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#AD - The Horseshoes Review

Friday, 6 December 2019

What does a gorgeous refurb, insanely good food and a stunning location make? The Horseshoes in Maidstone. I was lucky enough to be invited along to their press event with a plus one to be on of the first to view their new refurb and try their new menu.

The Horseshoes Maidston

As soon as the invite dropped into my inbox I can't lie, I done some background digging. Facebook account, Instagram & review websites were my go to and I was shocked by just how many positive reactions there are about this place. I then came across the mood board for the new refurbishment and I couldn't wait to see what was in store. 

The refurbishment has included a full makeover, it has incredible views overlooking uninterupted Kent countryside and trendy outdoor seating areas while still allowing the gorgeous 16th century building to sing. It's filled to the brim of stunning detail, lush deep coloured velvet chairs, stunning dark aged woods, equestrian detailing and floral accents. It's bang on trend and even boasts three large open fires which really add to that luxury feel.

The Horseshoes Maidstone Seating


There's lots of seating ranging from large tables perfect for big get togethers to smaller tables and comfy chairs in front of the fire for a romantic evenings. I met Kelly the general manager during my time at The Horseshoes and joked about popping a couple of velvet chairs in my handbag, in all honestly if my bag had been bigger I might have give it a try!

Open Fires The Horseshoes



Now, no night out is complete without a bathroom stop is it? All I can say is that I now want to remodel my bathroom as again it's 100% on trend and the honeycomb inspired tiles are to die for. Lush copper mirrors paired with the muted tones of the tiles, bright white sinks, greenery and luxury handwash and moisturiser, what more could you ever want?

The Horseshoes Bathroom


On to the food! Where do I even start? I honestly don't think I could fault a thing.
I opted for the Vegan menu as I have a dairy intolerance, I was asked by the waitress if I had any intolerances and then I was given a tablet with a list of everything on the menu and it's allergens. I've never been to a resturant where I haven't had to ask or been told to look on the website. Every single waiter and waitress we had during the course of the evening was knowledgable and more than happy to double check anything. 
The Vegan menu was probably one of the best I've come across, ever. So much to choose from that it made picking dinner hard to do. I finally opted for Roasted Lentil Falafel on beetroom hummus with Lebanese-style dip and toasted ciabatta to start and I can't lie I inhaled it. 

Roasted Lentil Falafel on beetroom hummus with Lebanese-style dip and toasted ciabatta

For my main I finally made the decision to go for the Moroccan-Inspired Cauliflower Tart in a kale and thyme pastry case, with a baby spinach and leek based, topped with seeds and a herb dressing, served with a slow-roased tomato sauce. Not only did it look like a work of art but it was oh so good! Crisp pastry, herby cauliflower and that slow-roasted tomato sauce is one I'll never forget. I could have eaten a bowl of it on it's own.

 Moroccan-Inspired Cauliflower Tart in a kale and thyme pastry case, with a baby spinach and leek based, topped with seeds and a herb dressing, served with a slow-roased tomato sauce


Now Vegan desserts normally consist of sorbet or some kind of fruit salad but there was five insanely yummy sounding desserts and I picked the Salted Caramel Billionaires Bar which was chocolate chip cookie base, salted caramel and a dark chocolate ganache served with vanilla ice cream. It was so utterly decadent, even my husband was amazed at how good it was.

Salted Caramel Billionaires Bar which was chocolate chip cookie base, salted caramel and a dark chocolate ganache served with vanilla ice cream.

My husband has no allergies and ate off the main menu and everything he ordered not only looked incredible but he was throughly impressed.
He picked the Homemade soup of the day which was served with warm ciabatta and butter. 

Homemade soup of the day which was served with warm ciabatta and butter.

For a main The Dirty Burger with cripsy bacon, lashings of cheese, beef dripping sauce and cripsy fries. He upgraded his burger with a side of prawns and a side order of cripsy onion rings. 

The Dirty Burger with cripsy bacon, lashings of cheese, beef dripping sauce and cripsy fries. He upgraded his burger with a side of prawns and a side order of cripsy onion rings.


His dessert was a White Chocolate Cheesecake Tower which consisted of Vanilla cheesecake mousse, Demerera crumb and Herefordshire blackcurrants, encased in white chocolate and raspberry bark.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Tower which consisted of Vanilla cheesecake mousse, Demerera crumb and Herefordshire blackcurrants, encased in white chocolate and raspberry bark.


Drink wise we obviously had to try a bit of everything and had both cocktails and mocktails. 
Cocktail wise we went for the Blood Orange & Passionfruit Collins which was perfect, a perfect mix of sweet and sharp. 
Mocktail wise we opted for a Caribbean Mule, it was served in the most gorgeous copper cup and I could have drunk them all night long. 

Caribbean Mule The Horseshoes


Hand on heart this was one of the best returants I've been too in a very, very long time. Every member of staff are incredible, the food was to die for and the interior is perfect. If you ever have the chance to go, do it! 
I personally will be going back time and time again and would like to say a whole hearted thank you to everyone at The Horseshoes for such a lovely evening.

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