a modern feel to it but retaining some of it's character and charm. The bar area was very busy but it only had one member of staff... More 

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TickledT, Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit yesterday to the Tickled Trout. We are delighted that you were impressed with our extensive refurbishment and large garden terraces. Yesterday we experienced 25 degrees, totally unpredictable for the 9th of April. Our new bar man tried very hard to keep up with demand as did our entire team. We... More 

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like the beer garden here, I even have a large canvas on my wall mof the gate and blooms. Anyway the chicken with creamy mash was very good, only criticism was a tad too much salt, but otherwise well executed. My friends chips were too oily but he eat everything. The Eaton mess wasn't for me a tad sour... More 

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Thank Janiskay6
TickledT, General Manager at The Tickled Trout Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing you visit to us on Saturday. We are delighted that you enjoyed the garden and terraces and have passed your food quality feedback to the chefs. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$45
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Smiths Hall Lower Road | West Farleigh, Maidstone ME15 0PE, England (Formerly The Chequers)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Maidstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1622 814717
Description
The Tickled Trout, West Farleigh is a modern and stylish pub with 6 boutique hotel rooms and a fabulous fish themed restaurant with an Italian twist. It also features an impressive fresh wine and beer bar where our guests can eat or drink in a relaxed yet sophisticated environment. We are open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Like all our other venues, we pride ourselves on serving delicious wines, ciders and craft ales including those produced by our own winery Hush Heath Estate in nearby Staplehurst. Our beautiful boutique hotel rooms, with their own private entrance, are designed with comfort and luxury in mind and in the summer we open our sun filled deck and terrace 'al fresco' dining area which overlooks the large, landscaped garden, complete with children's play area. An outside bar complements this area and is a fantastic 'go-to' destination and meeting place to gather friends and family together.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?